Hello! It’s time for a new shaker card featuring the “Ice Storm” Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I haven’t been feeling too great over the past few days…the barometric pressure has been all over the place, and that always effects my body, so I wasn’t really up to creating a complete card from scratch. But, I have lots of images I pre-colored, plus plenty of patterned paper and monoprints I made with my Gel Press, so putting this card together didn’t take very long at all.
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I had colored up Stampendous’ Mermaid Fun stamp ages ago with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, and I loved how it came out…I just never knew how I wanted to add it to a card. Then I realized it would make a great shaker, so I pulled out Stampendous’ Dome Jar Shaker Die Set and cut into a Gel Press monoprint I made that was giving me serious ocean vibes. I had used the plastic inner circle from my ATG tape gun refills and a foam foliage stamp on it with acrylic paint. For the jar lid I cut a piece of metallic silver cardstock.
When I make shakers on top of colored images, I try to use clear Sparkle Blends. This way, the colors still show through the sequins, and they’re not distracting…but you still get fabulous sparkle and movement. “Ice Storm” was perfect for this. I did take out the snowflakes and large acrylic gems, but I left everything else in. This Blend is also great to have because it can be used with absolutely everything. On my card base, I painted on Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain, and flicked on some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
It’s great to create a stockpile of colored images and backgrounds for days where you want to make something, but you don’t have a lot of time, don’t feel well, etc. Because I had these elements made ahead of time, all I needed to do was die cut the jar, create the shaker, and adhere everything together. It didn’t take long at all, but the card came out adorable. 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!