Saturday, July 14, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop

http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/2018/07/july-release-blog-hop.html

 
The July Release is now available for purchase!  This collection of stamps, dies (and a stencil too!) is a great addition to your Summery cards or planner spreads.  You'll find lots of creative uses for the 6x6 swirl stencil - like fun template for stitching!  Once you're done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your new release bundle - 10% off only through 7/15!
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Welcome back guys!  I'm so happy to be part of Craftin Desert Divas July Release blog hop.  For the past few days, we are showcasing our July Sneak Peek Release, I'd like to round up my projects and share my thoughts about them with you....
(Scroll down for the list of the blog hop at the bottom)

Let's get started!

Day 1 : Brighter Days stamp (4x6) and Torn Paper dies.


I love the sentiments and the cheerful images from this Brighter Days stamp.  Great for encouragement cards as well as any occasions cards.  Torn Paper dies is my new favorite dies.  I love the uniqueness of it and I think distressing it with walnut stain or any brown inks will give great vintage look.


Day 2 : Skatin By stamp (4x6) and Swirl stencil 

 
Stencil is a great way to create backgrounds and there are many ways that you can play around with it.  Even tracing it and fill in with whatever medium that you like.  I traced the stencil and watercolored it with watercolor markers.  The fun and active images from this Skatin By stamp are super duper cute and I think it's perfect for everyone.  


Day 3 : Fruity Friends stamp and Llama Party stamp (4x6)


How adorable this cutie from Fruity Friends stamp is :)  Love those characters in fruity costumes and they're just perfect to create any card to cheer someone up or just even to say HELLO!

For Llama Party stamp set, I'm so sorry I didn't have a card to share with you but I'm sure our design team member friends did amazing jobs showcasing it.


Day 4 : YOU stamp (5x7)


I love playing with geometric shapes.  Even though this set has beautiful and large image covered nicely on front panel but not to overlook at the small images that are included in this set to customize your own designs.  And that big bold YOU is Awesome!


Day 5 : Good Times stamp (4x6)


Another awesome set of stamp - Good Times!  I love that you can create any occasions cards as well as to friend(s) who love reading.  Great sentiments and fonts.


So what do you think about this release?  Love them? Would love to know your thoughts.

I hope you enjoy my presentation and continue hopping along with us.
And your next stop is my sweet and talented friend  : Saundra

 Here are the full hop line up for you. 


Jan (You are here)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Happy Hopping!

Hugs,
Jan 
http://craftindesertdivas.com/new-release/?aff=7

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Birthday Cards Stash No Coloring Required

Hello everyone...

I'm back to share with you today how I created multiple cards using one stencil with distress inks and no coloring required.   Here is what I created for you.


I played around with the new stencil from Craftin Desert Divas called Polygon stencil.  I love the geometric shapes and imagine what I can see thru all these triangle shapes.  I saw quite a few of them but let me share with you how I created these set of cards using this stencil with some distress inks, die cuts and sentiments stamp.



I placed the stencil onto white card stock and masked off the areas that I didn't want to be inked and formed the shapes of bird head with some used post it tapes (I also see flowers, dog, bunny and flying bird from this stencil).


I then inked all the area with distress oxide inks in wilted violet, broken china, squeezed lemonade and worn lipstick for this first card.


Here's what it looked like after taking off the stencil.  I cleaned my stencil with wet wipe and let's it dried before my next card.


For this second card, I used seedless preserve, wilted violet and shaded lilac distress oxide inks.


My third card, I used squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick and  carved pumpkin distress oxide inks.


I put back the stencil and dust the white area with stencil brush and hickory smoke distress oxide ink for some contrast.


Here's three of them after done all the inking.  I then cut all the panels with Crazy Stitched Frame dies and played around of die cut words - Happy, Sending and Wishing dies. And the sentiment stamp that I used is from Sending Sentiments stamp.  I also sprinkled some CDD sequins here and there for all the cards.




I hope you like them and give this technique a try..  Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day.

Hugs,
Jan



(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)
 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Monochromatic - Hello Beautiful

Hello everyone... I'm super excited to be on Craftin Desert Divas blog sharing with our my card using Botanical Garden stamp for our this week theme - Monochromatic.

Here is what I made for you.


I actually intended to do just the tone on tone card but I think it will be a bit extra bonus if I can share with you how I did no line coloring as well,  I hope you like it.

