Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spooky Bouquet

This post is a little different from my card making posts. Today I'm showing how I made this spooky floral arrangement for $5.00 from Dollar Tree.

So I picked the black roses with the spiders; two bunches, and the glittery branches. I grabbed a vase that was red and I spray painted glossy black, and a bag of sand to keep my flowers in place. You'll need a pair of wire cutters and scissors.

I start by cutting apart my bunches of flowers. I fill my vase with that sand and insert my flowers how I want them. This is the creative process, giving your arrangement life! I make sure to have some higher than others to give a more "real" look. I then add my fillers which are the spiders and branches. I bring them forward and around the bottom and my spiders I place all over. Here are some pictures of the final look.  Dollar Tree also had roses in purple with bats or spiders which would also be very beautiful. 

Thanks for visiting and leave a comment below if you like or would like to see more posts like this! Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sweet Little Tags 2x3 Set Release

It's new release time with Craftin Desert Diva's!! Hi  I'm Janet on the design team and today we are showcasing our new 2x3 sets. I used Barnyard and Frosty Friends to create these cute tags. I used the Fancy Stitched Label dies to make the tag. These are great because they add a beautiful stitched detail around the edge. I used the SVG files for both the Frosty Friends and Barnyard stamps, stamped in Memento Ink and Colored with Copics.  I then added matching twine and stamped "Thanks" from the Farmers Market Stamp set.  I just loved how these turned out.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Window Santa

Hi everyone, happy Sunday! Today I created a project for Art Impressions challenge Cards to die for. Join the fun HERE.

So I used a few new Art Impressions items. The first is the Tropical Christmas set  which is super fun and has warm weather holiday imagery! The second was the new Snowflake dies these are cute little detailed snowflakes that will be a great addition to my die collection. On to the card....

I started by cutting a window from a Diamond Die set. I traced the two lower openings to cut my card base. I then traced another white piece of paper to stamp my image on. I only wanted Santa's face to show. I colored him in Copic markers, and stamped the sentiment in the set in Lady Bug Memento ink. I added a scrap piece of paper from my ever growing pile to the front cutting the spaces to show the inside of the card. I added a white piece to look like a shade to the top of the window.  I then cut some branches with the Darice branch and cut them up to put in the planter box. I added some red foiled paper dots and the snowflakes for a seasonal touch! I used the Craftin Desert Diva's Flag Banner dies  and the sentiment from AI Jingle set to finish this fun card off!  You would never know Santa is in flip flops until you opened the card!  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

You're Fin-tastic

Hello! So I made this card for the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Linky Party. You can join the fun HERE.

I Used the PPPR Center Step Card file and cut it out with my Circuit Explore. I then Cut out the Blue Whale file but eliminated a few pieces to simplify it. So I gathered my pieces and started preparing them. I started by embossing the center panel with the Lifestyle Crafts waves embossing folder. I then  die cut waves with Craftin Desert Diva's Outdoor Landscape dies
I stamped my front banner with Your Next Stamp Fishy Fun stamp set and the side panels with Design by Ryn Water Effects 1. I added a little Copic color to the bottom belly go the whale and glued the piece together and added a goggly eye. I glued everything in place and popped my whale up on a dimentional! I hope you found this whaley fun!

You're Fabulous!

Thanks for joining me this Sunday! Today I want to share a beautiful card using Craftin' Desert Diva's Flowers in Bloom Set. 
 I started by cutting my base layer with the Picture Frames die by CDD out of watercolor paper. I'm using Canson XL. I then mask off about a 1" section where I want to put my sentiment. I stamp the flowers I picked with Ranger Archival jet black ink using masks to place flowers behind one another. I use Zig Clean Color watercolor markers and blend two different colors together to create interest. These markers blend so nicely and they are very vibrant colors. I put this aside to dry and started working on my sentiment. I cut another layer with the Picture frame dies and cut out the piece I masked on my main panel. I stamped this with the Wishful Thoughts  and Tiny Sentiment stamps, I find I use these sets a lot together. I used Versafine Black ink and Hero Arts clear embossing powder to give it a little shine.  To assemble I cut two small stripes of black card stock and place along the side of the sentiment piece to frame it off.  I add some Shimmer sequins by CDD and a bit of yellow twine.  Thanks for visiting happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

House Mouse Summer Shower

I'm a huge House Mouse fan, so when I saw they are back from vacation I was so excited to start creating! Here is my project for their challenge "make a splash" it has to feature something with water. Join the fun HERE

So for this card I used the House Mouse image Summer Shower stamp. I colored using Copics. I layered this with Wonky Stitched dies by MFT and layered that on a piece of burgundy paper. I then cut some branches with a Darice die out of kraft card stock and distressed with Tea Dye ink. I added some satin ivory ribbon and a button for interest. I finished this sweet card off with some Clear Droplets by Pretty Pink Posh.   Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pumpkin Patch

Hi everyone!! I'm Janet designing for the Craftin Desert Diva's, and we have new Linky Party at Crafin Desert Diva's Facebook page. This party theme is called Down on the Farm. I used the Pumpkin Patch Scarecrow digi stamp to create my card. I started by uploading the stamp into Cricut Design Space. I then created a rectangle 4"x6" and placed my scarecrow onto it at 2.5". I added a few extra pumpkins and cut the panel out with some loose pumpkins.  ​​   I then started coloring using my Copics. I used B01, B04 and B06 for this overalls and R22 and R24 for his shirt. E21 and E00 for his face. YR12, YR16 G94 and G99 for the pumpkins. W5 for the hat and gloves. E23,E57, E37 and E13 for the wood sign. I colored the ground with E37. Y11 and Y18 for the flower.  Once this was complete I decided to make him look like he was standing in front of a corn field. This is where I got brave and just went for it. I used G94, G24, G21 for the corn stalks and Y18 and Y13 for the corn. I added the blue sky with B01 and B0000. I didn't have a plan just and idea of what I thought it would look like and I'm happy with the results!  Some times you just have to go for it and remember it's only paper you can always start again!!  ​​ Here is the final card. I hope this inspires you to play!  ​​ This is a close up I added some Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen and Glossy Accents to the eyes and White gel pen to the pumpkins, sign and pocket. I popped up two pumpkins right in front to give the illusion of depth. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Run Mummy....

Made for the Kenny K Club Facebook Page challenge. I used Kenny K's Mad Mummy image. I colored all the pieces with Copics in C4 C3 and C1. I cut and layered his hand with dimentionals and pop it though this die called Peek-a-Boo die by Pretty Pink Posh. I cut another base layer in a purple shimmer paper and stamped the Boo, Happy Halloween and Bats in Versafine Black ink. I made my own pop up piece by cutting two lines with an exacto knife 1/2" and pushing it forward to bend forward when the card closes. I think this turned out super fun!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Make A Birthday Wish

I cut three Scribbled Circles in turquoise and ran them through my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the back. I placed those diagonally on the card. I then stamped my sentiment in Versafine Black ink from a set called Wishful Thoughts. I added a small strip of turquoise on the side and a stripe of silver glitter paper. I finished this card with some dots using a Gelly Roll pen in black and silver. Thanks for visiting! For more daily inspiration please check out the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog