Sunday, February 23, 2020

Birthday Bear Hugs

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Shelly aka mcschmidty...congrats, Shelly!  I chose this super cute card to case today....the cowboy's pose with his arms outstretched  reminded me of my favorite 'bratty bear' stamp, plus I LOVE the Faux Wood technique.  For my card, I used the 'Under the Stars' set from Stampin Up, along with some letter stamps by EK Success which I bought at JoAnn's more than a decade ago.  The bear was stamped and watercolored, then the panel was cut out with the Double Stitched Squares Dies from Divinity Designs LLC.  A craft knife was used to cut slits so that the linen thread could wrap around his paws.  The card base was swiped with a matching ink pad, creating a 'Faux Wood' background. Silver mini brads were added to the corners.

Stampin Up 'Under the Stars'; EK Success Letter Stamps; Divinity Designs LLC Double Stitched Squares Dies; Card Designer Angie Crockett


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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Happiness Is Knowing You

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Brent aka brentsCards....congrats, Brent!!  I chose this beautiful card to case today because of the watercolor background, beautiful butterfly, and delish colors....how could I resist?  The stamp set I am using is a old favorite from my retired Stampin Up sets, 'Winged Things'.  I created a Wrinkle Free Distress panel with similar colors, white embossed the butterfly and sentiment, then cut out the panel with a rectangle die.  To coordinate with the tiny dots around the image, I used a white gel pen to add more dots to the background.  Baker's twine and white sequins were added at the last.  This will go into my birthday card stash for later.

Stampin Up Winged Things; Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Divinity Designs LLC February New Release!

Hi, everyone!  Where did January go?!  Welcome to February and welcome to another new release from Divinity Designs LLC!!!  The goods just keep on coming!!  This month's release is SWEET.....check out the entire release and lots of gorgeous project samples HERE....enjoy!!

Here are the items I have used to create my two project samples for today:





My first card was super fun to make!!  I wanted to use bright, cheerful colors, so after the tangerine card base was cut out with the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer Dies, I created a Wrinkle Free Distress (or Smoosh) panel with tangerine, mustard, and kraft inks on smooth white cardstock.  Once the inked panel was dry, the frame, which was cut with the Quilted Honeycomb Background Die, was adhered over it.  The images from the 'Bee-lieve' Stamp/Die Duos set were stamped in Stazon Jet Black, water-colored, and popped up with foam tape.  The center of the bee hive was cut out with one of the button dies from the Sewing Set Dies so that it could become a shaker card with honey-colored micro beads inside.  The tiny flowers were cut with the Ornamental Crosses Dies set.  The sentiment was stamped on a panel cut with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The same die was used to cut the offset mat behind it.

Divinity Designs LLC Bee-Lieve Stamp/Die Duos, Custom Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base with Layers, Quilted Honeycomb Background, Double Stitched Rectangles, Sewing Kit; Card Designer Angie Crockett

For my next card, the 'Bee-lieve' Stamp/Die Duos set, Quilted Honeycomb Background Die, and Double Stitched Rectangles Dies were used again, along with the A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer Dies and the Matting Rectangle Die.  What I LOVE about the Quilted Honeycomb Background Die is that both the frame and cut-outs are stitched, so that you have twice as many design ideas!!  I created another Wrinkle Free Distress panel, this time with mustard and kraft inks; once dry, the panel was cut with the Quilted Honeycomb Background Die and embossed. (The edges of the honeycomb cut-outs are defined in person, but the camera did not agree!)  Since I used only the cut-outs for this card, I will save the frame and extra pieces for later.  Tip: for each background die with frames and cut-outs such as this, I keep all of the extra parts and pieces in envelopes for later projects.


Divinity Designs LLC Bee-Lieve Stamp/Die Duos, Custom Dies: A2 Landscape Card Base with Layers, Quilted Honeycomb Background, Double Stitched Rectangles; Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Sunday, January 26, 2020

I (Heart) You

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Angela Bode aka ohmypaper!.....congrats, Angie!!!  After cruising every page of her immense gallery, I finally settled on this adorable CAS card.  Not only do I love the clean layout, but the offset ovals were very interesting to me and I loved the added hearts, especially for a sentiment.  For my card, I am using the 'Somebunny' Stamp/Die Duos set from Divinity Designs LLC.  I will tuck this card away for a few months and give it to my hubs for our anniversary.  Also used for this card were the Layering Hearts Dies, Sentiment Strips Dies, Clouds and Raindrops Dies (tiny hearts), and Ovals Dies.  The adorable bunny image was stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then water-colored. The background scene was sponged over die cut templates cut with the Clouds and Raindrops Dies and Grass Lawn Die.

