Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle September Reveal [08.31.2016]

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

We have four new rubber stamp sets to share with you today and one new digi-only stamp set.  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:

Puppy Girl 793   (digi version DIGI793)
Crafting Is Exercise 795   (digi version DIGI795)
Halloween Cat 799   (digi version DIGI799)
Stella-Call Me Witch 800   (digi version DIGI800)
Fruit Note  DIGI3126 (digi only)

On Sept 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:

(*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. You must comment on each blog to be eligible for the 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!

My project for the September Reveal was the Puppy Girl stamp set. For this project, I used both the rubber stamp version and the DIGI793. Here is the card project I made.
To make this card, I sized and printed out the girl and doggie image in the color digi version. Then, I started decorating! I actually printed out two color images and fussy cut out some of the accessories and popped them up over the original image to make it more fun. You can see the bow in her hair that has some dimension. I used the new Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to draw on some adhesive, and then sprinkled on glitter. For her hair, I sprinkled on some Gold Dust Glitter. Her hair bows are glittered up with Bridal Glitter.    
I also fussy cut the sweet little dog and layered it over the card panel image for added dimension. I also glittered up the dog too. I used the Surf Semi-transparent Glitter for the dog body, and I used Bubble Gum Semi-transparent Glitter. Here is what the doggie looked like! I also layered a fussy cut shoe bow to give more dimension to the shoe, and I glittered it up with Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter
For the sentiment, I used the rubber stamp set. I cut apart the sentiment so I could stack it instead of using it in one long strip. Cutting apart stamps is really easy and it is a great way to get a little extra mileage from your stamps and be able to use specific words or a different shape of the words
. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled over White Detail Embossing Powder. And, then I die cut out a heart shape around the sentiment.
Sparkle N Sprinkle is always coming out with new embossing powders and glitters ... and one of the new glitter colors is Denim. I LOVE it! I used my new favorite adhesive on this too, the new Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to draw on some adhesive. It rolls on like buttah! I drew on some adhesive on the girl's jeans. I left some space along the edges and detail to allow all of those details to show through, since this glitter is opaque. Here are what her pants look like.
I also decorated up a smaller heart on the card too. I squeezed some of the Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew over a small heart. Check this out! I also squeezed on some drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew along the edge to give it a little extra something.
This card is a "step" card which means it has different heights on the card edge. Sparkle N Sprinkle sells Step Card Bases in a pack of 5 which makes these cards really easy to make! No need to score and cut using very specific measurements. Here is what the step card looks like, when it is completely flat.
It is easy to know where to fold, and which direction to fold each score line. Once the step base is folded on the score lines, it looks like this.
Like mentioned above, I glittered her pants with the Denim used the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine to draw on the glue, then dumped on the glitter. And, I mean DUMPED. Here is what it looked like.
For the glitter stripes on the smaller heart, I used my other favorite adhesive, the 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape and laid some strips of tape across a die cut heart. I sprinkled on some Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter. Here is what it looked like.
This card came together pretty quickly. It was a lot of fun!
The next stop on our blog hop is Diane. You will be so thrilled with what she has in store for you! She always creates the most beautiful projects!
I can't wait to see what you create with this great stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Stella Happy Meds Card [08.24.2016]

Today's card is a digital stamp from the Bugaboo line that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying. I designed this card for Sparkle N Sprinkle, and it was a lot of fun! I printed out the image from Stella - Happy Meds [Digi796] and went to town. Let's check out Stella, shall we.

