Wednesday, February 19, 2020

You Brighten My Day

Greetings! Alison here. I have a new shaker card to share with you today, using the new "Hey Chickie" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I wanted to make something bright and cheerful, to try and help chase away the Winter Doldrums that I know so many of us are feeling. The Hey Chickie Sparkle Blend is full of happy pinks and cheerful yellows, so I knew that was a great Blend to use.
I began by stamping the Dutch Tulips stamp from Stampendous hanging off the edge of my shaker panel. This is a big stamp, but I didn't want to fill my entire panel with the image. I colored the tulips with my Tombow Recycled Pencils.
I wanted to do something different for my shaker window, instead of doing a typical circle or rectangle. I have a few of the Birch Press Design "Big Sugar Script" dies, and I opted to use the "Big You." These dies come with the word as well as the shadow dies. I die cut the shadow directly on to my colored panel, and out of hot pink cardstock, I die cut the regular word. I also cut out a piece of pale pink cardstock to close up my shaker panel. To complete my sentiment, I stamped "brighten my day," which is from Stampendous' "Big Words Thanks" stamp set. The sentiment is all on one line, but I stamped it on to two to better fit the layout of my card.
You can see in the photo above some of the pretty sequins and Fimo shapes that are in the Hey Chickie Blend. I really love the yellow butterflies! I opted to remove the little chickie heads that are in the mix...I'll just use them on another card. I distressed the edges of my shaker panel, for some added texture.

What word dies do you have that you can do this technique with? Do you like to make shaker windows out of unusual shapes? I certainly do! Please check out the new Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy to see the other 9 brand new Sparkle Blends. Be sure to share your sparkly creations in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful layout and fantastic colouring on this beauty!