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October Sparkle Blends Release Hop

Hello! This is my second post for today. My first post is for the Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween. You can check it out HERE. But first, please take a look at this project for the October Sparkle Blends Release Hop.

I was very inspired by the Boughs of Holly Sparkle Blend. It's got beautiful shades of red and green, big holly leaves, glitter sequins, and confetti. It's got a magical feel and I knew I wanted to make a card to reflect that. I decided to color up the Unicorn Christmas stamp from Stampendous.

I colored the unicorn with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and decided that the ornaments on the wreath would be the perfect place for additional sequins. After I fussy cut the unicorn, I attached 3 styles of sequins from the Boughs of Holly Sparkle Blend with On Point Glue from Imagine. I think they look perfect on the wreath.

For the shaker area of my card, I sprayed my Houndstooth Stencil with Dylusions Ink Spray in Cut Grass and placed it face down on to my background cardstock. After it dried, I die cut a large oval for my shaker window. I adhered my acetate to the window, and on my card base, I attached a simple patterned paper to give some visual interest to the window when the Sparkle Blend settles to the bottom of the oval. I felt that my card base needed something, so I applied VersaMark ink to the edges (2 at a time) and shook Shabby Green Embossing Powder on and heat set it. I love this powder because, like the Sparkle Blends, it has an assortment of sizes and colors in it that look stunning when heated. I applied my shaker panel after I embossed all four sides of my card base. I added a simple Happy Holidays and decided that this card was complete.

I love making graphic holiday cards, and this card is definitely that. The Boughs of Holly Sparkle Blend is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and I think it's easy to see why. If you agree, be sure to head on over to White Rose Crafts LLC to shop, as they are the exclusive retailer for Sparkle Blends. And remember, they are all limited edition mixes, so once they're gone...they're gone. Below is the full hop list. You are sure to see some amazing creations from the rest of the Designing Divas! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison (that's me!)



Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Love your fun color combination, fabulous work!
Denise Bryant said…
Pretty card! I love the Boughs of Holly blend! I'd make some holiday cards with this blend and embellish a wreath with the pretty sequins!
MadeByMeghanK said…
What a UNIQUE Idea! I love the unicorn with the Holly blend! I definitely think this blend is so versatile for any red and green christmas card!
Dana M said…
Wonderfully fun and festive card! Love your bold use of color and lovely coloring.
cghundley said…
Looks amazing and
I'd use the blend
for pocket page
Carla from Utah
Sue D said…
Very pretty. I would use this blend to make shaker ornaments.
AlliKCreations said…
Awesome card..very cute shaker!!!
Roberta Lesar said…
Very cute shaker love the colors
Tammy Paul said…
Fabulous card, thanks for sharing

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