I printed Stella on Copic friendly white cardstock. I colored in the image, and then started adding glitter and fun things! Even though she is kinda grumpy, I wanted to make her sparkly and fun! I started out by decorating her shirt. I squeezed out some Brushable Glue [540] onto my craft mat. I brushed on the glue with a detail brush over her shirt and her eye lids (everybody needs matching eye shadow, right?!?). Here is what the glue looked like, as I applied it.
After I covered her shirt with glue, I sprinkled it with Orchid Semi-transparent Glitter [G1097] over the wet glue and let it dry before removing it. Here is what the glitter sprinkle looked like.
Here is our sweet Stella, showing her shirt and eye shadow all sparkled up. She was really fun to accessorize! I also used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw on some glue in her hair. And then dusted on some Sonic Silver Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2002] to give her hair some sparkle too!
I also accessorized some of the images and words on the card. Here is a photo of how I decorated the word "meds" ... I used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to draw on some glue, then sprinkled on Princess Elsa Frost [G1121] over the word.
I also decorated up the little pills. I colored them soft pink, so using the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] and the gorgeous Bubble Gum Semi-transparent Glitter [G1088] was just the right thing. Here is one of the pills. So pretty!
I created a card panel to ground my Stella card. To do this, I cut a piece of cardstock, and covered it with two strips of 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT11]. I pulled off the release tape, and then sprinkled on Bridal Glitter [G1029] all over the top! I covered the bottom half with Silver Leaf [GT3004]. To divide the top from the bottom, I placed a strip of 1/4" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01] and added in a strip of Baby Blue Diamond Mesh. I also laid down another strip of the 1/4" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01] and added in some Lacy Lilac [G1033]. This added a pop of color along the edges.
This card was fun and had a lot of sparkle!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Eskimo Kisses Shaker Card Snow Globe [08.17.2016]

Today's card is one I designed for Sparkle N Sprinkle, using one of their amazing new stamps released for August 2016! I just love this Eskimo Kisses [788] stamp set, and turned it into a snow globe. Let's check it out.
I started out by covering a piece of cardstock with two strips of 2-1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11] side by side (with a teeny bit of overlap to make sure there were no gaps in the tape coverage). I pulled off the release paper, and then dumped on a pile of Cloud Nine Velvet (microfine) Semi-transparent Glitter [GM2000]. I burnished it in with my finger tool, and covered the entire surface with super sparkly, velvet glitter! Boom! Here is a photo of it in progress.
Next, I stamped the image from Eskimo Kisses [788] stamp set, and colored it in with Copic Markers. Yes! You CAN use Copic Markers on top of Velvet Glitters! Such a cool way to get a lot of sparkle and an interesting background all at once :) Then, I used a circle die cut to cut it out to make the globe part of a snow globe. Here is what it looked like after it was colored and cut out.  I love the sparkle that came through, even where the image was colored with Copics! So cool!!!
To make the snow globe top, I used the same size circle die cut to cut a circle from the Embossable Clear Acetate [99602]. This made the perfect size circle to cover the shaker part of the snow globe. I stamped a sentiment from the Eskimo Kisses [788] stamp set, with Versamark Ink [VM-001], and then sprinkled on Red Apple Embossing Powder [EP262] and heat embossed it. This acetate works really well and doesn't warp. However, I always warm up my heat tool before I bring it to my project to make sure it is hot. This way it melts the embossing powder fast with even a less chance of warping.
I also cut a circle from fun foam to give my shaker some depth to allow the sequins to move. I adhered everything together, then dumped in a mixture of sequins and little bits. Here is what it looked like before I added the acetate layer.

After laying everything together, I adhered the acetate over the top of the fun foam, and covered it with another die cut circle scallop frame. Here is a close up of the shaker. I tried to show the acetate layer with the light reflection since it is hard to see because it is transparent!

Here is a close up of the kissey part of the image. This image is so sweet. I just love this little person snuggling up with this sweet snowman! That sparkle!!! Swoon!
I always want a little bit more ... and this was no different. I wanted to ground my shaker snow globe with a background. I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder. Then, I rubbed some Versamark Ink [VM-001] over the raised parts, and sprinkled some Silver Lightning Embossing Powder [EP262] and heat set it. I also adhered a strip of 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01]. I pulled off the release paper, and burnished in some Princess Anna Royal Glitter [G1124]. This gave a bit of a pop and some more pizazz. Here is a close up of the background and frame.

