Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal [06.30.2016]

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

Here is a SNEAK PEEK at my project ... which has more information below!

We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 5.  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:

Milton Catching Snow Flakes 787 (digi version DIGI787)
  Christmas Skates 789 (digi version DIGI789)
  Wetlands #1 790 (digi version DIGI790)
Wetlands #2 791 (digi version DIGI791)
Deer Duo 797 (digi version DIGI797)

On July 5th, 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:
  Chris <<<<<<< 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 visit and comment on each of the eight Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (Checked for compliance.) 
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!

My blog is the last stop on the blog hop! But, here is a link to Belinda's blog, who was the first stop. Head to her blog, if you somehow started in the middle. You will be glad you did! She creates amazing cards and projects!! Make sure you comment on EVERY blog post in the blog hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE (all these amazing stamp sets!!) 

Now, here is my card for the July 2016 Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal. I used the Milton Catching Snowflakes digital stamp [DIGI787]. He was a lot of fun! I sized the digital image to fill a 4x6 card, and then sized the sentiment fairly big as well. Then, I printed it onto white cardstock and partial die cut it using a 4x6 rectangle die, and then fussy cut around the right hand edge of the sentiment that burst beyond the edge. This gave it a little bit more interest.
I colored Milton and his scarf with Copic markers, and then started blinging up everything I could with glitter! I used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw on glue where I wanted the glitter, and then sprinkled on Collegiate Garnet [G1114] on the red areas, Bridal [G1029] on the white, Margarita [GM2032] on the green, and Princess Anna Royal [G1124] on the blue. It came out really pretty and sparkly!!
I also blinged up Milton's spots and hooves. For his spots, I used Brushable Glue [540], and sprinkled on some Rose Gold Velvet Glitter (Microfine) [GM2023]. Here he is. Check out those fun spots!
And, I repeated the Rose Gold Velvet Glitter (Microfine) [GM2023] on his sweet little horn on his head.
After I colored and glittered Milton, I realized I needed some snowflakes in the background as well. I pulled out the actual rubber stamp set Milton Catching Snow Flakes [787], and stamped the snowflake (by masking off the rest of Milton) with Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001], and embossed them with Skylight Semi-transparent Embossing Powder [EP212]. Here is one close up.
Here are the hooves. I used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] again, and sprinkled on the gorgeous and lush Aztec Gold [G1006] glitter. 
Here is a close up of the sentiment. I added some zing to the sentiment. I used the Versamarker Pen [99561], and then sprinkled on more Skylight Semi-transparent Embossing Powder [EP212]. I used the Versamarker Pen on the "kisses" and "blizzard" words and inside the "o"s too. This just added a bit more interest to the sentiment.
And, because the key here is a blizzard of snowflakes, I wanted to add more of a snowflake effect. I didn't have any snowflake dies in my stash, but I realized I could repurpose an existing die I had ... I pulled out my new (and awesome!) Simply Screens Moroccan Mosaic by Tonic die [1049e], and cut out several strips of white cardstock. After I got the screens die cut, I chopped up the screen strips into little "snowflake" pieces. They looked great! But, when I put the white cardstock snowflakes against the card, it seemed like there wasn't enough contrast. So, I pulled out the Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum [803N] and rubbed it over the cardstock snowflakes. This made the snowflakes a soft platinum color. So pretty!
Here is another shot of the super fun snowflakes along the edge and lower front of the card. I had a fun time cutting them out in different shapes and coloring them with the platinum mousse.
Here is another shot of the full card. 

It was really fun, and Milton seems so happy! I hope you enjoyed the card. It makes me smile!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Wild Rose on Vellum Card [06.22.2016]

Today's card is another card for Sparkle N Sprinkle. I am over the moon with this month's new stamp sets! The one I used today is the Wild Rose Stamp Set [785]. Let's peek at it!
To make the card, I partial die cut a circle towards the top of a card panel. I laid my top plate at an angle so I could partially die cut the circle on an angle too. After I die cut the circle, I used a metal ruler and X-acto knife to cut off the top of the panel, at the same angle. Then, I stamped the wild rose stamp inside the circle. I colored the wild roses with Copic markers. Once everything was colored, I pulled out my Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] and draw on some glue. Afterwards, I sprinkled on some Rose Gold Glitter [GM2023] to the centers of the roses. I used Princess Anna Fuschia [G1120] for the rose petals, and Easy Green Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1077] for the leaves. Here is what the rose image looked like.
This stamp set has several sentiments, and is a great all purpose set. I went with the Wishing You Joy sentiment, which seemed perfect. I lined it up with the angle of the paper, and stamped it in black dye ink. After that, I stamped over it again with the Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] and sprinkled on some of my favorite Dragon Fruit Embossing Powder [EP410] over the existing black ink. After heat embossing, the sentiment was so cool, because it showed the dragon fruit color, and black and white. Absolutely gorgeous!
I also layered the front panel over a piece of scored vellum. The back/inside of the card had patterned paper. You can see the pretty pink patterned paper inside the card, through the vellum, in this photo.
Here is another angle of the sentiment, and all the cool effects from using the Dragon Fruit Embossing Powder [EP410] over the black ink.
And, another shot of the wild rose image and all the fun, gorgeous sparkle from the glitters!
Here is a side photo of the card showing the front panel, vellum, and inside panel with patterned paper.
Here is a photo of the card fully opened. The vellum was really fun to use, and worked out great to add a little something different to the front of the card, while muting the patterned paper.
This Wild Rose stamp set is so versatile. I look forward to seeing what you create with this amazing set.

