Monday, April 12, 2021

Just Keep Swimming

Happy Monday Sparkle Blends Fans!I do hope your day has gone swimmingly!
Ok, I couldn't resist! So have you started playing with slim line cards yet? I have just started and it is a bit overwhelming and freeing all at the same time to learn how to play with a new size and shape of card base, and when it is one that is as large as this, it definitely takes a little getting used to.

For this project I am using slimline dies from Queen and Co. for my card layers, along with a slim line paper pad for my patterned paper. I am combining that with an older Stamps Of Life Stamp and Die Set for my fish and sentiment. I have colored up these fun friends with my Copics, and used my favorite Circles Shaker Shapes set from Queen and Co. for the round foam for my shaker circles. I am using Ocean Beauties Sparkle Blends for my sequin mix for the three shaker compartments. To be perfectly honest, there are so many amazing things in this blend that I don't even think they are all in here in these three spots! I am also using a single sheet of acetate along with additional foam to pull this all together.

 
And here are a few close ups so you can get a better look at  this fabulous blend!



So, what do you think? I really love how this came out and will definitely be spending more time on these bigger slim line cards!

So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Sunday, April 11, 2021

 Sparkle Blends are never Sus

On the contrary, Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground can liven up any project, no matter theme, colors or age there is something for every one and every project. On this card, I used the brand new "Oh, Hollo" from the April 2021 Sparkle Blends Release. This mesmerizing blend is full of shiny, sparkly, holographic elements.


I created the galaxy background with Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot. I started by randomly blending blotches of color onto the paper then filling it all in with Black Soot. Next I splattered water and blotted with a cloth. After that I splattered Pearl Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe.

I used two different size square dies to cut the windows. The images from the stamp set (which is from Kindred Stamps) were colored with Copics.

If you take a close look at the Sparkle Blends, you can see the how when the light hits these holographic pieces, you get many different colors and the sparkle and shine is awesome. 




"Oh, Hollo" is a perfect blend to add shimmer and shine and give that ethereal feel. It really brings your project to life. You can purchase yours with all the other amazing Sparkle Blends at the Doodles Paper Playground Etsy shop.

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

We're The Perfect Blend

Happy Saturday Sparkle Blends Fans! So I am still playing with stamping and heat embossing on vellum, but this time I am using Wow Turkish Nights Embossing Glitter instead. This particular mix goes perfectly with the new Love, Coffee Sparkle Blend. It is as if they were made for each other. Now I am using an old red rubber cling stamp from Heartfelt Creations called Coffee Talk Background. Absolutely perfect for this.

So I stamped my background onto vellum paper from Cutcardstock, using my MISTI, with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then used the Wow and my heat gun to heat emboss. The black doesn't even show through and the coverage is amazing. I then used a double stack of foam tape to create my shaker window, added my Sparkle Blend, and then added my acetate. I then cut from my same cardstock base a frame layer using a layering die from Lawn Fawn and adhered with Scor Tape. I then added, using On Point Glue, the coffee beans to the outer frame. These beans are from the same sparkle blend. Then I used a sentiment from a Pink and Main Stamp Set called Latte Love which I believe is also retired. I used the same Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed and for this I used Gina K. Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder, and trimmed the sentiment and adhered with Scor Tape.






So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy