Monday, April 12, 2021

Just Keep Swimming

Happy Monday Sparkle Blends Fans!I do hope your day has gone swimmingly!
Ok, I couldn't resist! So have you started playing with slim line cards yet? I have just started and it is a bit overwhelming and freeing all at the same time to learn how to play with a new size and shape of card base, and when it is one that is as large as this, it definitely takes a little getting used to.

For this project I am using slimline dies from Queen and Co. for my card layers, along with a slim line paper pad for my patterned paper. I am combining that with an older Stamps Of Life Stamp and Die Set for my fish and sentiment. I have colored up these fun friends with my Copics, and used my favorite Circles Shaker Shapes set from Queen and Co. for the round foam for my shaker circles. I am using Ocean Beauties Sparkle Blends for my sequin mix for the three shaker compartments. To be perfectly honest, there are so many amazing things in this blend that I don't even think they are all in here in these three spots! I am also using a single sheet of acetate along with additional foam to pull this all together.

 
And here are a few close ups so you can get a better look at  this fabulous blend!



So, what do you think? I really love how this came out and will definitely be spending more time on these bigger slim line cards!

So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Sunday, April 11, 2021

 Sparkle Blends are never Sus

On the contrary, Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground can liven up any project, no matter theme, colors or age there is something for every one and every project. On this card, I used the brand new "Oh, Hollo" from the April 2021 Sparkle Blends Release. This mesmerizing blend is full of shiny, sparkly, holographic elements.


I created the galaxy background with Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot. I started by randomly blending blotches of color onto the paper then filling it all in with Black Soot. Next I splattered water and blotted with a cloth. After that I splattered Pearl Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe.

I used two different size square dies to cut the windows. The images from the stamp set (which is from Kindred Stamps) were colored with Copics.

If you take a close look at the Sparkle Blends, you can see the how when the light hits these holographic pieces, you get many different colors and the sparkle and shine is awesome. 




"Oh, Hollo" is a perfect blend to add shimmer and shine and give that ethereal feel. It really brings your project to life. You can purchase yours with all the other amazing Sparkle Blends at the Doodles Paper Playground Etsy shop.

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

We're The Perfect Blend

Happy Saturday Sparkle Blends Fans! So I am still playing with stamping and heat embossing on vellum, but this time I am using Wow Turkish Nights Embossing Glitter instead. This particular mix goes perfectly with the new Love, Coffee Sparkle Blend. It is as if they were made for each other. Now I am using an old red rubber cling stamp from Heartfelt Creations called Coffee Talk Background. Absolutely perfect for this.

So I stamped my background onto vellum paper from Cutcardstock, using my MISTI, with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then used the Wow and my heat gun to heat emboss. The black doesn't even show through and the coverage is amazing. I then used a double stack of foam tape to create my shaker window, added my Sparkle Blend, and then added my acetate. I then cut from my same cardstock base a frame layer using a layering die from Lawn Fawn and adhered with Scor Tape. I then added, using On Point Glue, the coffee beans to the outer frame. These beans are from the same sparkle blend. Then I used a sentiment from a Pink and Main Stamp Set called Latte Love which I believe is also retired. I used the same Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed and for this I used Gina K. Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder, and trimmed the sentiment and adhered with Scor Tape.






So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Squeeze the Day!

Have you ever learned a new technique, find that you are really thrilled with how it turns out and then want to keep doing it? Well I just recently learned about using stamping, heat embossing and coloring with Copics on vellum. And I am just totally blown away by what a cool effect it gives! 

For my project today I am using a background stamp from Hero Arts called Fresh Citrus Bold Print. I stamped this on vellum using Versafine in Onyx Black and then used Gina K. Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and set with my heat gun. I then also stamped out my sentiment, which is from Zest Wishes, another fabulous set from Hero Arts, on white cardstock and followed the same process of stamping and embossing. Next I turned over my vellum and used my Copics to color the back side of the vellum. I then used a circle foam shaker base from my favorite Circles Shaker Kit from Queen and Company, and created my shaker with the white cardstock, enclosing the sentiment within my shaker pouch. I then added my Sparkle Blend. For this I am using a fabulous new blend called Lemonade Sparkle Blend. This is such a fun and fabulous blend! You can get a pretty good look at what is in the blend in the pictures following. I then adhered everything together with Scor Tape and adhered a black frame on both the front panel and as a frame for the shaker. I really love how this turned out!


So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sequin Fridge Magnets - April Release

 April Release



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I just love making these sequin magnets.


I start by adding alcohol ink to the ceramic tiles.
I spray it with a clear coat so that 
the ink does not run when I had the mod podge.


For this one I used the Gummy Bear Sparkle Blend.
I went with a light green background.


