No-Line Spectrum Noir Coloring plus Distress Oxide Emboss Resist Background feat Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Wizards


Hello everyone! Today I am on the Craftin Desert Divas blog with a card I made using the Coffee Wizards stamp set.
I wanted to try my hand at some no-line coloring, so I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo in London Fog on some Neenah Solar white cardstock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. Once I was done coloring all the images, I stamped the "Coffee Mischieve Managed" sentiment using Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain. And I have to say, I really love the sentiments in this stamp set! They are super fun! :) 
Once my scene was ready I cut it down using the largest from the Inside Scalloped Circles dies, and I moved on to my background. I took a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2 and used Versamark Ink to stamp some of the smaller images in the Coffee Wizards set in a random pattern. I then coated everything with some Nuvo clear glitter embossing powder, and heat set it with my heat gun. I inked up the background with Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet and I spritzed it with water for some added interest. And the fun part about using embossing powder with Distress Oxides is that the embossed areas on your card will resist the inks, so you end up with a nice pattern on your background! And the shimmer on this particular one is so pretty!
Once my background was ready, I cut a frame for my scene with the largest die from the Inside Scallop Circles set and inked it up with Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain. I used the same Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to add color to my card base, which I created out of some heavyweight cardstock, as well as to the edges of my scene die cut. I trimmed my Distress Oxide background to 4 by 5 1/4" and glued everything in place. 
And that's it! The card is ready! To make it easier for you to follow along, I also created a video tutorial showing the whole card making process, which you can watch below. I hope you enjoy it!


And here is the list of supplies I used:

Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Wizards Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circles dies
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxides: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Walnut Stain
Memento Ink in London Fog
Versamark Ink
Nuvo Clear Glitter Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat Gun
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Tonic studios Guillotine Trimmer
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
Color Copy 300 gsm White Cardstock
Pritt White Glue
Ranger Mini Ink Blender

And before I leave I wanted to show you just one more picture of this fun card! :) 



And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed the video, and I hope I inspired you to create with this super fun stamp set! 
Have a great day!

Sunset on the Ocean Scene with Distress Inks feat MFT Seaside Seagulls


Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card and a video for you guys, for the Friday Funday Challenge #198 over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog!  This week's sponsor is Di's Digis, and you can enter your projects for a chance to win to win a 12$ voucher to the Di's Digis store! I will tell you more at the end of this post, but for now let's focus on today's card :)
For my card base I used Distress Inks, a stencil and some ocean border dies by My Favorite Things to create a sunset on the ocean type of scene. The images come from the Seaside Seagulls stamp set, also by My Favorite Things, and I have to say that I really love this set! Those seagull are so fun, and the sentiments just crack me up! I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers, for the sentiment I decided to do some heat embossing with my Wow white embossing powder.
You can see the whole card making process in the video below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And here is the list of supplies I used:

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Heat Resistant Vellum (from Amazon)
My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls Stamps
My Favorite Things Radiating Rays Stencil
My Favorite Things Ocean Waves Dies
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmelade, Dried Marigold, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wow White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
KnorrPrandell Acrylic Block
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Tonic Studios Funky Tape Runner
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked my card and my video, and I will be back soon with more fun projects!
Don't forget to enter your projects in the current challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog for a chance to win a 12$ voucher to the Di's Digis store! Just make sure to read the challenge rules below, and start creating! We look forward to seeing your amazing projects!

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until July 28th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 28th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Pearlescent Distress Ink background feat Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card for the July Mood Board Challenge over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. I love the colors and the feel of this month's mood board, and I thought that the Soak Up the Sun digi was just perfect to go with it!!
So I printed it three times on some Canson XL watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images.
Using the two larger dies from the Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frames set I created a frame from some more Canson XL watercolor cardstock.
For my background I used the same watercolor cardstock and I did some ink blending using my Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. I then applied some Ranger Perfect Pearls to give the. background a pearlescent effect...the result is subtle, yet beautiful! When doing the ink blending I also made sure to only ink up the areas of my card base that are within the frame. 
The sentiment comes from the same Soak Up The Sun digital stamp, and I cut a banner around it using one of the dies from the Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banners set.
I then adhered everything in place: I raised the frame and the sentiment using some fun foam, and I glued the images using some liquid glue. For a final touch I added some Nuvo Drops in Clear Glitter. 
And that's it for today's card! I really hope you like it and enjoyed this post! And don't forget that you still have time to enter this month's mood board challenge to win some great prizes! Join us in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery group on Facebook, check out the challenge guidelines, and get crafty! We look forward to seeing all your beautiful projects!
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a fantastic day!

Gatefold Treasure Map Card with Distress Inks for the Craftin Desert Divas and Card Magazine Summer Blog Hop



Hello everyone! Today I am quite excited to be here, as this post is part of an amazing blog hop hosted by Craftin Desert Divas in collaboration with Card Maker magazine. I will tell you more about this at the end of this post - there is a really amazing prize for one of you guys! 
For such a great occasion I wanted to make something really special, and I decided to try my hand at a gatefold treasure map using some super fun digital stamps by Craftin Desert Divas. And I have to tell you, I am really happy about how this one turned out! 
The open card measures 11"x4 1/4", and it is scored at 2 3/4" and at 8 1/4", so that when the flaps are closed the card measures a standard 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". 
And here's how it looks when it's folded:


To keep the card closed I created a "belt" which measures 1" by 12", and which I scored at 2 7/8" and at 8 5/8". I folded it at the score lines, glued the loose ends together and used the little pirate girl to hide the seam.
To make it easier for you to follow along I also created a video, you can watch it down below! And if you like it, don't forget to let me know in the comments, leave me a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel!



