Craftin Desert Divas – August 2018 Release – Sneak Peek Day One

 

Hello crafty friends!

I am so honored and overjoyed to have the opportunity to guest design for Craftin Desert Divas’ August 2018 Release.

This is Day 1 of the Sneak Peeks and I am sharing two projects with you today. Make sure to visit the Craftin Desert Divas Blog to see all other projects DT members have created.

http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/2018/08/august-release-sneak-peek-day-1.html


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First card is all about masking! How much fun did I have creating this cutie!

I cut the masks for the two images from the stamp set, stamped and colored them with alcohol markers. Just loving the result – masking can create so much depth and dimension without adding extra bilk to the card and makes wonderful for mailing πŸ™‚

Sentiment – from the stamp set – was heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock and adhered flat on the card base.

I added a piece of kraft cardstock behind the panel to bring the colors of the image even more!


 
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My second card was created with two adorably sweet squirrel images and a little basket of acorns.

I wanted to create a scene with two squirrels having a picnic on a grassy hill so I startedΒ  with blending green and brown inks on the bottom of panel then added soft blue for the sky.

I colored the images with alcohol markers then fussy cut them out and popped them up with foam tape.

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I added the sentiment to the top of my card panel and added craft foam to the back of the panel for dimension. I adhered my panel to a standard A2 size card case.

 


 
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For my third card I used this adorable image of the little squirrel resting on a pile of acorns. I really wanted this little guy to take the center stage on this card so I decided to create a small shaker element behind him and leave the rest of the card simple.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut my squirrel and set him aside.

To create a shaker element I die cut a small circle on the bottom right corner of my panel, stamped the sentiment around the cut area and added acetate to the back of the opening.

I doubled foam tape for added dimension and adhered it to the back of my panel then filled the circle area with sequins. Next I backed the panel with a piece of cardstock and adhered the finished panel to my A2 card base.

To finish it off I adhered the little napping squirrel to the front of the shaker πŸ™‚


I really hope you enjoyed these 2 Nutty πŸ˜‰ cards and I know you will love this absolutely adorable stamp set πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Supplies Used: Stamps/Sequins – Craftin Desert Divas – Favorite Nut Stamp set/Pumpkin Spice sequins; Cardstock – Michael’s Recollections 110lb white, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest; Ink- Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Arts embossing powder white; alcohol markers, liquid adhesive, craft foam

 

4 thoughts on “Craftin Desert Divas – August 2018 Release – Sneak Peek Day One

  1. Trisha Layman

    Wow Ana these cards are so amazing! Your designs compliment the adorable images perfectly! I especially love the use of the shaker card element! What wonderful cards!

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