CDD DT – Stamp Team Guest Design – October Release

You guys!

I am so thrilled to be sharing my very first card as a guest designer for the Craftin Desert Divas Stamp Design team. I am a member of the Digital Design team now, and it is a huge honor to be guest designing for the stamp team! Eeek!

Today, I’m sharing a card that strays from the ‘traditional’ look and feel of a Christmas card. This card features more pinks and purples than you normally see on a Christmas card – and I absolutely love it!

I started off this card by coloring up my Christmas tree image from the ‘Christmas Eve’ digital stamp set. I used purples and pinks to ‘trim the tree’ and then stamped out this adorable little girl from the Christmas Wishes stamp set. This is a brand new set that was just released on 10.13, so head over to the CDD website and snag it if you love it as much as I do!

Now, she’s supposed to be wearing a sweet little gingerbread costume, but I wanted to stick with my pink and purple vibe, so I colored her based on that. I just love her little wink!

Once I had my tree and my stamp colored in, I decided to work on the background. For this, I used the new Snowflake Flurries stencil (also new in the 10.13 release!). I used the Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer and some Distress Markers to color the stencil itself. Then I used a mister to wet the ink on the stencil. Once it was nice and saturated, I placed a piece of 4.25×5.5 cardstock on top and let the ink and stencil work their magic. After a couple of seconds, I removed the paper and used my heat tool to dry the excess liquid. The cool thing about this is that I go an effect similar to using the emboss resist technique, but with a less ‘perfect’ and precise look with that distress feel we all love! I thought it made a perfect winter scene, with snow blowing through the air, and maybe even a little glimpse of the Northern Lights. Yay!

I used some white cardstock and the Stitched Scallop dies to create the snow banks. I also snagged a scrap from a shaker gift tag I made recently and stamped the ‘Christmas Wishes’ sentiment, then heat embossed it. I mounted it on foam dots, added some sequins around the card from the Moonlit Kisses sequin mix, and that completed my first card as a guest designer for the stamp team!

I hope you love this sweet Christmas card as much as I do! If you’re interested in seeing more inspiration, be sure to head over to the CDD blog and check out all of the amazing projects everyone has been sharing for the release. It really is incredible how talented these ladies are!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon for another card!


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