Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rainbow World!

Hello everyone!! I'm finally back with a post!  Today I used one of my favourite stamp sets of ALL TIME...Origami Map from Neat and Tangled.  This is such a unique stamp set and I had one particular idea in mind.  No line watercolour with my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  It is such a shame, but I haven't used them in awhile :(

I first stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto some Strathmore Watercolor Paper.  I chose the following colours:  Mustard, Violet, Sun Yellow, Iris Blue, Apple Green, Fuchsia and Teal Green.


Behind the pencils, is the coloured and die cut image..sorry I didn't get an "in progress" shot!  I was in the colouring zone and totally forgot.

Here is a closer view:


I ended up spritzing the map with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer.  It looked ok but didn't really "wow" me.  So I remembered a technique that Yana Smakula showed on her blog.  It was using embossing ink and clear embossing powder over your entire image to make it POP.  And it worked!!


It's hard to see in the photo, but it is super shiny and has locked all the shimmer underneath!

I used the die cut on a piece of black fun foam and adhered the image on top with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. 

 I cut a panel using a stitched frame die from My Favourite Things in the same color as my card base and a scalloped oval die (also, MFT) out of a piece of grey cardstock (Stampin'Up).  
I cut one of the sentiments from the set and manipulated them to arc around the oval..my Mini Misty worked great for this!!


And here is the final result...



I wish I could capture the sparkle and shine on camera, but take my word for it, it's there!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed!

Hugs!

Laurie






Friday, June 10, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas JUNE RELEASE!!!

Welcome to the CDD June Product Release Blog Hop. 
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.







We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive. 


New $1.00 sequins....







Here's what I've created for you...

I used the Island Paradise stamp set along with the Crazy Stitched Frames for my first card.  I coloured quite a few images from the stamp set and fussy cut them out.  I just love that mask!!  To fill out the flowers, I actually used a couple of the larger hibiscus and leaf images from the Flowers in Bloom stamp set.



I die cut a white panel using the Crazy Stitched Frames (which are awesome!!!) and adhered all my elements to the centre and stamped "Aloha".


To say I love the Crazy Stitched Frames is an understatement.  Not only does it come with the frames themselves, but all those flower dies as well!!!  I started by laying down different colors of watercolour, then die cutting all the flowers and leaves.  I die cut the word "thanks" from the new Greeting Word dies from the same watercolored paper.  Isn't that font incredible??!  


I adhered everything directly to the base except two of the flowers, in which I used foam adhesive.  I finished it off by added some white gel pen details.


Now because I am totally in love with these Greeting Word dies and the Crazy Stitched Frames, I had to use them for my final project!!  I started by using the largest frame die to cut a panel of black cardstock.  I paired these new products with some older ones!!  


I used the Farmers Market stamp set for the radishes.  Those cute little faces are included in the set:)
I die cut four "totally" words and stacked them together and adhered them to the black panel.  I heat embossed the "you're rad" in white and foam mounted my radishes.  To finish it off, I added a few white enamel dots!!


I hope you enjoyed my projects for this release!!  And I hope you get a chance to shop!!!

This will, unfortunately, be my last release for Craftin Desert Divas.  This has been such an amazing experience for me,  I've enjoyed every minute!  I want to thank Tara and the entire team of Divas for all the support and friendship!!  Love you guys!!




Here are the specials for this release:

**New sequins mixes will be on SALE for $1.00.

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.

Shipping minimum orders:

$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP

$15 International use Code: 15SHIP
 

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 6/10 thru 6/15 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.




Each day from 6/10 thru 6/15 one comment left on the projects 

will be chosen from random.com to receive a $15.00 CDD shop 

credit. So be sure to join us for our 2 day blog hop and then hop 

on over to the CDD Facebook page to join us for our Release 

Inspiration Hop. The CDD DT will feature more projects 

showcasing the new June release.


Your next stop is the super talented:  LEAH!!!



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