Primarily a cardmaking and papercrafting blog featuring both my own creative designs-including the products and techniques I used to create them-as well as projects by the Sparkle Blends Designing Divas team and other Guest Designers. I welcome comments, design suggestions, and questions, but I do ask that they remain respectful and kind.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sharon White Guest Designing for Doodles Paper Playground with Sparkle Blends "Citrus Twist"
I have to say up front that I'm fairly new to using sequins on my cards, and have never made a shaker card before! I didn't know how varied and beautiful the mixes can be!! Wow!!!
I'm hooked! It was such fun to shake out the little packet of sequins and discover the amazing variety and colors in this mix! Bright yellows, orange, gold, greens and the teensiest little slices of fruit! Watermelon, lemon, lime, orange and banana slices! So many seed beads in all the colors plus shimmery little stars! Little "gems" of red, green, yellow, orange! Who knew you could pack so much deliciousness into such a small packet?!
I created my card using Doodles Paper Playground Citrus Twist embellishment mix and Newton's Nook "Cuppa Cactus" stamp and dies set.
I started by stamping out the cactus images onto Neena Exact Index with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then colored them using Zig Clean Color real Brush Pens. After using the coordinating dies to cut out the colored images, I pressed each one into my Versamark ink pad to coat them,
then heat embossed them with
clear embossing powder.
I used a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die to cut out the black "window" frame and another out of white fun foam, and also an acetate window piece. I adhered the frames and acetate together using Glossy Accents.
On an A2 white panel, I sponged a soft background using Broken China Distress Ink. Then I placed a generous amount of Sparkle Blends "Citrus Twist" embellishment mix onto the center of the sponged background. I adhered the constructed frame to the center of the card base, with a border, making sure to seal in the sequins so they don't escape. I adhered my colored cactus images, and stamped the Hello sentiment at the bottom of the card.
Please help me extend a big Thank You to Sharon for helping promote my new Sparkle Blends by creating such a beautiful project! I would love if you would follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr & Pinterest!