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Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello! I am excited to be participating in a very special Birthday Bash Blog Hop starting today, Thursday, January 24th, 2019 and ending at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 27, 2019! The Designing Divas and I, along with several members of the talented White Rose Crafts design team, will be creating extra special Birthday Themed Shaker Cards for the hop today! In addition, my project for today also work's with this week's White Rose Crafts theme, which is "Water Activated Inks." Please be sure to read through the bottom of my post for details on a Freebie Sparkle Blend, free shipping, and all of the Hop links. Here's my card.
I was inspired by the Tim Holtz "Blueprint Assortment" stamp set. I've had it for a while, but never got around to using it. And I thought this hop, along with the WRC theme was the perfect opportunity. I decided to go with the "Conversation Hearts" Sparkle Blend, because of the wide range of colors in it. There's blue, purple, orange, pink, red, yellow.....but they aren't super bold. The shades are softer, without being pastel. Perfect for a birthday card. Next I chose my Distress Oxides for the background. This is where the "Water Activated Ink" theme comes into play. Adding water to Distress Oxide ink causes the colors to oxidize and change into a beautiful chalky finish. I used Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, and Fossilized Amber. I applied the colors to my craft mat, sprayed them with water and dragged my white cardstock through. This gave me a linear, streaky pattern that I liked. I dried and re-dragged my cardstock through to add color to the top and bottom of the layer, until I was happy with the overall look.
Next, I stamped my 2 images and colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers. I also used a white Posca pen on the candle. Then I die cut rectangles from Lawn Fawn's Pop Up Box die set. Behind my windows, I added a piece of Perfectly Plaid Rainbow cardstock, also from Lawn Fawn. I went back and forth about adding a sentiment, but in the end I opted not to. I'm still thinking I may add a small one in the middle, but I hate to cover up the color there. What do you think?
The simple design and easy-to-color images made for a quick double shaker that I think is super festive and fun. And you can get pretty much all of the supplies over at White Rose Crafts. Now, how about the Freebie, Blog Hop, and free shipping info?
For a limited time, you have the opportunity to receive an exclusive, 1st Birthday Freebie Sparkle Blend--only available, while supplies last, with purchase over at White Rose Crafts! Don't worry, though--Amber has reserved 6 of these freebie blends to give away on Monday, after the hop ends! 5 of those 1st Birthday Blends will go to 5 lucky winners, as Door Prizes, who leave comments on each of the Blog Stops. The more comments you leave, the more entries you get! For our Grand Prize this month, one lucky winner will receive the full February Release (before it's revealed), plus a full sized Birthday Freebie Blend! That's 7 full sized sparkle blends! To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must leave comments on all legs of the blog hop.

Rules: Must be at least 18 to enter. All entries must be received no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, January 27, 2019. To enter, you must leave comments on each leg of the blog hop. There will be one Grand Prize winner and and 5 Door Prize winners drawn from all eligible commenters on Monday, January 28, 2019. Winners will be announced here on the blog, and on the Doodles Paper Playground Facebook page. Winners will have 48 hours to email their mailing addresses to, to claim their prize. Prizes not claimed within that 48 hour window will be redrawn. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook or any of its entities. All prizes furnished by Doodles Paper Playground or White Rose Crafts. As an added bonus, White Rose Crafts will be offering Free Shipping all weekend to correspond with the Blog Hop, so if you've had your eye on any of the limited edition Sparkle Blends from our previous releases, now is the time to buy before they sell out and are gone for good! Here is the full hop list:
Doodles Paper Playground
Alison (you are here)
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


MadeByMeghanK said…
What a COOL stamp set! I love how you colored it and did a double window shaker!
Salnclts said…
I love your card and how you mixed the inks together! I think a small- happy birthday- sentiment would look good in the middle. I love Tim Holtz blueprint stamps!
cghundley said…
Cute card and the
shaker parts and
stamps are so fun!
Carla from Utah
This turned out so cool! I love how the colors all coordinate, without looking matchy matchy! Fab job!
Christi said…
OHHHH I just am in love with this double shaker and the oxides! No I do not think you need a sentiment! I think the card speaks for itself! It is just sooooo awesome! Wonderful job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Love this, so sweet and so adorable!
Denise Bryant said…
Awesome shaker card! I love the blueprint designs you used and the pretty sequin mix inside the shakers!
Jean said…
So artistic and creative!!
Sue D said…
So pretty in these colors and with the blueprint stamps.
So artistic looking and I love all the mix of colors. Great shaker windows too and lovely cupcake designs.
Patti Bakewell said…
Wow! Love this whole project. Beautiful
Aimee Phillips said…
I love how colorful your birthday card is and how fun too.
I wish I was receiving.
Loving this two window idea for a Shaker card. So clever
Love how you created the background - it's perfect for your fun card.

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