I had the brilliant opportunity to guest design for Craftin Desert Divas. I LOVE their super cute characters and their dies are truly one of a kind.

Unfortunately, I was limited on what products I could use in my cards, to those that were Craftin Desert Divas products. My stash is sadly limited in that aspect. I DO have the In Line Dies set. I had intended to use more of the dies on these cards, but in the end, I only used two of them.

The set I was given was the Oh What Fun set. It is CRAZY super cute! I love the little adorable faces and all of the activities the characters are partaking in. 😀

For the first card that I made, I tried my hand at some no-line watercoloring using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I stamped her first using Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper. After she was painted I dusted her with some Distress Inks and Distress Oxides along the edges. I LOVE how she turned out!

For the second card, I made I stamped the adorable snowball fight scene out of the little girl and the bunny in Versafine Black Ink. Again, I painted them with Zig markers. Then, I used the tab die out of the In Line Dies. The sentiment “Oh What Fun” fit PERFECTLY inside the cut area! 😀

I chose to use Copic Markers for the third image I made, then I fussy cut her out. The background was something else though. I took the circles die from the In Line Dies and repeatedly cut out the background, then I heat embossed the remaining paper with silver embossing powder. I took a sheet of white cardstock, attached a 6×6 piece of Scor-Tape to it, and then covered the other adhesive side with Gina K Prismatic Glitter. The silver die cut paper was adhered to that using Ranger Multi Matte Medium. In hindsight, I could have attached my paper to the Scor-Tape and THEN put the glitter on, but I just wasn’t thinking ahead at the time.

I trimmed that panel down half an inch on both the top and the bottom and tied a glittery piece of ribbon around it. Using 1/4″ Scor-Tape I adhered the silver/glitter panel to some fun foam and then to a card base. The adorable character was then glued on with Ranger Multi Medium Black.

I feel like the card is the package she’s opening. 😀

For my fourth, and final card, I went back to the Zig Watercolor Markers. I had intended to use one of the dies from the In Line Die sets, but once I had dusted the edges with Distress Oxides I didn’t want to mess with the card any further. This is probably my favorite card of the whole set, I love the blues, and I love how cozy and warm the character looks! 😀 I feel like I’m there with her, warming up alongside her. 😀


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