Friday, September 25, 2020

Happy Halloween!

 Hi Everyone! Today I am in a bit of a Halloween mood! After all it is only 90 degrees here in New Mexico, so that autumn breeze is really putting the Halloween thrill in the air! Ok, maybe not, but I am still already feeling the Fall and Halloween spirit.

For this project I have used Spooky Village Stamps and Dies from Lawn Fawn along with the Lawn Fawn Cloud Stencil and Heffy Doodle Circle Marquee Stencil and of course  Sparkle Blends You Make Me Batty Mix! I have used my Copics to color up the houses as well as the little trick or treaters. I used Distress Oxides to create my sky background. I have also used Lawn Fawn rolling hills die cut for my ground. I used the Lawn Fawn matching dies to cutout my pieces, and have attached everything together with Scor Tape.

I adore all the fun elements in this shaker mix! It is so perfect for all those fun Halloween scenes! You can see all the wonderful elements here!

Make sure you grab your favorites from the September Release as well as all of the amazing Sparkle Blends. So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. And, 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!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Thanksgiving Blessings

Hello! Alison here. Today's card was not made by me....not the kids either. If you guessed it was another one of Gene's cards, you're correct! The 4 of us have been having a monthly card-making time so that we all get to play with the latest Sparkle Blends together, and this is what he made during our last one.

Look! He's even got his own watermark now. ;) Gene was really drawn to the Autumn Harvest Sparkle Blend by Doodles Paper Playground. Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday, so he knew right away that he wanted to make something with a cornucopia. Thankfully, I had a gorgeous cornucopia stencil in my stash from Dreamweaver. He was pretty nervous about doing all of this intricate ink blending through the stencil, but I taught him a few techniques, and when he removed the stencil to reveal his finished cornucopia, the surprise and pride in his voice was amazing.

You can see here not only how intricate the stencil is, but how nicely he placed the Autumn Harvest Sparkle Blends all over the card. I should mention that he lightly stenciled some leaves (also from Dreamweaver) on the card base, for a little more interest. He really loved the clay leaves in this Blend, so he focused on using those, plus some of the square sequins. He opted to omit the fruits and veggies that are also in this Blend.

Gene carefully fussy cut the stenciled cornucopia, and then added foam tape from Pear Blossom Press to the back to give it dimension. He also added the perfect sentiment, which is from Gina K Designs' Autumn Wreath Builder stamp set. The Autumn Harvest Sparkle Blend adds a lot to this card, even though he didn't apply a ton. It adds just the right hint of falling leaves, with magical sparkle.

This is Gene's favorite card that he's ever made, and it's easy to see why. He did such an awesome job with his stenciling, fussy cutting, and application of the Sparkle Blends. I think it's just beautiful, and that we'll need to frame it. Please be sure to visit not only the Doodles Paper Playground Blog, but also the Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy, to check out all of the available Blends. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Happy Halloween

Hey Friends! It's EK, and I am back with another Halloween 2020 Crafting project, and today I am using some newly released Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends to help create a Halloween themed shaker card.

Not only did I pull in one of the new Sparkle Blends mixes to create this card, I used two different blends to have a little extra fun!

I started by blending Distress Oxide over a piece of watercolor paper using Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey to create the orange-ish themed background. Then I used some Black Soot around the edges to spook up things.

Next I die cut the card using two different Halloween themed die sets from Simon Says Stamps. I kept the 'a' and 'o' around because I was going to need them to make certain I get the center parts correctly in.

To make certain that my two different mixes did not mix, I created channels on the back of the card. Here is just a quick peek at what my three dimensional tape looks like.

I filled the hats and bats die cut section with the new You Drive Me Batty blend and the Halloween section with Spectral blend.

I just love how the little ghosts peek out the sentiment of the card.

Let us know in the comments below if you every mix two different blend to create a unique shaker card. Until then, Happy Crafty. (And early Happy Halloween too!)