Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Merry Christmas Tree Tag

It isn't quite the holiday season yet ... but it is never too soon to make a fun, wonky Christmas tree! Today's project is a tag using Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Merry Christmas Tree digi stamp, which I die cut with Tonic Hexagon Layering Basics Die Set and then reconstructed it. It reminds me of a Dr. Seuss-type tree and it makes me happy! Let's dig deeper into this fun tree tag.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Merry Christmas Tree digi stamp [DIGI906BG]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Journal Mixed Media stamp set [00-606P5]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Hit the Beach embossing powder [EP394]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Thick Gold embossing powder [EP235]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Gold Coast embossing powder [EP364]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Bubblegum glitter [G1088]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Purple Fig glitter [GM2047]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Shamrock glitter [GM2041]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 24KT Gold glitter [GM2038]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Gypsy Red glitter [GM2005]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Ocean glitter [G1126]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/8" Tear-ific Tape [SAT02]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT01]
Tonic Hexagon Layering Basics Die Set [1521E]
Nuvo Iced Americano Glitter Marker [190N]
Nuvo Morning Moss Glitter Marker [189N]
Nuvo Urban Graphite Glitter Marker [188N]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]


Because this is a digi image, I manipulated the size of the image on my computer, and then printed it out onto white cardstock. I printed two copies of it since I planned to die cut up the tree and needed a second image to layer behind so all the hexagon shapes would line up. After I die cut the tree, I adhered a strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape around all the edges, and pressed in Gold Coast embossing powder, and heat set them. This framed each hexagon shape, which you can see below.

I also wanted to highlight the sentiment. I trimmed the sentiment with my Tonic Guillotine trimmer, added some 1/8" Tear-ific Tape to the edges, and then pressed in some Ocean glitter. This really made the sentiment pop. I also added some glitter to the ornaments. I rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen and then sprinkled on Gypsy Red, Ocean, Bubblegum, and Purple Fig to the ornaments.

To create the tag and background, I started out by painting my chipboard tag with white gesso. Then, once it was dry, I marked up my Journal Mixed Media stamp set with the Nuvo Iced Americano Glitter Marker. I stamped out the image onto the tag and did this several times. Here is a photo of what that looked like.

For the next few layers on the tag, I inked up the "coffee cup stain" stamp from the Journal Mixed Media stamp set with the Nuvo Morning Moss Glitter Marker and stamped that circle a few times on the tag too. I also inked up the bubble image with the Urban Graphite Glitter Marker and stamped more of that image, but in this new color. After that was done, I adhered some big dimensional glue dots to the tag, and then sprinkled on some of the Super Thick Gold embossing powder and heat set it.

To finish the tag, I adhered a few strips of both 1/4" and 1/8" Tear-ific Tape across the tag. I sprinkled on 24KT Gold, Shamrock, and Gypsy Red glitters, as you can see below.

Here is a close up of that fun coverage and splatter I got from the Super Thick Gold embossing powder. It is fantastic!


This was a fun tag to make. I can't wait for the upcoming holidays, and showcasing this silly, fun, wonky Christmas Tree. It makes me laugh!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle A Peppermint Christmas Tag

What a wonderful day! Today's project is a holiday tag, featuring Sparkle N Sprinkle's A Peppermint Christmas digi stamp set. This stamp set is delightful and so sweet. Let's take a gander at what I created using it.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle A Peppermint Christmas digi stamp [DIGI3148M]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Pink Lady embossing powder [EP337]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Willow embossing powder [EP388]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Golden Sparkle embossing powder [EP106]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Thick Silver [EP467]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Margarita glitter [GM2032]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Ballerina glitter [GM2024]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Butterscotch glitter [GM2051]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterfall glitter [G1071]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Brushable Glue [540]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Stampendous Blossom Scroll stamp [6CR003]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]



I started out by sizing the digi image to what I wanted. I printed it out onto white cardstock, then tore the outer edges of the cardstock to give it some texture. I also swiped Versamark Ink along the outer edge of the image and sprinkled on Golden Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. I also created a layer to go below the fairy, by covering the edges of some cardstock with Versamark Ink, and sprinkling on Spring Willow embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated the steps and added a second layer to make it more opague. I also sprinkled on some Super Thick Silver embossing powder and heat set from underneath. To create the tag, I covered my tag with white gesso, let it dry, then stamped it with Versamark Ink and the Stampendous Blossom Scroll stamp. I sprinkled on Pink Lady embossing powder and heat set it. This created a lot of texture and color onto the background. You can see how beautiful that blossom stamp is ... but it ended up getting covered up quite a bit. In this photo below, you can also see the 5 colors of glitter that I used to enhance the fairy - which were: Pink Fizz, Butterscotch, Ballerina, Margarita, and Waterfall. I love these colors!

Because this was a digi stamp, I created some "patterned paper" to die cut some roses. To do this, I took one of the images in the stamp set and blew it up to a huge size on my computer. I cropped it to select just the section I wanted, which was two shades of pink and a strip of black. I used this as my "pattern" and printed out a piece of cardstock. I die cut the roses, shaped them, and glued them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Then, I added them to the tag and brushed on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Brushable Glue to the edges, and then dusted on a layer of Ballerina glitter as well. This extra glitter really made these roses extra special!

Here is a close up of the fairy. I rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to select areas of the fairy, and added in the glitters from above (Pink Fizz, Butterscotch, Ballerina, Margarita, and Waterfall). I added highlights to her wings, her bow, her candy cane, and her tutu. I also glittered up the candy, bow, and star border.


I love this digi image. It is so sweet, so adorable, and I love pink, so it had me at hello! I  know you will love it too, and I can't wait to see what you create with it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Chickens

Hi! Today's card is a FUN card that also cracks me up! And, it has a lot of dimension. I used one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new September stamp releases, Spring Chicken, for this fun card. Let's check it out.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Chickens stamp set [00-914P6]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Honey Bees stamp set [00-775P5]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Bronze Rose embossing powder [EP335]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Lightning embossing powder [EP262]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Timber embossing powder [EP469]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Medley glitter [G1013]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Peruvian Lily glitter [GM2014]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT01]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/8" Tear-ific Tape [SAT02]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Photoplay Rhapsody Collection Pack [RH2456]
Memento Tuxedo Black ink [ME-900]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Tonic Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat [1914E]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454A]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138E]
Tonic Hexagon Layering Basics Die Set [1521E]


I created a dimensional card by die cutting cardstock with the Tonic Hexagon Layering Basics Die Set dies (see below for more details). I also die cut some hexagons, which reminded me of how chicken wire looks ... and used them to showcase the sentiments. I stamped out the sentiments, using my Tonic Tim  Holtz Stamp Platform and Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on Timber embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut the sentiment after stamping and heat embossing. I kept the die cut around the hexagon cardstock, and blended some distress ink over it to weather it a bit. Then, I removed the die, rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to the top and bottom edges, and sprinkled on Autumn Medley glitter. Here is a closeup of the sparkle!


I also used the honeycomb stamp from the Honey Bees stamp set and stamped out some random "chicken wire" shapes along the edges of the layers of the card panels too. Here is a close of up of the chicken wire that I stamped with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on Silver Lightning embossing powder and then I heat set it. I also trimmed some of the edges with more Autumn Medley glue!

Here is a photo of the Bronze Rose embossing powder that I also used as well. I loved these two colors together, it definitely looked like chicken wire in real life.

Here is another photo of the entire card, with the depth. I started out with a back card panel that I covered with a piece of the woodgrain paper from the PhotoPlay Rhapsody Collection Pack. Then, I layered over the three hexagon die cut card panels over the back. I had stamped out the three chickens (see below for more info) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (which is Copic friendly) and then colored the chickens with Copic markers. Then, I stamped them again (since I was using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform which allows re-stamping super easy!). I re-stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, and then sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I fussy cut out the chickens. I layered the chickens and sentiments along the edges of the card and within the layers. I also rolled on more glue onto the egg, and sprinkled on some Peruvian Lily glitter to the egg.You can see all the card dimension in this photo.

And finally, here are the layers that I started out with. I trimmed three pieces of cardstock for the layers using my Tonic Guillotine trimmer. I die cut out the hexagon shape (in three different sizes) with my Tonic Tangerine. Then, I stamped and heat embossed and ink blended up a storm to get colors and texture onto the panels before I assembled the card. Those chickens are so cute ... I love them!


These chickens crack me up. They are feisty, sassy, and totally adorable. I hope you enjoy them and create lots of silly and sassy card as well!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Old Tractor Ornament

Hi! Today's project is a hanging ornament using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Old Tractor stamp set, that was released in August. This stamp set is really gorgeous, but I wanted to highlight the sentiment and a "love" diecut as the stars of the ornament. This is what I created.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle The Old Tractor stamp set [00-910P5]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle embossing powder [EP107]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Timber embossing powder [EP469]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sandstone embossing powder [EP218]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Tonic Hexagon Layering Basics Die Set [1521e]
Tonic Deco Diamond Patterned Panels Die Set [1331e]
Tonic Filigree Affections Idyllics Die & Embossing Folder Set [1516e]
Tonic Will's Hand - Love - Miniature Moments Die Set [1891e]
Tonic Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat [1914e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Double Denim Crystal Drops [691N]
Nuvo Buttermilk Crystal Drops [652N]
Nuvo Party Pink Crystal Drops [690N]


I started out by die cutting out the hexagon "frame" by taping two Hexagon Layering Basics dies together and then running them through my Tonic Tangerine. I also die cut a piece of cardstock with the Deco Diamond Patterned Panels and then die cut it into a hexagon shape. I also die cut out a hexagon shape from inside the panel. I die cut a hexagon acetate piece, and a white cardstock piece. I stamped the tractor image and one of the sentiments using the Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. For the tractor, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, and then sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink, and then sprinkled on Timber embossing powder and heat set it. Here are all the "pieces" I created to make this hanging ornament.

It is hard to tell, but here is the dry embossing in the acetate. After I die cut the acetate into a hexagon shape, I ran it through the Filigree Affections Idyllics Embossing Folder to give it some texture. You can see some of it in this photo below.

Here is a close up of the Old Tractor sentiment embossed with TImber embossing powder. I also squeezed little drops of Buttermilk Crystal Drops all around the outer edge of the hexagon panel.

I also squeezed on Double Denim and Party Pink Crystal Drops along parts of the background too.

This photo has more of the ornament in it - but what really makes me happy about this photo is the way that the light showcases how amazing that Timber embossing powder is! Check out that color and glow! AMAZING! Beautiful!

And, I also die cut out the Will's Hand Love Miniature Moments die. I die cut the sentiment from cardstock, inked it up with Versarmark ink, and then sprinkled on Sandstone embossing powder and heat set it. I layered it over the outline die from the same set. This embossing powder is fantastic. I love all the detail and color flecks in this embossing powder. I think it is absolutely gorgeous!

For more card tutorials, please click on my blog, Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams.

I enjoyed this ornament. I like the layers and the gorgeous embossing powders for the sentiments and the tractor itself. What a fun project!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Feathered Friends Purse

Hi! Today's card is a purse ... yep! Super cute sweet lil' purse. I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's new August release, called Feathered Friends. This stamp set is adorable. Those sweet birds make me happy. Let's check out this purse, shall we.

Sparkle N Sprinkle Supply List:
Feathered Friends stamp set [00-909P5]
Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Amethyst embossing powder [EP199]
Butterscotch glitter [GM2051]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Nuvo Nebula Blue Mica Mist [576N]
Nuvo Violet Lustre Mica Mist [575N]
Nuvo Fresh Pear Mica Mist [574N]
Nuvo Turkish Rose Mica Mist [573N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Tonic Chelsea Shoulder Bag Gift Box die [764E)
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]



I wanted to make my own "patterned paper" so I spritzed four colors of Mica Mist onto some white cardstock. I added some splatter as well, and then die cut out the purse parts using the Tonic Chelsea Bag die, and my Tonic Tangerine machine.

I also wanted to keep in the same color theme, so I dropped a few drops of each of the Mica Mists onto a palette and added a bit of water to them to color / paint the images. I first stamped out the images, using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and Versafine Onyx Black ink, which is waterproof. I also sprinkled on some Clear Detail embossing powder over the images and heat embossed them, and then painted them.

Here are the birdies as a close up. I painted them, as shown above. Then, I fussy cut them out, and then rolled on some Smooth Precision Glue Pen onto the beaks and feet, and sprinkled on some Butterscotch glitter. I just wanted a little extra punch to the birdies and this glitter did the trick!

I also inked up my "so grateful" sentiment with my Versamark ink, and stamped the sentiment, again in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I sprinkled on Amethyst embossing powder and heat set it. I then partially die cut out the purse tag, and then repositioned the die, and partially die cut the other end of the tag so I could make it longer to fit in the whole sentiment. This is a great way to literally "stretch" your dies to get different shapes or sizes!

Here is another close up of the purse. It shows a lot of dimension. This purse is so cute. It would be so much fun to make a bunch of these for little giftie or goody bags. I highly recommend this die set!

This purse was fun to make and I really love these Mica Mists. The colors are gorgeous and it was a lot of fun to make my own patterned paper and then die cut it out to make this purse. Lots of fun! And this Feathered Friends stamp set is so cute. I know you will love it too.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Old Tractor Dirt Tracks card [08.15.2018]

Hi! Today's card is a card I created using Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Old Tractor stamp set, which is one of the stamp sets in the August release. I stamped the tractor, embossed it and colored it, and also made mud splatters and dirt tracks as part of the card too. Let's check it out!

Sparkle N Sprinkle Supply List:
The Old Tractor stamp set [00-910P5]
Reflection glitter [GM2007]
Campfire glitter [GM2042]
Hickory glitter [GM2044]
Rose Gold glitter [GM2023]
Starry Night glitter [G1048]
Canary flocking [FL108]
1/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT01]
  Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Antiquities embossing powder [EP266]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Stampendous Cutting Border Dies [DCP1009]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Framed Screens - Blocked Parquet & Garden Trellis Die [1445E]
Tonic Will's Hand Dream Miniature Moments Die Set [1886E]
Tonic Ornate Frame Layering Die Collection [1111E]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green [9454E]
Mirror Card Satin Effect Honey Gold [9487E]
Memento Tuxedo Black ink [ME-900]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Photo Play Rhapsody Collection Pack [RH2456]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]



I stamped the tractor stamp using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a Copic friendly ink. I colored it with Copics, and then placed it back inside my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked up the stamp (which I had not removed from the platform!) with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped the tractor again. The Versafine ink is tackier, which allows embossing powder to stick to it. I sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This made the lines really black and dimensional. So cool! I die cut the image using my Tonic Tangerine and then die cut a larger oval from the Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green cardstock and layered these together. Awesome! I also die cut some of the Photo Play Rhapsody Collection Pack patterned paper and layered it behind the tractor oval image panel. I also die cut the bottom edge with the Stampendous Cutting Border Dies and also die cut a strip of Mirror Card Satin Effect Honey Gold with the same die to create a framed border.

I blinged up the tractor too! I rolled on some of Nuvo's Smooth Precision Glue Pen onto some areas of the tractor, including the lug nuts. I sprinkled on Reflection glitter and created some extra sparkle on this manly tractor!

I also rolled on some of the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen onto the flowers, and sprinkled on some Canary flocking and lightly pressed it in. I let it dry, then dusted off the excess. This gave the flowers some extra dimension and made them fuzzy! So adorable!

Although this stamp set has some really fun sentiments, I opted to use a Tonic die for the sentiment instead. I die cut out the sentiment using black cardstock, from the Will's Hand Dream Miniature Moments Die Set. I also die cut the sentiment shadow using the Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green.

As I was creating this card, I kept envisioning muddy "tire tracks" since the tractor tires are pretty knobby. They would throw up a lot of dirt and mud ... so I came up with a solution ... I pulled out a die (see more info below!) and created my own stencil to make the tire tracks. I laid it across the bottom portion of my card, and stenciled some embossing paste through the stencil. I moved the stencil around to get multiple, overlapping tire tracks. I sprinkled on several glitters in the (sparkly and awesome!) mud and dirt colors. I used Campfire, Hickory, Rose Gold, and Starry Night. I also splattered on some of the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen in areas too to get more of a "smear" of dirt and mud to go along with the tire tracks. This part was a lot of fun! I also made some glitter twine. I got a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and pulled off a short bit of the release paper. I twisted the Tear-ific Tape and then pressed it into some Reflection glitter. I kept removing a small portion of the release tape, twisting it, and then pressing it into the glitter until my whole strip was glittered up and turned into "twine." Demo Donna has a great video on this technique and it sure is a favorite of mine! Also, to finish off the card, I swiped some Versamark ink along the outer edges of the card panel, and sprinkled on Antiquities embossing powder and heat set it. This gave a bit of a rustic edge to the card panel which is really cool in person!

Here is a photo of the "stencil" I made using a piece of white cardstock. I die cut the tire treads using a die from the Tonic Ornate Frame Layering Die Collection. This die cut out the negative spaces which were perfect to be repurposed into tire treads!

This was a really fun card to make ... anybody who has had to drive any rig through the soft spring dirt will instantly feel the warm breeze and mud on their face!

I can't wait to see what you create. Remember to post your creation in our Creative Challenge on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Vintage Country Home Shadowbox Card [07.30.2018]

Hello from Designer Chris! Today's card is a digital card shadow box, using one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's latest July release stamp sets! This set is the Vintage Country Home and you couldn't get any more awesome than this set! Let's check out the shadow box card I created.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Vintage Country Home digi stamp [DIGI911DE]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Hickory glitter [GM2044]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 24 KT Gold glitter [GM2038]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Easy Green glitter [G1077]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterfall glitter [G1071]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterscape glitter [G1108]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT01]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 3/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT05]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops [654N]
Tonic Swirling Frame Layering Die Set [1462e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]


I started out by sizing this image from the Vintage Country Home stamp set on my computer, using Word. I used a pre-colored image to make it quick and easy! I printed it and then started die cutting and glittering! I die cut out the image using the Tonic Swirling Frame Layering Die Set and then rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to strategic places, and sprinkled on glitter. I used Waterfall glitter for the clouds, Waterscape glitter for the windows, Easy Green for the trees and grass, and 24 KT Gold for the door and window frames. Here is a close up of the Vintage Country Home all sparkled up!

I also glittered up the outer edge. I laid a strip of 3/4" Tear-ific Tape to the backside of the image's die cut edge. I burnished in Hickory glitter, which adhered to the Tear-ific Tape which was exposed through the negative spaces of the die cut swirl edges. Here is a close up of awesome Hickory glitter!

I printed out the sentiment, and cut each letter individually. I blended some ink to the outer edges of each word in the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment to the front of the shadow box, and dropped on some Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops to the sentiment words too. I also added Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops on the back and middle layers of the shadow box, and "smeared" some of the drops as well with my finger tool to give the card a little more distressed look. I also finished up the shadow box. I die cut two larger swirling frame dies, and then scored the edges of the cardstock and stacked them all up to make a shadow box. It worked out great!

For more card tutorials, please click on my blog, Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams.

I really like shadow boxes, and this card came together pretty quickly and easily. I love using digital images because they can be sized and manipulated in multiple ways, and these ones from Sparkle N Sprinkle come both pre-colored and not-colored so you can do what you want with them!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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