Summer Vibin’ with Craftin Desert Divas

Today I made another card with the Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin’ stamp set. This little mermaid is so sweet…almost as sweet as the little alligator I used on my card for the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Blog Hop. Truly, all the stamps in this set are so cute it’s really unfair to play favorites 😉

I started my card by stamping the mermaid with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Copic friendly cardstock and coloring her in with Copic markers. Then I cut her out with a pair of precision scissors leaving a small white border.

TIP: To get a the effect of scales on her tail, I dotted on different shades of BG, B and BV Copics.

I used Distress Ink and a blending tool to create my background. I started blending from a craft mat onto my card, adding more ink towards the bottom for a nice ombre effect. Then I used a paintbrush to flick on some water drops — because Distress Ink is reactive with water, anywhere the water lands becomes lighter.

It’s hard to see in the photos but, I also flicked on some Clear Wink of Stella giving the background a bit of shimmer.

I cut out my distressed background with a stitched rectangular die, mounted it on a slightly larger mat of purple cardstock and attached it to a white A2 card base.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments on the purple cardstock with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. Then I cut them out with Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner dies, trimming the strips to fit my card.

I attached the mermaid to the card with foam adhesive for some dimension and added some sequins with micro glue dots for a bit of bling.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  CDD=Craftin Desert Divas  P&M=Paper&More  MFT=My Favorite Things  SU=Stampin’ Up!  BAS = Blick Art Supply

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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CDD

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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SSS

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

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CDD | MFT

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

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CDD

Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

Ranger Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

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SSS | SBC

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BAS

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

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SSS | SBC

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

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SSS | AMZ

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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SSS

WOW! Heat Tool

WOW! Heat Tool

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SSS

Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

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SSS | SBC

MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

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SSS

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

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SSS | SBC

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

 EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Summer Blog Hop

Hey guys! Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Bog Hop! Craftin Desert Divas just had their July Release and are hosting a giveaway on their blog for a $75 CDD shop credit! WooHoo! Be sure to hop on over there for a chance to win!

I’ve been playing with the one of the newly released sets — Summer Vibin’ — so adorable!  All of the images are super sweet but I absolutely love the little alligator sipping on his coconut drink!

I decided to make a shaker card combining my little alligator friend with some of the fabulous CDD Beyond the Horizon sequins. Love the teeny, tiny, little purple sequins included in this assortment.

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green so between the green alligator and purple sequins I was good to go!

I stamped the alligator and a few of the little starfish with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I knew I wanted a palm tree so I printed the palm tree from the CDD Triceratops Digi and colored that in with Copics too.

Here are the steps to make the shaker part of the card…

  • To create the window panel of the shaker card I started with a 4″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock and used a blending tool to create a gradient of purple, blue and green ink. I cut out the center oval with a die and attached a piece of clear acetate to the back. Then I cut a slightly larger oval in a 3.75″ x 3.50 piece of white craft foam and attached it to the back of the front panel to make a space for the sequins.
  • To make the panel behind the sequins, I started with a piece of 3.75″ x 3.5″of white cardstock and used the blending tool to make overlapping circles in the same purple, blue, and green ink creating a Bokeh effect.
  • I put the front panel face down, added sequins into the space formed by the cutout in the craft foam, and attached the back panel to trap the sequins.
  • NOTE: when attaching the front and back panels to the craft foam apply the adhesive on the craft foam around the entire cut out oval be sure to leave no gaps for the sequins to escape.

Once my shaker was assembled, I layered it with a green mat and attached it to a white A2 card base. Then I added my adorable colored images.

I stamped the “Let’s float away together” sentiment which is included in the stamp set and so appropriate as the sweet alligator looks like he’s floating away on a sea of sequins.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  The next stop on the hop is: Laura Volpes @ a Bit of My Crafts Blog

Complete hop line up is:

CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Craftin Desert Diva - Dino Triceratops

Craftin Desert Divas – Dino Triceratops

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon

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CDD

OTHER SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Copic colors used: B60, B63, B66, YG21, YG23, YG25, E21, E23, E25, RV02, RV09

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Stampin' Up! Old Olive Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Cardstock

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SU

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BLICK

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

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SU

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12x12

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12×12

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SBC | AMZ

 MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

White Craft Foam Sheets

White Craft Foam Sheets

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SSS | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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Craftin Desert Diva Triceratops Digi Stamp Card

Hey everyone! I’m back again today with another digi stamp from Craftin Desert Diva. This one is called Dino Triceratops. With this download not only do you get the adorable dinosaur, you also get a palm tree image — which inspired me to make this prehistoric scene.

Instead of using my word processing program like I did Thursday, today I used Open Office Draw. You can download Open Office for free or use your favorite drawing or photo editing program. I inserted the images into my document and scaled them to suit my card. To add a little variation, I flipped and enlarged one of the trees and placed the dinosaur in front of it. Because the download included a PNG format of the digis they can be layered without a white border area getting in the way.

NOTE:  Digital stamps come in a few formats. The two most widely used are PNG and JPG. The main difference between these two formats is that the background on a PNG file is transparent whereas the background on a JPG file is opaque. 

Once I had my scene laid out, I printed it on Copic X-Press cardstock and colored it in with Copics. To create the sky I colored in a circular motion, keeping my circles small but loose. I avoided blending the sky area too much — I like the cloudy, sky like texture I achieved by not blending.

When my scene was finished, I layered it onto a double mat of brown and green and attached it to an A2 card base which I made out of brown cardstock.

Layer Measurements:

Image Layer: 4 1/2″ x 3 3/8″   Brown Mat:  4 3/4″ x 3 5/8″   Green Mat: 5 1/4″ x 4″ 

I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock in espresso brown ink and cut it out with MFT Stamps Stitched Sentiment Strip die-namic. Then I distressed it with espresso brown ink and a blending tool.

NOTE: The sentiment is from the retired Stampin’ Up! Dinoroar stamp set. If you don’t have a sentiment that would fit your card you can easily print one from your computer using a word processing program and a fun font.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

COPIC Colors:

Dinosaur: B60, B63, B66, T02, T04  Sky: B0000 and B00  Palm Tree: YG21, YG23, YG25, E21, E23, E25, E70

Craftin Desert Diva - Dino Triceratops

Craftin Desert Diva – Dino Triceratops

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DIVAS

Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Cardstock

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SU

Stampin' Up! Old Olive Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Cardstock

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SU

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BLICK

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

 MFT Stitched Sentiments Strips Die-namics

MFT Stitched Sentiments Strips Die-namics

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SSS

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SBC | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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