To finish off the snow globe, I die cut a piece of cardstock, embossed it with a wood grain embossing folder. I ink blended some darker ink over it to add some visual texture. I placed the die cut base below the globe, and this card was done.

I hope you enjoyed it! Go and check out Sparkle N Sprinkle other new stamp sets for August - you won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle Flower Cart Thank You [08.10.2016]

Hi from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Designer Chris! Sparkle N Sprinkle's August release has this wonderful Flower Cart [798] stamp set. Let's check out what I created with it!

I stamped out the flower cart image in black ink using my MISTI stamp positioning tool, then colored the images with colored pencils.After it was colored, I put it back into the MISTI, inked up the stamp with Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] and stamped the image exactly over the original image. I covered it in Clear Detail Embossing Powder [EP280] and heat set it. This covered the black ink with clear embossing powder. Then, I pulled out my trusty and versatile Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] and used it to draw ink in each colored flower. Then, I dumped on whatever embossing powder color I was using (Yes! you can use any adhesive to hold embossing powder in place and then heat set it!), dumped off the rest, and then heat set it. Here is a photo of the Dragon Fruit Embossing Powder [EP410] piles before I removed the rest, and heat set.
I did this for all the flowers. Here is a list of the embossing powders I used to add texture and color to the flowers in the cart:
Dragon Fruit [EP410]
Tuscan Sun [EP414]
Spring Willow [EP388]
Moss [EP418]
Mulberry [EP415]
Here is a photo of all the embossed flowers.
Here is a close up of the flowers and all the fabulous textures and colors from using all these amazing embossing powders!
The flower cart also has lots of texture from the embossing powder too. Check it out!
This flower cart gave me a vintage French vibe. To keep in line with that theme, I pulled out my Fleur de Lis Embossing Powder [EP465], sprinkled on some of the embossing powder in random areas (without using any embossing ink or adhesive), and heat set from below the paper. It is best to heat this embossing powder from below because it is really chunky. It will blow off the paper if heated from above since nothing is holding it to the paper. Here is a photo of one of the little splatter puddles of Fleur de Lis Embossing Powder [EP465].
To continue the French theme, I also applied Fleur de Lis Embossing Powder [EP465] to the frame. I die cut out a rectangle frame, smooshed on Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] to the edges, and covered it with Super Thick Gold Opaque Embossing Powder [EP235]. I heated it from the bottom, and then repeated this to add a second layer. After the second layer was done, I added some splatters of Fleur de Lis Embossing Powder [EP465] and heated again to melt the layers together. This gave the frame a lot of depth and texture.
I created another layer for the card. I cut a piece of white cardstock a little larger than the gold frame I heat embossed above. I added texture by inserting the cardstock into an embossing folder and running it through my Cuttlebug. I brushed the Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] over the raised areas, then sprinkled on Sparkle Semi-transparent Embossing Powder [EP107] and heat set it. Here is a close up of the layers.
 I also decorated the umbrella too. I used my Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] and the Mulberry Embossing Powder [EP415] to decorate the bow and ruffle on the umbrella. Here are photos of them.
Here is the bow at the top of the umbrella.
The sentiment in this set is the perfect "Thank You" and is decorated with sweet little flowers as part of the font design. I did a resist technique to showcase the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] and sprinkled on White Detail Embossing Powder [EP298]. Then, I blended some Distress Ink over the embossed sentiment. Once I was done blending ink, I lightly rubbed a dry paper towel over the sentiment to remove any ink that was on top of the embossing powder. I fussy cut around the sentiment, layered it over a black piece of cardstock, and fussy cut around that too for a frame. Here is the sentiment.
This card was really fun to make, and I love all the layers and colors. These embossing powders really made these flowers come alive and look so pretty. Here is another photo of the card.
I can't wait to see what you create with this great stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!