Friday, August 14, 2020

August Doodles Paper Playground August Sparkle Blends Release Inspiration Blog Hop

 Together with the Doodles Paper Playground design team, I am participating in the August Sparkle Blends Release Inspiration Blog Hop! There were 12 amazing new Sparkle Blends in this release & I am so excited to share some of them with you! Make sure you head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop & check out Pizza Party, Kiss A Lot Of Frogs, Pineapple Garden, Watermelon, Use Your Emoji-nation, Wonderland, Flutter By Butterfly, Grown Up Grape Juice, Bee Creative, Baby Shark, Citrus Tornado, & Ladybird. If you act quickly, there even a few discounted Release Bundles left for order that include 2 free gifts & you will receive a pack of Glow In The Dark Bubbles with every order of $10 or more (while supplies last)!

Want a chance to win one of 6 awesome prize packs? Make sure you leave comments on all blog hop posts! Comments must be posted no later than 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, August 16th 2020. See the Doodles Paper Playground Hop Post for additional prize info, giveaway rules and entry details!
Use Coupon Code: AUG15OFF to take 15% off your total order. (Excludes August Release Bundle. Can not be combined with other coupons or offers. Can not be applied to previous Purchases. Offer ends August 22nd, 2020.)

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                                  Amber  <--- You Are Here

I've got two cute & simple shakers to share with you today featuring a couple of the stamp sets being offered in our Prize Packs!
I love using images from a stamp set to stamp my own backgrounds & I usually go bold and bright and loud--well, today I decided to try some monochromatic and tone on tone designs, to mix things up a bit.
I selected a panel of lemon yellow card stock from my stash & used the Avery Elle "Margarita Shaker Die" set to cut a shaker window & Margarita glass frame from yellow polka dot paper. I loved the little lemon half images from the W Plus 9 "Main Squeeze stamp set, so I used some golden yellow dye ink to stamp a random background pattern.

Next I decided to double stamp this funny sentiment, first in a green dye ink & then using "Nocturne" Versafine Clair ink--just a tiny bit offset, which allows the sentiment to cast a subtle green drop shadow.

Next I built my shaker with the "Citrus Tornado" sparkle blends, using 1/8 inch thick foam tape & Hero Arts Acetate Panels. I added a die cut fruit slice & embellished the rim of the glass & the lemon with iridescent clear glitter glue. Last but not least, I added a few of the elements from the sparkle blends as embellishment.


For my second card, I used the "Flutter By Butterfly" Sparkle Blends & the Clearly Besotted "Bye Bye Butterfly" stamp set (another of our prizes for this hop!) and some Dew Drop ink pads. 

I, again, wanted to achieve a subtle tone on tone background look, so I selected a matching chalk ink from my stash & stamped the larger butterflies in the stamp set, randomly around the background. I also stamped my cute little sentiment & 2 additional butterflies in lavender & pink, respectively. Next I die cut my mini shakers using the Queen & Company "Butterfly" panel die & also cut my shaker box from Fun Foam before assembling the shaker with double sided tape & Hero Arts Acetate panels.
I added as much of the "Flutter By Butterfly" blend into the shaker compartments as I could, while still allowing for movement & closed it up with a piece of aqua polka dot paper before adhering the panel to my card base. I used foam tape to adhere the extra butterflies. Finally, I added 3 little clusters of sequins from the Sparkle Blend to embellish.
Thank you for visiting the blog today & don't forget to hop along with us & leave comments for chances to win prizes!
Crafty Hugs!