If you liked this project and you wanted to give it a go, I prepared a **FREE treasure map template**  that you can check out and download at this link. Please don't redistribute the downloadable files, but link to the original post in case you want to share them with your crafty friends! And feel free to leave a comment on my blog with a link to the projects you made using my gatefold treasure map template!
And here is the list of all the supplies I used

Digi stamps by Craftin Desert Divas (each 0.99$ only!):
Distress Inks: 
- Broken China
- Stormy Sky
- Vintage Photo
- Antique Linen
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
Zest-it Blending Solution 
Paper Stomps
Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Hama Repositionable A4 Packing Labels
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Silhouette Portrait
Canon Pixma TS5055 printer



And finally for the juicy part of this post, as I mentioned above, today I am part of a fantastic blog hop hosted by Craftin Desert Divas and Card Maker magazine. You can hop along all the blogs in the hop and leave a comments for a chance to win a 75$ gift certificate to the Craftin Desert Divas store! Yes, you read right...75$! Quite a rich prize! The winner will be selected from all the comments on all the blogs, so the more you comment, the higher your chances will be! The winner will be announced on July 17, so good luck and happy hopping! :P

The hop starts here →Craftin’ Desert Divas: http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com
Mayras Designs: http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Clare Prezzia: http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/
Lissa Beck: http://www.purrfectionistcrafter.com
Diana Carr: http://www.secretlifeofpaper.com/

You are here → Laura Volpes: https://abitofmycrafts.blogspot.de/
Next Stop → Gaylynn Martling: https://neatnook.blogspot.com/

Waleska Galindo: http://craftinglovew.blogspot.com/
Jen Shults: https://deconstructingjen.com/
Tatiana Trafimovich: https://tatianacraftandart.wordpress.com/
Nicole Coursey: http://tealkatsblog.com/
Lindsay A.: https://craftingwhilecaffeinated.wordpress.com/
Savannah O’Gwynn: http://savannahland2.blogspot.com/
Christine Riley: http://www.stampynwifesspace.blogspot.com
Teresa Kline: http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/
Ale Suta: https://alexandrasuta.blogspot.de/
Jan Phat: http://handcrafthobby.blogspot.sg/
EK Gorman: https://ekgormandesigns.com/
The hop ends here → CardMaker: http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/

And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my project and you will give it a try. Again good luck to all the blog hop participants, and I will catch you guys soon with another fun project! Ciaooo!

Free Printable Template for Gatefold Treasure Map Card

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a template for a gatefold card with a treasure map on the inside! The image below includes the measurements for the gatefold card and for the "belt" that will allow the card to stay closed. The outline on the template will allow you to cut and create masks to turn this card in a treasure map. You have a large island on the left, the ocean on the right, and two smaller islands in the middle of the ocean for some added interest.


I also created a .zip file containing two templates that you can download FOR FREE by clicking the button below. One is sized to fit a US letter sized paper sheet, the other one is sized to DIN A4.


The files are meant to be printed with your printer set to "borderless print". If you cannot find that option you can still use the template, but the printed image will be a little bit smaller compared to the measurements I included in the template, so you might have to do some adjustments  your project. 
Please, do not redistribute the downloaded images, but link to this post in case you found this resource useful and want to share it with your crafty friends! If you upload a finished project on your blog or social media, please credit www.abitofmycrafts.blogspot.com, and if, you want, leave a comment on my blog with a link to your project - I would love to see what you make, and I will share it on my social media! 
Finally, if you want see what I did using this template, you can visit this post. I also have a video tutorial there showing how I used Distress Inks and some cute digital stamps by Craftin Desert Divas to make my own treasure map! 

If you enjoyed this template, you might also be interested in the free pop-up box template I shared last month. I am planning to keep sharing free resources for my readers; if you don't want to miss out on any of them you can subscribe to my newsletter by entering your email in the box below and hitting the Subscribe button

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I will be back soon with another fun project and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Distress Ink Sunset - Shaker Tags feat Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin and Cool Summer stamps


Hello everyone! I am back with another project using products from the Craftin Desert Divas July release - this time I am showcasing the Summer Vibin stamp set, alongside with the Cool Summer digital stamp (that cute rhino), which was given out as a freebie during the Craftin Desert Divas July release event. 
For this project I decided to make shaker tags, and I wanted them to look like these little critters were chilling in the sea at sunset. For the tags I used some free SVG outlines (you can find them here   which I used to cut some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my Silhouette Portrait. You could also use tag dies, if you prefer, or cut your own tags with your scissors. I also modified the SVGs so that they would cut bot then solid tag shape and the front of my shaker tag with the shaker window. 
To create the sea line on my tags I made a stencil out of some white cardstock using the wave die in the Craftin Desert Divas Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies set. I then used Distress Inks and my DIY stencil to create my sunset background: for the sea I used Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and a light touch of Blueprint Sketch, and for the sky I used Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry and Broken China. I made sure that both the waves and the transitions between the colors of the sky on my shaker front would match with what I had on the shaker background. 
I then put everything aside to dry and colored my images with my Prismacolor pencils. I used the blender pencil to blend everything together, and I tried to use similar colors on all the images, so that they would look cohesive. You don't really need to do that, especially if you are going to give these tags to different people, but I think it still makes things a bit easier when it comes to picking your color scheme - cause you only have to do that once! :) Plus I wanted this to look like a set of tags, so that's why I went for similar colors. I also tried to add some darker and more defined shadows because I felt that they made more sense with the sunset setting of my tags.
At this point I used some clear acetate to coat the back of my shaker window, before backing it with a double layer of 3M foam tape. I added some sequins from the Craftin Desert Divas Carnie sequin mix and I adhered my shaker to the background. I used my Tonic Studios Funky tape runner to glue the images to the front of my tag, I doubled up some embroidery floss I have leftover from my cross stitching days, and I threaded it through the holes of my tags.
And that's it for this project. I really really love how this one turned out: the critters are just too cute and the shaker bit makes thes tags even more fun! 
Before I leave I wanted to tell you that Craftin Desert Divas will pair up with Card Maker magazine for blog hop on July 14th, and one lucky winner will receive a 75$ gift certificate to the Craftin Desert Divas online store. My blog will be part of the hop too, and I will share more details on my blog hop post, that will be up on July 14th. And I will also have a fun free resource for you :)
And that's it for today's post!  I will catch you guys on Friday, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo! 

