Candice here kicking off a new challenge for Craftin Desert Divas with you today! We are bringing you our Design Teams favorites; our favorite stamp sets and techniques all week long! I am starting us off with my favorites, they change often and this one combines some of my new favs with the old ones!
I have been wanting to make a long card for a little bit now and it is my new favorite style! It allows me to use all the cute critters from one of my favorite stamp sets, critter punnies.
I am a big, did I say BIG fan of stitched dies and Craftin Desert Divas has a huge selection of them! I will share the list of CDD supplies I used and then share how I created this long beauty!
- critter punnies stamp set
- scenery dies for the trees, leaves, and apples
- outdoor landscape 2 dies for the fence and grass
- flag banner dies for the banner
- puffy cloud die
- hill scene 2 stencil for the clouds
- broken china for the clouds, antique linen & gathered twigs for the trees, and bundled sage & peeled paint for the grass
- versafine for sentiment
- memento ink for stamped images
I scored an 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock down the long side and trimmed 1/2″ off to allow my dies to fit perfectly. I first created the clouds using broken china oxide ink. I die cut the fence and grass, gluing the fence down and inking the grass with bundled sage & peeled paint before gluing down. I then die cut two trees, a bunch of leaves & apples and inked the trees with antique linen & gathered twigs. I colored the leaves and apples with copics and then pop dotted the two trees and with all the leaves and apples.
For the critter punnies i stamped them on X-press it paper using memento black ink and colored with copic markers. I glued and pop dotted them to the card. I added some stitched puffy clouds to the sky. The sentiment i stamped on the banner using versafine black ink and pop dotted over the lines from merging the two die cuts of grass.
I love Craftin Desert Divas assortment of cute critters in their stamp sets and love that with these long cards I can use all of them!