Craftin Desert Divas Guest Designer – Back to School with Live, Love, Plan

Hi Everyone! For my fourth and final project as a Guest Designer for Craftin Desert Divas, I have used the Live, Love, Plan stamps to create this fun back to school card. And since it is a back to school themed card, it is perfect for the Paper Players Back to School theme challenge.

For the background of my card, I applied Distress Ink to a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of white cardstock with a blending tool. Then I randomly stamped the owl, pencil and books in Memento Black ink.  I mounted this on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ black cardstock mat and mounted this on an A2 white card base.

Next, I stamped the little pencil troll and the sentiment on a piece of Copic friendly cardstock and cut it out with an oval die. I colored in the troll “watercolor” style by using my Copics and a waterbrush filled with alcohol.

NOTE: To use this “watercolor” technique simply scribble with your Copics on a piece of craft plastic and then pick up the ink with your alcohol filled waterbrush. – See my post on the CardMaker Magazine Blog for detailed instructions.

When my colored image was dry, I mounted it on a slightly larger black cardstock oval and attached this to my card.

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   BAS=Blick Art Supply

Craftin Desert Divas Live, Love Plan Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Live, Love Plan Stamp Set

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CDD

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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Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Waterbrush

Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Waterbrush

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Black Cardstock 100#

Black Cardstock 100#

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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Distress Ink Candied Apple

Distress Ink Candied Apple

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Distress Ink Abandoned Coral

Distress Ink Abandoned Coral

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Distress Ink Worn Lipstick

Distress Ink Worn Lipstick

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Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

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Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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Guest Designer Craftin Desert Divas – Live, Love, Plan Planner Pages

Hey Guys! For my third Craftin Desert Divas guest designer project I decided to use the Live, Love, Plan stamps to decorate my planner. I don’t usually use stamps in my planner — in fact I don’t normally decorate my planner at all. But this was such a fun project that I might be joining my daughters in their weekly planner party.

I’ve bought hundreds of planners over the years but have never found one that was quite right for me — so this year I decided to create my own. I print the pages on the front and back of 8.5 x 11″  80# white cardstock with the week spreading across two pages.

Note: I use 80# cardstock because I don’t like flimsy pages that you can see through, this also turned out to be the perfect weight for decorating.

To decorate my pages, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Prismacolor colored pencils. I also added some glitter tape and decorative paper.

Hope you enjoyed today’s planner project and if you are interested in the template for my planner pages, leave me a note in the comments — I’m happy to share!

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!

CDD=Craftin Desert Divas  SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  BAS=Blick Art Supply

Craftin Desert Divas Live, Love Plan Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Live, Love Plan Stamp Set

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CDD

Prismacolor Colored Pencils (36)

Prismacolor Colored Pencils (36)

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BAS

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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SSS

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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Happy Crafting!
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Craftin Desert Divas August Guest Designer – Live, Love, Plan

Hey Guys! I’m back with my second project as a guest designer for Craftin Desert Divas. Today I made another card with the Live, Love, Plan stamp set. This sweet little troll is all set to start her journey with her little backpack and planner!

I began today’s card by stamping the troll image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic friendly paper and coloring her in with Copic markers. Then I cut her out with a pair of precision scissors and set her aside while I worked on the background.

Copic Colors: E000, E00, E11, R20, G94, Y13, E21, E23, E25, E41, E42, E43, V01, V04, V05, V06


I created the background by using a blending tool to apply Spun Sugar and Wilted Violet Distress inks onto a 4 1/4 x 3″ piece of Smooth Bristol cardstock. I spritzed it with water and when it was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I mounted it on a 4 1.2 x 3 1/4″ of purple cardstock and attached this to an A2 card base.

Finally I used foam adhesive to attach the little planner troll to my card and added a few tiny purple sequins to add some sparkle and finish it off.

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  BAS=Blick Art Supply

Craftin Desert Divas Live, Love Plan Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Live, Love Plan 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

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

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

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P&M

Distress Ink Spun Sugar

Distress Ink Spun Sugar

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Distress Ink Wilted Violet

Distress Ink Wilted Violet

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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

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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 EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

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Tombow Mono Glue Pen

Tombow Mono Glue Pen

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

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

Blick Smooth Bristol (9x12)

Blick Smooth Bristol (9×12)

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BAS

Happy Crafting!

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