Saturday, January 25, 2020

Toucan Do It Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a fun tropical card. 

Yes, that's right tropical - I ready to get back to the warm weather. 

I made this fun shaker card using a variety of Doodles Paper Playgrounds Sparkle Blends.

Materials Used:
Recollection Brand Stamps: Tropical Life
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: White and Black
Tsukeniko Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Tsukeniko Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock: White
Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Medium Pink
Jot Brand Foil Cardstock: Gold
Maker's Movement: Versa Circle Dies
Recollections Brand: Mini Label Die
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers:
Bird: IG4, IG5, IG6, IG7, AB3, BO2, CT4, CG3, MG2, and HB3
Leaves: CG3, LG4, and LG5
Flowers: MG2, BO1, and CT4

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Fairies are Awesomesauce!

Hi, it's Rhiannon! The Awesomesauce Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground inspired me to do something colorful for my card today. Then I found the Iridescent Shimmer Paper in Lilac and I thought I should do something with fairies. I knew this would wind up being very colorful.
First, I stamped and colored my fairy and flower. They're from Lawn Fawn's Fairy Friends stamp set. I colored them with Arteza's Real Brush Pens. After I cut out the fairy and flower, I drew a rectangle on the card base, so I knew where I wanted to put the Lilac paper. Next, I used Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Spray from Imagine and I sprayed the card base an awful lot! It's super shimmery.
Then I redrew the rectangle and measured it so that I could cut it from the Lilac paper. It's 1 3/4" x 2 1/2." I glued the fairy and the paper, and then I stamped the sentiment. The sentiment was originally on one line, but I decided I liked it better on two, so I stamped the first half, and then the second below. Next I arranged all of the sequins. I love all the colors and shapes in the Awesomesauce Blend, and I like putting the flowers together with layers of leaves or beads. I layered things in 4 spots on this card. Can you find them??? I adhered them all with On Point Glue from Imagine.

I like how sparkly and shiny this card is. And, it's magical. I liked layering the flowers a lot. It adds extra dimension. Thanks for coming! I'll have another card soon.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

We Are Fearless

Hey Friends!  It's EK and today I am popping in with a quirky little shaker card as a guest designer for Doodles Paper Playground.  I pulled out a really quirky little blend of sequins, Grapefruit, all shaded in well grapefruit tones.  But what goes with with these gorgeous citrus blends of colors...well frankly anything.


But despite this blend going with everything, I thought it would be fun to create a unique and playful card.  I pulled out a tiger in a dress from Dylusions and cut out her dress to be the shaker part of the card.  Then I colored up the tiger with my copics.  I also created a background with distress oxides and a stencil to finish the unique look of this card.

How would you play with this fun Grapefruit Sparkle Blend sequin pack?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hello! Alison here. I have a new shaker card to share with you to hopefully help chase away the Winter doldrums. I wanted to make something bright and cheery, so I looked through my Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground and decided that Easter Basket was the right color story for what I wanted to create.
Using the Easter Basket Sparkle Blends as a guide, I looked through my stash of backgrounds that I created and came across the one I used behind my shaker panel. It was done by swiping alcohol inks on a piece of glossy photo paper. The colors were perfect!
Next, I chose a floral stamp, which happened to be Cosmos Friend from Stampendous. I stamped it on to a piece of Smooth Bristol cardstock from Strathmore using VersaFine Ink. For my shaker window, I partially die cut an oval from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For the area where my flowers would have been cut off by the oval, I fussy cut with my scissors. I decided to tear up the edges a bit, so I used my Heidi Swapp Edge Distressor.
I used foam tape from Brutus Monroe because it's super thick and allows the large beads that are in the Blend to move pretty freely. As I was filling my shaker window, I found that I needed to add some more "plain" sequins to the mix. I wanted to just round out the look a bit, based on what the rest of the card looked like, so I grabbed the "Majestic" Sparkle Blend and added some round pinks and a few whites. But Easter Basket is still the star of the show. I inked the edges of my white card base with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, just for a little extra pop of color. I also added a Tiny Words sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and colored it with one of my Zigs.

You can see in the photo above just how pretty the "Easter Basket" Sparkle Blend really is. It has so many sizes and shapes, and the colors are just lovely. I colored my Cosmos to coordinate with the Blend. Did you know that Doodles Paper Playground is opening their own shop? You can no longer get Sparkle Blends from White Rose Crafts. They are currently only available on Facebook, but starting in February, they'll have their own shop on Etsy! If you'd like to see the available Blends (remember, all Sparkle Blends are a 1 time run, so once they're gone, they are gone forever!), head to the temporary Facebook Shop HERE. I'll be back very soon with another new project. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sending you Pugs & Kisses

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun shaker card using 
Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends.

I chose three Sparkle Blends for this shaker.

Here's the card I created.
Materials Used:
Clearly Besotted Stamp: Bah-Hum-Pug!
Lawn Fawn: Spring Fling Pattern Paper (yellow x-stitch & Floral)
Lawn Fawn: Stitched Hillside Border
MFT Die: Banner
Sizzix Die: Heart
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: White, Black & Gold
Tsekineko Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black 
Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4, TB2, TB3, 
IG4, IG5, IG7, TN1, TN3 & MB2
Recollections Brand: Puffy Heart Stickers Gold
Recollections Brand 65lbs Cardstock:  Light Blue & Teal
Recollections Brand 110lbs Cardstock: white and card base
Foam Adhesive
Imagine Crafts Tear It Tape

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media -
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends. 

There is also a new Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Unicorn Friend

Greetings! Alison here. Today I have a new shaker card to share. If you visited me yesterday and checked out my "Howdy" card, you saw bold, warm colors. The card was bright and loud. Today, I've got something completely different. Soft, sweet, and gentle.
I was digging through some old backgrounds and colored images that I had done who-knows-when, and I came across this very sweet unicorn from A Day for Daisies. Unfortunately, that digi shop has now closed. They've always been one of my favorite digi stamp companies, and I always get a lot of joy when I use them. With the colors I used in the unicorn and butterflies, I just knew I needed to use the "Opal" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground for this card. The colors are so soft and pretty!
Behind my shaker window, I used a Distress Oxide background that I made months ago. The colors were just right for this card. My top layer uses one of the purple papers from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper pad. I thought it had a dreamy feel to it.
I used a simple yet pretty sentiment from Gina K Designs. I believe it is from a discontinued set though, as I couldn't find it on her website. I inked it up with VersaFine Clair ink in Twilight, which is a rich, beautiful navy. I also added some sequins to the top layer of my card using On Point Glue.

Creating bulk backgrounds and coloring when you're in the mood to (or if you're doing The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge!) is a great way to get cards made quickly later on. You never know what images will work with what backgrounds, or how you'll be inspired. Sometimes I don't have an idea for a full project, but I just want to color. Or I want to play with a specific medium, like Distress Oxides. Even if I don't go back to those pieces for several months, I find that when I look through my pile, I can come up with a finished project quickly. I'll be back soon with another project. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Howdy!! Alison here. I'm not sure why, but "howdy" is something my dad always used as a greeting. We're from New York. That's not a typical New York phrase. But it stuck with me. I decided to use the word on my card today. See, I've been playing with the CZ Design and Simon Says Stamp Everett Solid Letter Dies and I have been trying to come up with words that aren't always found on a card. I didn't want to just use "thanks" or "friend." So...howdy it is. I decided to make it a shaker card too, which adds to the quirkiness of the sentiment.
I started off by spraying my cardstock with 3 colors of Dylusions ink, and then I die cut the alphabet. I currently have not cut apart the letters, because I plan on doing things with the full panel of die cuts on future cards. There was red on top, followed by orange, into yellow, which explains why each letter is the color it is. I decided then to use the Flaming Sunset Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, as it would tie all of those warm tones together.
I used a Spellbinders die to create a thin frame for my shaker panel out of brown cardstock, and I adhered my "howdy" to the top of the acetate of my window. My inside layer was an old alcohol ink background that I created some time ago on glossy photo paper. I thought it worked really well with my letters and the Flaming Sunset Sparkle Blend. I used foam tape from Brutus Monroe, which is incredibly thick, so it allows those shaker bits to move freely.
I love how bold this card is! I don't usually gravitate towards making projects with just red, orange, and yellow but I really love how it turned out! I especially love that because my foam tape is so thick, and because I made a full panel shaker, there's lots of movement and static electricity. So the sequins is really floating at different levels of the panel.