I created YouTube vdo for you which I think it will be better for explanation.


And here are some closed up photos for you as well.


I used Botanical Layers stamp for my main image.  I colored them with copic markers and here are the colors that I used.

Bottom left flower : BV11 BV13 BV17
Center : V11 V15 V17
Top : V20 V22 V28
Stems : E39 E19 Y11 G46

As always (if possible) I love to used Crazy Stitched Frame dies for my decorative edges.


For sentiment I die cut from Hello Beautiful dies with black card stock and some pattern paper that I have.  I did the background panel with Sorted Shapes 2 stencil and accent my card with Novo Crystal Drop in Crush Grape.

Here is a closer look one more time. 


I hope you like it and give this technique a try... Thank you for stopping by today.

Hugs,
Jan

(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used in this card

Botanical Layers
Crazy Stitched Frame

Hello Beautiful

Sorted Shapes 2 

Crushed Grape

Mono Sand Eraser

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Away We Go - Craftin Desert Divas May Release Day 4

Hi there folks.  Im so glad to be on Craftin Desert Divas blog today.  I am here to share with you our Day 4 stamp debut for May Sneak Peek Release "Away We Go" stamp set.

And this is what I have for you.



I created YouTube vdo sharing how I colored and created this one layer card scene with combination of Away We Go stamp and Island Paradise stamp set using Copic Markers.


Some still photos and details for you as well..


I created the beach scene by did some masking at the surfboard and the beach bar and coconut drink stamps from Island Paradise stamp which was sadly retired stamp.  I hope you managed to get it when it's on sale.


I colored in the sand area all over with E31


I then used Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker's rag technique with colorless blender at the sand for some rough look and textures.


As for the white form line where the sand meet the water, I created by doing dots lines... lots and lots of them.  You also can used White Gel Pen or some white acrylic paint with stiff brush.

I colored all images with copic markers and the list of markers that I used is below


Brown colors - E35 E33 E31
Blue colors - B02 B00 B000
Yellow colors - Y17 Y15 Y11
Red colors - R59 R37 R24 R22
Green colors - G46 G43 G40
Grey colors - W9 W7 W5 W3 W1

And here is the closer look one more time


I hope you like it and Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Jan
(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)
 
Here are CDD product that I used in this card

(Available on May 11)

Island Paradise (retired)
http://craftindesertdivas.com/crazy-stitched-frame-dies/

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Thank You - Spotlight Technique

Hello everyone... I am so excited to be back on Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing with you my card with Spotlight Technique using Hello Beautiful stamp.


I also would like to invite you all to join our fun monthly challenge : May Mood Board Challenge.  Using photo inspiration below and create your card(s)/project(s) using Craftin Desert Divas' supplies.  There will be some awesome prizes for you and the 3 winners will be announced at the beginning of the following month. 

And here is CDD May Mood Board Inspiration Photo


Click to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery : Here

I created YouTube vdo sharing the process how I colored this card...


Here are some still photos for you as well..


I used MISTI for stamping but you can also use acrylic block for this job.


I wanted this card to be one layer card so I traced the medium size heart die from Nested Heart dies to marked the spotlight area.  You can also used the die to cut off that area and color it then puzzle piece it back or pop it up with form tape for some dimensions.
 
 

Here are copic colors that I used.
Spotlight area : 
Inner petals - R56 R85 R83 R81
Outer petals - R83 R81
Leaves - YG17 YG23 YG21

Outside Spotlight area : C3 C1 C0
Heart shape : B02 B00 B000


I cut the panel with Crazy Stitched Frame dies and adhered it to black card base.  I accented my card with Nuvo glow in the dark in Apple Sour to bring back some greenery to the card.  I finished it off by using Wink Of Stella at the sentiment and the flowers  and traced the "thank you" word with Glossy Accent for some dimensions.

I hope you like it and I thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a Wonderful day.

Hugs,
Jan

(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used in this card

http://craftindesertdivas.com/hello-beautiful/

http://craftindesertdivas.com/nested-heart-dies/

http://craftindesertdivas.com/crazy-stitched-frame-dies/
 http://craftindesertdivas.com/memento-dye-ink-pad-tuxedo-black/
http://craftindesertdivas.com/nuvo-glow-in-the-dark-drops-apple-sour/
Wink Of Stella
http://craftindesertdivas.com/inkssentials-glossy-accents-5oz/