Ink Smooshed Distress Ink Background - Quick and Easy Card feat Craftin Desert Divas March On! Stamps


Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card I made with images from the newly released Craftin Desert Divas March On stamp set. I don't think there is one single thing I don't love about this set, it's so cute!
This card was actually pretty quick to make: for my background I did some ink smooshing with Distress Inks in Broken China and Tumbled Glass on some Ranger watercolor cardstock. I also used a paintbrush  to create some splatters with the same color of Distress Inks. I then colored my images with my Prismacolor colored pencils, and I used the Zest-it blending solution to blend the colors together. 
For the squared frames I used one of the dies in the Inside Scalloped Squares set by Craftin Desert Divas to cut out some white and some powder blue cardstock. With the same powder blue cardstock I created a rectangular frame for my sentiment banner, as well as my card base.  I trimmed down the ink smooshed panel to 4 by 5 1/4" and glued everything in place. And the cutest thing about this card must be that little bird on the bottom left corner of my card front! As a last step I used my Nuvo Crystal drops in Silver Lining to add some embellishments.
And that's it! A quick and easy card, but really really cute with those adorable critters! And I really love the layout with those diecut frames! And if you ate looking for more inspiration for this stamp set,  you can check out the card I made for the Sneak Peek week at this link.
And don't forget that if you place an order on the Craftin Desert Divas shop before July 15th you will get a little bonus goodie along with your order! 
I will catch you guys later with another fun project with stamp set from the July release, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

Distress Ink Background with Custom Stencils feat Craftin Desert Divas Mermaid Lagoon stamps


Hello everyone! The new Craftin Desert Divas stamps are finally available for purchase on the CDD shop, and today I wanted to show you a project I made by combining images from the Ocean Friends and the Mermaid Lagoon stamp sets. I knew that for this card I wanted to go for a shaker and have an ocean scene on the background, so I decided to use the new Craftin Desert Divas Ocean Border dies to create a stencil out of some heavy weight cardstock. And I love how the background turned out!
But let's proceed with order :)
To start off I created my front panel out of some heavyweight cardstock using the largest die from the Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frame Dies. I also used the smallest die in that same set to create a rectangular opening on the front of my card. I then took a strip of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock and used my DIY stencil to create the background for my shaker. I masked the bottom of the strip with my die cut piece, and blended some Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create the ocean portion of my scene. I then used the negative of  my stencil to mask off the ocean, so that I could blend some Distress Ink in Antique Linen to create the sand bank. For the coral and the seaweed I used Abandoned Coral and Mowed Lawn, but this time instead of doing ink blending I did some watercoloring, so that I could get in all of those beautifully detailed areas.
For my images I used Prismacolor Premier pencils and some Zest It to blend them out. The mermaid belongs to the Mermaid Lagoon stamp set, and the dolphin comes from the Ocean Friends stamp set. It was my first time using a blending solution with colored pencils and I really liked it! I makes coloring with your Prismacolors much faster and you still get a softer look compared to when you use markers.
The sentiment comes from the Mermaid Lagoon stamp set, and I used one of the dies from the Flag Banners set to cut a banner, that I will use strategically to create two separate compartments in my shaker. ☺
I took a piece of white cardstock cut at a standard A2 size to use as my card base, and glued my background strip in place, making sure it would show nicely through the shaker window I had created in my card front.
I then coated the shaker window with some acetate and backed the shaker front with two layers of Scoth 3M foam tape. I also added a strip of foam tape behind the area where the sentiment banner is, so that I could have two compartments in my shaker, and add seed beads in different colors. I chose shades of blue and green for the top portion of the shaker and a creamy color for the bottom, to match the colors of the background.
I then adhered the shaker front to my card base, and glued the images and the banner sentiment to my card front, making sure that the banner would cover the strip of foam tape that is running across the shaker window (the one I used to create the two separate areas in my shaker). To finish off the card I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in Morning Dew.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card, and I hope I inspired you to create with the new, adorable sets from the Craftin Desert Divas July release.
I will be back tomorrow with some more fun inspiration, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Using Glitter Paper to Render Water - Bright and Fun Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamps


Hello everyone! Today I am very excited to be on the Craftin Desert Divas blog with a card I made using images from the Summer Vibin' stamp set, part of the Craftin Desert Divas July release. 
Summer is hands down my favorite season, so it's no surprise that I love this stamp set so much: it makes me feel like I'm on the beach! And for my card today I wanted to give the feeling that these adorable critters were chilling in a swimming pool or in the sea - so let's have a look at how I achieved that! :)
To begin with I colored all the images with my Spectrum Noir markers, and I cut them using my Silhouette Portrait. For my card layout I took some white cardstock trimmed to 4" by 5 1/4", and I used the smallest die from the Inside Scalloped Circles Dies set to cut three openings on my card front. I then covered the back of these openings with some light blue glitter paper to give the impression of water. And I really like the effect: it reminds me of the shine that the sea has on a sunny summer day! 


At this point I went ahead and adhered my critters to the windows I created, making sure to tuck them in slightly, because I think this gives a more dynamic feel to the card. I also glued the sun and the cocktail glass to the front of my card for an added touch of summer! :)
I choose to use the Summer Vibin' sentiment as I thought it went very well with the feel of the card, and I created a banner by combining two of the dies in the Flag Banner Dies set as shown in the picture below


I then glued down my card front on a yellow A2 card base and, as a final step, I coated the pool floats with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to give them a more realistic look and add a bit of dimension to my card. And I really love the way it looks!