Divinity Designs LLC: Somebunny Stamp/Die Duos, Custom Dies: Ovals, Sentiment Strips, Layering Hearts, Clouds and Raindrops: Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Butterfly Trio

Ferris Wheels and Carousels Butterfly Dish
Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Ferris Wheels and Carousels.  I fell in love with this butterfly dish and decided to make a clean and simple card with it in mind.  Unfortunately, the butterfly stamps and matching dies I used are now retired from Divinity Designs LLC, but I still love to use them for my personal birthday list.  The butterflies were heat embossed with black and cut out; the outside edges and any sections which were to stay white were coated with a clear glaze pen. On the large butterfly, the yellow sections were colored with a marker, then coated with the clear glaze pen as well.  The reason for using the glaze pen is so that it acts as a resist since I wanted to sponge various colors on the butterflies for a smooth and gradient look.  Once the sponging was finished, I used a dry rag to buff the ink from the glazed areas.  The sentiment is from the 'Today and Everyday' stamp set which is still available from Divinity Designs LLC.  I liked the clean look so I didn't add any splatters or stenciling.

EDITED TO ADD: The retired butterfly stamp set is called 'Trois Jolies Papillons' and the custom dies are 'Tres Papillons Dies'.

Divinity Designs Trois Jolies Papillons (retired) and Today and Everyday; Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Divinity Designs LLC January New Release

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the January New Release for Divinity Designs LLC!!  You can see the entire new release plus all of the designer samples HERE!

These are the products featured in my two projects for today:

Divinity Designs LLC Fur-Ever Friends Stamp/Die Duos Divinity Designs LLC Custom Triple Step with Layers Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Sweet Hearts Collection Paper Pad Divinity Designs LLC Custom Sentiment Strips Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Mini Tags Dies Divinity Designs LLC Letter Board Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Clouds and Raindrops Dies Divinity Designs LLC Bitty Borders Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Pierced Rectangles Dies

My first card was super fun and easy to make!  The card base was cut out of kraft cardstock with the Triple Step with Layers Dies set.  The layers were cut from one of the floral/flourish-y pattern from the new Sweet Hearts Collection Paper Pad.  The adorable image and fun sentiments are from the 'Fur-ever Friends' Stamp/Die Duos set.  Also used were the Mini Tags Dies set, Sentiment Strips Dies, Letter Board Dies, and the Clouds and Raindrops Dies set (tiny hearts).  The image was watercolored and popped up with foam tape.

Divinity Designs LLC: Fur-ever Friends Stamp/Die Duos, Sweet Hearts Paper Collection, Triple Step with Layers Dies, Mini Tags Dies, Sentiment Strips Dies, Letter Board Dies, Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card was also a blast to make.  I used the same set, 'Fur-ever Friends' Stamp/Die Duos, another pattern from the Sweet Hearts Collection Paper Pad, Sentiment Strips Dies, tiny hearts from the Clouds and Raindrops Dies set, Bitty Borders Dies, and Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The hearts and embossed dots on the border strip were embellished with a clear glaze pen.  Pink baker's twine was added as a finishing touch.

Divinity Designs LLC: Fur-ever Friends Stamp/Die Duos, Sentiment Strips Dies, Sweet Hearts Paper Collection, Bitty Borders Dies, Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Birthday Wishes

Murale Design Vector Flower Pattern
Hi, everyone!  This week' Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Murale Design....it didn't take long to find many photos which inspired me, but I chose this awesome flower burst pattern with gorgeous colors.  For my card, I used the Flower Burst Stencil and Big Birthday Bolds stamp set, both from Divinity Designs LLC.  I love how quick and easy this card was to make!!  I cut a panel with the Pierced Rectangles Dies, stenciled three colors of aqua over the stencil, stamped the greeting, matted the panel in black, then added three black pearls to finish.

Divinity Designs LLC: Big Birthday Bolds, Flower Burst Mixed Media Stencil, Pierced Rectangles Dies; Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett