Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Hugs: Alcohol Ink Shaker

 Hello! Today I have a fun shaker card that could be used for Valentine's Day, but doesn't have to be. It uses the new "Lovestruck" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, plus a cool alcohol ink front panel.

I had this fun "Roundabout Hearts" die from Poppy Stamps that I hadn't used before, and I knew it would be perfect with the "Lovestruck" Sparkle Blend. Unfortunately that die doesn't seem to be available any longer, so I can't link it up. Feel free to use a regular circle die if you plan on making this card yourself.

You can see in the photo above, all of the pretty sequins and added embellishments in the "Lovestruck" Sparkle Blend. See the acrylic rounded heart? Or the little cherubs? And of course there's glitter sequins in here too. It's a really pretty mix of pink, gold, and white.

I created an alcohol ink panel using the "Gumball" and "Gilded" inks, mixed with some Blending Solution from Ranger on poster board paper. After it was dry, I die cut the Roundabout Hearts from the panel. I die cut it again with gold glitter paper from Recollections, and trimmed off the hearts so that I could glue the to the main panel, slightly offset. I also die cut my "hugs" sentiment (called Big Hugs Sugar Script), from Birch Press Designs from the same glitter cardstock. I backed my shaker panel with a soft pink cardstock, and mounted everything on to a white card base that I flicked Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray on to.

I really like the simple layout of this card. It doesn't look basic, but that's because of that fun top layer of alcohol ink, plus the glitter cardstock. If you'd like to see me make something like this, in real time, I'll be making an alcohol ink shaker card during my FB Live tomorrow on the Doodles Paper Playground Page at 8PM EST. I'll be using different colors and a different Sparkle Blend that YOU can help me pick out! I hope you'll join me. Meanwhile, why not join the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on FB and share your sequin-filled projects with us there? You can also head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy to see all of the available Blends. Use my discount code, “ALISON10” to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Bundles. I’d like to also mention that this card is part of #JustStashJanuary , where the participants are only using products from their stash, and not buying anything (except adhesive) new. Visit my friend V’s Blog for more info. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

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