Hello from Above....

For today's post, I'm once again using the Outer Space digital stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Using the Cloudy Sky Stencil, I sponged on some Broken China distress ink to create the background.  I then used the Crazy Stitched Frame die to cut down the background panel.  I took the one image from the Outer Space Digi set and printed on Neenah solar white and colored with my Prismacolor pencils.  I cut 3 Puffy Cloud shapes to use as smoke for my little jet setter,  then the Hello Beautiful Die for the Hello sentiment.

Peonies Bouquet Sympathy Card

Simple and quick Sympathy Card using the Peonies Bouquet digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas.  

I printed the image, colored with colored pencils, then cut out the image.  I used the Sending Die to cut out the Sending Word and Shadow, then stamped the Prayers.  Really quick and easy, when time is as issue.
Peonies Bouquet
Happy Sentiments
Sending Die

Craftin Desert Divas April Mood Board

The April Mood Board over at the CDD FB group is jammed pack with lovely pastel colors which is the inspiration for my card today.

I printed the Flowers For You digital image on Neenah Solar White and colored with my Copic markers then used my ScanNCut to cut out the image.  I then used the Star & Moon die to cut out a mask/stencil and adhered it to a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock.  I used Cracked Pistachio distress ink and lightly sponged it over the mask/stencil.  I had a few leftover stars that I had previously cut out of some glitter card stock and scattered this around the card for embellishment.  I used a portion of a sentiment from the Sweetest Birthday set and stamped it using both Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, as well as, embossing over the sentiment with clear embossing powder.  I popped up my little fairy on foam tape and adhered the panel to an A2 card base.

Flowers For You
Star & Moon
Sweetest Birthday

Ha-Pea Mother's Day Card

I love a great "bunny" card and this one certainly meets the bill.  I used the Ha-Pea Mother's Day digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas and printed on Neenah Solar White.

I simply colored the image with my copic markers and used the Crazy Stitched Frame die to cut out the main panel.  I used a piece of patterned paper to mat the A2 Top folding card base.  For a final embellishment, I added a few sequins from the Sweet Pea mix (no pun intended, lol).

Ha-Pea Mother's Day
Sweet Pea Sequin Mix
Crazy Stitched Frames

Thanks - Day 3 of the CDD April 2018 Release

Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Thanks die being released from Craftin Desert Divas.  A clean and simple card which started by printing the Peonies Bouquet on Neenah Desert Storm card stock.

I colored the image with Prismacolor colored pencils.  I cut out the Thanks die with its shadow die using Neenah Solar White.  I colored the shadow with Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry and Aged Mahogany.  Last, but not least, I added a few White Nuvo drops as a simple embellishment.

Hello Beautiful - Day 2 of CDD New Release Sneak Peeks

For day 2 of the Craftin Desert Divas' April 2018 release, I am showcasing the new "Hello Beautiful" die.  This die cuts both the words and the shadow.  This die would be fantastic paired with some beautiful floral stamps, which I'm sure we will see over in the CDD FB group.  

I decided to keep this one clean and simple.  I took a piece of watercolor paper, and just started adding color from my Mijello Mission Gold watercolor palette, being careful to dry in between complimentary colors so not to create mud.  Once happy, I simply spritzed with "Shimmer Spritz" and set aside to dry.  From some white card stock, I used the Inside Scalloped Circle dies to cut out the frame and I used the same die to cut out the center portion of the watercolor piece.  I cute the "Hello Beautiful" letters for times from Neenah Solar White and stacked them to create a little dimension.  I used vellum to cut out the shadow.  I adhered everything to an A2 top folding card and there you have it.  CAS, yet beautiful card.

To My Favorite Earthling...Sneak Peeks April Release - Craftin Desert Divas

The week long April Release event over at Craftin Desert Divas has begun.  I love release week, as it is always so exciting to see the new products that are coming and to see what the Design Team has created to showcase.  There is also a chance to win free digitals stamps during this week.  All one has to do is attend the Facebook event by clicking on "going".  https://www.facebook.com/events/191531624962965/

Today I'm sharing a peek at the new Outer Space digital stamp set, along with the Star Galaxy stencil.  When I saw these two particular elements, I immediately knew what I wanted to create (which for me never happens because I'm so methodical about everything, including papercrafting).

I printed the little space dude on Neenah Solar White, then colored him with copic markers.  I also printed the sentiments and simply trimmed it into a banner shape and gently ran a red copic marker around the edge.  I took the star stencil and placed it on a 4 x 5.5 piece of Neenah in such a manner that if appeared the little space dude was shooting stars from his laser gun.  On my craft mat, I mixed some Nuvo Glimmer paste with a little Broken China reinker so that my paste would then be blue.  I spread that out with a palette knife then set aside to dry.  Once dry, I assembled everything onto an A2 top folding card base.

To see more of the April Release, as well as the daily inspiration, be sure to join the Craftin Desert Divas FB group here... 

You are "a-MAIZE-ing"!

Sharing just a CAS card today made with this cute digital image from Craftin Desert Divas.  I simply printed the image on Neenah Solar White and colored with my copic markers.

I used the Crazy Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the mail panel and adhered to a standard A2 card base.  Embellished with a few Limoncello Nuvo Jewel Drops, and called it a day!

Crazy Stitched Frames
Limoncello Jewel Drops

Happy Easter!

Today I'd like to wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter!  This last Easter card was made with the Spring Friends digital stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.  Of course this set can be used for many more spring and summer projects, but certainly lends itself very well to Easter.  

I printed the image on Neenah Solar White and used my ScanNCut to cut out the image.  I colored with only a few Copic markers and set aside.  I then took a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and used the Bright Horizons stencil and Distress Ink (Broken China and Mustard Seed) to create the upper portion of the background.  I then used the Outdoor Landscape 2 dies to cut a mask for the grassy border and sponged on a little Twisted Citron.  I used the Inside Scalloped Rectangle die to cut out my background and also cut the frame 4 more times.  I glued all of the plain frames together, then glued on the stenciled frame on top.  I adhered the background panel to an A2 card base then added the dimensional frame.  I used the Tag It die and the Happy Sentiments stamp set to create the sentiment and popped it up, as well as the little duckling, using some 3M Scotch Foam Tape.

Happy Sentiments
Spring Friends
Bright Horizons
Outdoor Landscape 2
Inside Scalloped Rectangle
Tag It

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