Friday, March 16, 2018

Let's Do Lunch

I have one more card to share using products from the new Craftin Desert Divas March release! But you still have a few more days to use code MAR18 for 15% off your order!! You have until March 19th so fill up your cart!

I'm loving Distress Oxide inks right now...especially on glossy cardstock with a little Distress Glaze to brighten up the background! I just love the marbled effect! I die cut my background with the Fancy Frame dies and added another white frame with the Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies and some images from the new Let's Do Lunch stamp set!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happily Ever After Shaker Card

Hey, everyone! Do you love the new Craftin Desert Divas release as much as I do?! It's an AMAZING release and I hope you go check it out! Make sure you use the code MAR18 for 15% off your entire order!

I made my background using the new Bright Horizons stencil to give the background a cloudy sky look and then die cut the entire background by stacking together two dies from the Fancy Frames die set and created this super cute shaker card! I love the little mouse images from the new Just Married stamp set!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy As An Ant At a Picnic

Hello! We are halfway through release week for the March Craftin Desert Divas release! There are so many new products! Be sure to go to the shop and check it out! And you can use code MAR18 for 15% off your entire order until March 19th! 

I used the awesome new Let's Do Lunch stamp set and Blooming Tree stencil to create this cute scene! I thought I would give the tree some little pink flower buds instead of leaves for the ant picnic scene!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Elegant Letterpress with Dies

Hello, Divas! It's Lynnea!Today I'm going to show you how you can stretch a set of dies and layer them up to create an elegant letterpress look! Let's jump in!

I started by taking the three rectangle dies from the Inside Scalloped Rectangle die set and taping them together so that they were evenly spaced. I added some extra tape to the outside to create some "handles" to help me later. Once I was happy with the spacing I inked up the dies SUPER LIGHTLY with Versamark ink. You only want ink on the raised cut lines of the die. Be sure to barely touch the ink pad to the dies. Versamark is super spongy, so if you press too hard you will get ink in the depression parts of the dies. Once the dies are inked up, flip over the dies using the washi tape "handles" and put the dies onto a piece of cardstock. Be sure not to move the dies. Once the dies hit the paper they need to stay in the same spot or ink will get in places we don't want it.

And now for the cool part! We are NOT going to use the dies to cut the paper! We are going to use them to press ink into the paper - so we will use a special setup in our die cutting machine. I have a Big Shot from Sizzix, so I set up my machine as follows: My base plate was open to tab 2 (for embossing), then a cutting plate, a tan embossing mat, my paper with the dies on top, and a top cutting plate. I ran my paper through and added some gold embossing powder and magic is made!

Although I didn't use these other background today, I figured that while I had my dies taped together I would ink up a few more backgrounds! You'll notice some cracking - I think that's because I chose to use watercolor cardstock which is quite thick. I think if I did this again I would use regular cardstock! Anyway...I kept my dies taped together and inked them up with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and I love how that pink ink is pressed into the paper!

And I did it once more with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink!

These backgrounds are so elegant that I didn't want to take away from the background, so I colored up a few images from the brand new Just Married stamp set and added coordinating sentiments and I have two wonderful wedding cards in no time at all!

I hope you will try this technique with the dies that you have! Try it with circles, squares, flowers, etc! I can't wait to see what you make!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas March Mood Board and Release Sneak Day 3

Hello, stampers! I have a card to share using the March Mood Board from Craftin Desert Divas as inspiration! I used some new CDD products that will soon be released - the Bright Horizons stencil, Flower Border die, and Just Married stamp set. If you want to play along in the Mood Board challenge ( and have the chance to win prizes!! ) just create a card inspired by the mood board pictured below using Craftin Desert Divas products and upload it to the CDD Facebook Group!

And here's the March mood board :

You can see that I took my inspiration from the wedding theme of the mood board! Do you want another sneak peek of the new Just Married stamp set? Here you go!

I'm seriously in LOVE with this stamp set! It is so cute! I never have wedding cards on hand, but now I have a bunch thanks to these cute wedding mice!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas March Release Sneak Day 2

Hello! Today I have some projects using the new Tag It die from Craftin Desert Divas that will be released later this week!

This die makes AMAZING shaker tags...but can also be used without the inside window to create cute stitched tags!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas March Release Sneak Day 1

Hello! I hope you're ready for another AMAZING release from Craftin Desert Divas! Today is the first day of sneak week and myself and the rest of the design team are sharing projects using the Let's Do Lunch stamp set, Blooming Tree stencil, and Flower Border die!

Stay tuned the rest of the week to see more sneaks!