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Chef Old Photos Card

I have one more unique card to share with you today from the Craftin Desert Divas new release using the adorable Chef Trolls stamp set!  I wanted to create an Italian restaurant wall of black and white photos and I think it came out fabulous!

CDD april release chef trolls card 2

The amazing CDD product I used:

This is my absolute favorite from this April release, I love the cute chef trolls and the size that they are!  To start my card I trimmed some thick white cardstock a little smaller than my card base and inked with the moroccan tile stencil using oxide inks in fired brick & rusty hinge.  I then stamped the sentiment in versafine black ink and set the piece aside.

CDD april release chef trolls card 2 close up

For the photos, I stamped the cuties and cooking accessories from the Chef Trolls stamp set using memento black ink and colored in copic markers.  The colors I used to get the black and white look are: W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, & W7.  I then die cut three frames from gold foil paper and trimmed the photos to fit behind them.  Next, I laid them out on the card gluing the two on each side and trimming the extra off.  For the center photo, I added some twine using glue dots and added a black brad (time to pull out that stash!) and pop dotted the photo.  Then I adhered to the center of the card with pop dots.

I hope you will try this black and white photo coloring yourself, and visit the CDD blog for more Design Team inspiration!  You can share your creations with us at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on FB.  And we have a new April challenge, click the link for all the details!

I am going to leave you with the Chef Trolls all colored up and have a wonderful week!

Candice

CDD april release chef trolls colored up

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Wish Big!

The new April release from Craftin Desert Divas is now available and I’m sharing another card using the new Cake Tester stamp set, Hill Sentiment dies, and Confetti sequins!

CDD April release cake tester card 2

Here is a list of all the great CDD product I used:

I love bright colors for birthday cards and this card has all the bright colors!  To start my card I die cut some textured watercolor paper with the scalloped frame and inked the top left with the burst stencil in squeezed lemonade and adhered to the center of the card.

CDD april release cake tester card 2 close up

Next, I created the shaker element by using my cameo to die cut the word WISH out of pink cardstock, added acetate behind it, put pop dots around the outside, filled with the confetti sequins and adhered to white cardstock.  I added this over the scalloped frame.  I then die cut the wish big from the new Hill Sentiment dies using thick white cardstock, inked with tumbled glass and salty ocean and pop dotted along the bottom.

I colored the cute unicorn from the new Cake Tester stamp set, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out, and pop dotted over the sun ray  Next, I die cut the cupcake pieces, colored with copics, and pop dotted on the bottom.  For the embellishments, I added sequins and nuvo drops in redblue, & yellow.  I also added white accents using a white pen.

If you haven’t seen all the DT fantastic creations for the new release visit the Craftin Desert Divas blog for great inspiration!  And if you haven’t heard, Craftin Desert Divas now has a new monthly CDD Creative Inspiration challenge that you can enter for 2 chances to win!  Click on the link for more details!

I’ll leave you with the adorable Cake Tester’s stamp set all colored!  Thanks!

Candice

CDD april release cake tester colored up

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Birthday Calories Don’t Count!

It’s Day 4 of the Craftin Desert Divas April release and today we have some adorable (and stuffed) birthday unicorns for you!  The sentiments are cute and large and go so perfect with these cuties!

CDD april release cake tester card 1

The CDD products that I used to create this card:

I started my card by trimming some watercolor paper a little smaller than my card base of 5 x 6.5 and die cutting the two stitched rectangles.  I then used versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment (available 4/17) in white.  Next, I inked with cracked pistachio, dried marigold, and scattered straw oxide inks and then splattered with a small wet paintbrush with white paint.

CDD april release cake tester card 1 close up

I die cut two more stitched rectangles and the tab from thick white watercolor paper and inked parts with cracked pistachio.  I always use watercolor paper for my oxide inks because they really help with a smooth blend.  Next, I pop dotted the frame onto the center of my card base and then glued the two rectangles into the slots and the tab on the bottom.

I colored the unicorns and cupcake from the Cake Tester stamp set (available 4/17), colored with copic markers, fussy cut out, and pop dotted onto the card.  For the embellishments, I added sequins and white nuvo drops and using a white pen I added accents to the unicorns.

You can visit the Craftin Desert Divas blog for the DT amazing creations with this stamp set and catch up on the April release so far!

We now have new CDD Creative Inspiration challenge, the theme is unicorns and/or fairies with rainbow palette, enter your creations at the CDD Facebook Gallery and on Instagram remembering to tag #cddcreativeinspiration for your chances to win!

Thank you for visiting and I’ll leave you with the Cake Tester stamp set all colored up!

Candice

CDD april release cake tester colored up

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CDD Creative Inspiration for April

I am so excited that Craftin Desert Divas has started a new #cddcreativeinspiration challenge for each month with 2 chances to win!  You just simply create a card with the current theme of the month using Craftin Desert Divas products and enter it on IG and on the Craftin Desert Divas gallery on FB making sure you tag #cddcreativeinspiration so we can see your entry!  You can enter as many times as you would like!

For the month of April we are creating with the theme of Unicorns and/or Fairies and rainbows!  So many awesome choices to pick from at Craftin Desert Divas including their very affordable digital stamps!

0404-Candice-creative inspiration April

For my inspiration, I used the all three because fairies and unicorns go perfect with rainbows! Of course!

The CDD product I used to create this card:

0404-Candice-creative inspiration April up close

I began by die cutting the stitched frame from thick white card stock along with the rainbow and cloud and the scallops.  I set them aside for a few and created the background by taping the stencil over watercolor paper and inking with peacock feathers & mustard seed.  Next, I inked each strip from the rainbow with the colors listed above in products used.

