mercredi 19 juillet 2017

Summer Card Series - Smile

Hello there!

Here the first card of a set of three that I've made using the digital stamp set Cool Treats from Craftin Desert Divas. I really loved making this card from the start to the end. I also thought it would be fun to add cute faces on these adorable images. I got inspired by the colorful rubber rings on the CDD July Monthly Challenge.


So I first started by editing the images in Photoshop to add faces on the images. Then I printed them, colored them using my alcohol markers and fussy cut them. Using those pretty bright colors was so fun! I also added some touches of white to create some highlights.


At the beginning I wanted to add two scallop borders at the top and the bottom of my panel but I ended up not using them.


I die cut a stitched scallop frame, taped it to my mix media sheet and started to paint using four different distress inks. I applied several layers of ink to get more vibrant colors. Then I sprayed some water just to smooth everything a little bit.


I stamped my sentiment using my Misti tool and black ink. I attached my panel to a white card base, attached the images on top of it using foam squares, added some pretty sequins, glossy accents to the cherries, black enamel accents to the eyes and white dots to their cheeks to finish the card.

VIDEO
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CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES
OTHER SUPPLIES
- Distress inks from Tim Holtz: picked raspberry - twisted citron - mustard seed - cracked pistachio
- Spectrum noir alcohol markers
- Watercolor cardstock from Canson
- Black enamel accents from Ranger
- White gel pen from Uniball

mardi 4 juillet 2017

Craftin Desert Divas - Happy 4th of July

Hey there!

Here is the second card I've created to celebrate 4th of July using my distress inks as watercolors.


I first started by printing my images on watercolor cardstock and by creating the background of my card. For that, I simply painted blue and red strips, and splattered some water to make them a little more interesting and pretty. Next I used a stitched frame to make my panel smaller.


I painted my images using several distress inks and fussy cut them. To add some dimension to my card, I glued a piece of fun foam to the back of my panel and attached the whole thing to a stitched scallop frame panel.


I printed my homemade sentiment and created a banner that I attached using double sided foam tape. I also attached my images under that banner using foam squares. I attached the whole panel to a white card base, glued some sequins here and there, and added glossy accents to the balloon to finish the card.

VIDEO
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CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES




OTHER SUPPLIES
- Distress inks from Tim Holtz: blueprint sketch - candied apple - vintage photo - antique linen - rusty hinge - mustard seed
- Watercolor cardstock from Canson
- Solar white cardstock from Neenah
- White gel pen from Uniball

Craftin Desert Divas - Freedom March

Hello there!

I think it is my first time creating a card to celebrate 4th of July. I hope you'll like it, especially my American friends!


Usually I begin with the background, but this time I first started by coloring all my images using alcohol markers. I'm not used to these colors but I really enjoyed coloring with them! I also added some touches of white on their cheeks and clothes.


I created the background using blue distress ink at the top of my watercolor panel and red distress ink at the bottom, and sprayed some water on it to create a nice effect.

I also die cut two stitched scallop borders from white cardstock and attached them at the top and bottom using double sided foam tape.


I printed my sentiment on white cardstock, cut it to form a banner, inked the edges using the same blue ink as previously, and attached it on the left side. Then I attached my images, added some sequins and glued the whole thing to a white card base to finish the card.

VIDEO
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CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES






OTHER SUPPLIES
- Distress inks from Tim Holtz: blueprint sketch - candied apple
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Solar white cardstock from Neenah
- Watercolor cardstock from Canson
- White gel pen from Uniball

samedi 1 juillet 2017

Summer Card Series - Hello Summer

Hello there!

Here is a new card for my Summer Card Series. It was made using Craftin Desert Divas digital stamps, some distress inks and was directly inspired by a picture from the July Monthly Challenge on the CDD facebook page.

I first started by creating my background. For that, I used some masking paper to ink three different parts on my cardstock: the sand, the ocean, the sky. I used several distress inks to color my background.


Then I printed my images andcolored them using a bunch of alcohol markers, and fussy cut them.

I placed and glued my palm trees, making sure to attach the middle one higher that the other two just to give the impression of a taller tree. Attached the beach sign as well as the bucket and the shovel.


I added some dots at the base of my images to create sand texture, some white lines on my ocean to create little waves, and adhered my school bus transformed in a summer van using double sided foam tape. And finally I attached my panel on a white card base.

 VIDEO
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CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES
OTHER SUPPLIES
- Watercolor cardstock from Canson
- Distress inks from Tim Holtz: antique linen + vintage photo for the sand - cracked pistachio + salty ocean for the sea - tumbled glass for the sky
- Spectrum Noir markers
- White gel pen from Uniball

lundi 19 juin 2017

Craftin Desert Divas - Sweet Daisies - Shaker Card

Hello there!

This card was inspired by the gorgeous pastel colors on the Craftin Desert Divas June Mood Board Monthly Challenge, especially the picture showing four colorful bottles. And as I was thinking about making a shaker card, I thought these pretty daisies could comfort somebody and make him or her smile.


I first started by measuring and cutting my windows. Then I cut a piece of clear acetate and attached it at the back of my window panel.

I colored my flowers using alcohol markers, and fussy cut them. To make room for my shaker material, I doubled my foam tape, cut it in half to make thiner strips and attached it at the back of my window panel.


I glued a piece of pattern paper on a white piece of cardstock, made sure to avoid any stickiness from the double sided foam using an antistatic tool, placed some sequins in each window, and closed the whole thing by attaching my pattern paper panel at the back of the windows.


I attached my flowers on the windows using double sided tape and some foam squares to make the petals raise a little bit. I die cut a banner stamped my sentiment on it, and placed at the middle of my panel.

I glued the whole panel on a white card base, and added some clear glitter to the petals to finish the card.

VIDEO
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CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES
OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Wink of stella clear glitter from Zig
- Pattern paper from the Celebrate Easter collection by Echo Park
- 80lb + 110lb solar white cardstock from Neenah