Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle December 2016 Reveal [12.01.2016]

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



We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  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:



Build A Flower 811  (digi version DIGI811)
  Will Ewe Be Mine 813  (digi version DIGI813)
   Light Up My Life 814  (digi version DIGI814)
Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons 816  (digi version DIGI816)
Spring Bunny 819  (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only)  DIGI3128B
   


On Dec 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
Chris>>This is me!!!
Shona
Belinda
Jess
Anne
Diane
Donna


(*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.  
 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.






Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!





Here is my card that I made with the Light Up My Life stamp set. I am old enough to remember the song from the 70s about You Light Up My Life ... and when I saw this stamp set, I could hear the song in my mind, and I wanted to LIGHT UP these lights! Let's check out the card!
I stamped out the image in black pigment ink, then sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and then heat set it. I also stamped out the sentiment the same way below the light image.

I colored the lights and background. to make them even more sparkly, I applied adhesive with my Fine Nuvo Glue Pen, and sprinkled on Evening Glow glitter to the light bulb elements, and Sonic Silver glitter to the light bulb base.

I wanted to highlight the "You" in the sentiment. I stamped out the sentiment a second time on red cardstock, using Versamark Ink Pad. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I die cut it with a heart die. I layered it over the sentiment below and lined it up to match the sentiment below. I layered the card panel over Gold Mirror Cardstock to make it even more gold and fun. 

And, the final part of the card, which made it really fun to make and looks even cooler in person .... is that it LIGHTS UP! Check this out!

To make it light up, I adhered copper wire tape to my card base, and attached Chibitronic mini lights. Here is a photo of what the copper wiring looked like and the battery to power the card lights.

Here is a photo of what it looks like with the lights lit up. I designed the card to light up when I pushed on the battery, which is conveniently under the "You" heart of the sentiment!

This card was tons of fun, and I love how it lights up. This Light Up My Life set is really creative and fun.

The next stop on our blog hop is Shona... She has an incredible card in store for you, I know you will LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Blue Jay Card [11.30.2016]

Here is another card using one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new releases for November. My fellow SNS designers have created the most amazing cards and projects this month and they are all so beautiful and inspirational! They inspire and motivate me every day! For today's card, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and created a watercolored background and stamped over it. Let's peek at the card.
To start, I spritzed on two Nuance Powders, in Turquoise and Royal Blue colors. Then, I spritzed on some water which made the powders change to color and it was so cool! Very colorful! Then, I dried it with  my heat tool, and then I stamped the Winter Blue Jay stamp the bird in black ink over the colored background. I sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. After this, I used my Fine Nuvo Glue Pen and then adhered glitter strategically over the bird. I used Jasper Blue, Denim, Surf glitters.
For the sentiment, I stamped out the sentiment in black ink and again used Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it, over more of the watercolored background. I die cut out the sentiment and framed it with a larger die cut.
Another thing I did was to do an inlaid die cut / distressed edge around the bird. I die cut out the bird with a frame die, and then used an embossing folded to give some wood grain texture to the outer part of the card panel. I swiped my Versamark Ink Pad along the other edges of the bird frame die and the inside edge of the outer piece of cardstock. I sprinkled on Sky Blue Spark embossing powder and heat set it. You can see the embossing powder here.
I also decorated up the tree that the bird is sitting on. I used my Fine Nuvo Glue Pen to add adhesive to the tree, and sprinkled on Rose Gold and Lator Gator to brighten up the tree. I love it!
This Winter Blue Jay stamp set is gorgeous! I am in awe of all the cards that the SNS designers made this month using it. If you haven't yet, go through this month's Sparkle N Sprinkle blog posts and check out this gorgeous stamp used in multiple ways. You will be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a magical day!-Chris

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ballooney Birthday! [11.28.2016]

Hi! Today's card is a birthday card I made for a good friend. Let's say howdy!


I used Lawn Fawn's Party Animal stamp set, and stamped out the balloons and overlapped them. I added some Wink of Stella to the balloons, then covered with Glossy Accents. They were really sparkly!

I also stamped out the fox. I colored him with Copic markers, and stamped out the party hat and present from the set too. I die cut them out using Lawn Fawn's Party Animal Lawn Cuts die cuts. I also covered the hat and present with Glossy Accents to make it have some dimension and give it some shine. Once I had the images stamped and colored, I masked them off with postit note paper, and splattered some ink to the card front too to give it more of a festive feel!

