Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Summer Blog Hop

Hey guys! Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Bog Hop! Craftin Desert Divas just had their July Release and are hosting a giveaway on their blog for a $75 CDD shop credit! WooHoo! Be sure to hop on over there for a chance to win!

I’ve been playing with the one of the newly released sets — Summer Vibin’ — so adorable!  All of the images are super sweet but I absolutely love the little alligator sipping on his coconut drink!

I decided to make a shaker card combining my little alligator friend with some of the fabulous CDD Beyond the Horizon sequins. Love the teeny, tiny, little purple sequins included in this assortment.

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green so between the green alligator and purple sequins I was good to go!

I stamped the alligator and a few of the little starfish with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I knew I wanted a palm tree so I printed the palm tree from the CDD Triceratops Digi and colored that in with Copics too.

Here are the steps to make the shaker part of the card…

  • To create the window panel of the shaker card I started with a 4″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock and used a blending tool to create a gradient of purple, blue and green ink. I cut out the center oval with a die and attached a piece of clear acetate to the back. Then I cut a slightly larger oval in a 3.75″ x 3.50 piece of white craft foam and attached it to the back of the front panel to make a space for the sequins.
  • To make the panel behind the sequins, I started with a piece of 3.75″ x 3.5″of white cardstock and used the blending tool to make overlapping circles in the same purple, blue, and green ink creating a Bokeh effect.
  • I put the front panel face down, added sequins into the space formed by the cutout in the craft foam, and attached the back panel to trap the sequins.
  • NOTE: when attaching the front and back panels to the craft foam apply the adhesive on the craft foam around the entire cut out oval be sure to leave no gaps for the sequins to escape.

Once my shaker was assembled, I layered it with a green mat and attached it to a white A2 card base. Then I added my adorable colored images.

I stamped the “Let’s float away together” sentiment which is included in the stamp set and so appropriate as the sweet alligator looks like he’s floating away on a sea of sequins.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  The next stop on the hop is: Laura Volpes @ a Bit of My Crafts Blog

Complete hop line up is:

CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Craftin Desert Diva - Dino Triceratops

Craftin Desert Divas – Dino Triceratops

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon

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CDD

OTHER SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Copic colors used: B60, B63, B66, YG21, YG23, YG25, E21, E23, E25, RV02, RV09

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Stampin' Up! Old Olive Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Cardstock

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SU

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BLICK

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

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SU

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12x12

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12×12

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SBC | AMZ

 MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

White Craft Foam Sheets

White Craft Foam Sheets

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SSS | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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50 thoughts on “Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Summer Blog Hop

  1. i love your shaker card. i haven’t had the courage to try to make one yet but i think you have inspired me to give it a try 🙂

  2. I love the color combinations you used. The green and blue/purple are so vivid. Thank you for including the instructions on how to make the card.

  3. Oh how I would love to be that cute little aligator right now as we shiver in winter here in Australia. I love the gorgeous colours you used on your beautiful card.

    • Oh I forgot that the seasons are opposite in Australia. I would love a little break from our hot Florida summer. We should trade for a week. 😂

  4. What an adorable card and I love that you’ve made it a shaker card. You’re making it look so easy, I’m definately trying your tips for it.

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