Sunday, May 16, 2021

 Jurassic Party

The life of this party is the Sparkle Blends “It’s A Party”, a great blend for any celebration. Take a close look and you will see all the fun this sequin mix provides. The shimmery base of the blend is black and white sequins. What really brings this blend to life though, is the colorful mix of party hats, cakes and streamers. The various colors make this a versatile blend that will liven up any party. Head over the shop and get the party started today!

I definitely had an epic time creating this card. It was such a fun, simple design to create thanks to Brutus Monroe card panels and Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends. This background came in the April Inspiration box. I foiled it with Green Deco Foil. To make the shaker window, I used an exacto knife to cut around the leaves. The cute dinosaur and cake are from the "Prehistoric Party," stamp set also in the April box. I colored those with Copics. The final touch is from the Prehistoric Conversation Clippings, an easy way to finish off a card with a great sentiment. 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Vellum Birthday Shaker

 Hello! Alison Heikkila here.  I wanted to share the vellum shaker card I made during last night's FB Live for Doodles Paper Playground. I had a lot of help from the viewer's and my daughter Rhiannon during the Live and collectively, this is what we came up with. If you would like to watch the replay, you can check it out HERE.

I won't get into too many details here since you can watch the whole process in the FB Live, but here's the info on the products I used.

Flutter By Butterfly Sparkle Blend: Doodles Paper Playground
Mandy's Flowers Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp (appears to be no longer available)
Vellum with glitter: Paper Company
Birthday Blooms Stamp Set: The Greetery
Birthday Blooms Die Set: The Greetery
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: Kuretake
Salvaged Patina Distress Ink: Ranger
Points of Interest Stencil: Picket Fence Studio
VersaFine Clair Ink in Monarch: Imagine
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black: Imagine
Foam Tape: Pear Blossom Press

How perfect is the Flutter By Butterfly Sparkle Blend with the rest of this card? The colors are absolutely perfect together. And as you shake the card, you can see a few of the butterflies floating around in there. This is such a pretty Blend.

I always enjoy making shaker cards, of course, but it becomes more special when I get to create a card with suggestions from the viewers. They get to help me make decisions and the results are always fabulous! 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. Use my discount code, “ALISON10” to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Bundles. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Poppin' Up To Say. . .

 Poppin' Up To Say. . . 


For this card I used a shaker card kit from Queen and Co.
It included the card, foam spacer, acetate sheet and a cover cut out.

I placed a base panel on my card so my shaker 
windows would have a colored background.

I placed the foam piece so I could figure out where to stamp my sentiments. .  .
Perfectly lined up after one re-do!

Then I removed the backing paper and 
attached the foam piece to the card.

I added the sequins. 
I glued a few sequins to the background 
so that they would always show in the window. 

Then I placed the top panel onto the card. 

This was a great kit to use, it lined up very easily.

I pulled these images from my pre-stamped stash
and colored them to go with my sequins.

I put a slit in the toaster so my pastry 
looks like it is poppin' out.

Then I added sequins to the 
front to finish the card.


For this card I used the Wonderland Sparkle Blend

I picked out the wonderland themed 
pieces so I could make a 
non-wonderland card. 

Now I have lots of extra elements for when 
I use the blend on a themed card!


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creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

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Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!

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