You Color My World

Hi!!  Ok this is my last shaker for now :)  I just finished it up and couldn't wait to share it because I just love it!!
I had this awesome idea to try and use my Distress Paints to make a starry, galaxy type background.  So I tested it out, and while it worked on my first trial, when I went to actually make the background, all the embossed stars were covered up....I had to do some brainstorming but found a way to fix all that!

I pulled out my colorless blender to see if I could "color" off the paint from the embossing...and it worked!  But I didn't want to ruin my colorless blender...so I tried a few different ways and in the end the best thing that worked was dipping a paper towel into some rubbing alcohol and wiping it across the stars.  It cleaned all the paint off the embossed stars and sort of smoothed out the whole background, without ruining or changing it at all!  Loved it!!

I really wanted to keep the whole card black and white and only have the pop of color be in the sequins.  I think it worked out perfectly, and just adore this card so much!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Entering this into the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Blog Hop :)

30 comments:

  1. Such a fun card - glad you could "save" it!

    Hugs,

    Jenny

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  2. I really like the contrast between the dark background and your fun neon sequins!

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  3. I like the colors against the neutral background.

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  4. Very neat effect on the star panel.

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  5. I love it too! The bright sequins are so much fun against the black and white!

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  6. very very cute, I love the stars, Great idea and the black looks great. Nice sentiment.

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  7. This looks great!! Love the contrast with the b&w and color!

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  8. The how the sequins give the pops of color. Wonderful card!

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  9. beautiful card! love that the sequins bring the color.

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  10. You sure made lemonade out of lemons! Love how you problem solved through the background. Before I read the description, the colored sequins popped out at me. Fab card!

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  11. Wonderful card! I love the background, such a great effect and love the neon sequins!

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  12. This is so amazing! I love the bright sequins.

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  13. OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  14. What a fantastic idea!! Love the starry night and makes the gorgeous sequins stand out so much. Genius!!

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  15. Super cute! Love how the colors pop and how the background feels chalkboard like.

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  16. GORGEOUS card!!!
    LOVE the starry paper, LOVE the colour, both of the card & the sequins, PERFECT with your fun sentiment, LOVE the stars, LOVE the bling, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your sweet sequin shaker inspiration!!!

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  17. This card is fab-u-lous! Love every single scrap of it xxxx

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  18. This card is AMAZING. Love how you kept all the color in the sequins.

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  19. Wow what a lovely starry shaker card, love the BG n colors :)

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  20. The sentiment with the colored sequins and neutral card... LOVE!!!

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  21. All three of your shaker cards are absolutely fabulous! I think I like this one best just because I LOVE how much the sequins stand out against the grey...the perfect way to emphasize the sentiment.

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  22. LOVE your cute shaker!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    {Would love to have you visit. My shakers are #49, 58 and 159}

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  24. What darling shaker cards you've created!
    I love the pretty colors on this one.

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  25. You had a great idea & it came out perfect! This is fabulous!

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  26. What a great last-minute save moment you had with this awesome card! Those brilliantly colored sequins look fantastic with the background you created! GREAT card!

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  27. BAM! This popped right out at me because the contrast of neon to the B&W- fabulous!

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  28. so gorgeous emly.really fab design and i love the sequins ;D

    xx coops xx

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  29. Beautiful shaker card. Love the colorful sequins with the black and white background.

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