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.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Hello! Alison here and I've got a shaker card to share with you today, and it features the "Something Wicked" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I LOVE this new Sparkle Blend because it has shades of purples, blue, black and silver. Plus!!! It's got little sequins with black and white stripes, and teeny fimo pieces that have witch hats and ghosts on it! It's almost like Amber made this blend for me! ;)
Of course, I created this card based on the colors and vibe of this particular Sparkle Blend. I went through all of my Halloween stamps (that took a while!) and came across this great witch silhouette from Recollections (it's a Michaels brand). I stamped her directly on to acetate with StazOn Ink. Next I chose a purple cardstock for my top layer and die cut a circle that would accommodate the size of my stamped image, plus extra room to see the Sparkle Blends moving and shaking! I inked the edges of the purple with Shimmer Silver Delicata Ink from Imagine.
I created my card base out of gray cardstock and added my shaker bits to the center of the base. After adding gray craft foam to the purple and acetate layer, I applied it to my base. Next, I stamped the "wicked" which came with the witch with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Detail Silver embossing powder. I then cut it out with a Fitted Frame. That big piece of acetate and the height of the craft foam really allow the Sparkle Blends to have a lot of movement in the card.
I really like using silhouette stamps as a foreground for a shaker. They come together quickly and have a lot of impact. Please check out all of the Sparkle Blends that are currently available from Doodles Paper Playground over at the White Rose Crafts LLC shop. That is the only place that you can buy Sparkle Blends, so be sure to visit! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks for visiting the blog! Come back soon, Happy Crafting!