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Country Flowers Magic Slider Card [06.15.2016]

Hello! THANKS for stopping by and checking out another creation that I have designed just for you, as a Sparkle N Sprinkle designer. Today's card is using one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new stamp sets for June. I used the Country Flowers stamp set [786]. This set has the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers, in a sweet little tin. Here it is:
I designed this as a MAGIC SLIDER card ... and whoo hoo! Let's check out the MAGIC SLIDER that is hiding here. I layered a copy of acetate with the stamped image over a solid white piece of cardstock ... which is covering the colored image that you can't see when the slider is closed. Here is the slider pulled partially open:
See how it reveals the colored image below! And, here is a shot of it about halfway pulled open, revealing half of the colored image below.
And, another shot of the slider being slid almost all the way open.
And, the final, full reveal of the colored image below the acetate!
Now, let's chat about the card! I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Country Flowers stamp set [786]. I stamped out the image on the center of a piece of white cardstock. I also stamped the same image on a piece of Clear Embossable Acetate 99602. The acetate is part of the magic part of the card! I colored the white cardstock image with Copic markers. I built the slider part by layering the acetate stamped image over the colored image, and inserted a piece of white cardstock between the two. This gets pulled up to reveal the colored image below.

I die cut a frame with a scalloped die, and layered it over the slider mechanism and the image. I stamped out the sentiment with black ink, and trimmed the ends into a fishtail banner shape. I wanted to tie in the sentiment a bit with the frame, so decided to add some glitter to the edge. I wrapped a strip of 1/8" Double-sided Tear-ific Tape across both the top and bottom of the sentiment banner, and burnished in the amazing and bright Energized Orange Glitter [G1133]. This really added a nice spin to the sentiment.  But, I wanted MORE! So I pulled out the incredible Crystal Nuvo Drops. I used the Ebony Black 650N and Ripened Pumpkin 665N. I added some drops with both of these colors on the sentiment banner and also added some drops on the frame around the sentiment too.

While this was all done, I still felt I needed a better base for the card, especially since the slider mechanism needs some vertical space, so I decided to create a larger base for the card. I pulled out the super-duper Super Adhesive Sheets [SAS02]. I pulled off the back of adhesive, and layered the sheet over a piece of white cardstock. Then, I did the "Kiss" Technique. I layered my swirly die cut over the adhesive-covered cardstock, and ran it through my die cut machine. It gave enough pressure that it cut through the adhesive but didn't cut all the way through the cardstock. i pulled out the pieces of the adhesive cover sheet that revealed the adhesive between the swirls. I burnished in some Ballerina Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2024]. After this, I pulled off the rest of the adhesive sheet pieces to reveal the swirls, and then burnished in some Black Ice Glitter [G1020]. This made a really fun background for the card base. Here is a close up of the background.
Then, once that was all done, I layered a piece of the really fun Pull Ribbon MONR11 White 3 Silver 7/8" ribbon. I wrapped the ribbon around the base, and then cut another piece of ribbon, about 12 inches long, grabbed the two string ends, pulled the ends together, and ended up with a nice bow! I tied the bow onto the ribbon around the base, and had a nice grounding for the main image. Here is the ribbon.
This card was really fun to make, and it was so much fun to have the magic slider reveal the colored image under the uncolored image. Here is the card with the slider closed.

I hope this card makes you smile. I sure loved making it! Check out all the great stamps, embossing powders, glitter, and more at Sparkle N Sprinkle! You will be glad you did :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Roses Purse [06.08.2016]

I LOVE the June reveal stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle!! Today's post is a project for Sparkle N SprinkleSparkle N Sprinkle has topped themselves again. These roses and flowers are so beautiful. I used the new Roses Stamp Set [784] for today's project. Let's check it out:

To begin the card, I stamped out two copies of the large rose and two smaller roses onto some white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers. Then, I used the Chelsea Shoulder Bag by Tonic [764e] die to cut out the purse shape in red cardstock. Then, I die cut out the two colored rose images with the purse panel. I wanted to frame the panel, so I pulled out my trusty 1/8" Double-sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT02] and adhered it to the edge of the panel. I wrapped it all around the purse panel, then burnished on some sparkly Black Ice Glitter [G1020].  I also cut out the flap part, edged with the Black Ice Glitter again, and layered one of the rose panels over the flap, making sure to line up the rose image below, which added a teeny bit of dimension.
One of the die cuts in the Chelsea Shoulder Bag by Tonic [764e] set was a small tag. I wanted to add a tag to the purse, but needed something from which to hang it ... viola! A glitter ribbon to the rescue! I pulled out about a 12" strip of the 1/4" Double-sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01], and pressed it into a pile of Black Ice Glitter [G1020]. I peeled off the release paper, and dredged and burnished the other side of the tape into the glitter as well. This made a ribbon that matched my frame. I used this ribbon to tie the tag onto the purse handle. Check out this awesome ribbon!!

I had colored the roses in pink and red. To make the red pop a little more, I used my Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw on some glue, and sprinkled on some Gypsy Red Glitter [GM2005]. I repeated the same for the leaves on the roses. I used Luau Green Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2004]. This made the rose extra sparkly. Here it is.
For the pink roses, I used my Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] again, and sprinkled on Raspberry Soda Semi-transparent Glitter [G1052]. The pink and red together are so pretty.
After using the tag die to cut some red paper and black paper, I stamped one of the sentiments using Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] and then sprinkled on White Detail Embossing Powder [EP298], and heat set it.
And, another part of the purse die set is the die to add in a corner panel over the front panel. I cut out two of these shapes in black, and then sprinkled on some Checkers Enameled Embossing Powder [EP466] and heat set it from the bottom. This type of embossing powder is really chunky, so it is best to heat it from the bottom to keep the chunky powder from flying all over.
I love the roses, and this purse in red, black, and white seemed fitting to showcase these roses in this stamp set. I hope you enjoyed them!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!