Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas Release Day 1

Hello and Welcome!

Finally all Craftin Desert Divas July Release products are avaliable.  I really had so much fun creating all the cards that I've been showcasing for the past 5 days.

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Here are something new for you and I hope they inspired you somehow :)   I had total of 5 cards for this release but today I'll share 4 cards that are beach or summer theme using Jawsome, Ocean Friends, Sunny Smiles, Mermaid Lagoon and Summer Vibin stamps along with Ocean Border dies and Island dies.

Here they are....
Project # 1 : Jawsome Stamp

I couldn't help to make this Mantra Shark from Jawsome stamp doing some meditation on top of the wave from Ocean Border dies.  I did some masking at the top left for the moon with antique linen distress ink and used the negative mask to make the sky with tumber glass, salty ocean and chipped sapphire distress inks.. I also die cut the wave die from Ocean Border and inked it with Distress Oxide inks in broken china and cracked pistachio.

I colored the mantra shark with copic markers and fussy cut him out.  As always, I used Crazy Stitched Frame dies cut decorative my edges and finished it off by dropping Nuvo Crystal Drop in Buttermilk

Project # 2 :  Ocean Friends and Mermaid Lagoon Stamps

I used both wave and the coral dies from Ocean Border dies to cut from white card stock and colored the coral border piece with copic marker.  I used the negative piece of the wave border dies and distress it with tumber glass distress ink.  I then used Crazy Stitched Frame dies to but both pieces for decorative edges before adhered them both top and bottom onto some acetate sheet that cut to A2 size card front.  In sperated white card stock I distressed the ocean background with Distress Oxide Ink in cracked pistachio, broken china and faded jeans.  I stamped the dolphin from Ocean friends stamp on top of the wave and stamped the mermaid, fish, seahorse and seashel from Mermaid Lagoon stamp on white card stock.  I colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out.

I mounted the whole panels both background and acetate sheet onto black card based and finished it off by dropping Nuvo Jewel Drop in Key Lime.

Project # 3 : Sunny Smiles Stamp

I played around with the die cut borders and think it's a good idea to make a sand dune from Garden Border dies and tucked in all those cute elements like coral from Ocean Border Dies, Seashell, Starfish and Seahorse from Island Dies.  I colored the adorable zebra and beach umbrella from Sunny Smiles stamp with copic markers.  For the cloud, I used Stitched Scallop dies and the sentiment bannner from Flag Banner dies.  I inked up the cloud with distress oxide ink in worn lipstic.  The sky and sea I used distress oxide inks in broken china and crack pistachio. I inladed all the main pieces together and then used Crazy Stitched Frame dies to cut my decorative edges.

I finished it off by dropping Nuvo Crystal Drop in Caribbean Ocean.

Project # 4 : Summer Vibin Stamp

I set my scene with this adorable unicorn in the unicorn float :) from Summer Vibin.  Before I did any background, I cut the panel with Island dies as well as some craft card stock for later inlaid it in.  I ripped the printing paper for the unsmooth edge and began to did my background with distress oxide inks in broken china and cracked pistachio.  I then inlaid the island die cut piece back and used Crazy Stitched Frame dies for decorative edges.  I also did cut the coconut tree from Island dies with some scrap paper I have around.

I also cut the starfish from Island dies and dropped Nuvo Crystal Drop in Apple Green and Nuvo Jewel Drop in Key Lime.

Oh that's alot for today.  I hope you like them and Thank you for reading up until here.  :)  I'll be back tomorrow for my last card.


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Here are CDD products that I used
July Release

Ocean Friends

Mermaid Lagoon
Sunny Smiles
Summer Vibin
Ocean Border Dies
Island dies
Crazy Stitched Frame
Flag Banner 
Garden Border
Stitched Scallop 

worn lipstic
broken china

cracked pistachio

faded jeans


Caribbean Ocean

Apple Green
Key Lime


  1. Those are just super adorable! LOVE them all! Your coloring is amazing!

    1. Thank you so very much Cornelia for stopping by and leave me some love... /Jan

  2. Ohhh I like the Mantra Shark seal on the waves. The second mermaid card I love the colors and the scene with that pink dolphin. The third card is super adorable. Fourth card I love.

    1. Aww Mariella, You're sweetheart! Thank you so much for giving me some love/Hugs