I stamped the images from the Magic Trolls stamp set, colored with copic markers, highlighted with the glitter pen, and fussy cut out.  I then created the fairy wings by die cutting the butterfly out of purple vellum and trimming and gluing behind the fairy.

0404-Candice-creative inspiration April up close 2

To put the card together, I glued the scalloped edges to the inked sky and lined up the frame to stamp the sentiment using versafine.  I should have pulled out my staz on for this, it took a long time to dry on the vellum and is a little fussy but still worked!  I the glued the rainbow to the frame and pop dotted them both onto the background.

To finish it off, I added the stitched cloud, the unicorn and fairy, some purple sequins, and some nuvo drops in purple & clear.

I hope I have inspired you to create some fun and bright products using Craftin Desert Divas amazing products and enter it into the CDD Creative Inspiration for your chance to win!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Candice

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A Sweet Thanks

I love Springtime and am loving these pastel colors popping up in the Spring creations this year!  In the Craftin Desert Divas new March release, they have these cuties in the new Butterfly Cuties stamp set.

CDD march release butterfly cuties card 3

I used a variety of great CDD product:

I wanted to create an different card with this cutie and decided to do a half front card with fantastic results!

CDD march release butterfly cuties card 3 close up

I started by using my cameo to cut a wave on half of my card base and then using the rain & cloud stencil with shimmer mousse to get the textured clouds.  I set it aside to dry, and heat embossed watercolor paper with white polka dots and then inked with milled lavender to put on the inside.

For the left side of the card I die cut the fence from purple shimmer paper and glued right under the bottom cloud.  I then die cut watercolor paper with the small scallop die and then inked with squeezed lemonade and pop dotted under the fence and trimmed around the side with scissors.  Next, I cut the large THANKS from my cameo and die cut the thank you and added to the card.

I then stamped the butterfly cuties, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut them out.  I added them to the card, some pop dotted for dimension.  For some final touches, I die cut some puffy clouds and added them to the inside part along with some sequins.  On the butterfly wings, I added some wink of stella to give some shine.

CDD march release butterfly cuties colored up

If you want some cuties to color up for spring, this might be your set, Butterfly Cuties.  Here is the whole March release and remember there is now a new #cddcreativeinspiration challenge that you can join on Craftin Desert Divas gallery on FB and/or on CDD on IG for your chance to win!  You can enter as many times as you would like, it goes for the whole month of March, the theme is interactive and/or pastels, and remember to add #cddcreativeinspiration so we can find your creations!

Thanks,

Candice

 

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Oh I Love Rainy Days!

I am so in love with Craftin Desert Divas new Rainy Days stamp set, aren’t these guys the cutest!?  And on top of it all, they made a new stencil with both rain & clouds!  Perfect for Spring card making!

CDD march release rainy days card 4

I used some amazing CDD product to create this card:

CDD march release rainy days card 4 up close

I love when I can use two colors on one card and allow those colors to just pop!  I started this card by trimming some thick white cardstock a little smaller than the front of my card.  I then covered half of it with the rain stencil and inked from lightest to darkest, shifted the stencil and did it again to cover the whole piece.  Next, I inked the edges with scattered straw to draw the eye inwards.

I took another thick white piece of cardstock and cut the circles out using my cameo and then ran it through the die cutting machine using the stitched frame.  I then adhered acetate to the back, added pop dots around the circle, and then sprinkled in the sequins.  Next, I added the raindrop background over it to create my shaker.

I colored up the cute elephant and chick with copics and fussy cut them out.  I then die cut the banner, heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set, and inked with peacock feathers.  I pop dotted all of these onto the front of the card.

For the embellishments, I added the puffy clouds with the stamped raindrop and added blue stickles and clear stickles to the images.

CDD march release rainy days colored up

Here is the adorable new stamp set all colored up and hope you are enjoying a Spring day!

Candice

 

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Pastel Butterfly Cuties

We are half way in sharing our new March release with you at Craftin Desert Divas!  Today we are bringing you the Butterfly Cuties stamp set (available 3/13) and I made a sweet pastel card using these cutie pies!

CDD march release butterfly cuties card 2

The CDD product I used to create this spring card are:

CDD march release butterfly cuties card 2 close up

I started this sweet card by using the rain & cloud stencil (available 3/13) over watercolor paper and used versamark and heat embossed with white.  I then inked sections with oxide inks in scattered straw, spun sugar, & shaded lilac.

Next, I die cut the tag from thick white cardstock, the grass, which I inked in shabby shutters, & the puffy cloud, which I inked with dried marigold.  I then stamped the cuties from the Butterfly Cuties stamp set (available 3/13), colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  To put the tag together, I pop dotted the grass on the bottom, pop dotted the stamped cuties, and added some twine.

I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Cuties first with versafine and added the my friend from the Sweetest Birthday stamp set with pop dots below.

To finish the card, I added the puffy cloud with sequins, petalicious (available 3/13) & shimmer along with nuvo drops in coordinating colors, purple, orange, and pink.

CDD march release butterfly cuties colored up

Here is the Butterfly Cuties stamp set all colored up in pastels.  Continue to follow us on the Craftin Desert Divas blog as we share a new stamp set each day along with the DT fabulous inspirations!  On Friday 3/13 the March release will be available and for a few days you can get 20% your total purchase! WOW!

If you haven’t heard the news, Craftin Desert Divas in now doing a Creative Inspirations Challenge each month and for the month of March, the theme is interactive OR pastels!  You can share your creations on FB at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery and on IG here making sure you use #cddcreativeinspiration for your 2 chances to win a prize at the end of  the month!  You can enter as many times during the month!  Can’t wait to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Candice