Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Consider This Card a Hug: Part 2

Greetings! Alison here. Earlier in the month, I shared THIS card that I made with the Unicorn Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground and 2 of the Give a Hoot stamps from Elizabeth Crafts. Today, I am sharing a card I made from my son using the same stamp set, but for the shaker I used a combination of Sparkle Blends.

I adore the sweetness of these owl stamps, and I knew my son would love a card with them just as much as my daughter. I had previously colored the "Momma" owl, so that helped me choose the directions for the baby and the rest of the card.

After I colored the owls, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next I chose a couple of fun patterned papers from DCWV, and I cut a window in one of them using Elizabeth Craft Designs' Stitched Rectangles.

Then I moved on to choosing the Sparkle Blends for the card. It turned out that there wasn't one that was quite right for the card, so I decided to create my own! That's the beauty of playing with Sparkle Blends....you can always mix them together to create a custom look. For this shaker, I used Flaming Sunset (one of my son's favorites), But First, Coffee, and Limonade.

When all was said and done, I had the perfect combination of Sparkle Blends for my card, and I am happy to report that he adored his card. My sentiment is the same that I used for my daughter's card, which is from the You Are Loved stamp set from Hero Arts, and my card base is gray. So why not pop on over to White Rose Crafts LLC to see what beautiful combinations of Sparkle Blends you can come up with for yourself? You just can't make a wrong decision! White Rose Crafts is the only place you can buy Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. I'll be back soon with a new project. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thanks by Fawn Kuehne

Thanks

By Fawn Kuehne


Hello! 
Fawn here to share a new shaker card using an oldie but goddie
 mix from Doodle Paper Playground!

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I decided to use this mandala stamp from Sugar Pea Designs.
I stamped it on some watercolor paper and colored it with Mission Gold watercolors.


I used black for my top panel. 
I die cut a circle in the middle, added my acetate and a double layer of foam.


I attached the base paen to the card and laid out my sequins.
Then I added the top panel.


                                                    

I decided to add a foiled thanks die cut to my card.
First I used a large piece of scor-tape that I placed on the front of the paper I used for my die cut.
Then I removed the backing paper and placed my foil on top and burnished really well. . . 
It was the first time I actually did this and think that it turned out great!!!


To complete the card I added a few sequins from a couple 
other mixes, Be-leaf in Yourself and Very Cranberry, to match the colors of the card.




For this card I used the Sparkle Blend Fairy Dust from 
Doodles Paper Playgrounds. 

There are more great Sparkle Blends and a large assortment of items for all your crafty projects over at White Rose Crafts!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Consider This Card a Hug: Unicorn Sparkle Blend

Hello! It's Alison and today I have a new shaker card to share with you. I made this card for my daughter for her first day of school. I recently purchased the Give a Hoot stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and I knew using them would be perfect as she loves owls so much.

I colored them in some of our favorite colors and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. To stamp them, I used VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, and to color the images, I used Zig Clean Color Markers.

My daughter loves vivid colors so I knew that I needed to use the gorgeous Unicorn Sparkle Blend on this card. It has so many stunning colors (including opalescent sequins), and it is truly our favorite of all the Blends. In the photo below, you can see the wide range of sizes and colors in this unique Blend. 

My daughter and I also really like to mix patterns, and I enjoy adding a fun pattern behind my shaker, for when the sequins and other bits fall to the bottom. So I chose a fun floral from DCWV to go with the polka dot pattern on my top layer (also from DCWV). For my sentiment, I reached for my favorite sentiment stamp set, which is the You are Loved stamp set from Hero Arts. I opted for a gray card base, which I think is really pretty and different. I don't know about you, but I get tired of white, cream, and black card bases. Gray is a nice change. 

My daughter loved her card, and that makes me so happy. I'll be sharing the card I made for my son in a few days. From what I have heard, there are only a couple packs of the Unicorn Sparkle Blend left at White Rose Crafts LLC. Once a Blend has sold out, it is gone forever, so don't miss your chance to grab it! White Rose Crafts is the only place you can purchase Sparkle Blends. And don't forget! Doodles Paper Playground is having a DT Call! If you would like to be a part of the sparkly fun, please visit THIS POST to learn all of the details. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!