Sunday, April 15, 2018

Day 3: April Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop Reminder, Inspiration + Mini Giveaway!

Hello Doodlers!

It is Day 3 of the April Sparkle Blends Blog Hop, If you haven't already taken a look, there are inspiration posts from my design team and a few guests from White Rose Crafts, and lots of great prizes!! The Hop starts HERE and ends at 11:59pm EST on my Birthday, April 16, 2018!

To keep this party going, I'll be sharing projects all weekend, and there will be one or more Mini Giveaways on each of my posts, so make sure you come back all 4 days! Scroll to the end of each day's post to find the giveaway details!


Today I'm sharing a fun custom shaker card I created using my brand new Flamingo Tropic Sparkle Blends, a leaf from an old tropical stamp set from my stash and the fantastic Color Layering Flamingo stamp set by Hero Arts.

I began by stamping a bunch of leaves on post it notes and fussy cut them to use as masks. I selected a 4x5.25 panel of 65# white cardstock & began laying out my leaf background in the top right and bottom left corners. Next, I used my craft knife to cut out one leaf in each cluster to use as my shaker windows, which I then backed with acetate before I began coloring the leaves with my Spectrum Noir markers.


On a seperate scrap of cardstock, I used Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose Black Soot to stamp out the layered flamingo, then I fussy cut it, leaving a small white border. Next, I adhered 2 panels of fun foam together before using an oval die from my stash to cut the shaker boxes & adhered it to the back of the panel. I added a generous amount of Flamingo Tropic Sparkle Blends to each of the shaker boxes before closing them up with a piece of bright green cardstock and adhering the whole panel to a top folding A2 card base.

I used 1mm Woodware foam tape to pop up the flamingo and nestled it into the cluster of leaves in the lower left corner. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide in to stamp a sentiment from the Color Layering Flamingo stamp set directly on the white space of the panel. Finally, I chose some of the cupped flower sequins from the Flamingo Tropic Sparkle Blend and scattered them throughout the leaf clusters for some subtle embellishment.


Giveaway Details:

Today I'm giving away a full sized package of Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends Flamingo Tropic to one lucky commenter!

To be eligible to win, please comment on this blog post tell me how you would use this blend in your crafting.
(US only. ends 11:59pm EST 4/16/18)


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  1. Happy card, so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
    These pretty blend with pretty colors, sure make good shaker!

  2. Love your flamingo card and the beautiful colors you used! I'd use it on some tropical themed ATCs!

  3. Fabulous flamingo cards. I think I would use this blend to make something for my granddaughters--they would love these colors.

    1. Thank you Sue! I bet they would love that!

    2. Congratulations, Sue! You have won a pack of Flamingo Tropic Sparkle Blends! Please email within 3 days to claim your prize! Thanks!