Hello! Today I have a shaker card that used the fun “You Make Me Batty” Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. You might be wondering why I am sharing a bat card in December, but in our family, bats are not just for Halloween. They are adorable sky puppies that are crucial to the planet. I love the many different types of bats that there are (did you know there’s over 1400 species?), and it’s important to me to spread the word on how imperative it is we protect them. Like bees, we cannot survive without bats. Without bats, we wouldn’t have bananas, mangos, and avocados. They also help to pollenate many plants like the cacao tree. My sister’s birthday was last month is she is a bat fanatic like I am, so I decided to make her this fun shaker.
On poster board paper from Dollar Tree, I created a cool alcohol ink background. To be honest, I don’t recall all the colors I used, but Eggplant is definitely in there, as well as Gilded. I swirled the colors around until I was happy and then I die cut the center with 2 dies from Recollections (Michaels’ house brand). I added acetate behind the window and then added the fancy bat on top.
Take a look at all the teeny bats in the “You Make Me Batty” Blend. There are green ones, orange, purple, and even some that glow in the dark! I love this bold color combo, and although it’s very Halloween, it works perfectly for this birthday card for my sister.
My sister loved her card, which of course made me very happy. I really love the colors, along with that fun set of bat dies. The Sparkle Blend brings everything together. Visit the Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy to see all of the available Blends. If you decide to shop, you can use my code, “ALISON10” for 10% off of your regular priced purchase, not including Bundles. Also, visit the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on FB for more inspiration. I’ll have another bat card (not a shaker) to share later in the month. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!