Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Stella Witch [09.28.2016]

Hi! As one of the Sparkle N Sprinkle's designers, I get to showcase the new stamps each month. And let me tell ya, September's new stamps do not disappoint! I LOVE Halloween, and this new stamp set, Stella - Call Me Witch Stamp Set had me at hello! Let's check out what I made with this really fun stamp set!!

This Stella stamp is designed so cute and fun! I just had to sparkle up her hair all crazy and sparkly ... I stamped her out multiple times on different patterned paper and fussy cut her and paper pieced her all back together. That was my base layer for color. Then, I drew on some Fine Nuvo Glue Pen to lay down adhesive, and sprinkled on Silver Leaf tinsel glitter for her hair. I LOVE it!

I paper pieced her dress with purple patterned paper, and glittered over it. Busted out the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen again, and sprinkled Hyacinth Velvet glitter over the dress. This made the dress sparkle a lot!

Her boot buckles were glittered with Peruvian Lily glitter. Let's check out this fun color! 



This stamp set has a fun sentiment which I stamped out on orange paper. I die cut out the sentiment in a circle. I framed the sentiment circle by punching out a scalloped circle from cardstock that I had covered with 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape. I burnished in Black Ice glitter and layered the sentiment circle over the glittered-up scalloped circle. I also dropped on some Morning Dew Crystal Drops inside the round letters (ya know, remember when you would doodle or fill in those circles while in home room ... am I the only one who did that?!?), and dropped some Ebony Black Crystal Drops around the edges.

I did some other sparkly additions to the card too (ya can never have enough sparkle!!!). I punched the edge of the card panel, layered on a strip of 1/.2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape underneath the card panel and then burnished in more Black Ice glitter through the star holes punched by the border. I also ran a strip of 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape on top of the card panel and used even more Black Ice glitter. Just for even more fun, I squeezed on some Dandelion Yellow and Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops. I also stamped out the stars in Versamark Ink and heat embossed them in different colors. I embossed the stars in Daffodil and Black Magic embossing powders.

Here is the full card, showing all the glittery and sparkly goodness. I also put a strip of 1/.2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape under the left edge of the card and burnished in Tiger Orange Velvet glitter. This anchored the card and added a teeny bit more pop to the card. I layered the entire card front over a scalloped rectangle die cut from black cardstock, and the card was done.

Halloween will be here before we know it ... I hope to see lots of cute trick-or-treaters dressed up on this fun evening. I hope you enjoyed this card - I had a lot of fun making it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


Chris

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Halloween Cat Card [09.21.2016]

One of Sparkle N Sprinkle's September new stamp releases is this really fun Halloween Cat stamp set. I love it! Let's check out what I did with it to showcase one of their new stamps as a Sparkle N Sprinkle Designer.
I stamped out the image on black cardstock with Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Orange Marmalade embossing powder and heat set it. This embossing powder is so much fun! You can see the different textures and colors within the powder, and it has a lot of depth to it. So pretty! Here is the full stamped image closer up.
The image really looked great over the black cardstock background. The cat and bats really popped off the background. The cat silhouette is so cool. Here is another shot of just the cat close up. I couldn't get enough of how neat this looked.
The Halloween Cat stamp set.also has a fun sentiment. I stamped it on black cardstock with Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I cut it with a banner die in my stash.  I layered it in a corner so it didn't cover up any of the wonderful cat and moon image.
I also added a little pop to the sentiment with Crystal Drops Gloss Ripened Pumpkin. These drops are FABULOUS! They squeeze out so perfectly, and with a lot of nice heft and height. I LOVE them! The orange looked great against the black cardstock.
I also die cut some filigree and flowers and added them to the edge of the card. To add a little bit more pizazz to my card, I embossed some flowers. I die cut some flowers and swiped them through Versamark Ink, and sprinkled on Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it. I layered the embossed flowers over the edge of the card, and adhered it with Brushable Glue. After it was adhered, I squeezed on a dollop of Crystal Drops Ebony Black inside the center of the flower. It really added another nice dimension to the flower! Here is one of the embossed flowers. 
I also added on a bow using the Mon Ami Orange Pull Ribbon. This ribbon is so awesome. i cut about a 12 inch strip. I grasped both ends and then pulled the little string which easily created this bow! I tied the ends, and then glued it onto the card.   
I love Halloween! It is my favorite holiday :) This card made me so happy because it reminded me how close it is to Halloween. I will be dispensing lots of candy to trick-or-treaters. I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 

Chris

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Crafting Is Exercise Card [09.14.2016]

Hi from Sparkle N Sprinkler Designer Chris! I am in love with the new Bugaboo stamps that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying. This Crafting is Exercise stamp set had me at Hello, so I made this card to share with you! Here it is.
I printed out a colored image of the digital version of the stamp. This makes a card so much easier to pull together! I used an oval die to cut out the image.
I blinged up the dress by using the new (and AMAZING!) Nuvo Glue Pen Fine adhesive and sprinkled on Ocean semi-transparent glitter. I love to do dimensions, so I printed several copies of the colored image. I fussy cut out the dress, apron, roller tote, her hand full of markers, and her head, and layered them with foam dimensional tape to pop them above the original image. Here is a shot from the side showing the dimension.
I also like to bling up images ... The roller tote and dress just begged to have sparkles! I used the new Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to roll adhesive onto the fussy cut tote, and sprinkled on Raspberry Soda semi-transparent glitter. I love using semi-transparent glitter because the color of the glitter can be seen, but it also allows what is under it to show through. I use them a LOT! Let's peek at the roller tote.
I pretty much always want MORE bling on my card projects, and this one was begging for MORE! I layered the oval card panel over a die cut floral wreath. I layered the two together, and added some sparkle within the floral pieces (more on that below). I also used the new Nuvo Glue Pen Fine tolay down a strip of adhesive along the inside edge of the oval and sprinkled on Cloud Nine semi-transparent glitter. Here is a shot of the wreath and glitter strip.

Even though I used the digital stamp version for my image, I wanted to use the rubber version of the Crafting is Exercise stamp set for my sentiment. The sentiment cracks me up! It says "Crafting counts as exercise." Ha ha! So true! I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink, and then heat set Mulberry embossing powder. This is one of my favorite embossing powders. I love the color, which is a nice pinkish color with some depth. Fabulous! I also created a bit of a frame around the card as well with the Mulberry embossing powder.
Okay, back to how I added some dimension to the floral wreath and blinged it up. I pulled out some card stock and adhered a strip of 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" tape to it. I laid down the dies that I wanted to cut out, and ran them through my Cuttlebug machine. Here is a photo of the card stock with the "Tear-ific" tape strip adhered, and the dies positioned, ready to be cut!
After I die cut out the pieces, I peeled off the release paper, and sprinkled on Cloud Nine semi-transparent glitter to each piece. I then strategically placed the sparkled up pieces within the wreath and added the bow to the front of the card. This gave the whole card a lot of sass and sparkle!
This card was lots of fun, and I love all the sparkle with the white on white and the pops of color from the glitters on the dress and tote. The sentiment pops as well. I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it and sharing it with you!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 
Chris

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle September Reveal [08.31.2016]

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
September 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have four new rubber stamp sets to share with you today and one new digi-only stamp set.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.

The sets are:




Puppy Girl 793   (digi version DIGI793)
Crafting Is Exercise 795   (digi version DIGI795)
Halloween Cat 799   (digi version DIGI799)
Stella-Call Me Witch 800   (digi version DIGI800)
Fruit Note  DIGI3126 (digi only)

On Sept 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize. You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Eret
Anne
Chris
Diane
Shona
Belinda
Jess
(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. You must comment on each blog to be eligible for the prize! Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????



The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.
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My project for the September Reveal was the Puppy Girl stamp set. For this project, I used both the rubber stamp version and the DIGI793. Here is the card project I made.
To make this card, I sized and printed out the girl and doggie image in the color digi version. Then, I started decorating! I actually printed out two color images and fussy cut out some of the accessories and popped them up over the original image to make it more fun. You can see the bow in her hair that has some dimension. I used the new Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to draw on some adhesive, and then sprinkled on glitter. For her hair, I sprinkled on some Gold Dust Glitter. Her hair bows are glittered up with Bridal Glitter.    
I also fussy cut the sweet little dog and layered it over the card panel image for added dimension. I also glittered up the dog too. I used the Surf Semi-transparent Glitter for the dog body, and I used Bubble Gum Semi-transparent Glitter. Here is what the doggie looked like! I also layered a fussy cut shoe bow to give more dimension to the shoe, and I glittered it up with Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter
For the sentiment, I used the rubber stamp set. I cut apart the sentiment so I could stack it instead of using it in one long strip. Cutting apart stamps is really easy and it is a great way to get a little extra mileage from your stamps and be able to use specific words or a different shape of the words
. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled over White Detail Embossing Powder. And, then I die cut out a heart shape around the sentiment.
Sparkle N Sprinkle is always coming out with new embossing powders and glitters ... and one of the new glitter colors is Denim. I LOVE it! I used my new favorite adhesive on this too, the new Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to draw on some adhesive. It rolls on like buttah! I drew on some adhesive on the girl's jeans. I left some space along the edges and detail to allow all of those details to show through, since this glitter is opaque. Here are what her pants look like.
I also decorated up a smaller heart on the card too. I squeezed some of the Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew over a small heart. Check this out! I also squeezed on some drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew along the edge to give it a little extra something.
This card is a "step" card which means it has different heights on the card edge. Sparkle N Sprinkle sells Step Card Bases in a pack of 5 which makes these cards really easy to make! No need to score and cut using very specific measurements. Here is what the step card looks like, when it is completely flat.
It is easy to know where to fold, and which direction to fold each score line. Once the step base is folded on the score lines, it looks like this.
Like mentioned above, I glittered her pants with the Denim used the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to draw on the glue, then dumped on the glitter. And, I mean DUMPED. Here is what it looked like.
For the glitter stripes on the smaller heart, I used my other favorite adhesive, the 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape and laid some strips of tape across a die cut heart. I sprinkled on some Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter. Here is what it looked like.
This card came together pretty quickly. It was a lot of fun!
The next stop on our blog hop is Diane. You will be so thrilled with what she has in store for you! She always creates the most beautiful projects!
I can't wait to see what you create with this great stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!
Chris

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Stella Happy Meds Card [08.24.2016]

Today's card is a digital stamp from the Bugaboo line that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying. I designed this card for Sparkle N Sprinkle, and it was a lot of fun! I printed out the image from Stella - Happy Meds [Digi796] and went to town. Let's check out Stella, shall we.


