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.


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!


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.



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.




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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