I really like when I can find an old background that I created and pair it with new products that I have. Later this week, I will be sharing another card that uses an old background. And I am so loving that Everett Die Set! Be'll be seeing me use it a lot! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sending You Love Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun Valentine's Day/ Love card.

I used Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Grapefruit and Sparkle Blend: Awesomesauce for this card. I love fun pinks, yellows, happy face and flowers from these blends.

Sparkle Blend: Grapefruit

Sparkle Blend: Awesomesauce 

Here's the card I created. I placed one of the fun happy faces on the top, and a flower and tiny flat sequins on the hat of Winter Marcie.

Materials Used:
 Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Grapefruit 
Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Awesomesauce 
Lala Land Crafts Stamps: Winter Marcie
Clearly Besotted Stamps: Bah-Hum-Bug (sending you)
Nuvo Alcohol Markers: 473, 475, 477
Distress Oxide Ink: Worn Lipstick
Prismacolor Color Pencils: Pink PC 929, 
Pink Rose PC 1018,  & Salmon Pink PC 1001
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: White & Gold
Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue
Imagine Crafts: Tear It Tape
Spectrum Noir Markers: CR2, CR3, CR5,  CR6, 
IG3, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG7, LY2, LY3, GY2,
 MG1, TB2 & Blender
Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: White, Yellow & Pink
Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock: Cream & White (card base)

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media -
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends. 

There is also a new Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Love Ya, Puffins!

Hello! Alison here and I have a new shaker card to share with you that is great for many occasions, and it's perfect for a guy. Yup. A shaker that's good for a guy! I used the Celebrate Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground on it because it's all metallic, plus black. It's just perfect for the look I was going for.
I recently acquired the new Stud Puffin stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and decided it would be fun to use them on a black and white card. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do exactly, so I started by coloring the puffins. I also knew I wanted to use the new Lawn Fawn Heart Shaker Gift Tag Set, as my shaker element.
As thing started to come together, I knew I needed something in my background. Enter the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe stencil. I inked it with VersaMark ink very carefully, using a back and forth motion with my blending brush, instead of circular. If I would have done a circular motion, I would have moved the delicate stripes, causing my image to lose it's cripsness. As it is, it isn't quite perfect, but I like it just the same. This would have been the perfect time to have Pixie Spray on hand, but alas, I don't own it. I kept the color concentrated in the middle and faded it as it went towards the outer edges.
Above, you can see how pretty the Celebrate Sparkle Blend is. You've got glitter sequins, large gold stars, striped sequins, and oil slick colors. It's quite elegant. I embossed my sentiment on an Avery Elle banner die with Detail Gold embossing powder from Stampendous. I also added some sparkle to the floating hearts above my shaker with a Sakura glitter pen.
Before I added my decorated panel to my card base, I inked the edges to solid black with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne. I wanted a rich black so that it appeared that my card was actually black, but I wanted to maintain a white base.

I love how this card turned out. It's not girly or feminine, and it has just the right amount of sparkle and shine. I'll be back very soon with another project. Please be sure to visit the Doodles Paper Playground Blog to see more of what the team has been creating. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Is it Spring Yet?

EK Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, Test Your Luck a

Hi Friends.  It's EK, and I am popping in today as a Guest Designer.  I am always so excited when I get to come play with the folks here at Doodles Paper Playground.

So yesterday we had our first snowfall of the was closed early, and today all the kids are home on a Snow Day.  So I am happily it Spring Yet.  Now that the holidays are over, I am not gonna lie, I am ready to see green buds popping up everywhere.  Now I am perfectly aware that I have the long haul of winter still to endure, but I thought I could at least make a card today to celebrate spring.

To celebrate spring, I pulled out some Test Your Luck Green sequins mix to create a fun little clean and simple card.
Test Your Luck
Test Your Luck

I really like how this collection of green sparkle blend sequins easily transferred into fun little leaves to go with this Clearly Besotted Stamp set.

EK Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, Test Your Luck b
I colored the image in with my copic markers and then added a few dots of glitter pen.  I don't normally create clean and simple cards, but I really wanted the sequins to be the star today.

EK Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, Test Your Luck c
Are you over it yet, or just settling in for the fun?  Let us know in the comments below where you stand with winter.  Until then, Happy Crafting.