Sunday, October 14, 2018

One-layer Wonders | Craftin Desert Divas Designer Creative Challenge

Hi there folks..  I'm so happy to be back on Craftin Desert Divas blog sharing with you how I created multiple one-layer cards using masking with masking paper/post-it paper and stencils.

I used Holiday Fairies stamp for all cards as main image.  Using both Magic Castle and Hill Scene 2 stencils to create background, hills as well as puffy clouds.  As for the frame, I love to use Torn Paper dies for decorative edges.  To make them look a bit different besides using various distress oxide inks, I also used different sentiments from Snow Day and Santa's Helpers stamps.


One-layer card can be very complex and required multiple maskings to layer objects on top of each others.  Or it can be easy and achievable for mass production.  I'm sharing with you a short vdo how I mass produced these one-layer cards.


Here are some screenshots of the processing while I created them.


Positioned both Magic Castle stencil and Hill Scene 2 stencil onto the desired area.  By secured the card panel to the surface as well as the stencils on top of the card stock will make sure that the stencils will not shifting when inking.


Flip the stencil for multiple uses as positive and negative areas.


When changing the ink color, always clean up the stencil with damp cloth or wet wipe so that the previous ink will not be transferred to your next project.

Here are all the finished 5 cards.  They're same design but different looks.  






And here are screen short for distress oxide inks and copic markers that I used in each card.


Skin : E11/50/93
Hair : E40/42/44
Wings : BG10/11/13
Sky : Distress Oxide - broken china
Hill : Distress Oxide - ice spruce

Top left - Distress Oxide : worn lipstick, Copic :  B95/97/99
Top right - Distress Oxide : carved pumpkin, Copic : BG11/45/49
Center - Distress Oxide : wilted violet, Copic : YG 21/23/17
Bottom left - Distress Oxide : cracked pistachio, Copic : RV52/23/25
Bottom right - Distress Oxide : squeezed lemonade, Copic : R24/37/59

One-layer card is my favorite card technique.  I love fussy cut paper and do masking.  I hope you enjoy the vdo and give it a try and who knows... you might love it too!

Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day.

Cheers,
Jan


Here are CDD products that I used in these cards

Holidays Fairies stamp
Snow Day stamp
Santa's Helpers stamp
Torn Paper dies
Magic Castle stencil
Hill Scene 2 stencil
Distress Oxide Inks

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dry And Heat Embossing With Stencil

Hello everyone

Welcome back :) I'm on Craftin Desert Divas blog today and I have some fun techniques to share with you using stencil for Dry and Heat Embossing.


Here are some great ways to use stencil that you have and create a soft and textured background with Dry and Heat Embossing Techniques.  In this card, I created both dry and heat embossing techniques with Heart Galore stencil.


First I cut my panel with Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies.  Using the inner frame, I positioned and secured my card base to the stencil with some washi tapes. 

Tip : attach the washi tape behind the card stock so that the front panel will be fully embossed.


Here is my sandwich for big short machine.  Multipurpose platform on TAB 1 + 1 clear cutting plate + my stencil with card stock + tan embossing mat + 1 clear cutting plate. 

Tip : Depending on each cutting machine, you might need to put extra card stock for more pressure.  You need to follow your machine's manufacture instruction for embossing sandwich.


Here's what mine look like.


I wanted to highlight some hearts on my panel so I decided to do heat embossing on certain hearts by putting back the stencil on the same position as before and masking the surrounding area with some post-it tape.  I then applied VersaMark ink onto the open area.

Tip : Do not twist the ink pad.  Just pressed it firmly up and down.  This is because it might move the stencil and the impression will not be the same position as the dry embossed area.


I removed the stencil carefully and poured gold embossing powder over the inked area.

Tip : Always use anti static power tool before inking.  Use paint brush to remove unwanted powder and if there is small area use Quick Pick tool or Pick Me Up tool to pick it away.  Preheat your heat gun to minimize uneven card stock from the heat.


I attached the panel back to its frame and began coloring this little cutie fairy from Holiday Fairy stamp with copic markers as well as white heat embossed the sentiment from Sending Sentiment stamp.


And here is a close up look once it's done. I also sprinkled some sequins here and there for little finishing touch.  I do hope you like it and give these techniques a try. 

Thank you.

Hugs,

Jan

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Release - Craftin Desert Divas

Hello there my friends... It's time for me to wrap up my projects that I created for Craftin Desert Divas September Release.  We have 3 new stamps - Ghostly Good Time, Doxie Duos and Holiday Fairies stamps.  We also have Halloween Scene die and Spider Web stencil.



I created these cards to share with you that you can use Halloween Scene die to create winter card scene as well as just cut it with solid card stock and play around with the background panels that you might have in your stash.  All of them I used Torn Paper dies for decorative edges.


Here is the Halloween scene.  I colored with copic markers and the background done with distress oxide inks in carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade.


Here is the Winter scene.  I used Snowflake Flurries stencil on dark blue card stock and I covered the tree trunk with circle dies and sentiment from Winter Cheer stamp set.


