Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Llama

I worked up this card using a few of the elements Amy had brought along to our Saturday crafty gathering as a tag make 'n' take which I converted to a card. There's so much I love about this one!

I'm entering this in Fab n Funky #374 All Tied Up, Naughty or Nice #46 Season's Greetings
Shopping Our Stash #333 Let's Play Tag

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Fa La Llama, Authentique Alpine 6x6 Paper, Recollections llama paper, Versamark, Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder, PTI vellum, gold washi, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wobble Bear

This card uses a background that was a total accident.  I was trying to get a slightly different shade of purple so was sponging it again when I realized I had shifted the stencil a bit. Well, one thing led to another and next thing you know I had a cool dimensional effect.  The skiing bear is, of course, on a wobble, but you don't need to wobble it to make it look like the card is in motion.  Tee hee!

I'm entering this in SIP #128 Let It Snow, Shopping Our Stash #332 I Like to Move It


The Details:  MFT Skisons Seasons, Newton's Nook Snowflake stencil, Lawn Fawn plaid paper, wool felt, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Mini Wobble, Distress Inks

CDD December Release Recap

Today I'm recapping the Craftin Desert Diva goodies I showcased last week now that they're available in the shop. It's fun to be teased with what's coming but even more fun to be able to shop!

In my first card, I stamped a few extra hearts and the sentiment from Hugs and Kisses before impressing the largest of the Nested Hearts Dies. I love the effect!  And I love the effect of having some of the heart bubbles in the background so it appears they're floating away. So very cute!

In this card I did direct to stencil inking with Versamark, leaving the corner of the  Hearts Galore Stencil  more or less bare for the sentiment. The combo of the warm gold and red wows me. Even better tho is the contrast of the gold mirror cardstock Nested Hearts Die against the matte gold embossing. Yum! And what a perfectly simple and elegant frame for the Better Together image!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Better Together, Nested Heart Dies and Hearts Galore Stencil, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Red Geranium and Princess Gold Embossing Powders, Recollections Gold Mirror Board

With this card I wanted to experiment with Distress Oxides. I usually create my galaxy backgrounds using multiple layers of watercolor but this proved even easier!  I sponged an initial layer down on navy cardstock then spattered with Copic Opaque White for stars. I then sponged again with brighter tones to create a nebula. I spattered again to create added depth--some of the stars as seen through the nebula and some closer. Cool!  I was able to emboss the sentiment and rub some of the Oxide off for emphasis then it was a quick pop up of the Far Out astronaut (astro-yes!) to finish the card.

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Far Out, Versamark, Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder, Copics, Copic Opaque White, Memento Tuxedo Black

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Neon Llamas

I've worked up two cards using a new llama stamp I picked up from Michael's thanks to Miss Sherri!  The first uses, actually both, use Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink. Fantastic, right?  Super bright on white with a simple Sizzix snow embossing folder or a bit more subtle on Lawn Fawn plaid with a red iris.  Love them both!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fa La La La La La La Llama

I thought I had enough holiday cards but I was so very wrong.  Eeeeeek.  Less writing, more cardmaking!

I'm entering this in CAS on Friday #122 Christmas, AAA #104 Christmas

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Fa La Llama, Copics, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Love Letter

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Hop

It's that season again and time for Craftin Desert Divas to sponsor another Coffee Lovers Hop! How could I resist the new Brewed with Love set and sentiment from November release Skating By (which is the absolute perfect size for embossing)? Wait, better question:  how can YOU?!  These little critters are adorable, aren't they?  So warm and cozy.  Oh, dang, you know what would have been cute?  If I had added just a touch of snow to the log. Next time!

I'm also entering this in The Male Room #75 Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Brewed with Love,  (sentiment), Uni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel PenMemento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper, Sizzix Knit Set Embossing Folder, Versamark, Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CDD December Release Day 3

Oh my goodness, I can't believe we're already on Craftin Desert Release Day 3 and what a day is is!  First up, I'm showcasing the new Better Together and Nested Heart Dies (I heart them so!).  I also used the currently available Sending Die and Doodlebug Design Milk and Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad. The Nested Heart Die is perfect for designer paper and large enough to nest an image if you wanted. Swoon!

On my second card I used Craftin Desert Divas Far Out, pairing it with my Gelli plate, acrylic paints, the Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil and Stitched In Circle Dies to create a planet.  I used the Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil again to randomly sponge in stars.  This is a great stencil to add accents to your cards and easily used to create entire backgrounds.

Btw, I think my favorite part of the Far Out set is how their hairs sticks out beyond the helmet.  Just too much happiness to be contained!

I'm entering this in CAS Mix Up Dec 2017 (stamping, acrylic paints, stenciling, and more!)

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Far Out, Better Together, Nested Heart DiesSending DieStitched In Circle DiesSorted Shapes 1 StencilDoodlebug Design Milk and Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad, Copics, Distress Squeezed Lemonade, Distress OxideVersaFine Onyx BlackMemento Tuxedo BlackGelli Plate, Liquitex Acrylic Paints