Better At the Beach

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Are you ready for another sneak peak of the new products being released over at Craftin Desert Divas?

Well I am back today to show you a peak at not only a new stamp set, but another new die set as well.

If you can’t tell, there is a whole summer/beach theme happening with this release and the new Sunny Smiles stamp set is perfect for all you beach bums out there.  The set includes all kinds of cuties sitting around enjoying the sun.  I’ve pared the new stamp set with the new die set Island Dies which has all kinds of fun beach themed dies.  I know I am not known for my papered layered cards, but I just couldn’t help myself with this set.Ek Gorman CDD 7:7.2

I started the build off by stamping out the four beach friends, coloring them in with my copics, and fussy cutting them out.  I then pulled out the new Island Dies, and die cut out the island four times from some sand colored paper, lots of palm leaves from green textured card stock, palm tree trunks from some hand made cream paper, and the sea horse, starfish, and seashell from some printed pink card stock.  I also pulled out one of the ocean waves dies from the new EK Gorman CDD 7:7.3Ocean Boarder Dies (that I featured here yesterday) on some textured blue card stock as well as some white card stock.  I additionally die cut a few clouds using CDD’s Rainbow Dies set.

All of the die cuts got a good dose of distress ink to splash a bit more depth onto them.  Then the Ek Gorman CDD 7:7.1assembly began.  I didn’t wan the card to get too bulky, so I die cut the islands and the sky so they would fit into the ocean cuts.  CDD is now caring a new glue adhesive, Tonic Craft-Tacky Glue that is absolutely amazing (and for me to say that, it says something).  The nozzle doesn’t clog up and it dries matte, so if there is a little seeping, if doesn’t show up on your project after the fact!  The glue helped me stick down all the little die cuts and I used 3D Adhesive Squares to pop up the beach critters from the new stamp set.

EK Gorman CDD 7:7

If you haven’t marked yourself as ‘going’ yet to CDD’s July Release Event, go do that now.  There are all kinds of freebies available!

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