Hello! This week, the White Rose Crafts Team is sharing shaker cards, and if you’ve been to my blog before, you know that I love shaker cards! I decided to work with the warm, rich “Pumpkin Spice” Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground.
The Pumpkin Spice Sparkle Blend helped me decide what colors i was going to use for the rest of the card. Specifically, the flowers, which are from Heidi Swapp’s “Only You” stamp set. I decided to partial die cut a circle to create my shaker window. It was a little scary, because I didn’t want to ruin my stamping, but it turned out well. I then cut out the rest of the interior of the window with an X-Acto knife. I colored the stamped images with my Zig Clean Color Markers.
In the above photo you can see the beautiful colors in the Pumpkin Spice Blend. Look at those opalescent greens, and that stunning large mocha-colored sequin. I love these shades of brown, orange, and gold! I backed my window with Kraft colored cardstock.
I wanted to add a little more romance to the card’s background, so I repeatedly stamped a border from Stampendous’ “Elegant Borders” with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I left a bit of a gap near the top so that I could stamp my sentiment (from the same Heidi Swapp set) in Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I mounted everything on a brown card base.
I really like the vintage feel of this card. I wasn’t going for that look, but based on the colors and adding that border, really helped to give it an old-world look. The richness of the Pumpkin Spice Blend really lends itself nicely to this style. Be sure to visit the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the currently available Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. They are all limited edition, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. You can use my code, “Alison 15” to save 15% off of your purchase at the WRC store. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!