CDD August Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop day 1, friends.

I am so excited to see you here!

Crisp leaves, fall friends and more make this release absolutely darling. Once you’re done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your special discount through 8/19.

Now, I've been designing cards using 2 new stamp sets - GRATEFUL TROLLS and LEAFY BACKGROUND. Both are special to me as I lettered words in 1st one and did the whole illustration of the background one ^_^

Here's the first card and it showcases the GRATEFUL TROLLS stamp set. I think it it so absolutely adorable and so interesting to make Fall scenes with.

I used watercolor paper (pre-cut, using CDD die) and applied distress inks on top (starting from dark shades at the bottom up to light at the top), after that I sprinkled the water. I also cut out white piece of card stock to make the card multi-layered. I then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine black ink.

For coloring I picked pencils and used orange-blues. Took a bit more time on shades. When finished - put the parts together with the help of foam tape. Added glossy accents' dots for the final touches and it was done. What do you think? Aren't those cute? ^_^


My second card showcases new LEAFY BACKGROUND stamp. Now, this one is fully illustrated by me and I am so very proud of it as it turned out amazing! (I am such a shy person,lol).

With this card it took me a bit more time cuz I did heat embossing technique and used Arteza Real Brush Pens for coloring. If you want to see the making process simply click HERE (I made the whole post about making this card). Must say, this stamp is so versatile and there are so many ways and techniques you can use it for.

Here's a close up look at the card.

That's it for now! Be sure to stay tuned to CDD Facebook page or my Instagram for 2 more cards (the ones that are back-sided on main photo, lol) with new AUGUST RELEASE stamps!

If you liked my card designes you're more than welcome to leave me a sweet comment and sign up for this Blog via e-mail for more inspiration to come ^_^

Now... You should have arrived here from Claire and Joy is your next stop.

If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Craftin Desert Divas Blog!


start - Craftin Desert Divas

Anaa (guest designer)






Anna - you are HERE ^_^

Joy - your next stop!



Ashley H.





Supplies I used:

(that you can get at CDD SHOP)

GRATEFUL TROLLS stamp set (August 2018 Release)

LEAFY BACKGROUND stamp (August 2018 Release)

YOU stamp set



VERSAMARK watermark stamp pad

VERSAFINE pigment ink pad

MEMENTO dye ink pad


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Be sure to come to CDD August Release Blog Hop day 2 tomorrow for more inspiration from DT!

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