I printed Stella on Copic friendly white cardstock. I colored in the image, and then started adding glitter and fun things! Even though she is kinda grumpy, I wanted to make her sparkly and fun! I started out by decorating her shirt. I squeezed out some Brushable Glue [540] onto my craft mat. I brushed on the glue with a detail brush over her shirt and her eye lids (everybody needs matching eye shadow, right?!?). Here is what the glue looked like, as I applied it.
After I covered her shirt with glue, I sprinkled it with Orchid Semi-transparent Glitter [G1097] over the wet glue and let it dry before removing it. Here is what the glitter sprinkle looked like.
Here is our sweet Stella, showing her shirt and eye shadow all sparkled up. She was really fun to accessorize! I also used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw on some glue in her hair. And then dusted on some Sonic Silver Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2002] to give her hair some sparkle too!
I also accessorized some of the images and words on the card. Here is a photo of how I decorated the word "meds" ... I used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw on some glue, then sprinkled on Princess Elsa Frost [G1121] over the word.
I also decorated up the little pills. I colored them soft pink, so using the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] and the gorgeous Bubble Gum Semi-transparent Glitter [G1088] was just the right thing. Here is one of the pills. So pretty!
I created a card panel to ground my Stella card. To do this, I cut a piece of cardstock, and covered it with two strips of 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT11]. I pulled off the release tape, and then sprinkled on Bridal Glitter [G1029] all over the top! I covered the bottom half with Silver Leaf [GT3004]. To divide the top from the bottom, I placed a strip of 1/4" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01] and added in a strip of Baby Blue Diamond Mesh. I also laid down another strip of the 1/4" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01] and added in some Lacy Lilac [G1033]. This added a pop of color along the edges.
This card was fun and had a lot of sparkle!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 
Chris

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Eskimo Kisses Shaker Card Snow Globe [08.17.2016]

Today's card is one I designed for Sparkle N Sprinkle, using one of their amazing new stamps released for August 2016! I just love this Eskimo Kisses [788] stamp set, and turned it into a snow globe. Let's check it out.
I started out by covering a piece of cardstock with two strips of 2-1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11] side by side (with a teeny bit of overlap to make sure there were no gaps in the tape coverage). I pulled off the release paper, and then dumped on a pile of Cloud Nine Velvet (microfine) Semi-transparent Glitter [GM2000]. I burnished it in with my finger tool, and covered the entire surface with super sparkly, velvet glitter! Boom! Here is a photo of it in progress.
Next, I stamped the image from Eskimo Kisses [788] stamp set, and colored it in with Copic Markers. Yes! You CAN use Copic Markers on top of Velvet Glitters! Such a cool way to get a lot of sparkle and an interesting background all at once :) Then, I used a circle die cut to cut it out to make the globe part of a snow globe. Here is what it looked like after it was colored and cut out.  I love the sparkle that came through, even where the image was colored with Copics! So cool!!!
To make the snow globe top, I used the same size circle die cut to cut a circle from the Embossable Clear Acetate [99602]. This made the perfect size circle to cover the shaker part of the snow globe. I stamped a sentiment from the Eskimo Kisses [788] stamp set, with Versamark Ink [VM-001], and then sprinkled on Red Apple Embossing Powder [EP262] and heat embossed it. This acetate works really well and doesn't warp. However, I always warm up my heat tool before I bring it to my project to make sure it is hot. This way it melts the embossing powder fast with even a less chance of warping.
I also cut a circle from fun foam to give my shaker some depth to allow the sequins to move. I adhered everything together, then dumped in a mixture of sequins and little bits. Here is what it looked like before I added the acetate layer.

After laying everything together, I adhered the acetate over the top of the fun foam, and covered it with another die cut circle scallop frame. Here is a close up of the shaker. I tried to show the acetate layer with the light reflection since it is hard to see because it is transparent!

Here is a close up of the kissey part of the image. This image is so sweet. I just love this little person snuggling up with this sweet snowman! That sparkle!!! Swoon!
I always want a little bit more ... and this was no different. I wanted to ground my shaker snow globe with a background. I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder. Then, I rubbed some Versamark Ink [VM-001] over the raised parts, and sprinkled some Silver Lightning Embossing Powder [EP262] and heat set it. I also adhered a strip of 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01]. I pulled off the release paper, and burnished in some Princess Anna Royal Glitter [G1124]. This gave a bit of a pop and some more pizazz. Here is a close up of the background and frame.

To finish off the snow globe, I die cut a piece of cardstock, embossed it with a wood grain embossing folder. I ink blended some darker ink over it to add some visual texture. I placed the die cut base below the globe, and this card was done.

I hope you enjoyed it! Go and check out Sparkle N Sprinkle other new stamp sets for August - you won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 

Chris