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April Sparkle Blends Release Hop

Hello! Welcome back! And if you're new here, my name is Alison, and I appreciate you visiting me. Today is a big day, because Doodles Paper Playground is having their April Sparkle Blends Release Hop. This month, 6 brand new Sparkle Blends have come out to join the party, and the Doodles Paper Playground Divas are joined by several very special Guest Designers. So sit back and enjoy all of the wonderful projects we have to share with you. There are prizes to be won along the way too!
My card today features the beautiful new "Diamond" Sparkle Blend which is filled with lovely clear, opalescent clear, and moonshine sequins. There are different sizes, shapes, and styles in the Blend, so even thought it is all technically "clear," it is full of interest. This mix is perfect for the style of shaker I did today, which has a colored focal image in the background. The clear sequins sparkles, but doesn't hide the background. It just adds some magic.
I used, what very well could be, my favorite stamp set of all time. I know, I know....that's a big statement. But the "Me and My Dragon" stamp set from Mama Elephant is perfection. It's not about slaying the big, bad dragons. It's about befriending them. And that is something I have always wanted to do. Befriend the dragons. I love how the little humans in the set interact with the dragons, They ride them, they pet's the sweetest. So, it makes my heart happy when I use this stamp set. For this card, I waterecolored my background with watercolors from Artist's Loft. These are not the best paints, as they cover up the black lines of my stamped image a bit, so I needed to go back over it with a black PITT pen from Faber Castell, so my lines are a little thicker than they should be. 
Here you can see how stunning the "Diamond" Sparkle Blend really is. Look at all of the different styles of sequins! I love the stars and the ones that have ridges on them. I added stars to the top layer of my card, along with some die cut vellum clouds, to add some faux dimension to the card. I adhered the stars with On Point Glue from Imagine. For the clouds, I ran them through my little "X" Sticker Maker from Xyron. I added a simple sentiment from Simon Says Stamp in Rich Cocoa Memento ink too. 
I love how this card turned out. This is one where I might actually cut the back off of the card and just hang it in my craft room. What can I say? I just love dragons. The Diamond Sparkle Blend really adds to the magic too. 
Now, how about some prizes? For a chance to win all 6 of the new Sparkle Blends, leave a comment on each leg of the hop. You'll receive 1 entry for each comment. Rules: Must be at least 18 to enter. Open to US residents only due to extremely high shipping costs. Winner will be announced in a blog post, before the end of the week. All Entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on Sunday April 21, 2019 to qualify. No purchase necessary. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Blogger or any of its entities. 

After you're done hopping, please be sure to visit White Rose Crafts LLC. They are the exclusive retailer for Sparkle Blends. And, if you use my code, "Alison 15" you will get 15% off of your purchase! Remember, all Sparkle Blends are Limited Edition, so if you see some that you love, grab them while you can. Below is the full hop list. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Alison Heikilla (that's me!)


EK Gorman said…
This shaker card is so very special! Your coloring is amazing!
ljcasselman said…
You picked the perfect mix to go with the dragon!
sharon g said…
The shaker dragon card is just adorable. I LOVE the dragon!!
Denise Bryant said…
What an adorable card! Love the dragon and the colors you used! Pretty blend for your shaker!
MadeByMeghanK said…
This is a darling scene! I love your coloring and the great clouds!
I too want to be friends with a dragon. Love how you colored yours.
Christi said…
What an adorable card! Love the little dragon!
Katrina Howe said…
Gorgepus card Alison.
Kim Lippincott said…
I love the whimsy in your card Allison! The Diamond sparkle blend is one of my new faves too!
Lisa said…
Awesome card! I love that dragon too... it is hard to let go of some of them isn't it? These sequins are perfect to accent but not cover up all of the beautiful detail!
Sue D said…
So cute with the dragon and the magical diamond sparkle blend is perfect.
Just a darling card. The sparkle are perfect!

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