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Friday, August 17, 2018

August New Release Hop

Hey Divas welcome to my little corner of the world! Today I am participating in Day One of Craftin Desert Divas Designing August New Release Two Day Blog Hop.

This is such an exciting time! I've had the pleasure of seeing what all the lovely Divas on the Digi Design Team have been working on and I'm excited for you all to see what they have in store. Before I continue I am just going to tell you now that you are going to want ALL of the Digi Stamps in this month's release. You want to know how I know this? Because I had to have them all as well. I can't wait to play with all of them soon.

Since you're here I thought I would share a couple of my creations using the Tribal Bear and Tribal Lion in this month's Digi Release.

For my first card I am using Craftin Desert Divas Tribal Bear Digi Stamp and images from their Outdoor Camping Digi Stamp Set.

I was inspired by this painting I found in a Pinterest search. I thought this would make a great backdrop to an "outdoorsy" card.

{Photo Credit: Noelle Lewis}

I started by using some Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock cut down to 4" x 5.25". Next I pulled out my Distress Oxide Inks and starting at the bottom I sponged on some Evergreen Bough, then blended in my next color Faded Jeans, and finished it by adding Black Soot at the top of the panel and down some of the edges. I added "stars" by splattering some white gouache paint and some Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Silver.  While my back panel was drying, I pulled out my Cricut and cut out my little tent and trees from a free file I found online and stuck that sucker on my card panel. I colored in the flashlight, sleeping bag, log, and binoculars from the Outdoor Camping set and the Tribal Bear and added them to my card. In hindsight if I had it to do over again, I would have cut out the tent from the Outdoor Camping set, other than that I am so pleased with the way this came out.

Stamps: Craftin Desert Divas: Tribal Bear Digi Stamp, Outdoor Stamping Set
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Black Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 100 lb.
Inks: Spectrum Noir and Distress Oxide Inks in Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot
Accessories: Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Silver, White Gouache

For my next card I used the Tribal Lion Digi Stamp Set.

Tribal Lion Digi Stamp Set

I fell in love with and wanted to use some Doodlebug Milk and Cookies patterned paper. I thought it had a "woodsy" feel and knew it would work great with the Tribal Lion. So I started by cutting a sheet of 8.5"x11" brown cardstock in half vertically so I could make a 4.25" x 5.5" top folding card base. I cut my Doodlebug paper to 4" x 5.25" so some of the card base would still show. Next I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 3.5" x 4.75" and ran it through my Cuttlebug using Darice's Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I then went over the embossed image with some Distress Oxide Ink in Evergreen Bough. I moved onto coloring this super cute Tribal Lion Digi Stamp, along with a couple of the marshmallow on a stick, and a lantern from the Outdoor Camping Digi Stamp Set. I glued my patterned paper to my card base and then used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the woodgrain background. I cut a strip of my patterned paper 3.5" x 1" and glued it down with the alternate pattern facing up to ground my lion. I glued my digi images down and finished it off with some Wink of Stella and a white gel pen. Unfortunately this picture does not do the card justice. I loved the way it turned out!

Stamps: Craftin Desert Divas: Tribal Lion and Outdoor Camping Digi Stamps, Sentiment is from Hero Arts
Paper: Brown Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Doodlebug Cookies and Milk Patterened Paper
Inks: Distress Oxide Ink in Evergreen Bough
Accessories: Wink of Stella and White Gel Pen

Don't forget to check out what's going on at the Craftin Desert Divas Blog and check out my other fellow Design Team Diva's works of art! I mean seriously these ladies did such a great job I am so excited for you to see. Next on the Hop is:

Don't forget if you're like me and want all the Digis then you may want to sign up for Craftin Desert Divas Digi Stamp Club, which includes: Monthly $14 coupon code, Digital stamping tutorials, Digital Inspiration, Coloring tips for digital stamping!

Alright Divas, that wraps things up for me today. Until next time, keep on crating!


  1. Oh! I love both cards! It is so magical how you color the night scene <3

  2. Both cards are fabulous! You nailed it with the backgrounds, too!

    1. Aww you are super sweet! Not sure about you, but I go through phases when crafting and I am totally in a Distress Oxide phase. Can't get enough of it.

  3. Beautiful cards ❤❤ absolutely gorgeous scenes!

  4. Wow!!! That night scene is stunning!!! Beautiful cards!!

  5. Your backgrounds are perfect for the scenes on both your fab cards.