Sunday, July 31, 2016

August 2016 Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal [07.31.2016]

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


We have five 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:

Eskimo Kisses 788 (digi version DIGI788)
Pool Friends 792 (digi version DIGI792)
Get Your Craft On 794  (digi version DIGI794)
Stella-Happy Meds 796  (digi version DIGI796)
Flower Cart 798  (digi version DIGI798)

On August 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:

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 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!

 And, now to my project, previewed above! I used the Pool Friends stamp set (792), and made a card highlighting the three smaller stamps in the set. Here it is again.

I created the background of the card, and tried to invoke a sandy beach with shells, some water, and a sunset in the background. I used two glitters and a sparkle n soft for this, and the amazing 2-1/2" Double sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11]. I cut a card panel to the size I wanted, and laid down a strip of the tear-ific tape. Because my card panel was wider than the tape width, I layered a second strip of tear-ific tape beside the first to completely cover the card panel. I slightly overlapped the two edges too, where the two strips joined. This was to make sure I didn't have a slight gap between the two tape strips. Once I had the tear-ific tape adhered, I tore the tape in the middle of the card base to create a strip where the water would be. Here is what it looked like after I tore away the water area, and then burnished in Ocean Semi-transparent glitter [G1126].
Then, I pulled out a collection of teeny tiny shells from my stash, pulled off the release paper over the sandy bottom area, and pressed the shells into the amazing 2-1/2" Double sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11]. I did this before adhering the sparkle n soft (next step) so the shells would be adhered directly to the tear-ific tape.
Once I had the shells adhered to the tape, I dusted on some of Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft [SS118]. I pile it all up, give it a press with my finger, and let it sit for a while. Then, I lightly burnish and remove the excess. I do this to make sure I get a thick and even coverage. Here is what it looked like in the "during" stage.
Then, next step was to do the sunset! I removed the release paper from the top of the card base, and sprinkled and burnished on Evening Glow Semi-transparent glitter [G1086]. Here is a shot of the in-progress release paper removing....  
Then, I realized I needed a frame to go around the outside of the card. I cut a second card base 1/4" bigger than the glittered up card base, and added strips of 1/8" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT02]. I pulled back the release paper on each of the strips along the edge, and sprinkled on and burnished in Luau Green Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2004].
For each of the three images in the the Pool Friends stamp set (792), I stamped them in black ink, then colored them with Copic markers. Then, I die cut them with a stitched squares die. Because this was a water-themed card, I wanted the images to look wet and sparkly. So, I covered each of the images with Brushable Glue [540]. Once it dried, it provided a sheen over the image which looks really cool! Here is the beach ball.
Here is the rubber ducky. I shot this photo in bright sunlight outside to make sure I captured the sheen from the Brushable Glue [540]!
And, here are the drinks. Again, full sunshine to make sure the sheen from the Brushable Glue [540] showed!!
I layered the front card panel over the card panel edged in Luau Green Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2004]. Here is a shot of the incredible colors and all the sparkles! I love this Luau Green glitter ... so pretty!
The sentiment was stamped out in black ink, then I trimmed the cardstock to frame the sentiment. I wanted a little bit more pop to it, so I wrapped some 1/8" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT02] around the edges and then burnished in some Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2012]. And, to keep everything feeling consistent, I applied Brushable Glue [540] over the sentiment and let it dry, to give it the sheen the other images had as well!
These three images were perfect for this card. I think this would be the perfect card to give or send to someone who needed a little summer pick-me-up. It perfectly captures that I'll be there for you, and I've got your back! What a fun card to make and give!

The next stop on our blog hop is Belinda ... I know you will LOVE what she has in store for you! She is an incredible designer. Enjoy! 

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!



  1. This is such a fun card! I love how you've highlighted the other images in this set and your beach scene is fabulous!

  2. Great card! I have wanted to use the Sparkling Sand flock for a beach and now I know how easy it is!

  3. I like how you turned it into your very own ideas using only parts of it.

  4. It looks like the beach! Wow, love the dimensions to this card too, and excellent instructions!

  5. Fun beach theme. Love how you added dimension with the shells. TFS

  6. What a great fun card. I love the shells and the sand flock it looks amazing. The brushable glue definitely adds the right amount of shine.

  7. Great beach scene. The glossy images are perfect and the perfect finishing touch.

  8. Beautiful card I luv the beach and miss it sense I moved from southern CA. I luv the sheen the brushable glue technique. thanks for sharing

  9. I love the saying! I like how you made the sand and I like the use of the little shells.

  10. A fantastic beach scene.
    Highlighting the three small stamps
    was a great idea.
    Love the shells. Have to dig some
    of mine out and use them for a project
    like this.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Fabulous work on
    this sparkly card!
    Love how you did the
    background colors.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Thanks for sharing how to make this beach scene. Great help to someone who is new to glitter on cards and SNS.

  13. Great card. Love the dimensional additions.

  14. Love love love your choice of colors. Interesting design.

  15. oh i love this card the best, Love the beach, very pretty

  16. What a creative card. I really like the sand, water, and shells. So tactile.

  17. So awesome use of those small images. And the shine you added with the glue to the small pieces is very clever and beautiful. Love the way you made the background. It looks stunning.

  18. Wonderful beach scene, so very creative and fun!!