Monday, April 12, 2021

Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop! So many stamps and thin cuts are on sale this month and several Makers will show you a selection of those items in this blog hop. 

You should have arrived here from Michelle Stewart's blog. If you get lost, a complete list of participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I haven't used a lot of the background stamps lately but this was a good reason to pull out one of them! The Floral Details and Background stamp s a beautiful stamp that provides a card front. I wanted to do something a little different so I turned it into a full front shaker card. 

The front is a complete shaker that sits over the stamped image. It opens on its own to reveal what can be seen through the acetate. I stamped some images on circles to match up with the inside of the card. A circle on the back of the acetate was required to cover the adhesive. The shaker component was filled with Silver Loose Sequins and Iridescent Flower Confetti. 

The inside has the floral image stamped and coloured with markers. I added some Silver Stickles to parts of the flowers and I brushed all the flower lines with the Clear Shimmer Brush. 

Since a spot was needed to write a message, I also decorated the back by stamping and colouring small images and drawing lines to join them together. 

I hope you enjoyed my card. 

The next blog on this hop is Haley Dyer's blog. I'm sure she has something terrific to show you!

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Green Apple Cardsotck, Flamingo Cardstock, Grape Cardstock 

Stamps: Floral Details and Background, Cherry Blossoms 

Inks: Intense Black, Grape, Green Apple 

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, Basic Circle Thin Cuts, Acetate (not CTMH), Tri-Blend Markers, Foam Tape, Clear Shimmer Brush, Silver Stickles, Silver Loose Sequins, Iridescent Flower Sequins, Black Journaling Pen




  1. WOWzers on all your coloring! This is a beautiful card!

  2. What a gorgeous, spectacular card!!!

  3. Such a pretty card, I love how it is a full shaker card.

  4. The queen of interactive and creative cards strikes again! Alyson, this is beautiful and so unique. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. I aspire to create like you one day. Thank you for continuing to teach me and others. Aggie ~ Arrows of Hope Designs ~ (Google still won't let me know sign in to comment on your blog as myself) :)

  5. This is an incredibly gorgeous card - so elegant and perfect. Great job!

  6. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and technique.

  7. Wow, this card is such a work of art!

  8. Oh Alyson, this is beyond amazing to me! So clever and well-executed, as is your usual! I'm amazed! Pinning to hope one day to be able to CASE, XOX

  9. OH GOODNESS...this card is pretty and unexpected!

  10. Your card is amazing!! I love the full shaker panel! I also love your personal stamp on the back.

  11. There are no words! This is gorgeous, fabulous, amazing. I love it.


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