Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CDD Marbling Techniques


I'm over on the Craftin' Desert Divas blog today sharing a really fun multi-media card where the marbling technique I'm going to discuss really shines. Kowabunga!

The Details: Craftin' Desert Divas JawsomeGarden Border DiesOutdoor Landscape 1 DiesStitched In Circle DiesDistress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo BlackScor-TapeRanger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Specialty paper, Adirondack alcohol inks





Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cards in Envy Give It Some Heart


This time for the Cards in Envy Challenge we'd like to see some hearts on your card.  I really "took that to heart" and went all out. LOL.  I hope you'll play along!

I sponged the CDD Hearts Galore Stencil with Distress Oxides.  That represents water naturally.  Then I stenciled an HOTP Snowflake stencil using glossy embossing paste. The effect is amazing--subtle and shiny and fab.  I colored the narwhal using Copics after taking a look at some online pics of them. I had never realized they were so mottled. It's like they're one giant freckle. The MFT Merry Christmas die is sponged in Oxide and then coated in clear Wink of Stella.

I’m entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Use a Diecut, Mod Squad Winter

The Details: Winnie and Walter Winter Wishes, Hot Off the Press Snowflake Stencil, Craftin Desert Divas Hearts Galore Stencil, Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean, MFT Merry Christmas die, Wink of Stella Clear, Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste, Copics N0-06, E02

Hearts Galore Stencil Distress Oxides

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CDD February Release Recap 3


Have you picked up all your new February release goodies from the CDD shop? I know, I know. Way too much fabulous to choose from!

Here I'm featuring images from the new Gnomie set as she soars over her cute little mushroom village. Who hasn't dreamed of flying? Now, flying on a dragonfly is not on my bucket list but maybe it would be if I were a gnome!

The Details: GnomieCoffee TrollsPlay TimeScenery DiesStitched Scallop DiesDistress OxideMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx BlackRanger Multi Medium Matte, Copics







Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CDD February Release Recap 2



This is my favorite card from the release! I love the background, the images, the 3D tree. Wunderbar!

I paired up the Friend in Me fox with one of the cute cats from Donut Party--so cute peering down from the tree. And since spring is coming (pretty please!!!), I placed a few leaves on the Scenery Dies tree. Can you tell I formed them using a stylus and the back of a mouse pad? I also left the limbs unglued and coaxed them out a bit with my fingers (rather like running scissors along ribbon to curl).

 


 

Monday, February 12, 2018

CDD February Mood Board 1


The Craftin Desert Divas February mood board is so soft and pretty, isn't it? Dreamy colors. 

I brushed Distress Oxides over the Hearts Galore Stencil being careful not to overlap too much in the middle to avoid muddying the colors. The cute troll cupid from Hugs and Kisses provides the pop of blue-green seen in the mood board. I wanted contrast for the heart so used gold mirror board.  Ba-bam!

Be sure to play along (#cddmonthly) on social media or by adding your card to the event in the gallery!


The Details:  Hugs and Kisses, Hearts Galore Stencil, Nested Hearts Dies, Distress Oxide, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black




Sunday, February 11, 2018

CDD February Release Recap 1


Now that the February release is available in the shop, we are going to show you a few more inspiration projects to get your creative juices flowing.  First up for me uses the Pot of Gold set.   Did you notice the clouds on the gray background? Hard to capture in the photo but so snazzy irl. And I love, love, love her hair.  I'm so not Irish but I am so very rainbow!

The Details:  Scene Builder Dies, Stitched In Circle Dies, Stitched Scallop Dies, Distress Oxide, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink, Copics




Saturday, February 10, 2018

Taste the Rainbow


Next time I have the brilliant idea to make Valentine treat boxes for the office, please remind me we have way too many people now to make that practical.  Whew!

These little boxes are filled with Skittles and when you pop it open the inside of the lid says "be magical today."  Cute, right?!  That's what I thought too until I realized I had so many unicorns to color.  I'm about halfway there with 3 days to go. I can almost taste the end of the rainbow!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box and Winter Unicorn, a variety of primarily Doodlebug 6x6 paper, Recollections unicorn washi tapes, Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine for My Sweetie


Usually I make a masculine Valentine card--you know, man humor--but this year I decided to go more elegant and romantic.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday It Must Be Love, Fab n Funky #380 Valentine Words, Addicted to Stamps and More #278 Holiday

The Details:  Stampendous Cling Sketchy Blooms, Simon Says Thankful Heart, Zigs, VersaFine Onyx Black, Versamark, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Thursday, February 8, 2018

CDD February Release Day 4


Blowing Irish kisses your way!  The CDD February Release Day 4 Sneaks is upon us and it's a doozy!  Do take a moment to look at what the rest of the team has cooked up--so amazing!

I cut the Stitched Scallop Die out of transparency film to use as a cloud stencil; I sponged it with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean.  I then cut that panel out with one of the Fancy Frames Dies--love the scallops everywhere, including the fab rainbow from the upcoming Pot of Gold set. I colored that and the cute leprechaun using Copics. I wanted her to blow shamrocks and then it occurred to me to make one of the shamrocks dot the "i" in the Wishing Die.  Love, love, love!

The Details: CDD Pot of Gold, Fancy Frames Dies, Stitched Scallop Dies, Wishing Die, Distress Oxide, Memento Tuxedo Black, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics


Fancy Frames Dies

Stitched Scallop Dies

Wishing Die

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CDD February Release Day 3


I'm over on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog featuring some new products from the February Release (Friend in Me, Donut Party and Sorted Shapes 2 Stencil). Everything is so flippin' cute!  All the new products will be available Friday. Can't wait? I've used some of my other favorite products that are available right this very minute!

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Friend in Me, Donut Party, Sorted Shapes 2 stencilParty DiesParty Border DiesDistress OxideMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx BlackScor-TapeRanger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Lawn Fawn Black/White Hemp Cord



Monday, February 5, 2018

CDD February Release Day 1


Woo hoo!  CDD February Sneak Week is here and I can finally finally finally share this fun card with you!  Don't you love it? My favorite part is the plaid, duh, but that cute little gnomie is killing me.

I first masked and sponged the Sorted Shapes 2 Stencil.  I then tacked down the Gnomie images that I had colored with Copics. I sponged the Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies with Distress Oxide. So cuuuuute!

The Details: Gnomie, Sorted Shapes 2 Stencil, Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Distress Oxide, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics


 Sorted Shapes 2 Stencil

Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cards in Envy Love You So Much!


It's time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge; this time we're asking for love cards!  

I created this background using Distress Inks and Oxides with my favorite EP plaid stencil. I loves it so!  I really hesitated to use it but it is better to give than to receive!  LOL.  The HA heart is diecut from gold mirror board then the sentiment embossed.  I'm glad that turned out okay.  I wasn't sure how it would emboss on glossy.  Worked a treat.  Hope you like it!  Smooches!

The Details: Echo Park Plaid Stencil, Distress Inks and Oxides, Hero Arts Floral Heart (die) and Celebrate (sentiment), Mark Richards Metal Dots, Recollections Gold Mirror Board, Versamark, Ranger Red Geranium Embossing Powder