Craftin Desert Divas New Release Day 5

Today is the day!!! The Craftin Desert Divas New Release will be available at 3 PM EST today in the shop!!!! The DT is showcasing one final stamp set, the Artic Pals Stamp Set. This set is winter themed and fits perfectly with the rest of the sets released this month!! That is one thing I LOVE about the Craftin Desert Divas releases. There are always several stamp sets released that can be used completely on their own or you can mix and match all the little cute images to create some really amazing scenes! Today, I used the adorable little ice fishing critters to create a half shaker card and I have a video tutorial below to share with you exactly how I pulled this card together!! Be sure and watch it below.

I will not even begin to explain how I put this card together, beause it is quite an assortment of different techniques and die sets! But, it was a blast trying to figure out to fit everything together and I have to say I never thought I would be using the Ocean Border Dies on a winter themed card LOL!!

Finished Card 2

I have created a half shaker card before and it was also a water themed card. You can find that card and video tutorial HERE, but I did use a digital stamp and vellum. This one was put together a bit different and I had to find a new way to hide the adhesive and also a way to resemble ice on the top of the water. I turned to a double layer of vellum to mask the majority of the dimensional adhesive and also to create the illusion that there was a nice thick layer of ice on top of the water.

Finished Card 1

When I get an idea for a card, I often go a little “crazy” in my craft room, making a mess and hurrying to complete the card to see if the idea will really come together how I envisioned it. In my haste I often forget my sentiment and this card was one of those times so I had to figure out a way to incorporate a sentiment without it looking like an afterthought. Most of the time I would go for a flag banner die, but the sentiment didn’t fit inside one, so I actually cut the sentiment with a few dies to fit into the bottom right hand corner. I finished it by adding the little basket of fish to the left and some drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops to add embellishment!

Finished Card 4

If you haven’t already, be sure and head over to the Facebook New Release Event to check out all the inspiration that has been posted over there! If you are interested in the New Release products, I have linked the page where they will all be found below. The rest of the supplies I used on my card today are also linked below separately! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

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