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! 



  1. Love this! How clever to use the Tonic Studios die to create your snowflakes! Fabulous card and I love how glittery Milton is. Great idea to make the hop circular as well by linking back to Belinda. (I think I'm going to have to steal this idea :-).)

  2. So cute! I love the glitter details and those fun snowflakes!

  3. You are very clever to use Mosaic die as a snowflakes. It looks awesome. Love your sparkled up Milton. He looks so cute. You made a stunning card with him.

    Your card is FUN & FABULOUS Chris, LOVE Milton, what a COOL image, LOVE your colouring and BLIZZARD of snowflakes to celebrate the SWEET sentiment too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and starting my day with a smile :)

  5. Super cute card and fabulous idea with the how you added glitter to the hooves (now why didn't I think of Milton's pretty scarf, too!

  6. Darling image and saying, like your design, coloring and use of snowflakes!

  7. This is so cute! I love the layout. Wonderful!

  8. Very cute. Love the giraffe and your technique for the snow flakes using your Tonic die is genius!

  9. Wow, these snowflakes add a lot to the card, The image though is so cute and you have added some pretty sparkle. Donna will love this!

  10. What a fun card! Thanks for showing us how to make snow flakes out of different dies. They are really pretty.

  11. The border of the snowflakes adds so much to the card. I like how you used a die and repurposed it.

  12. It is so cute how you have it poised to catch the snowflake

  13. Great idea to have all of
    the snowflakes around the card.
    the embossing of Milton is fun - love
    his gold hooves.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

  14. OMGoodness, this is so cute and fun! The sentiment is awesome too! I love all the sparkle you added! I'm doing Christmas in July too - it's best way to avoid the scramble in November/December! This is such a fun stamp set! Loving all the new stamp sets! I've got some favorites picked out! I've never tried a SNS stamp before so I'm hoping to win and give them a try! Thanks for the fun and inspirational blog hop!

  15. What a cute, fun card. I am in love with this little guy. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Very clever using the mosaic die to create the snowflakes, and I love that you made Milton the center of attention! Your use of the glitter, not completely covering all of the color in an area, (i.e. Miltons hoofs), gives the card more interest, awesome!

  17. I love the colorful scarves and the snowflakes in the background! Beautiful card!

  18. How fun and happy, Chris! hugs, de

  19. Like the way you added the glitter to Milton's body, hooves, horn and scarf - just enough to add some sparkle without overdoing. What a creative way to make your snowflakes!

  20. Darling card! Love the snowflakes and your pretty coloring! Sweet giraffe image!

  21. This is definitely an example of thinking outside of the box. Rummaging through your stash for a snowflake substitute and coming up with a border die you could cut up and embellish with crystal drops is creative genius!

  22. What a cute, fun card. I really like the effect of the background. This is a good example of making your dies work for you in more than one way.

  23. How adorable! I like your outside of the box thinking with the die that you used for the snowflakes, too.

  24. Cute card. The die cut idea was great and different. Good job!
    Barb B. CZT

  25. So adorable and
    I'm loving all
    those snowflakes!
    Carla from Utah

  26. How fun! Love your sparkly glittered Milton! The snowflakes are so cool too! Wonderful card!

  27. Hi, Chris! I'm back to thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. It was so nice of you to take time to do that! This is one of my favorite new sets, and I love the colors you have selected! It's a beautiful design for a darling card! hugs, de