Thursday, January 17, 2019

You Lift Me Up

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fluttery shaker card. 
Today, I am using 2 Sparkle Blends to create this shaker.

 This beautiful blend of plum, turquoise, sage green and silver
 is the perfect complement to all of your cool toned projects. 
This blend has tons of interest, with cupped flowers, ribbed squares,
 pale green pearlized seed beads and glitter, iridescent, metallic and matte sequins. 

A dazzling blend of deep, dark purple, lavender, and
 clear iridescent cup sequins, lavender almond shapes,
 tiny holographic hearts & iridescent stars and 
silver holo hex glitter & cupped flower sequins, and just a few lavender Fimo flowers.

I simply die cut a butterfly shape into my white heavyweight cardstock to create my shaker window.  I added some pattern paper to the background for some added interest - filled the shaker with the two beautiful blends.  

I used some butterfly die cut ephemera from a card kit I received. I trimmed the excesses white cardstock from the butterflies and added a few tiny sequins, and hearts from the blends. Popped them up on the card and stamped my sentiment. 

This card would bring a smile an anyone's face! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Blast Off...

Hi ya peeps, today I am sharing a super cute card featuring another fab Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground.
Blast off with your favorite project with this fun sunset colored Sparkle Blend Flaming Sunset. This blend features different hues of red, orange, brown and a touch of green. 

This blend contains the shapes of flowers, mini balls squares and mini gemstones. The colors are rich and shiny and the gems and balls add dimension to the shaker window.  You can grab this blend along with many more from Doodles Paper Playground HERE.
Happy Crafting!  Carolyn

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Star Spangled Shaker

Hello! Alison here. It's time for a new shaker card, and I used the "Star Spangled" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground this time. This Blend has white, shades of pink, turquoise, silver, and some touches of red in it. There are lots of different sized sequins, gems, plus big, bold stars! It's a beautiful Blend and this color palette is easy to work with.

I have mentioned before that when I make backgrounds with Distress Inks, Oxides, Alcohol Inks, etc, I like to make a lot of them all at once. I can sit for quite a while just making large backgrounds that I can cut down for card panels or die cut into smaller things at a later date. Not only is it fun to just make a bunch at once, but it saves me time when I go back to make finished cards later. Such is the case with this background. I used a few colors of Distress Oxides, applied them to my craft mat, sprayed them with water, and then dunked my cardstock into the wet inks. After it had dried, I used a rectangular stitched die (from Gina Marie) to trim it down.

When I began to assemble the card, I decided to go with a heart-shaped die from Lawn Fawn. It's from the Magic Color Slider Die set. I added acetate to the back of the heart, and adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn's plaid cardstock directly to my card base where the shaker would be. I used a fabulous sentiment from Ink Road Stamps' Snarks and Recreation stamp set. Isn't it just perfect? I think it's really important to not only love, but actually like someone too. Anyway, I stamped it on pink paper and die cut it, adding it to the top of my shaker.

I added a few sequins from the Star Spangles Sparkle Blend to the top of the card using On Point Glue. I love the dreamy colors on this card, with the pop of sequins in the shaker window.

Shaker cards can sometimes be very time consuming. But with pre-made backgrounds, and simple windows, you can create a fabulous shaker in a short amount of time. If you'd like to see more photos of Star Spangled, or any of the other beautiful Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground, please visit White Rose Crafts. They are the exclusive retailer for Sparkle Blends. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!