Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Enjoy your day

Hello all. April is flying by! It has been a really busy couple of weeks for me which means limited time to craft. It didn't help that whenever I had a few spare moments, my creative mojo seemed to be missing. So, I sat down yesterday with a new-to-me stamp set and started playing around. My color inspiration came from a Doodles Paper Playground sparkle blend - Flower Power. The DPP sparkle blends make choosing color palettes so easy. I am so happy with the pretty colors and the feelings of spring!

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 2018 Sparkles Blends Release Blog Hop

Hello! Today's post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new release of Doodles Paper Playgrounds sparkle blends. I used my favorite blend, Breakfast at Tiffy's in this card. For this card, I used Fairy Dust along with some rainbow backgrounds.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Smile, you are awesome

Hi everyone. I am back with two cards made from one die and one of the new sparkles blend from Doodles Paper Playground - Breakfast at Tiffy's.

One of my favorite color combinations is teal and gold/bronze. This new sparkle blend is gorgeous with these colors! For my cards, I used teal cardstock and heat embossed a filigree pattern in gold on it. Then I die cut the large 'smile' sentiment out of it.

For the shaker card, I adhered acetate to the back of the teal cardstock and then used thin foam tape all around the outside of the sentiment and in a few key spots within the sentiment to make sure it didn't collapse in the center. I took a side folding white A2 card and pressed my versamark ink pad all along the edges.  Then added the gold embossing powder to the edges and heated it.

I added lots of the sequin blend in the middle of my sentiment with the foam tape. I took the release tape off of the outside portions of the foam but left it on in the center where I had it within the sentiment. This keeps the sequins from getting stuck as I add it to my card and lets them bounce around a little more freely. I laid my my gold embossed card down on top and pressed firmly.

For my second card, I cut out two more Smile die cuts from white cardstock and layered the letters from the first card with the two white die cuts together to make chip board letters. I used the white 'negative' scraps and temporarily adhered it to the front of my A2 card. I added adhesive to the back of my letters and then placed them back in the negative space and pushed down. Then I carefully removed the negative scrap and rubbed any extra adhesive off. I stamped the smaller sentiment in versafine black ink and used a couple of my sparkle blend on either end. I love when I can make two cards at once! :D

Stamps: Hero Arts - Flourish Bckgrd cling stamp (retired, I think); Thanks stamp n'cut
Dies: MFT - Smile
Embellishments: Doodles Paper Playground - Breakfast at Tiffy's; 
Recollections - Gold embossing powder  

I am sharing the shaker card in:

 Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sparkles Christmas - Feature a creature

It is the beginning of April and that means it is time for another challenge to help you get a head start on your holiday cards with Sparkles Christmas challenges :) This month we are looking for cards that Feature a Creature.

AAA Cards #112 - Favorite Technique

Hi everyone and Happy Easter :) I am back and want to invite you to join us for the AAA Cards challenges showcasing your favorite technique.