Saturday, February 17, 2018

Guest Post by Sparkle Blends Desiging Diva, Cheryl Schoeman: Birthday Alien

Birthday Alien
By Cheryl Schoeman 
Cards and Clutter
Using Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends "Crown Jewels"

Hi! I am so excited that Amber invited me to be a guest designer for Doodles Paper Playground today. She has put together some beautiful mixes of sequins and embellishments and today I got to play with the Crown Jewels mix for this alien shaker card.

For this card I started by taking a bunch of small stamps from Clearly Besotted and randomly stamped them on white cardstock in grey.  Then I die cut a circle from the center. For the galaxy background, I used distress oxide inks in pink, purple and blue on white cardstock and then covered most of it with black soot oxide ink. Then I sprayed it with gold shimmer spray which gives it a gorgeous shine in real life.

My little alien and rocket ship were colored with zig clean color markers and fussy cut out. I laid the top panel on the galaxy background to help me place and adhere the rocket ship. For the shaker portion, I had a circle pouch from MFT that I taped to the inside of the white cardstock and then glued the black circle frame to the outside of the panel. I go back and forth on how I put the sequins in shakers. Sometimes I put them on the back panel and then add the top panel but this time I put them in the circle pouch and added the back panel on top of it. The orange alien was added with foam tape to give a little dimension and the green star is from the sequin mix.

I added one more alien to the inside too J

Stamps: Clearly Besotted – Out of this World
Dies: MFT – Happy birthday circle frame; Memory Keepers – circle dies
Inks: Distress oxide inks – picked raspberry, wilted violet, peacock feathers, black soot; MFT – black licorice; Lawn Fawn – Manatee; Zig clean color markers; Hero Arts – gold shimmer spray
Sequins: Doodles Paper Playground – Crown jewels
Misc: MFT – circle pouch

I had such a fun time playing with these sequins! Thanks so much for stopping by.


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