Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Happiness Greetings [02.21.2018]

Hello, Sparkle N Sprinkle Designer Chris reporting for duty! Today's card is one of the new stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle for February. The stamp set I used is Happiness Greetings. Let's check out the card.

Supply List:
Happiness Greetings stamp set [00-886P8]
Tonic Venetian Lace Layering Die Collection [1112e]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Hit the Beach embossing powder [EP394]
3/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT05]
Butterscotch glitter [GM2051]
Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

These greetings are incredible! I chose the greeting below, and positioned the stamp in my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and inked it up with Versamark Ink. I treated my cardstock with my Anti Static Bag, then stamped the stamp onto my cardstock. I re-inked and re-stamped (amazing use of the stamp platform!) to make sure I got a lot of versamark ink laid down. I sprinkled on Hit the Beach embossing powder and heat set it. This embossing powder is really sparkly and has a lot of fun depth to it. I die cut out the sentiment using one of the dies in Tonic's Venetian Lace Layering Die Collection. Then, I blended some distress ink along the outer edge of the die and over the center of the sentiment, to give the sentiment some additional depth and make it stand out a bit more on the white cardstock.

I also die cut some green cardstock with Tonic's Verdi's Wave Flourish Die Set. I die cut a bunch of flourishes, and then blended some green distress ink along the edges of the flourishes to give more depth to them as well. I die cut more layers with the Tonic Venetian Lace Layering Die Collection too, and layered everything up.

One of my favorite things to do - which is really easy but makes a HUGE impact is to layer glitter behind the die cut, through the negative space. To do this, I die cut another piece of cardstock with a larger Venetian Lace Layering Die Collection die from white cardstock. I adhered some 3/4" Tear-ific Tape behind the outer edge of the die cut. Once I had all the negative spaces covered with the tape, from the back of the die cut cardstock, I sprinkled on some Butterscotch glitter and burnished it into my Tear-ific Tape with my finger tool! I pressed in the glitter into the exposed adhesive, and the glitter gets embedded into the negative spaces. I wiped away any remaining glitter with my Glitter Brush.

I layered up all my layers and mounted them onto a card base made from a gold cardstock. I wanted a bit more to the outer edge of the card, so I rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen along the outer edge, and then set it aside to get tacky. Once it was dry (and tacky), I pressed in some Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes and then brushed off the rest and I had a sweet gold stripe all along the edge of the card. I loved it!

And finally, to finish off the card, I shaped some paper flowers from my stash, and dredged them through some distress ink that I smooshed onto my Easy Clean Craft Mat and then spritzed it with water. The ink absorbed into the flowers and there was a lot of variation in the color. I adhered the flowers together and then adhered them onto the green flourishes. I created the flower centers by squeezing in Morning Dew Crystal Drops, which is clear, and then covering the centers while still wet with more Butterscotch glitter. When the Crystal Drops were dry, I removed the excess glitter. This made the flower centers match the rest of the card really well!

This was a fun card to make, and I love the soft colors and the glitter. I hope you enjoyed it. Remember that you can post your creations in our Facebook Creative Challenge monthly group. You have until February 25 to post your creation there. The March challenge will begin March 1. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card Chris! Love the monochromatic look and the flowers are stunning!