I also stamped some images to the inside. I stamped the confetti and the happy birthday sentiment.

Fun, easy, cute birthday card. I hope my friend likes it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Friday, November 25, 2016

Candy Box [11.25.2016]

Hi! Today's project is not a card ... it is a box to hold some candy :) Let's meet it!

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Crystal Carousel Box die and cut it out with patterned paper. I also die cut out the inserts on each panel with other patterned paper and layered it up. Here is another shot of the box showing the side panels.

Here is the box after I put it all together, but not quite closed yet. It was easy to close, but it took me a few tries to make sure I got the tabs in the right order. It sure was fun to put together!

Here is the inside of the box with the candy that I put inside it. 

This was a fun and easy gift box to pull together. I can't wait to make another box with this die!.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Tag #2 [11.23.2016]

Hi! Okay, so I really like Sparkle N Sprinkle's November release stamps, and today's card uses the incredible Christmas Tag #2 stamp set. Let's check it out.
I stamped out the snowman tag in black ink, then sprinkled Clear Detail embossing powder over it, and heat set it. I colored the image with water colors, and then die cut out the tag into a circle. Then, I began working on the card front. I scraplifted an idea from Demo Donna. (She makes incredible creations!) Demo Donna's video for the October Video Kit Club demonstrates how to make a background using the Nuvo Glue Pen Large and Gilding Flakes. I followed her lead, and I swiped the Nuvo Glue Pen Large over the snowflake tag in the Christmas Tag #2 stamp set. I stamped out the image repeatedly along the edges of the gate fold card front and let the glue dry until it was tacky. Then, I dumped on the Silver Bullion Nuvo Gilding Flakes, and rubbed in the flakes into the tacky glue. I burnished it in, then brushed off the left over flakes. This made a really fun pattern on my card front. Here is what it looked like.
I also die cut out a scalloped circle, and repeated the same process. I swiped the Nuvo Glue Pen Large over the scalloped edge and let it dry. Once it was tacky, I dumped on the Silver Bullion Nuvo Gilding Flakes, and rubbed in the flakes into the tacky glue. I burnished it in, then brushed off the left over flakes. I used this to mat the shaker circle, and I also did the same process on the top circle of the shaker.
To make the shaker, I started creating more circle "frames" by die cutting paper using two circle dies taped together and cut about 10 of them so I could stack them up to create dimension for the shaker components. I also die cut two circles in Embossable Clear Acetate. I stacked and adhered about five of the circles into a stack, and adhered it over the snowman circle tag. I then added in clear star sequins and adhered one of the acetate circles over it. Then, adhered and stacked the rest of the circle frames. I added in purple beads and sealed it shut with the second piece of acetate. Then, to finish it off, adhered the silver embossed circle on top. You can see in the photo below the two different layers of the shaker sequins and beads. I also stamped out the "to" and "from" sentiments using Versamark Ink Pad, and heat embossed Sonic Silver embossing powder. I fussy cut them out and adhered these to the acetate part of the shaker.
This was really fun to make. I like the looks of the double shaker and think I will try it again! I hope you enjoyed it and will try Demo Donna's background stamp gilding flake technique. Thanks Demo Donna for the inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Monday, November 21, 2016

Purse Gift Bag [11.21.2016]

Hi! Today's card is not a card . . . it is a purse gift bag! Let's check it out.

I die cut out the purse from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Purse die. I used a sparkly green paper for the purse, and then used a silver sparkle paper for the insert behind the purse front and the tags. I also die cut out the clasp area and adhered on a large gem in the center. This really made it come together!

Here is the purse from the top. It has enough of an opening and was perfect for the little giftie I slipped inside for my friend.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Friday, November 18, 2016

Birthday Gift Bag ... Quick & Easy! [11.18.2016]

Hi! Today project is a pretty simple gift bag. Let's check it out.

I used a Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 12x12 patterned paper for the bag and then punched it out with the gift bag punch board. I then stamped out the "happy birthday" sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Chit Chat stamp set. Then, I die cut it out with the coordinating Chit Chat lawn cuts.

I adhered the retro lady acrylic sticker I had in my stash, added some ribbon to the top of the bag, and was done.

This came together really fast and I loved it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris