Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Penguin Party Love

Hi Crafty Friends,
Is it Winter yet? I LOVE the cold weather and all thing winter, especially PENGUINS! They are soooo cute! This guy is one of my favorites! Its from the digi set called Penguin Love from Polka Dot Orchard and it goes perfectly with the NEW Penguin Party Sequin mix from Doodles Paper Playground!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite movie with a Penguin in it?
A: Me? I love documentaries so I thought March of the Penguins was FABULOUS

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Doodles Paper Playground Penguin Party Mix 
Polka Dot Orchard Penguin Love Stamp Set
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Heart Die
Kat Scrappiness Acetate Sheets
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banner Die

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a fun Happy Thanksgiving shaker card.

Today, I am using the Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Be-Leaf in Yourself,  

This festive seasonal blend is packed full of tiny little leaves and sequins in various textures, finishes 
and shades of orange, red, yellow & brown—making it perfect for all of your autumn projects.

This blend combines rich red and brown tones with just a touch of beautiful gold and green. 
It's full of glitter, metallic, iridescent & matte elements, including red crystals, gold microbeads
 and multi-hued no hole beads.

Autumn is basically time for pumpkin spice everything, 
so we knew we needed a shimmery blend of brown and 
orange sequins & beads with a sprinkling of Jack-o-Lantern Fimo slices
to give this trend a fresh new look.

This beautiful, high shine blend channels the clear blue waters of the Caribbean
 with teal, aqua and sky blue tones throughout. 
You’ll find tons of glitter, holo, iridescent and 
metallic elements over a base of matte blues. 

This is the card I created
Materials Used:
Pretty Pink Posh Stamps: Give Thanks
Maker's Movement Versa Dies
Tim Holtz Pattern Paper
Recollections Brand 110 lb Cardstock: White (card base)
Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Cream and Orange
Spectrum Noir Markers
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: White and Black

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Using Black on a Holiday Card

Hello! Alison here. My card for today was created because Amber, the owner of Doodles Paper Playground challenged me to make a holiday card using the "Dragon Glass" Sparkle Blend which is entirely black. Challenge accepted!
I originally thought that I would go super-goth with the card, but then I thought it would be fun to do lots of metallics and make it more elegant than goth. Though I may still do that on a future card. I used a couple of older ornament dies from Stampendous to make 2 shaker windows. The ornament tops were done by applying embossing ink and silver embossing powder to a scrap piece of cardstock, and after it melted, I die cut the tops.
I used a "Happy Holidays" stencil (also from Stampendous) and inked it with VersaMark and sprinkled the same silver embossing powder on to it. I love the shine! Around the edges of my top layer, I added even more VersaMark ink and sprinkled on the "Seasonings" embossing powder, which is a favorite of mine. Do you see all of the different colors in it? It's even more beautiful in person! If you ever try this powder, I highly recommend heating it from underneath, so that the large, chunky granules don't fly off of your cardstock.
Behind my shaker window, I didn't want to just use black cardstock. I wanted more metallics. So I squirted some Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer Delicata Re-inkers on to a Gelli Plate and mixed them a bit with a brayer. Then I laid my black cardstock on top and rubbed it to apply the color. I love the end result! And it really makes the Dragon Glass Sparkle Blend stand out. In the photo above, you can see the unique shapes, sizes, and styles that are in it.
There is a LOT of shine on this card, so it was tough to photograph. It looks better in real life, but I think you get the idea.

This is definitely not a traditional holiday card, and that's one of the reasons why I like it so much. The sparkle and shine are another reason. What products do you use to make your holiday cards non-traditional? Or, do you prefer to stick to the classics? Be sure to head over to the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the Limited Edition Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground that are currently available. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!