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!
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This month, I worked with “Perfect Match,” a fun set featuring our Kindred folk as tennis players. I used various different techniques to create a collection of cards.
Next I tried a design with no coloring. I saw this blend of colors for the background by Debbie Hughes and had to try it. I tried to let the round tennis ball be a theme. This was an experimental card and I was really happy with how it turned out. I stamped the tennis balls on the background with white ink but they didn’t show up as bright as I’d hoped so I went over them with a white gel pen and added the stitches with the white also. The tennis players were heat embossed and then die cut. I added the clay tennis balls for a pop of color.
I decided to switch it up a bit and make a slim line card. This card uses Comic Dots stencil from Kindred. I used the bottom half of the stencil and matched it up to get repeat the pattern across the card. I used Contour Ink to no-line color these cuties. The shaker is filled with clay tennis balls now available at Kindred.
To capture this summer sensation, I created a lemony background by spraying different shades of yellow Distress Oxide Inks and some pearl shimmer spray from Brutus Monroe. Then I embossed it with a lemon embossing folder. I added some more shimmer with a Midas Touch Aqua Pen from Nuvo.
The stamp set is “Freshly Squeezed” from Kindred stamps. I used my favorite new Copic hair and skin tones on the lemony little lady. Her hair is W7, W5 and W4 and her skin is E25, E13 and E11.
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I started by coloring the mermaid from Whimsy Stamps. I laid the Sparkle Blends on my Copic chart so I could match colors as best as possible. This is where I really started to notice all the different shapes and colors in this blend. There are varying sizes of narwals, seashells, square and circle sequins in a variety of colors, sparkles and transparencies. But again, I was led by the gorgeous color palette.
Next I went to work on the background. I found inspiration from Sara Sherlock. She created a stunning underwater background that looked like light shining through the surface of the ocean. I tried to mimic this using similar colors.
After all these elements were finished I constructed the card. I cut several frames out of the blue paper to build up the double pane shaker window. I glued some of the sequins onto the acetate so they would look like they were floating when the card is standing and everything falls to the bottom. I adhered it to a 6″ X 12′ card base. The background was adhered onto another 6″ X 12″ card base that opened from the left. I placed it on top of the inside panel of the shaker card base to create a trifold. I wanted the shaker to lay on top of the mermaid to make it look like she was under water.
This was a really fun card to make. It was a process but I enjoyed creating each of the elements over a few days. It’s been a while since I had an ongoing project that I didn’t create in just one sitting. It definitely gave me a chance to enjoy the process and find different ways to make the Ocean Beauties Sparkle Blends shine. Don’t forget to head over to the shop to grab yours.
This cheery blend from the April 2021 release includes clouds, umbrellas, rain drops and lots of sunshine! It gave this dreary card the bright balance it needed.
The cheery colors and elements really brightened up this card. You can get “April Shower” and many other awesome Sparkle Blends at the shop. Then you know the sun will come out because when your package arrives, it will shine!
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.
I bet Doodles Paper Playground has a Sparkle Blend for everything. I found the perfect mix to go with this card. I’m all in with the “bee” trend. I love the hexagons, the vibrant yellows and the punny sentiments. When I looked back in my stash and found the “Bee Creative” Sparkle Blends, I had to play with them. Since I had a perfect stamp set to coordinate that hadn’t been used yet, I was ready to create.
I started by inking the background with a hexagon stencil from Brutus Monroe. I used Distress Oxides in “Fossilized Amber” and “Mustard Seed,” blending them with the mini ergonomic blending brush from Pink & Main. I used “Rusty Hinge” on the edges in attempt to give the background some depth. This layer got adhered onto a black card base.
Next I used Copics to color the flower circle and bees from the “Bee You” stamp set by Brutus Monroe. I used an exacto knife to cut it out, then created my shaker window and mounted it directly onto the card panel. I wanted to see the hexagon pattern through the window.
If you take a close look, there are some really unique details in the “Bee Creative” Sparkle Blends. The gold hexagons are my favorite but there are also bees, flowers, patterns and all those beautiful yellow tones that I love.
Next I cut the sentiment from a set of Conversation Clippings also from Brutus Monroe. I decided to adhere it flat against my panel since I knew there would be many other raised elements. Next I adhered the bees with foam adhesive after I colored them with Copics. I added Nuvo Dream Drops on the wings to make them look iridescent. The last thing I did was drip Brutus Monroe Dew Drops along the top of the card. This was a fun accent to add some interest and stay with the theme.
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It was certainly easy to go down the card making rabbit hole with the new “Time for Tea” set. I started with the caterpillar and knew I wanted to make a trippy background that gave the smokey feel of that scene. I created a background with alcohol inks then stamped the mushrooms over it. The caterpillar was colored with copics and set atop a rainbow shimmer butterfly die. The sentiment was heat embossed with white glitter embossing powder.
Since I adored the mushroom paper from the new Time for Tea paper pack, I also created this tag. The background was made with distress sprays. The caterpillar was colored with PrismaColor colored pencils. The sentiment was stamped with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.
If you liked what you saw here, head on over to Kindred and grab some of these products that are sure to take you down a crafting rabbit hole! They won’t last long.