And that's my card for today! I really hope you like it, and I hope I inspired you to create with this amazing stamp set! You can visit the original post on the Craftin Desert Divas blog for the list of products I used. Have a great day!

Suspended shaker card feat Craftin Desert Divas March on Stamps


Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card for you, showcasing the Craftin Desert Divas March On stamp set, part of the July 2017 release. I think this stamp set is really unique and full of super adorable critters, just perfect for your own cute birthday parade! :)
And as soon as I saw that chipmunk hanging from the balloons I thought it would be fun to make a suspended shaker, so that the image would swing, and I really love how it turned out! So let's have a look at how I made this card! :)
To start off I took a piece of Ranger watercolor cardstock and my Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Blueprint Sketch: because of the 4th of July celebrations I thought it would be fun to use the colors of the US flag. I smooshed my ink pads onto my craft mat, I diluted them with some water, and I used a flat brush to create stripes on my background. And the best part is that they don't need to be super straight or perfect at all! :)
I then went ahead and colored my images with my Spectrum Noir markers, using again reds and blues for the accents, so that all the elements on my card would match together. 
At this point I prepared everything I needed to start creating the suspended shaker: I created my card base by cutting a piece of red cardstock to 4 1/4'' by 5 1/2'', and layering a piece of blue cardstock cut at 4 1/8'' by 5 3/8'' on top of it. I then cut down the striped background to 4'' by 5 1/4'' and cut a window using the smallest die from the Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circles die set. After die cutting my background I was left with a window on my panel, a scalloped circular frame, and the inner portion of the die cut background with the negative of that scalloped frame all around - hope it makes sense :)
I coated the shaker window with some acetate and glued the frame to its front, and carefully glued the inner circle on my red and blue card base, making sure to align the stripes on the circle with those on my striped background. 
For the suspended bit of my shaker I took some nylon thread and I used some scotch tape to secure it on the back of my flying chipmunk. I also taped it to the edges of the shaker window, making sure to leave the thread a bit loose so that the image would have room to shake around. And It's really fun! 
I then coated the back of the shaker with two layers of 3M foam tape and adhered it to my background. I also glued the rest of the images to my card front using some liquid glue.
Because I really liked the card front as it was, I decided to stamp my sentiment on the inside of the card, and to decorate it a little bit more, I also added some music notes and that incredibly adorable monkey, all from the March On set:


And I think it's really cute that way! And here you can see the suspended shaker in action! Isn't it fun?


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card, and I encourage you to join the Craftin Desert Divas July release event: we already had two giveaway winners so far, and the more people will join, the more giveaways will run! Hope to see you there and I will be back tomorrow with another card made with stamps from the new Craftin Desert Divas July release! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo! 

Easy Distress Ink ocean background feat Craftin Desert Divas Mermaid Lagoon stamps



Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card showcasing the new Craftin Desert Divas Mermaid Lagoon stamp set, which will be available for purchase starting Monday 10 July 2017 at Noon EST. Mermaid stamps are quite popular right now, and these ones are really really sweet, I love them!
I went for a clean and simple look for this card, so that the sweet little mermaid would be the star of the scene! I used my Spectrum Noir to color in the images, and my Distress Inks to create an ocean background, and I love how the different elements look together! 
If you want to see how to reproduce this beautiful effect on your ocean themed cards you can watch the video below! Don't forget to let me know what you think about it, and if you enjoyed it please consider giving it a thumbs up and subscribing to my YouTube channel :)




And here is the list of supplies I used 

Craftin Desert Divas Mermaid Lagoon stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circles die set
Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Stitched Frames die set
Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banner die set
Craftin Desert Divas Moonlit Sequin mix
Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen
Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers
Color Copy 300 gsm cardstock
Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Crafters Companion Clear Acetate
Tonic Studios Funky Tape runner
Uhu White Glue

And that's it for today's post! Don't forget to join the Craftin Desert Divas July Release event to see more inspiration, fun freebies and giveaways!
I will be back soon with another fun project and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 

Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers feat Star Stampz for FFC#196



Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for the Friday Funday Challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog. This week's sponsor is StarStampz and today I am featuring the wonderful Little Mermaid Chibi digi, which I printed on some Canson XL watercolor paper and colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For the mermaid's hair and tail I used my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen to blend out my Zigs, and for the rest of the cards I simply used a waterbrush.
And here you can see the shimmer left by that Spectrum Noir pen...really beautiful!




Once I was done coloring I trimmed my front panel to about 3 1/2" by 4 3/4".
I then created two frames using patterned paper from the Doodlebug Under the Sea 6x6" paper pad. For the outermost frame I used the MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames Die Namics, whereas for the inner frame I proceeded as follows. I trimmed another piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Under the Sea 6x6" paper pad to 4" by 5 1/4". I then used my WRMK Corner Chomper to round off the corners, and I cut an opening using the largest die from the MFT Inside Out Stitched Rectangle Die Namics. I glued the frames and my front panel together using some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue.
For the sentiment I took the little squared tag from the Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut some more Canson XL watercolor paper. I sponged the edges of the tag with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, colored the little hearth cutout with my Zigs, and coated it with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen. I used some scotch tape on the back of my tag to keep the heart cutout in place. 
The scripty "hello" comes from a larger sentiment in the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for Each Other stamp set, and I stamped it on my tag using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I then threaded some bakers twine through the hole on the tag, and used some scotch tape to tape down the loose ends of the twine on the back of my front panel. 
I then glued everything to my card base, which is a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper cut at a standard A2 size card, using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue.
For some fun and dimension I also added some Nuvo Clear glitter drops on the little air bubbles in the image and let everything dry overnight.
And that's it for today's card! I really hope you liked it, and don't forget to enter your projects in the current challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog for a chance to win 3 digital stamps from the StarStampz shop!
Just make sure to read the challenge rules below, and start creating! We look forward to seeing your amazing projects!

