Greetings! I have a new shaker card to share that uses the “Oh Christmas Tree” Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I wanted to do something fun and non-traditional, so I chose to pull out Tim Holtz’s “Mod Cactus” stamp set. I knew these cacti would be perfect for the funky look I wanted.
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I stamped out 3 of the cacti using various Altenew, Imagine, and Distress Inks. I gave them all a loose fussy cut and set them aside. For my top layer, I stenciled the “Cozy Knit Stencil” from A Colorful Life Designs with Twisted Citron Distress Ink. I also added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn.
The “Oh Christmas Tree” Sparkle Blend is so pretty. It’s filled with lots of shades of green, a few touches of gold and teeny clay Christmas trees. Behind that, I used a patterned paper that added to the funky vibe I had going. But the cacti needed something….so I pulled out the “Tiny Square Rainbow Rhinestones” from Doodles Paper Playground and added them to all three. It was the perfect addition. I inked up my card base with some Spun Sugar Distress Oxide.
I think this card is adorable, fun, and festive. It’s got a retro feel to it and the interactive quality makes it even cooler. Please visit the Sparkle Blends Shop to see all of the stunning Blends that are currently available. 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. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!