Saturday, February 22, 2020

Yarn Ball Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun shaker card featuring the New Release
 Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground called Grandma's Sweater

this bold blend may seem like a cacophony of color, 
but the rich jewel tones of this blend makes 
it a perfect choice for winter, spring, summer & fall projects alike.
 A simple blend of mostly cupped sequins in assorted sizes and finishes, 
its the hidden gems like flat red sequins printed with stars, 
dark red bugle beads and iridescent seed beads that really lend interest to this unique blend.

Here's the card I created
Materials Used:
Dare to be Artzy Stamp: Spit Happens
Maker's Movement: Circle Versa Dies Set
Fiskars Embossing Plate: Basket Weave
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Memento Ink: VersaFine Clair: Nocturne
Imagine Crafts: Tear It Tape
Maker's Movement: Double-sided Adhesive Foam
Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock: Kraft
Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Blue Turquoise  
Recollections Brand 65lb Specialty Cardstock: Kraft Dot
Accent Brand 80lb Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Bright White

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

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wee Wee Wee...

Hello Friends - Roni here today and I want to share my farmyard shaker card made using one of the fabulous new Sparkle Blend limited release - This Little Piggy. 

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If you look closely you can see the darling little Fimo piggy faces and tiny pink flowers which make this blend so sweet.

To create this card I started off by creating a watercolor sky and grassy field with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. After the panel had dried I diecut the pig from the grassy area. I also die-cut the farmyard silhouette from Rinea Ebony/Gold Glossy foiled paper.  I assembled the shaker on the back of the card, filled it and adhered it to the kraft card base.

I finished off the card by attaching the farmyard silhouette and a computer generated sentiment to the front of the card.  Such a fun card to brighten anyone's day don't you think? 


Gina Marie - Piggie Die, Farm Life Border Die Set
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint
Watercolor Paper
Rinea Foiled Paper - Ebony/Gold Glossy
Kraft Card Base
Computer Generated Sentiment

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

You Brighten My Day

Greetings! Alison here. I have a new shaker card to share with you today, using the new "Hey Chickie" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I wanted to make something bright and cheerful, to try and help chase away the Winter Doldrums that I know so many of us are feeling. The Hey Chickie Sparkle Blend is full of happy pinks and cheerful yellows, so I knew that was a great Blend to use.
I began by stamping the Dutch Tulips stamp from Stampendous hanging off the edge of my shaker panel. This is a big stamp, but I didn't want to fill my entire panel with the image. I colored the tulips with my Tombow Recycled Pencils.
I wanted to do something different for my shaker window, instead of doing a typical circle or rectangle. I have a few of the Birch Press Design "Big Sugar Script" dies, and I opted to use the "Big You." These dies come with the word as well as the shadow dies. I die cut the shadow directly on to my colored panel, and out of hot pink cardstock, I die cut the regular word. I also cut out a piece of pale pink cardstock to close up my shaker panel. To complete my sentiment, I stamped "brighten my day," which is from Stampendous' "Big Words Thanks" stamp set. The sentiment is all on one line, but I stamped it on to two to better fit the layout of my card.
You can see in the photo above some of the pretty sequins and Fimo shapes that are in the Hey Chickie Blend. I really love the yellow butterflies! I opted to remove the little chickie heads that are in the mix...I'll just use them on another card. I distressed the edges of my shaker panel, for some added texture.

What word dies do you have that you can do this technique with? Do you like to make shaker windows out of unusual shapes? I certainly do! Please check out the new Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy to see the other 9 brand new Sparkle Blends. Be sure to share your sparkly creations in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!