Saturday, April 30, 2016

May SNS Reveal (04.30.2016)

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

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until May 3.  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:

 Gone Fishing 778 (digi version DIGI778)
 Just Go Fishing 779 (digi version DIGI779)
  Summer Grilling #1 780 (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781 (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782 (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783 (digi version DIGI783)

On May 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:

<<<<<This is me!

(*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!

I loved this image of a daddy fishing with a child. I decided to frame the scene inside a bit of a diorama style box. To make this card, I used the Just Go Fishing digital image (DIGI779)) and printed it out. I blended some distress inks in blue and yellow to highlight the water and sunlight. I brushed it on lightly, just to show a hint of those colors. I also mounted the image on the bobbler I cut using the Pop'cessories Die by Stampendous [DCP1003].

One of the sentiments in this stamp set was so sweet and meaningful. I decided to use it for this card. I also printed it out, then heat embossed some Ocean Marbled Embossing Powder [EP438] and Super Thick Clear Embossing Powder [EP230]. I sprinkled on these powders very lightly ... just enough to create a little splash or puddle feel on the front of the sentiment.
Because the daddy and the child are fishing, I thought incorporating two fish hooks, would be intriguing. But, I didn't want to use a real fish hook and potentially poke anybody. So, I printed out an image of a fish hook, fussy cut it out, then covered it with Versamark Ink Pad [VM001], and heat embossed Silver Lightning Embossing Powder [EP262]. I repeated this for several layers to get a real think silver & shiny coverage. Then, once it was all silvery and shiny, I layered on some Super Thick Clear Embossing Powder [EP230]. This made the fish hook have a lot of dimension and look pretty real ... without any sharp points!

I also decided I needed some blue waves. I die cut some white cardstock, then distress inked it with blue to make them look like water. I also brushed on some Brushable Glue [540] to the tips of the waves and sprinkled on Misty Blue [G1021] glitter on one row of the waves, and I repeated this with Fascination [G1030] glitter on the second. Here are the waves closeup.
Here is another shot of the daddy and child, just fishing away and enjoying time together.
I hope you enjoyed this Just Go Fishing card. It was a lot of fun making this card.

Buckle up and enjoy the blog hop! Your next stop on our blog hop is Belinda who will treat you to something absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 



  1. Your diorama box looks amazing! Love the fish hooks you created and the "bubbles" on the sentiment is a fabulous idea.

  2. Hi Chris! fabulous boldly colored Silhouette diorama! Beautifully done, and quite powerful in sentiment as well as design! Hugs, de

  3. I love this fun dimensional project. The waves and the fish hook are great touches!

  4. Fabulous all the details and your amazing fish hooks!!

  5. This is so cool! Love the dimension and your hooks!!! I'm going to have to steal that idea! LOL :)

  6. Wonderful sentiment. Love the scene you created with you silhouettes

  7. Gorgeous - love the waves and your shiny fish hooks - very creative!

  8. Very nice! Love the diorama effect!

  9. I am loving the new release sets. And, your card is so fantastic! Great design with that new set.

  10. Wonderful card and I love the saying

  11. Fabulous card. All the layers look amazing. I really like your fishing hooks, they are definitely worth all the trouble to get pointy free.

  12. What a great card! Love the sentiment!

  13. This is so pretty and has great presentation. The idea and details put into it make if so amazing. Great job!!

  14. So sweet. I love everything about this.