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Same Card, 2 Color Palettes

Hello and welcome back! Today I am sharing 2 cards that have the same composition, but in totally different color palettes. I have been having a great time playing with the Simply Celebrate stamp set from Lawn Fawn and I thought it would be fun to play with different color combinations.
When making cards that have the same layout, it's really helpful to use a stamp positioning tool. This way, you can recreate the projects quickly and easily, while taking out a lot of the guesswork.
The first version I created used cool tones, which I tend to gravitate towards, so these colors came easily to me. I colored both of the card's stamped images with Zig Clean Color Markers. Coloring those balloons was a lot of fun! For the inked stripes at the bottom of this card, I used ScrapBerry's Blue, Green, and Pink Stains Ink. My base is a deep orchid purple.
No extra embellishments used here, as I thought the card made enough of a statement without the extra "stuff."
For this ca…

Happy Birthday Shaker

Hello! I have found that one of the most popular cards that people create are birthday cards. We need them all year, so it's easy to understand why they are so popular to make. And who doesn't love a good celebratory card? I've got a shaker card today that uses the beautiful "Aquamarine" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground.
 I've been trying to use some of the Distress Oxide backgrounds that I've created this month, and if you frequent my blog, you'll see that I have used several in March. I really love how this one turned out, which was done on glossy photo paper. I used Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, and Tumbled Glass on it. The background inspired me on how to create the finished card.
 The "Aquamarine" Sparkle Blend is monochromatic, but has lots of lovely shades in it. I love the wide range of sizes, shapes, and styles of sequins. You can see the beautiful variety in the photo above.
 I broke out Doodlesbug's

Let's Celebrate!

Hello! Winter has officially come to an end and I am ready to celebrate! So today I am sharing a card that screams Spring with one of my favorite stamps that is available at White Rose Crafts. It's the Hellebore from Stampendous, and yup, I've used this big, beautiful bloom before. It is a true favorite.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a Facebook Live in the White Rose Crafts Gallery group that showed some different techniques with Distress Oxide Inks. One of them was Ink Smooshing, with an embossed image, and coloring on top. This card was mostly made during that video. If you watched the video, what you didn't see was how i finished off the coloring of the Hellebore, and how I added some additional ink to the edges and the embellishments.
I had used some Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to help move and oxidize the ink while I was making the background. You can see all of the gorgeous shimmer and the flower has from it. To add color to the petals, I used one Zig Clean Color marker…

Blue Skies Blog Hop

Welcome Rosies to the March "Blue Skies" Blog Hop.  This month's hop will Run from today, March 18th- Friday, March 22nd at noon EST.  And to make it more fun there is a chance for you to win a $15 WRC Gift Card just for hopping along with us and leaving a comment at each stop along the way! Once the hop has closed, we will randomly pick a winner of someone who has commented all along the way, who will be announced on the 19th on the WRC blog!
And to make it more fun there is a chance for you to win a $15 WRC Gift Card just for hopping along with us and leaving a comment at each stop along the way!  
And as an added bonus, do you want your work to be featured on our blog when we announce our hop winner.  Share your White Rose Crafts projects over on ourFacebook Gallery, and you might just be a featured project right here!
Now onto the our Hop...
Have you seen ourMarch "Blue Skies" Subscription Kit?  There are only a few left in stock, so don't miss out on a cha…

Margarita Shaker

Hello! This week, the White Rose Crafts Design Team is sharing projects that feature Jillibean Soup products. They have such fun items like sweet stamps, coordinating dies, and shaker windows. My card today is a shaker, but it doesn't use their pre-made windows.
 I use Jillibean Soup's Lemonade stamps and coordinating dies, which by the way, have an amazing price point! On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped out a ton of the fruit slices and wedges in assorted citrus colors of Memento and VersaMagic inks from Imagine. I thought that doing a whole bunch at once would save me time in the future when I use the rest of the pieces. For this card, I used only a couple of lemons and an orange. I inked the lid up with 2 London Fog and Gray Flannel Memento, to make it look more interesting than using one, flat color. I also stamped the straw, but I used Scrapberry's Stains Ink in Blue . The straw doesn't have a die, so I fussy cut it.
I didn't need to use the jar stamp it…

Negative Foil Shaker

Hello! Last Thursday, I shared a card using the Gina K Foil-Mates  "Sweet Expressions". It was my first time using one, and I loved the end result. You can check out that post HERE. So I loved how the pre-made image foiled, but then I realized how nice the leftover negative space was, and I decided to use that on a different card. Check it out.
 It looks like it is supposed to be used, so I just didn't have the heart to throw it away. The clear acetate that the foil comes on is flimsy, so I cut an additional piece of acetate and glued them together for some stability. Then I die cut around the foiled image with a simple circle. By the way, the foil I used is from Scrapbook Adhesives.
 I took a look through some of the backgrounds that I made recently and I thought that this one was perfect. It was made on photo paper with Distress Oxides. I love the bold swaths of color. I opted to use the "Amethyst" Sparkle Blend with just a bit of the "Green with Envy&qu…