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until July 14th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 14th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!



Watercoloring with Distress Ink feat Craftin Desert Divas Digi Stamps


Hi there! Today I am back with a card I made for the monthly challenge over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery, using the super adorable CDD Little Bear Garden digital stamp. If you have never played along in the CCD monthly challenge, I suggest you give it a try: every month you can win credit to the CDD online store, and let me tell you, that store is packed full of really cute stuff! All you have to do is to create a project using Craftin Desert Divas products inspired by the mood board for the month, add it to the challenge album in the CDD Gallery Facebook group, and share on social media using the hashtag #cddmonthly. Easy, right? :)
For today's card I decided to go for a soft look, and I used my Distress Inks both for watercoloring my image and for adding colors to my card elements, so that everything would match perfectly! And the good news is that I filmed a video to show you the entire card making process! Here it is, I hope you enjoy!



And here is the list of supplies I used

Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Silhouette Pick Up Tool
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac, Tea Dye
Ranger mini ink blender
Ranger blending foam 
Acrylic block Knorr Prandel
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Printer: Canon Pixma TS5055
Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
Craftin Desert Divas Little Bear Garden digital stamp
Craftin Desert Divas Floral Wreath clear stamps
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Squares die set
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frames die set

And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and my video, and don't forget to join the fun over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery!
Also, the new Craftin Desert Divas release is on its way, so make sure to join the CDD July Release Facebook event for sneak peeks of the new stamps and dies, FREE digital stamps and giveaways! So click this link and hit the button "going"! I hope to see you all there! :) Ciaooo!

Altering Stamps - Shaker Card feat Craftin Desert Divas and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers



Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video for you guys! I made this card for the Coffee Lovers Summer blog hop, and I did some altering of the Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Couple digital stamp to give it a summery look so that it would match the theme of the blog hop. I colored my images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and used some Doodlebug patterned paper to add some fun elements to the card.
If you want to have a look at the card making process, you can watch the video below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And here is the list of supplies I used

Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Couple digital stamp
Craftin Desert Divas Tiny Sentiments stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle dies
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Doodlebug 6x6 Hello Sunshine paper pad
Memento Dew Drop in Rich Cocoa
Big Shot die cutting machine
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
EK Success Cutter Bee scissors
Generic Sequin mix
Knorr Prandel Acrylic Block

And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed the card and the video, and if you would like to see more, please consider subscribing to my channel and leaving your feeback, as this is the only way for me to find out if you like what I am doing :)
With this card I also take part in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Date Digital Stamp


Hello everyone! I am back with a card I made for the Craftin Desert Divas' blog. This week is the Coffee Lovers blog hop and Craftin Desert Divas is a sponsor. For the whole duration of the hop, they will be offering a super cute digital stamp as a freebie! Look at how sweet it is!



If you want to have a look at my project using that adorable freebie you can visit this post. And visit the Craftin Desert Divas blog to find out how to get their free digital stamp!
For this card I used another CDD digi, the super sweet Coffee Date stamp: I printed it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers. For the color palette I was inspired by the June Mood Board over at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. If you aren't familiar with the CCD monthly challenge, I suggest you check it out, as every month you can play along for a chance to win great prizes! 
Moving back to the card, once I was done with the coloring I cut the image down to a square which measures about 3 1/4 by 3 1/4". To add some interest and frame the image I sponged the edges of the square with some Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and a Ranger mini ink blender. I then cut a strip around my sentiment, which measures about 3 7/8" by 5/8". The sentiment comes with the Coffee Date digital stamp, and for some added interest I sponged the edges of the sentiment banner with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I cut another strip (4" by 7/8") and a square (3 3/8" by 3 3/8") from some heavyweight white cardstock and I used my Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio to lightly add some color to their edges. For my card base I cut a piece of white cardstock to a standard US A2 size card, and I created my background with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. I then used some white glue to adhere everything together and assemble my card. As a final piece of embellishment I added some Clear Glitter Nuvo Drops here and there. And I must say that I really love the way this card turned out! This Coffee Date digi is just so sweet, and the soft colors of the card really match the feel of the image! 
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you guys liked this card, and I will be back very soon with another fun project! In the meanwhile I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop - Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Love Digital Stamp


Hello everyone! I am back with another card for the Coffee Lovers summer blog hop, featuring the Coffee Love digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas. Craftin Desert Divas is actually a sponsor for the blog hop, and they are offering this adorable digital stamp as a freebie! Isn't that great? Visit the CDD blog to find out how to get this freebie! And if I were you I would also check out all their coffee themed digital stamps, because they are super cute and you can get them for $0.99 only!!! I think it is an awesome deal!
But let's take a look at today's card. I printed my image on some Windsor and Newton drawing paper, and I colored it in with my Prismacolor pencils. I really enjoyed coloring these little cuties and playing around trying to find a good color combination for all the elements in the image!
For my card base I used the largest die from the CDD Inside Scalloped Square set. The background was cut from some Canson XL watercolor cardstock, and the frame was cut from one of the papers in the Crafters Companion Astrobrights collection. To create some interest on my background and to guide the viewer's eye towards my focal point I created some splatters using Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. Finally, fI used the sentiment that comes in the Hug in a Mug digital stamp set, also by Craftin Desert Divas. I printed it on the same drawing paper I used for my focal point, and I did some partial die cutting with the CDD Flag Banner Dies, to produce a stitching detail all around. I then framed it using some lilac cardstock to match the color scheme I chose for the image.
And that's it for this post! I really hope you enjoyed it and you liked my card! Stay tuned for more fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release - Card feat Western Bandits Set