I applied the Mod Podge and added the sequins.
That is it.
Once it dries, I add a magnet to the back 
and it is ready to be displayed!!


The large gummy bear from this blend is great on this magnet!
I also love the great colors in this blend.

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There are more great Sparkle Blends over at the 

You can use my code FAWN10 for 10% off your order.

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


Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Love, Coffee

 Hello! Alison Heikkila here. Are you a big fan of coffee? Well, have I got a new Sparkle Blend for you! The April release from Doodles Paper Playground includes the "Love, Coffee" Sparkle Blend which is very different from any other coffee inspired Blend they've released before.

So, why is this coffee Sparkle Blend unique? First, you'll find life-sized acrylic coffee beans in it, which look so real! Next, there's hints of pink in it....some round sequins, as well as shaped sequins that looks like a frozen coffee drink. In addition to that, you'll find satin gold sequins, which adds a regal touch to this mix.

For this card, I used a heart cover plate die from Memory Box with a brown patterned double sided cardstock. I used some of the hearts that were cut out inside the shaker. I also used a Paper Smooches coffee cup die (with one of those extra hearts front and center). I used ivory and Kraft cardstock for a soft look. Pure white would have been too stark for what I was going for. For the bottom layer of my shaker I inked up the fantastic Houndstooth stamp from Erin Lee Creative with Tattered Rose Distress Oxide, to pull in a little more of the pink from the "Love, Coffee" Sparkle Blend. I cut my super thick foam tape from Pear Blossom Press into thin strips and applied it to my top layer.

I love this full panel shaker card, and I bet you coffee lovers out there would too! Please be sure to visit the Sparkle Blends Shop on Esty to see the all of the available Sparkle Blends, as well as joining the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday!

Happy Easter Everyone! Wishing all that are celebrating a very Happy Easter! Today I am bringing you a Happy Birthday Card that is perfect for celebrating! And I am using the new Neopolitan Sparkle Blend!  Ice cream, sprinkles, sparkles, what could possibly be better!

Have a look at my project!

For this super fun project I am using a mix of supplies from several companies. I am using layering dies from Lawn Fawn, papers, dies and shaker from Queen and Company and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock from CutCardstock for my white layers and card base. I am also using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Gina K. Connect Glue for my stamping and adhering.

And here is a better look at all the fun shaker elements!




So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release before they are gone! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!
I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Zesty Birthday!

Zesty Birthday!


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Hello! I am here with a sneak peek to 
Doodles Paper Playgrounds April Release! 
The release goes live on Friday April 2nd, 
and you can get a full reveal with Alison over on the 

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For this card I used a blend called Lemonade!


I started by making a blended background 
with alcohol inks on Yupo paper.




Since I used Yupo paper I was able to use the alcohol lift ink 
and a stencil to put a design in the background.



I added some metallic yellow watercolor splashes to my base.


I used the Fawn Fawn Make Lemonade set and 
colored them with copic markers.


I pieced together this sentiment and 
white heat embossed it on the black paper.



I made this an edgeless shaker card so I cut my acetate to 
fit on my base panel and create a pouch.


I added the banner and images.


Then I dumped some sequins into the pouch and closed up the top!

I attached it to the card base with some score tape!




I love this blend! 

A good actual yellow mix of sequins is hard to find and this one is perfect!
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There are more great Sparkle Blends over at the 

You can use my code FAWN10 for 10% off your order.

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


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!




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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Happy Birthday To You

As we are excitedly waiting for the new release, and Oh Boy is it amazing, I am bringing you a birthday card that has all the rainbow feels! I really love everything about rainbows and really everything about color, so when there are rainbow mixes it is totally my thing. Here is one of those that is still in the shop, Grandma's Knit Sweater!

So I have been playing with stamping on vellum. I am using a stamp set from Taylored Expressions for my sentiment and presents. I am using Versafine Onyx Black to stamp my image and sentiment, and then I am using Gina K. Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. I then used my heat gun and you get a super crisp and hiny embossed image. Then I am flipping my vellum over and using Copics to color in my presents. In case you are interested, here are the Copic Colors that match this blend for coloring in matching rainbow hues: R29, YR04, 38, G02, B24 and V09. I then cut out of white cardstock, using an oldie but a goodie Lawn Fawn Frame Layering Die, the frame and cardstock to go under the vellum. Next I also used a cover plate from Taylored Expressions, and used LDRS Creative Inks and Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes to create the rainbow background layer. I attached the layers using Connect Glue from Gina K. as well as Double Sided Foam adhesive to create my shaker space, along with acetate.And here you have the final project!



What do you think? All the rainbow elements make me all happy inside!

So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release coming soon! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy