My heart’s a flutter

Hey, thanks for stopping by! I’m so excited to share one of my creations using a fabulous new Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. Sparkle Blends are one product that fuels my creativity and provides endless inspiration. With this huge August release, all the themes are amazing and the possibilities are endless.

So, for my first act I present “Flutter By Butterfly.” This blend fueled all the decision making in this card from color theme, shaker shape to which medium to use for the background. I wanted to create movement, or a flutter of butterflies, like the name suggests.

The background was created using color bursts on water color paper, one of my absolute favorite products to create backgrounds with. The butterflies were stamped with my favorite off black ink from Catherine Pooler, Black Jack. Of course this needed some glitter so I covered the butterflies in Clear Wink of Stella.

And the final touch was an awesome trick I learned from Alison Heikkila. My shaker base was on white cardstock but after everything was placed and adhered, I changed my mind. The base needed color but this was beyond pulling apart with Undue. I would have ripped the shaker element apart. So, remembering a trick Alison did on one of her lives with an ink pad, I tried something similar. I took a Copic marker and colored the white border around the shaker base purple. That changed the entire look of the card and really made it pop! The color accented the blends perfectly.

Here are some close ups of the “Flutter By Butterfly” Sparkle Blends. The colors are gorgeous, but look closely at all the different color butterflies. Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to make stuff and be happy.

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