Hello everyone! My last post for this weekend, featuring the Western Bandits stamp set from the new Craftin Desert Divas release.
The card actually includes images from the both the Western Bandits and the Wild West sets: I really love mixing images from different stamp sets, and these two are practically made to work together! The lizard, that sentiment and the little bunny belong to the Western Bandit set, wherais the cacti and the little snake are part of the Wild West stamp set.
I colored my images using my Spectrum Noir markers, and I created my background using Distress Inks. For the background panel I used Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy, and for the frame with the banditI used Tea Dye and Stormy Sky. I also lightly sponged some Antique Linen on the images of the bandit and the cacti to give them a little bit a more cohesive look with the rest of the card. 
For my card base I used a sheet of Studio Light patterned paper with a nice woodgrain detail because I I thought it would add even more to the western feel of the card. I sponged it with some Distress Ink in Antique Linen to tie it with the rest of the card. 
I then attached all the images in place, and I moved on to my sentiment. For the "Hold up" sentiment I used some Neenah Solar White cardstock, which I sponged with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy, and then tore and rolled up with my hands.  For the "It's your birthday" part of the sentiment I used a strip of the same woodgrain patterned paper and I inked it with my Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I also cut a rectangle around my sentiment and I used my spectrum noir markers and a brown Prismacolor pencil to give it the look of wood plank. When I was satisfied with the overall look of the banners I adhered them to my cart front. 
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and you enjoyed this week full of fun projects with stamps from the new Craftin Desert Divas release! I surely had loads of fun creating all these cards! 
I will be back real soon with another nice project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release - CAS Card feat Coffee Wizards


Hello everyone! Today I am back with another fun card I created using the new Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Wizards stamp set  I really think this images are super fun, and the sentiments in this set make it even more awesome! How can anyone resist it?
For today's card I wanted to go for a more clear and simple look, so I tried to limit both the number of elements and of colors on the card.
For my background I took a sheet of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, and I did some ink smoothing with Distress Inks in Ground Espresso and Vintage Photo. I then trimmed about half an inch from the left side of my background panel, and I created a border using some brown cardstock and some aqua glitter paper.
I colored the image of the goat wizard using my Spectrum Noir markers, trying to stick as much as possible to aquas and neutrals. To tie the image in with the background even more, I coated all the elements that I had colored in aqua with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen. I cut the image using my Silhouette Portrait and I adhered it to my background using some foam squares for a bit of dimension. I created a banner for the super fun Espresso Patronum sentiment using the using one of the dies from the Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banner Dies. I then sponged the banner with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create a color that was a similar as possible to the glitter cardstock that I used for the background. I used some foam tape to support the center of the banner, and I glued it to my card base. 
And that's it for today's card! Quite quick to put together, but I think the glitter paper and the color combination make it really stand out! And this stamp set it is really really awesome! I love it! If you want to check out one more project I made with images from the set, you can visit this post
With this card I would also like to participate in the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop. In case you didn't know, Craftin Desert Divas is a sponsor for the blog hop, and they are offering a free digital stamp for the whole duration of the hop. You can find out more on the Craftin Desert Divas blog. And stay tuned for another fun card with stamps from the CDD June release! In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release - Scene Card feat Wild West stamps



Howdy crafters! I am back on the blog to show you one more project I made using the Wild West set, part of the Craftin Desert Divas June release, and now available for purchase in the Craftin Desert Divas store.
Scene cards are really fun to make, and together with interactive cards they are my favorite kind of projects. And the images on this set a really perfect to create super fun scenes! So let's have a look at how I created this fun card.
For my hillsides I cut some Bristol smooth cardstock and I inked it with Distress Ink in Rusty Hinges. The new CDD Southwest Border dies would actually be perfect to create this scene, but because at that time I didn't have them, I cut my own hills simply using my scissors. For the sky I used another piece of Bristol smooth cardstock, which I inked with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. To create a fun and interesting look on my background I spritzed everything with water and I blotted it dry with a paper towel. I cut all the elements using the Crazy Stitched Rectangle frames to add a fun stitched detail all around my scene, and I glued everything to my A2 card base. I then colored all the images I had chosen to build my scene: the sweet little fox, the horse, the cow, the saloon and the cacti, using my Spectrum Noir. I played with the arrangement of the different elements until I found something that I thought looked appealing, and at that point I glued everything in place using some liquid glue. I created a fishtail banner for my sentiment, I adhered it to my scene, and mounted everything on a standard A2 sized card base. 
And that's it for this project! I really hope you liked my card, and if you are looking for more inspiration on how to use this set, you can check out this blog post in which I share a super fun shaker with a entirely different feel! Stay tuned for more fun projects this weekend, and in the meantime I wish you all a fantastic day! Ciaooo!

Craftin Desert Diva June release - Card feat Coffee Trolls Stamps


Hello everyone! The Craftin Desert Divas release is finally out, and today I wanted to show you one more project featuring the super adorable Coffee Trolls.
I wanted to convey a magical feel to the card, so I used Distress Inks and an ink blender to create a soft but colorful background. I used Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio on a piece of Canson XL watercolor cardstock, which I then cut using the largest die in the Crazy Stitched Frame dies. The die also produces a fun stitched detail all around the rectangular panel which makes the background look even more special. And for even more fun I spritzed the background with water and I dried the excess with a paper towel.
Next up I colored my images using Spectrum Noir Markers, trying to match the colors of the background. I also coated their Trolls' hair with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen for an added touch of magic :), and added some details using a white gel pen. For this project I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut  the images before coloring them.
I then went ahead and glued the images to my front panel, which in turn I adhered to a white piece of cardstock cut at a standard A2 size. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set, and I think it is really sweet combined with those cute little trolls! As a finishing touch I added some droplets here and there using my Nuvo Drops in clear glitter.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card, personally I am quite happy with how it turned out! Those trolls are super sweet, and I think I managed to achieve exactly the look I was going for in this card!
I would also like to enter this project in the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop. If you didn't know, Craftin Desert Divas is one of the sponsors, and they are offering a free digital stamp for the duration of the hop! You can find out more on the Craftin Desert Divas blog
And if you are looking for more inspiration for this adorable stamp set, you can check out this post: I made a fun pop up box and I am offering a FREE template, in case you want to give it a try! 
And that's all! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

FFC #194 feat The Paper Shelter - Watercoloring with White Nights watercolors



Hello everyone! Friday has finally come, which also means that it is time for another challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog! This week's sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and by taking part to the challenge you have the chance to win a $15 voucher for their store.



