Sunday, January 31, 2016

CDD Hearts Linky Party - Love Skunk!

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Hearts"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

$25 Gift Card (Regular Priced Items)

Here is what I made..

I couldn't resist making a card with this cute little skunk and using the Love die from the Heart of Heart Dies set. 

To start, I took a panel of Neenah Solar White and started flicking different colors of Distress Inks onto the paper. I used: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. I keep using them together and I keep loving it! I wanted the colors to have a bit of shimmer to them so I added some Perfect Pearls to the Mermaid Lagoon and flicked it on the panel a bit more. I probably went overboard but I admit it, I was having fun!

I wanted to use the Fancy Frame Dies in a way I hadn't used them before so I used the two scalloped dies in the set and die cut them together to save time. To assemble the card, I simply adhered the outside of the die cut panel directly to the card base. To make the middle of the die cut panel higher, I adhered it with one strip of foam tape. For the center of the die cut panel, I adhered it using two strips of foam tape together so it was higher than the rest. The photo above shows the dimension much better than my final photo and you can see the sparkle from the Perfect Pearls.

The theme of this Linky is Hearts so I decided to pull out my extra hearts from the few times I've die cut the large heart from the Heart of Heart Dies. Going along with the colors on the background, I colored the hearts to match using Copic Markers and set them aside. I have to add, having extra hearts laying around has been very convenient! Another reason to love the new die set!

This little skunk is so cute. After second generation stamping him on Neenah Solar White, I colored him with various Copic Markers and filled in his eyes and smile with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker. I wanted him to have a place to stand on the card without free floating so I decided to have him stand on the Love arrow.

I die cut the Love arrow out of sparkly blue-green cardstock and then several times from black cardstock so I could layer the paper and give it some dimension as well. After fussy cutting the skunk, I adhered him with foam tape to stand atop the Love arrow.

Here you can see that I took the several small hearts that I had colored with Copics and adhered them to the card base using Multi Medium Matte. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like the card and that you join us in the Hearts challenge!

Here are all the CDD products I used:


Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

  1. This is so STINKIN cute!! I LOVE the way you colored that skunk! I need this Copic combo LOL!! You are amazing Kristin! Have a great day XOXO