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August Sparkle Blend Blog Hop

Greetings! It's time for the August 2018 Doodles Paper Playground Blog Hop! We are so excited to be sharing the newest Sparkle Blends with you in one fabulous hop! Read through to the bottom of my post for the first stop of the hop, as well as info on how to possibly win ALL of the 6 new release Sparkle Blends!

For my project, I chose to work with the Be-Leaf in Yourself Sparkle Blend. This Blend has a wonderful mix of tiny leaves, striped sequins, and of course, all the glorious colors of Fall. I decided to break out an older (but still available) stamp and die from Stampendous. The oak specifically, from the Leaves Stamp and Leaves Die sets.

First, I decided where I wanted to put my leaf on my brown cardstock, which was already trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4." Then I die cut it. After that, I placed the cardstock on to my card base, and then into my Stamp Platform. I fit the stamp right into the die cut area, and closed the door on my Platform. Then I removed the brown cardstock, but kept the base in place and stamped the leaf with VersaFine Ink. This ensured that I had my stamp placed exactly where the die cut will be.

I then colored in my stamped leaf with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also heat embossed my sentiment which is from the Stampendous Big Words Thanks stamp set. Next, I adhered a piece of acetate and then craft foam to the back of the brown cardstock. I added my Be-Leaf in Yourself Sparkle blend to the stamped leaf, and stuck the brown cardstock with foam to the base.

I decided I needed a little something at the top so I stuck down some funky metallic washi tape from Queen & Co. The photo above shows how metallic it is. Otherwise, it's a terrible photo...but I wanted you to see the shine of the washi tape. This shaker came together very quickly, and it is a technique I highly recommend. I love the dimension you get from having the stamped image below the shaker window. It adds a lot of depth and interest. And that fabulous shaker blend has so many wonderful little bits!

Please be sure to visit all of the stops on the hop. All stops are listed below. If you would like the opportunity to win the full release, you must comment on everyone's post. One winner will be chosen at random to win full size packages of all 6 August Sparkle Blends. Be sure to provide a current email address with your comments, as that is how you will be contacted. The winner will also be announced on the Doodles Paper Playground Blog. If you would like to check out all of the available Sparkle Blends, please visit White Rose Crafts LLC. Now let's get hopping! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Pat said…
I never thought a leaf would look so pretty on a card. I may just have to try one I am not sure I have a leaf will have to look but the colors you have just make it pop for autumn. I love when the leaves turn such pretty colors in the fall.
cghundley said…
Love your painting on
the leaf and this
shaker card is very
pretty. The sequin
mix is wonderful.
Carla from Utah
Sue D said…
Fabulous shaker. I like how you colored the leaf.
Jean said…
I love this this! Such perfect colors!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Outstanding! you are simply talented.
Absolutely beautiful! I love that leaf shaker you made and the colors are perfect for Fall.
MadeByMeghanK said…
Such an amazing fall card! I love the gold and the sequins!
Dana M said…
Such a lovely autumnal card! Beautiful layout and stunning coloring of the leaf.
Cindy Holmes said…
What an absolute GORGEOUS Fall shaker card! I really love the colors you used for it! And having the clear shaker part be in the shape of a leaf! Very cool!!
Cindy Holmes said…
This is Cindy Holmes again! I saw at the beginning you guys were wanting our emails I forgot to post mine in your comment section so here it is:
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous fall card! Love the colors and details! Beautiful leaf design and colors!
Hey Ladybird, this is great!! Love the color blend on the leaf and love the whole sequins release!!
Congratulations TrainWithMeghan!! You have one a randomly selected package of Sparkle Blends from our August Release! Please email with your address to claim your prize!

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