This week's challenge has the optional twist of using the colors orange, red, and aqua. For my card I used the Pineapple digital stamp, and because it has such a romantic look I thought it would be fun to color it with my White Nights watercolors. If you haven't heard about these watercolors and are curious about them, you can check my first impressions post and video.
I printed my digi on some Windsor and Newton watercolor paper cardstock; I recently got a Canon Pixma printer for quite reasonable price and I am super happy with it! Before I used to print my digital images at a local store, but having a printer at home is quite convenient. And the great thing about this printer is that it can handle very heavy weight cardstock, and you have the option of printing with both dye and pigment inks, which work respectively with alcohol and water based media! It was exactly what I was looking for! 
Anyways, after having painted my image with watercolors, I came in with my Prismacolor pencils to add a little bit of depth and detail in certain areas, and this little touch really made the whole painting look much more three-dimensional!
I then used the MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame Die-Namics to cut down the watercolored piece, as well as some orange card stock from the Crafters' Companion Astrobrights collection. For my card base I used some vanilla cardstock, to which I adhered both the frame and the central panel. The sentiment comes from the Create a Smile Stamps Clear Botanical Love set, and I stamped it using Memento Ink in London fog.
And that's it for this post!I really hope you liked my card and I hope I will see your creations over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog! Just make sure to follow the challenge rules included below in order to be eligible to win!

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 30th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 30th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!



Craftin Desert Divas June Release Sneak Peek Slider Card feat Coffee Wizard Stamp Set



Hello everyone! Today is the last day of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek week for the June release, and the new stamp sets will be available for purches starting from today, at 3pm EST. How exciting!
Today's card features the Coffee Wizards stamp set, and if you like me are a fan of a certain little wizard wearing glasses you won't be able to resist this set! For me it was love at first sight! And as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a slider card: that "Accio Coffee" sentiment just called for it! 
So let's have a look at how I made this card. I started by coloring the little fox wizard, the cups and the shelf with my Spectrum Noir markers. For the card base I took a piece of white cardstock cut at a standard A2 size card and I sponged it with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany using my Ranger Mini blender. I then cut out my card front from a separate piece of white cardstock using the largest die from the Crazy Stitched Frames die set, and sponged its edges with some Distress Ink in Wild Honey. To build the slider element I cut a slit in my card front using a craft knife. I then took two of the coffee cup images and glued them together using some Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Because the images are quite small, I added a strip of scrap cardstock to their back for extra stability.
I then cut another strip of white cardstock, making sure it was larger than the slit I had cut in my front, as that will be the element that will allow to pull the cups towards the wizard. 
I backed the card front with some fun foam, making sure to leave room for the slider to move, and glued it to my card base. I positioned the wizard and the shelf on my card, and for some added dimension I glued down the wizard using some foam squares. I placed the slider strip through the space I had left on the back of my card front (hope this makes sense), and used more foam squares to glue the cups to the strip.
Finally for the sentiment I thought it might be fun to create a parchment-like element, so I cut a rectangle around the Accio Coffee sentiment, rolled the edges, and sponged them with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany to tie it in with the rest of the card.  
And here's a look at the card with the slider pulled all the way towards the little wizard! So fun!!!😍




And that's it, that's my card for today! I really hope you liked it and you liked this post! Make sure to come back tomorrow on my blog and on Sunday, as I will be sharing more projects using stamps from the new release! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaoo!

Craftin Desert Divas June Release Sneak Peek - Pop Up Box Card feat Coffee Trolls Stamp Set with Free Template


Hello everyone! It is day five of the Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek week, and today we are showcasing the new Coffee Trolls stamp set. I am totally in love with all the images in this set: they are super adorable, plus I really have a soft spot for anything that is somehow related to fantasy or magic...I don't think I need to tell you how excited I was when I saw this set! And it also features a mushroom house! So stinkin cute!
For today's project I wanted to try something a little bit different, so I decided to try my hand at a pop-up box card. It was actually pretty easy to design and assemble, way more than expected. I also prepared a little template for you, you can find it here!
But let's have a look at how I made this project. To start off, I colored my images using my Spectrum Noir markers and I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut them out. For the base of my pop-up box I used some Bristol smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending with my Distress Inks. I used Twisted Citron for the grass and Tumbled Glass for the sky. I also sprayed the background with some water to create some fun splotches before assembling the box. To support the images in my pop-up I created some strips from some more Bristol Smooth cardstock and I inked them up with the same twisted citron I used for the box. I then went ahead and adhered the mushroom to the portion of the box where the sky is. I glued the Troll and the coffee shop sign to the two strips I had previously created, and then glued the strips to my box. At this point I attached the sign with the sentiment as well as the little tree to the front flap of the box, and for a finishing touch I added a few coffee beans to the side flaps.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my project, and don't forget that you are still on time to join the Craftin Desert Divas June release event on Facebook. The design team is sharing lots of amazing projects with the stamps from the new release, and you have the possibility to get free digis and enter the giveaways that are running there. I will come back tomorrow with loads of fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a fantastic day! Ciaooo!



