Campfires & Marshmallows – CDD Release Day 3

Written on Friday, September 8th, 2017

   Welcome back! It’s now Day 3 of the September Release for Craftin’ Desert Divas! Today, the divas are showcasing 2 more stamp sets! So, I’m showing “Happy Camper” in this post, but check back later for my second post using “Harvest Wishes”.

   For my card, I wanted to make a little box card scene. A friend recently told me that she LOVES the box card die because, yeah they’re super easy to make without one & there are tons of Silhouette files for them, but the die makes it so much more convenient! I totally agree! I’ve never made so many box cards! And it’s because the die takes a LOT of work out of it!

   Okay, so in my head, the three up front are having a bonfire and Big Foot has snuck into the tent and fixed himself a marshmallow and is peeking out, hoping they’ll let him join. I think they will. In my head they’re all sweethearts!

   To make my scene, I’ve used the Box Card die along with the Outdoor Landscape 2 die set and the new Fall Border die set. To make the sides fit in, I’ve added a lantern and a sleeping bag.

   I hope this inspired you to make your own little scene come to life! Remember, the September release will be in the shop TODAY at 1500 EST.


Copics Used:

Moose: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30 / R02, R00
   Log: E49, E47, E44 / YG99, YG97
   Guitar: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21 / W10 / C2
Fox: YR27, E33, YR16, YR12 / R02, R00 / W10, W8, W6 / W3, W1, W00
   Marshmallow: E55, E53, E51 / E25, E23
Beaver: E59, E57, E55 / E53, E51, E50 / R02 / E49, E47, E44
   Wiener: E09, E07, E97 / E25, E23
Big Foot: E49, E47, E44, E43 / E42, E41
   Marshmallow: W2, W00 / E25, E23
   Tent: E89, E87, E84 / W10
Campfire: E49, E47, E44 / R39, R27 / YR18, YR12 / Y17, Y13
Lantern: R59, R39, R37 / C2 / BG11, BG10
Sleeping Bag: E89, E87, E84
Trees: E49, E47 / R89, R59, R39, R37, R35 / Y26, Y17, Y15 / YR18, YR16, YR12


Supplies Used:

Patterned Paper Used: Doodlebug – Happy Camper 6×6 paper pad

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Timber!

Written on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

   Hey, y’all! It’s release week again at Craftin’ Desert Divas! Today, we’re releasing Timber & Fall Border dies. This IS my favorite set from this release! I just L-O-V-E, double puffy heart, it!

   I colored up my images using Copics (listed below). I love how these came out! I wanted this to be a shaker card at first, but then I was afraid the sequins would take away from the scene! For the background, I sprayed a lightened coat of B52 with my airbrush system. Then I die cut the tree line from the new “Fall Border” dies out of kraft cardstock.
I did a super simple dotting technique to get my texture on the trees. I made sure to go under my images with a dark shade that I used for my ground to make a shadow for my images. This way they don’t look like they’re floating in space.

   These little guys are my two favorite images from this set. I just love how cute they are!

To stack my scene, I cut out 5 of the middle rectangle frame from the Inside Scalloped Rectangles die set. I adhered the ground part of the tree line to the base of the card, but mounted the tree tops up on a small piece of foam tape to give it dimension. The two little critters were just adhered using Multi Medium in Matte.

   Thanks for stopping by and be sure to grab this set in the release when it becomes available on September 8 at 1500 EST. Mark your calendars!


Copics Used:

Fox: YR27, E33, YR16, YR12 / W3, W1, W00 / W10, W8, W7 / R02, R00
   Pumpkin: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / W5, W3, W1 / E57, E55 / YG99, YG97
   Snail: E55, E53, E51, E50 / R89, R59, R39, R37
Squirrel: E39, E37, E35 / E33, E31, E30 / R02, R00
   Acorns: E59, E57, E55 / E53, E51, E50
Basket: E44, E43
Trees: Y26, Y17, Y15 / R59, R39, R37, R35 / YR18, YR16, YR12
Background: YG67, YG63 / B52


Supplies Used:

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Love Birds

Written on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

   Hey y’all! I’ve got something really cool to share with you today! Remember that awesome box card die from Craftin’ Desert Divas? Well, know how shadow boxes are really popular right now? I’ve got a video showing how to turn your box card into a shadow box card!

   Mine only has 1 little insert inside it, but I thought that’s all it needed. I used 2 birds and a whole bunch of flowers & leaves from Birds of a Feather. I just LOVE how this came out!

   I started out using Watercolor paper for my box. To turn it into a shadow box, I just cut off the flaps & used the little rectangle that is used as a mat to cut a hole in one side. My insert is cut from transparency so that it’s “invisible”.

   I went on ahead and colored and cut out my images. I do hope you like my shadow box card and I hope this gives you some inspiration to alter what your dies are used for.


Copics Used:

Macaw: R39, R29, R27 / YG17, YG23, YG21 / B29, B26, B24
     W10, W8, W6 / C2, C0 / Y19
Cockatoo: N2, N0 / Y06, Y02, Y00 / W10, W8, W6 / Y19
Branch: E49, E47, E44
Leaves: YG99, YG97, YG95
Flowers: R24, R22, R21, R20


Supplies Used:

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