Succulents

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Team is sharing projects that are "Great for Guys." I decided to work with the fabulous Succulents Stencil that I've had for quite a while. I think plant imagery is great for anyone. I used a bunch of wonderful inks from Imagine. My full supplies list and instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4055: Succulents Stencil
SSCM5003: Friend Wishes
DWLL332: Picasso Stencil/Shield
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper

Other:
Imagine:
Memento Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay, Pear Tart
VersaMagic: Tea Leaves, Aspen Mint
Kaleidacolor: Vineyard (the Blue Tone in this set)
Sponge Daubers
My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side, Sky
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Light Green Cardstock- unknown

Directions:
1. Tape the stencil on to Mixed Media Paper. Beginning with the aloe plant (at the top), sponge Pear Tart all over the plant, using the Picasso Shield to cover the Hen & Chicks. Go back over parts of the aloe with Bamboo Leaves ink…

Laurel Burch Shaker

Hello! Last week, the Stampendous Team was sharing projects featuring Laurel Burch stamps. I decided to continue with that theme with this shaker card that I made for Doodles Paper Playground.
This card uses the bright and bold "Conversation Hearts" Sparkle Blend. I love the rainbow of colors in it, with the mix of shapes and sizes. Just look at the large purple heart in the upper left corner, and the blue Fimo heart over towards the right.
I stamped and heat embossed my "Floral Reflections" stamp with Detail Gold embossing powder on to watercolor paper and I colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Then I fussy cut the image out. I created my top layer of the shaker out of black cardstock, and I backed it with Bo Bunny paper from the Bella Rosa Collection. I also added a simple sentiment from the Tiny Words set from Simon Says Stamp.

Overall, this was a pretty fast card to put together, yet is still has an impact because of not only the large Laurel Bur…

March WRC Sketch Challenge

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I created for the White Rose Crafts March Sketch Challenge. I recently received the Gina K Sweet Expressions Foil Mates, and I thought that they would be just perfect for the sketch. That was my jumping off point.
I had some blue foil in my stash that I used for the sentiment, and I love just how much foil there is on the image. It is so shiny that it's hard to photograph without a reflection!
I decided to use a background that I made with photo paper and Distress Oxide Inks. If you caught my FB Live in the White Rose Crafts Gallery Group, then you would have seen me make a few examples. You can catch the replay if you weren't able to see it live. I love the watery effect the Distress Oxides have on photo paper. They always looks so dreamy.
For my banner, I used a piece from the Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset 6" x 6" paper pad. It worked really well with my background, and I used it to help me choose the color for my card base, which …

Dog Duo

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is sharing projects with the "Laurel's Spirit." I decided to work with the new Dog Duo stamp. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBV011: LB Dog Duo
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Wildflower
Bo Bunny: 12" Blueberry Vintage Double Dot
Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025, 032, 036, 041, 043, 045, 050, 052, 081, 082, 302
Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Directions:
1. Stamp the Dog Duo on to Mixed Media Paper with Nocturne Ink.

2. Color the image with the colors listed.

3. Fussy cut the image out.

4. Create the card base out of Wildflower cardstock, cut to 4 1/4" x 11."

5. Apply the Distress Oxides to a media mat and spritz with water.

6. Sweep a piece of Mixed Media White paper into the ink.

7. Dry ink and reapply until the desired look i…

Copper Penny Hex Shakers

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I am sharing a shaker card using the gorgeous Copper Penny Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. But before we jump in, let me ask you....do you play along with The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge? I try to play along each time it happens, but I admittedly have a tough time completing the entire month, unfortunately. I really need to work on that! The reason I ask is because I am guessing that some of you, like me, wind up with a bunch of colored images but not a completed project. I keep an envelope of my colored images on my desk so that I can rummage through them any time I need to make something quick, or I'm not sure what I feel like working on. That's what I did with this card. This adorable kitty from Vera Lane was colored and fussy cut some time ago, but I just didn't have a chance to complete a project with him. He's part of the Quirky Zombie Couple and Cat digi set.
 I colored the cat with Memento Markers, which…

Aurora Wings Challenge #75

Hello! Today I have a 6" x 6" mini page that I am sharing for the latest Aurora Wings challenge, which is "Over the Rainbow." I was very inspired by the beautiful Unicorn Sprite.

I colored her with Zig Clean Color Markers, and I really took my time with her. I love how she turned out.
I knew I didn't want to put her on a card, so I decided to make a page for a 6" x 6"  album that I am making that is dedicated to the Sprites from Aurora Wings.
I decided to create an altered rainbow using Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Dusty Concord. I splattered the inked background with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle from Imagine. I chose a Laurel Burch ("Celebrate Dreams") sentiment from Stampendous and stamped it with VersaFine Clair ink in Fantasia. I also used a star die from Rubbernecker Stampers with a silver vellum on the background, as well as another vellum with the Cloud Die from Stampendous'…