RELEASE DI GIUGNO CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS: CARD FEAT COFFEE TROLLS SET

Ciao a tutti! È il quinto giorno della Craftin Desert Divas sneak peek week, e oggi voglio mostrarvi un progetto realizzato con il nuovo set Coffee Trolls. Adoro tutte le immagini in questo set: sono davvero tenerissime, e in più io ho un debole per tutto ciò che riguarda il mondo fantasy e della magia… Non penso che ci sia bisogno di spiegarvi quanto mi sia entusiasmata alla vista di questo set! Include persino una casetta fungo! Troppo troppo carino!
Per il progetto di oggi volevo provare qualcosa di un po' diverso dal solito perciò,  ho deciso di realizzare una pop up box. In realtà è stato molto più facile di quanto non pensassi, ho anche preparato un piccolo template che potete scaricare qui
Ma diamo un'occhiata a come ho fatto per realizzare questo progetto. Per iniziare, ho colorato le mie immagini con i pennarelli Spectrum Noir e le ho ritagliate utilizzando la mia Silhouette Portrait. Per la base della pop up box ho utilizzato del cartoncino Bristol Smooth perché perché volevo utilizzare e mi hai distress link. Del link blando in con i miei stessi. Ho utilizzato per il prato e per il cielo. Ho anche spruzzato lo sfondo con dell'acqua per creare più interesse, e ho poi assemblato la boxe. Ho anche tagliato delle strisce di cartoncino e le ho colorate con i miei di stress INC per creare dei supporti per gli elementi della mia papà. A questo punto ho aderito il fungo alla parte della boxe sulla quale ho dipinto Colorado il cielo. Ho incollato il troll e l'insegna del coffee shop alle due strisce di cartoncinoalle due strisce di cartoncino che avevo precedentemente realizzato, e le ho poi fate aderire alla boxe. A questo punto ho incollato l'insegna con il messaggio, il piccolo alberello, e qualche chicco di caffè qui Elli qui alla E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Spero davvero che il mio progetto vi sia piaciuto e non dimenticate che siete ancora in tempo per unirvi al all'evento Facebook Craftin Desert Divas June release. Il design team sta condividendo tantissimi progetti tanti bellissimi progetti con gli stampi della nuova uscita, e avrete la possibilità di ottenere stampe digitali e partecipapartecipare hai Give a Way. Tornerò domani con tantissimi bei progetti, e nel frattempo auguro a tutti una giornata fantastica! Ciao!t

Free Pop-Up Box Card Template

Hi everyone! Pop up box cards seem quite a trend right now, and of course I could not resist making one myself! And since I was at it, I thought I would prepare a template to share with you for free, so that you can also have fun creating your own pop-up boxes! Here it is!



I also prepared some downloadable files, one is sized to fit a US letter sized paper sheet, the other one is sized to DIN A4. If you want to print them, make sure your printer is set to borderless print, so that the measurements on the printed sheet will stay true to those of the template. You can click on the button below to download the template bundle!


I really hope you will find this useful, and I would love if you showed me the projects you make, should you use this template. Please, do not upload/share my files and the image above anywhere else, but link back to this post or to www.abitofmycrafts.blogspot.com.
And if you want to see what I made using this template, you can check out this blog post!
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How to Create a Splashy Effect with Distress Inks - Summer Card Collab with Tess a Way



Hello everyone! I am back on my blog with another card and a video for you guys! Today's video is quite special, because it is a collaboration video with Tessa, from the channel Tess a Way.
We decided to make a summer themed project, and what's summer without ice cream? So I pulled out some Lawn Fawn stamp sets and my Distress Inks and I created this super fun card! If you want to find out more about the card making process and how to make this fun, bright background you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!



And, as promised here is the full list of supplies 

Tim Holz Watercolor Cardstock
Lawn Fawn 6x6" Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad
Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set
Lawn Fawn Here's the Scoop stamp set
Crealando Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
A straw :)
Distress Inks: Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin
Generic Sequin
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Crealando Heat Gun
Pentel Waterbrush
Knorr Prandel Acrylic Block

Before I go I just wanted to show you our fun is the background, and how beautiful it is with the addition of some shimmer! I love it!


With this card I would like to take part in the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge.
And that's pretty much it for today's post! I really hope you liked today's card and video, and I will be back tomorrow with another fun post! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


COME CREARE UN EFFETTO SCHIZZATO CON I DISTRESS INK - SUMMER CARD COLLAB CON TESS A WAY

Ciao a tutti! Oggi torno sul blog con una card è un video per voi! Il video di oggi è piuttosto speciale, poiché è la mia prima collaborazione con Tessa, del canale Tess a Way. 
Abbiamo deciso di realizzare un progetto a tema estivo, e cos'è l'estate senza gelati? Perciò ho ho deciso di utilizzare timbri Lawn Fawn e i miei Distress Ink per creare questa card allegra e divertente!  Se volete scoprire come fare a realizzare questa card e quale tecniche ho utilizzato per creare lo sfondo potete guardare il video incluso in questo post! E non dimenticate di farmi sapere cosa ne pensate! 


E, come promesso, ecco la lista dei prodotti che ho utilizzato. 

Tim Holz Watercolor Cardstock
Lawn Fawn 6x6" Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad
Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set
Lawn Fawn Here's the Scoop stamp set
Crealando Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

Una cannuccia :)
Distress Inks: Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin
Paillettes
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Tonic Studios Tagliacarte a Ghigliottina
Pistola per embossing CrealandoPentel Waterbrush
Knor Prandel Acrylic Block

Prima di andare voglio mostrarvi una foto ravvicinata dello sfondo, per farvi vedere quanto l'aggiunta del glitter lo rende ancora più bello! A me piace da impazzire! 

Con questa card partecipo alla Lawnfawnatics challenge di questa settimana. 
E questo è tutto per il post di oggi! Spero davvero che la card e il video vi siano piaciuti, e tornerò domani con un altro progetto carino! Nel frattempo auguro a tutti una meravigliosa giornata! Ciao!