How to Create a Soft, Metallic Background feat Craftin Desert Divas Play Time Stamp Set


Hello everyone! Today I am very excited to be on the Craftin Desert Divas blog with a card and a video showcasing images from the insanely cute Play Time stamp set! This is without a doubt one of my favorites from the August release, it is just sooo sweet! I had so much fun coloring all the images in this set, and I love how the little boys are dressed up in clothes that match the toys they are playing with! Such a fun idea!
To make this card I stamped my images on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and I colored them in using my Spectrum Noir markers. I tried to stick to lighter shades to give a bit of a softer look to the images, and I used the same colors for both the dragon and pirate boy images, just in different proportions. This way I can achieve a more cohesive look on my card without giving the feeling that my color choices are repetitive.
My card base is some heavyweight white cardstock cut at a standard A2 size. For the stitched frame I cut the same white cardstock using the two largest dies from the Crazy Frames Dies.
For the background I took yet another piece of the same with cardstock and blended my Nuvo Mousses using a make up sponge. I used the colors Aquamarine, Citrus Green and Lemon Sorbet and simply created some horizontal stripes across my panel. I then used the largest die from the Crazy Frames Dies to cut the panel to the same size as the front frame.
At this point I started assembling my card: I used some foam tape to raise the frame and the parts of my images hanging off of it. I then adhered everything to my stripey background.
For the sentiment I used one of the dies from the Flag Banners Dies set, and I added some extra cardstock at the back to raise it a little with respect to the background before gluing it down. I used some liquid glue to attach everything to my card base, and I decided to angle it for some extra interest.
As a finishing touch I added Nuvo Drops pretty much everywhere. :) I used respectively on the blue, green and yellow areas of my background so that everything would match nicely.
I also filmed a video tutorial showing how I created this card, to make it easier for you to follow along. I hope you will enjoy it!



And, as promised, here is the full list of supplies I used:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Craftin Desert Divas Play Time stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banner Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frames
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Key Lime
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Limoncello
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Sea Breeze
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Aquamarine
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Citrus Green
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Lemon Sorbet
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Key Lime
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Sea Breeze
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Limoncello
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pritt White Glue
3M Scotch foam tape
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine



And before I go I wanted to show you again how beautifully shiny that background is when it catches the light, and at how gorgeous those translucent Nuvo drops are! Not to mention the cuteness of these images! :)


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked it, and I hope I inspired you to create with these adorable stamps! 
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day! Ciaooo!





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