Thursday, January 18, 2018

It Moose be Love/ Zig Markers

Hello Friends! February is approaching fast and the love cards will start popping more and more on my social media!!! This one is one of my first Love cards...This one is for one Challenge I dearly  love...the Lawnfawnatics challenge... because as I have declare it before I am a total Lawn Fawn Lover!!! One of their sets was my very first stamp set I bought, and that was it... I got in love and obsessed for the rest of my life!!! 


It moose be love!!!  I started stamping the cute mooses, for the reverse image I used the Mini Misi.  To color the images I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, in colors:
Dark Brown
Mid Brown
For the background I used Oxide inks Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers for the grass, and Candied Apple with water splashes, I die cut the small hears that come in the Lawn Fawn pop up box die and colored them with Zig Light Carmine, all of this was colored on watercolor paper... 
I hope you have a great week! Thank you so much for stopping by, remember you can find me on instagram with lots of ideas, projects and inspiration:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Normal is Boring... Who is with me?

Hello Friends!!! Today we start a new week... my kids finally started school and here in Guatemala is freezing!!! but today I am so excited to share my card for my Brutus Monroe Monday Blog Post!  The first time I saw this stamp set I just love it! It is called BE UNIQUE and it comes with lots of amazing sentiments like this one... NORMAL IS BORING... I love it and live it every day, because definitely I am not NORMAL...hahaha anybody that knows me can tell you that!! Well now to the card.


I started with a white card base, I inked with Brutus Monroe Embossing ink and the Pugsley Stencil, I did a quick pass through it because I wanted a very organic look to it.  I added Icible Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  I smooshed my current favorite Oxide colors Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers, I also added some water splashes mixed with Salty Ocean and  Seedless Preserves.  I color the bunny with  Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers with the same colors from the background to unify the design. 

I adhere the piece to a black card base and stamped the awesome sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.

I loved the end result of this card and hope you liked it too.
Have a great day!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Adding White Embossing details to Watercolor

Hello my Craftin Desert Divas Friends, Waleska from craftinglovew here with a little tip to add snow elements to your watercolor cards! After this card, I think I am going to use more my Zig Clean Color markers... Do you have materials in your desk you've been wanting to use for a long time?  Well that happen to me and the Zigs, so is a good resolution for this 2018 to start using all those materias, don't you think? I had so much fun creating this card with this adorable images!!! Let me share with you my little tip:


I started creating my background piece with a watercolor card base, I added snow dots with a Ranger Embossing Marker and added white embossing powder.  Since the embossing powder resist the watercolor it works great to create a snow background.

After that I created some snow covered trees.  I put some embossing ink on the corners of the trees and added the white embossing powder snow details, and put the green color with the Zig Clean Color markers.  I color the bear and cute penguin with the same markers.

I finally added white embossing powder to the bottom part of the card to simulate ice and stamp the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

White embossing powder looks bright even with the different watercolors on top.  I hope you can give this idea a try! 

Have a wonderful Day!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Alcohol Inks Card

Hello Friends, Waleska here with the very last post of the year!!!! What a year we had at CDD.... the cutest stamps, unique and great dies, lots of new products added to the shop, the amazing digital stamps well... too many cool stuff to mention!!! we are ready for a new year of more products you will love!!!  today I want to share with you a fun card with a very unique background made with the very popular Alcohol Inks! 


For my card today I used Ranger Alcohol Ink in color Purple Twilight, and Silver Mixative, I did two panels in Yupo Paper on my first panel I use less of the Silver Mixative and for the second I used lots of the Silver Mixitive I used a little straw I had at home to move the colors, the secret in my opinion is to put a good amount of the alcohol ink and start blowing right away before the ink dries!!

For the card base I cut an A4 piece of black cardstock to 15cm along the long side. Score and fold at 5 cm and 5 cm from each side. Cut another piece of cardstock 18 x 4 cms (to put the sentiment).  Cut the alcohol panels:
 2 stripes 4.5 x 14.5 
1 stripe 3.5 x 17.5
1 rectangle 8.5 x 14.5
Glue all this to the black card base 

I color some of the trolls from the new Celebration Trolls stamp set with purple colors that will coordinate with the background and I  adhere them with foam tape to give them dimension I finally cut the Wishing word die in glitter cardstock and some little stars too and stamp the sentiment with silver embossing powder to a black banner. I love this card is so festive and unique with the trolls and the alcohol inks!!!

I hope you like my card,  have an amazing and Happy New Year 2018!! I hope all your dreams can come true on this coming year!!! Remember also the great special sale we have for you, but hurry will end soon!! Have a great Celebration today!  


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pop up card Tutorial/CDD Yeti Fun

Hello Friends Waleska here, to share one of my favorite interactive cards to make,well I love all interactive cards, I loove to see the face of someone that receives an interactive card... they always ask how did you do that? and the surprise face is just priceless.  I wanted also to share with you my excitement because today I am heading to the Amazing USA for my brother's wedding, I will be on some great craft stores for the first time ever and I hope to have a blast!!! We International crafters get very excited when traveling because in most of our countries is so hard to find crafting stores!! Ok now to my card I hope you like it!!!


You start with a 20 x 9 cms. piece of cardstock, divide the piece in half and mark with your score board, mark 5.5 cms on both ends of either side, score a diagonal line connecting the markings set fold and set aside. 
Cut another piece 26 x 9 cms and divide into 4 equal parts of 6.5 cms score and fold.

Cut a third piece which will be your card base 30 x 10 cms and decorate the inside and outside with pattern paper.  Also decorate the prior piece only on the front that will be your pop up piece.

Mark the center of your card base on the inside and glue the first piece you did, only the rectangle area marked with the pink points in the back and front.

Now here is the trick, to glue your pop up part.   Center the piece you folded in 4 to the part you glue in the prior image and glue only the parts I marked on the photos below, (nothing else) that is what makes the card fold and pop up when you open and close

Finally add your images to the pop up part, I added the amazing Yeti Fun stamp to have a cute surprise, I also added the die cut word wishing in the outside of the card and the word happiness on the inside!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you liked this idea, there are many ways to make pop up cards, but as I mentioned before all are awesome to give someone a nice surprise.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Donut Worry... Be Happy!!

Hello friends today I want to share a card I created thinking on all the stress we have on this coming seasons!!! The time is flying at least for me! I am leaving on thursday to my brother's wedding in Las Vegas and I will stay in the states almost a month!!  So this card is also for me!!! hahaha


For my card today I used one of the awesome stamps from the Monthly Stamp Club from Brutus Monroe this one is called Donut Worry, Be Happy, you can Subscribe to receive a 3x4 stamp set every month for only $5.00 including shipping!!! how awesome is that!! if you want to know more about this subscription please go here: Stamp Club

For the my card today I used my silhouette Cameo to create the letters with a very simple font, leaving the space for the doughnuts to fit on the words! I stamp the doughnuts with versafine onyx ink and added Icicle embossing powder from Brutus Monroe! I did the background with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink and water splashes.  I colored the doughnuts with markers and adhere everything with Craft Glue to a black card base! I added sequins to embellish it a little!

I hope you like my card and remember Donut Worry... Be Happy!

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