Here is another card I made for Halloween with the background of alcohol inks panel.

And here are wrap up with my other cards I shared earlier at Facebook and Instagram.

Ghostly Good Time stamp and Spider Web stencil.



Doxie Duos stamp



Holiday Fairies stamp


And if you place an order of $40 or more before tax and shipping, you can get this adorable Fall Troll min stamp as FREEBIE and it's automatically added into your cart.  Plus double points for DIVA Reward members earn.  You can click here to sign up if you're new member... DIVA reward

Fall Troll stamp


 

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

I hope you have a great time and be inspired by our projects.  Have fun crafting!

Hugs,
Jan

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

You Whaled It! Obsessed With Distress Oxides Creative Challenge


Hello there crafty friends.... And Welcome to Craftin Desert Divas Creative Challenge : Obsessed With Distress Oxides.

http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/2018/08/learn-how-to-use-distress-oxides-inks.html

This week long we're playing around with distress oxides inks.  I was inspired by Sandy Allnock recent YouTube vdo about underwater scene with Alcohol Ink Refill.  So I thought that it will work as well with Distress Oxides inks.


I began by wetting the whole panel of watercolor paper and dropped the distress oxide inks in random areas.  I used shaded lilac, cracked pistachio and broken china.  With the help of paint brush I dropped more water in concentrated color areas, taped the panel against my working surface and let it dip downward.

Tips :  Do one color at a time and let it dried in between.


I tried to imitate the coral leaves by created the puddle of colored water and blow it upward with my month or you can use straw to create the random spikes.

Tips : If you choose the colors that compliment each others (opposite in color wheel like purple and yellow) you need to dry each layer of color before you add the new color otherwise it will mixed together and turned brown.


While waiting for my background panel to dry, I stamped the adorable whales from  Ocean Friends stamp and colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out.


Once it dried I cut my main panel with Torn Paper dies and stamped the sentiment as well as the whales image directly onto my panel to get the whales' spouts and accent them with Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean.

 I then attached the colored image onto the panel with Multi Medium Matte and the whole panel onto black card stock.  I also accent the edges with white gel pen.


I hope you like it and have fun with this technique.  Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs,
Jan


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Here are CDD products that I used in this card
http://craftindesertdivas.com/ocean-friends/?aff=7

http://craftindesertdivas.com/torn-paper-dies/?aff=7


http://craftindesertdivas.com/nuvo-crystal-drops-caribbean-ocean/?aff=7

http://craftindesertdivas.com/white-gelly-roll-medium-point-pen/?aff=7

http://craftindesertdivas.com/multi-medium-matte-5oz/?aff=7






Saturday, August 18, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop Day 2

http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/2018/08/august-release-blog-hop-day-2.html

Hello everyone!...  
Welcome to Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop Day 2.   So glad you're hopping along with us.  I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you how I created my card combining both Hill Scene 1 and 2 stencils as well as Critter Punnies stamp to create this scene. 


I began by masking the carrot image and stamped repeatedly to created the big pile of carrots as well as the bunny from Critter Punnies stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then colored the image with copic markers and fussy cut it out.


With some masking, I used Hill Scene 1 stencil to create the tree with Distress Oxide Ink in Vintage photo.


Next, I used Hill Scene 1 and 2 stencils on top of each other to get the hill slope and the path but later on I change my mind and create the rainbow instead.


 

I continued with my original plan to create the path using some distress inks and distress oxide ink for the pebble area with Hill Scene 2 stencil


I also used the puffy clouds edges from Hill Scene 2 stencil to create the sky.


Here is how it look before I changed my plan.  I feel funny that the path is way up to the sky *lol*  So I decided to trace the path stencil from Hill Scene 1 stencil and divided the areas for the rainbow colors.


I feel like it more and it makes sense to me.

Here is the closer look one more time 


I also stamped the pun sentiment onto white card stock and cut it with the label die from Tag It dies.

And here are 2 more cards that I showcased in the release.



For this card, I played around with the Mushroom Border dies by continuing cutting the die to make it longer and I moved the tree stump which originally will be toward the left side.  I just wanted my sweet squirrel to have something to lean on... *lol*   I used the Torn Paper dies for decorative edges and accent faux stitching with white gel pen.


As for the sky I used Hill Scene 2 stencil for light yellow clouds background and finished it off with Lollipop sequins.



As for this card, I love the new Inside Scalloped Oval dies to frame my scene.  With Harvest Border dies, I created the hill background for the adorable troll and her scarecrow.  And again I used Hill Scene 2 stencil to create the path as well as the puffy clouds sky.


I also used Flag Banner dies for my sentiment and here is the closer look.  I hope you have fun hopping along with us today.

Once you're done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag you special discount 5% off through 8/19. Including new release products.

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

I said too much already :) So please hop along to our next Guest Designer Angelica

Thank you
Jan
And here is the lineup for today Blog Hop Day 2

Jan <--- You are here
Angelica (Guest Designer) <--- Your Next stop
Elaine