Hi, Stampers!

My card today is for the PPA Color Challenge and the Fusion Challenge.  Here is my card:

Sorry, my picture is so dark.  It was a very dreary day in PA. today.  This was the best I could do.
Here is the banner for the PPA Challenge. Michelle Quinno chose a fantastically fresh color palette.
Pals Paper Arts PPA295
Here is the inspiration for the Fusion Challenge.  With this challenge, you may do the colors or the sketch or both.  I chose just the sketch for my card today.

This card has many layers.  I actually chose to mount the card onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The measurements for all the layers are:
Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 4 3/8
Cucumber Crush – 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 (fold in half and burnish with a bone folder)
Whisper White – 5 1/4 x 4
Bermuda Bay DSP – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
This is how I put the shaker together: I used the 5th and 6th die cuts in from the outside of the Oval Framelets Dies.  I also used the 5th die to cut a piece of window sheet acetate and a Whisper White piece.
I glued the Window Sheet oval to the Bermuda Bay ring.
I used the edges of a Dimensionals sheet to form the frame that will keep the shaker bits corralled. Make sure there are no gaps in your frame.  You will have shaker bits escaping.

I took sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, punched circles from a Crumb Cake piece from March’s Paper Pumpkin, and dyed beads from one of those packets that packages sometimes contain to keep it dry.
     (Tip: I cut open the white bag that says “Silica Gel, do not eat”.  I put them in a mini cupcake wrapper and added a drop of Cucumber reinker.  I mixed it around a bit and let the beads dry.)    
I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blessings stamp set onto the white oval.
I flipped the Window Sheet over and added the shaker bits, peeled off the Dimensionals backing and put the Whisper White oval on top of them.  Wallah!  That’s it.
I finished the card front by adding the Cucumber Crush flowered piece that was also from March’s Paper Pumpkin.  I stamped and punched 3 butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set.  Finally, I made a bow out of the Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim.
Whew!  This card took awhile to assemble, but I think it was worth it.  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment below and subscribe to my blog.

Happy stamping!


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