Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Craftin Desert Divas July Sneak Peek “Good Times”!

Hey there lovelies! ❤

Today I have something exciting to share with you, if you’ve been following the July sneak peek post’s over on the Craftin Desert Divas’ Blog you’ve already seen some incredibly cute creations from the rest of the team, and today I finally get to share with you one of my own using the brand new set “Good Times”!

CDD Good Times Sneak Peak Blog July 18

For this card I stamped my images from what would be in the foreground first (so the mouse, fox and the picnic) on watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, I then stamped the images again on some post it notes and fussy cut them out to create masks. Once I laid the masks over the images, I proceeded to stamp the tree with the badger where I wanted it before carefully removing the masks. I used watercolour paints to paint my characters, the picnic and the tree. I used salty ocean and mowed lawn distress inks to watercolour my sky and my grass. I then cut down a panel of white card stock, die cut my window using the circle from the “Shake It Up Dies” and adhered over my scene using foam tape. I stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated with clear embossing powder and heat set it before cutting in to a thin sentiment banner and adhering it to the upper left portion of my panel. To finish I adhered my scene to my card base using double sided tape.

There we have it! The sneak peeks are officially wrapping up, what are your thoughts?! I had so much fun playing with this set and also the Brighter Days set (I have posted photos of my projects using those on my Instagram and Facebook Page if you would like to check those out), and I’m sure you will too if you decide to purchase! This month’s entire release is so adorable, be sure to head over to the other Design Team members’ blogs to check out some more inspiration using all the wonderful products that are releasing later today (3pm EST)!



Craftin Desert Divas:


CDD Sneak Peek Day 5 Blog Post!


Good Times Stamp Set

Shake It Up Dies

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Powder Tool Applicator

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Birthday Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Coffee Themed Shaker Card!

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all well! ❤

One of my favourite things in life is coffee, I’m about a Lorelei Gilmore on the addiction scale. My wonderful friend Anna, over at Anna Kim Designs, it’s her birthday today! (Her blog is also crafty, so if you love crafts like I do, go say hello, Happy Birthday and tell her I sent you!) Anna is about as addicted to coffee and sparkly things as I am, so naturally when thinking of what card to create for her, I instantly reached for the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea stamp set! I feel like it sums us, and our friendship up perfectly! ❤

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~


As it’s such a special occasion, I definitely had to make a shaker for that extra little sparkle! So I started by choosing which sequins I felt would go well with the theme and settled with some copper, gold, and light gold ones! From there I trimmed my panel down to fit my card base, only leaving a little bit for a black matte border. I stamped the coffee mugs and take out cups in Ranger Archival black ink all over in a random pattern, centred a circle die towards the top of the panel and ran it through my Big Shot. Once that was done, I splattered gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry colors” and Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (using the same water, so the ink is sparkly!) to mimic the colour of coffee! I stamped an additional coffee mug, painted it with watercolour then cut it out by hand.

For the sentiments I used a mix from the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea set and the Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie set. I cut down a piece of heat resistant acetate to fit behind my circle window, lined the stamp up in my Tim Holtz stamping platform before removing the panel so I wouldn’t get any embossing powder stuck to it. I used my EK Success powder tool to try stop the powder from clinging to anywhere that I didn’t want it to, in my experience embossing powder especially loves acetate! Once I had a good impression I used Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I used the same embossing powder for the “have an unforgettable day” sentiment, only I stamped it on some black card stock and trimmed it in to a thin strip. I cut the edge at a slight angle and adhered it towards the bottom of the panel.

Once my sentiments were all embossed and ready, I attached the acetate to the back of my shaker window, added the yellow coffee mug to the front of the shaker window in the centre, lined the circle window with 3M foam tape on the back (doubled up!) and used my powder tool on the inside edges so the sequins could move around more easily. I put my choice of sparkly bits in the window, cut down a square of the kraft patterned paper with white stripes from DCWV, and adhered it to the foam tape, trapping the sequins inside! I gave it a good shake to make sure none of them tried to make the great escape (I’ve had a very sparkly craft room before haha!) I backed the entire back of the panel with foam tape, adhered a black mat to my card base and then the panel centred on top of it!


To sum things up, I’d like to wish Anna (my lil stalk of corn!) a VERY Happy Birthday! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you girl, but be sure to know I’m sending you a huge hug across the miles! ❤

Well that’s it lovelies, thank you all for reading! Let me know what you think down below! ❤


 ~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**


Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie”


DCWV “Black & White Foil” Patterned Paper

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)


Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Ranger Archival “Jet Black” Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink


Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” Watercolour Paint


3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape


EK Success Powder Tool


Altenew Pure White


Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform