Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle February 2017 Release {02.01.2017}

Welcome to the ALL NEW Sparkle N Sprinkle
 February Reveal Blog Hop!


We have another HUGE reveal for you this month, plus something new!

The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On February 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

 There are SEVEN new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set (with 12 amazing papers), and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras.   

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are:

* 815 Leafy Flower Spring Wreath
Leafy Flower Spring Wreath digi version DIGI815B

* 826 Pansies (set one)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* Pansies fabulous digi bundle, includes papers DIGI826-833FS

* 832 Girlfriend Support Set 1
Girlfriend Support Set 1 digi version DIGI832

* 833 Pansies in Teacup (set two)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* 835 Sitting Pretty Kitty
Sitting Pretty Kitty digi version DIGI835LS

* 836 Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day
Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day  digi version DIGI836LS

* 837 Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day
Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day digi version DIGI837LS

* Eleven Watercolor Papers - Purple Pink (to coordinate with the Pansies sets)  DIGI4003FS

This month the digi versions of the Pansies (826FS) and the Teacup Pansies (833FS) have been combined into one HUGE digi bundle set: 
There are tons of bonuses in this set, including decoupage sheet sets, a total of 34 images, 11 gorgeous digi papers, and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On Feb 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 the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop Order this month is:

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(*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????

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!

For my card for the February release, I used the Pansies stamp set. This is an incredible set that is just gorgeous!

This set has a couple of sentiments. I used the "Get Well Wishes" sentiment. I find that we never have enough get well or sympathy cards ready to go. This sentiment is absolutely gorgeous. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink, and dusted on Fabulous Grape embossing powder and heat set it.

I wanted to step outside of the standard A2 size card, and decided to make a long "business" size card, which worked out really well for this stamp set. I stamped out the pansies stamp on a business size card panel with black ink, and the sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I masked the stamped image, and stamped the image again, and repeated the heat embossing. This filled the length of the card panel. Then, I fussy cut along the bottom edge of the card panel.

I also scraplifted an idea from Demo Donna. In one of her recent videos, she showed a technique of using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the Mini Blender Brush Set in her Copper Egg January Video Kit Club. So, I did the same thing. I used my Pure Platinum Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, and one of the brushes from the Mini Blender Brush Set. I daubed my brush into the mousse, and swept it onto my card base. I brushed it on lightly enough so that you can still see the strokes, and didn't completely cover the panel. I wanted the brush marks to show. Here is a close up of how it looked.

To continue the card base, I laid down a strip of the new 1-1/2" "Tear-ific" Tape. Then, I ripped off the top half of it to reveal the adhesive. I rubbed in Silver Bullion Gilding Flakes into the adhesive. I pulled out one of my Mini Brushes again, and brushed away all the gilding flakes that didn't stick to the adhesive. Once that was done, I pulled off the bottom half of the release paper from the "Tear-ific Tape and then sprinkled on Hyacinth glitter and burnished it in with my finger tool. Then, my card base was done!

I also wanted to highlight the sentiment. I found a die from my stash that fit the sentiment. I used washi tape and taped down the die to my paper. I ran it through my die cut. I removed it from the die cut still "intact." I blended on purple ink over the die and onto the paper. The die creates a mask and leaves a nice border of white around the die cut piece. This is what it looked like once I was done blending the purple ink.

I also stamped more pansies and also heat embossed them with Clear Detail embossing powder. I colored all the pansies and fussy cut them all. I layered them with foam adhesives to pop up and give them lots of dimension. I also used the Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip to add a teeny bit of adhesive to the center of the pansy. I sprinkled on some Daisy glitter and made the pansies shine! Here is a close up.

Here is another view of the layered pansies. The dimension really added a lot to this card and made the pansies really pop!

I did another technique that I scraplifted from Demo Donna. She often creates her own "ribbon" using glitter and "Tear-ific" Tape. I used this idea here. I cut a long strip of 1/4" "Tear-ific" Tape, and pulled off about 6" of the release paper. I rolled the length between my fingers and kinda folded it onto itself, and then dredged it through a pile of Hyacinth glitter. I kept revealing more of the tape and rolling it in the glitter, until the entire length was covered in glitter. It ends up looking like a cross between a thin ribbon and some twine. It sure is fun! I also did the same with a second, shorter piece of tape. I tied that into a bow and tied it around the longer twine. I wrapped the top of the card with this ribbon and bow.

Here is my card. I also laid a strip of 1/8" "Tear-ific" Tape towards the bottom of this card panel. I also dusted on Hyacinth glitter to balance the card. It sure was fun and I enjoyed using some new-to-me techniques with brushing on the mousse, making ribbon/twine, and gilding flakes/glitter combo over "Tear-ific" Tape. I know you will love these techniques too!

The next stop on our blog hop is Diane.

She has an AMAZING treat for you! You will LOVE it!!!!

February's reveal is incredible! You definitely need to keep hopping and then go directly to the store and shop until the cows come home :) All these stamp sets are swoon-worthy!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Lots of fun ideas here Chris! Love the continual row of pansies - especially cute!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the different size and of course how you used the Embellishment mousse!

  3. Love your beautiful Get Well card with those pretty pansies! Lovely coloring and details!

  4. Wow, love this! Lots of great dimension and I love the business size you created. Great ideas!

  5. Well, Miss Puppy Kisses, I am in love with your card! Business size cards are among my faves, and it is not always easy coming up with pretty designs on their long, narrow shape! The dimension in your pansies is so intricately beautiful! Lovely colors, and amazing technique, Chris. hugs, de

  6. Those pansies are amazing! And I love how you use the mousse with the brush Strokes showing

  7. Love the pansies and the blendingvtechnique using a die!

  8. I love the colors and the larger card size. Nice showcase of the new stamp set.

  9. Beautiful card. Love the dimension you added to the pansies and the colours of your background. It showcases the pansies beautifully.

  10. Wonderful card. Love all the details. Great job!
    Valerija xx

  11. So pretty with the line of poppies and I love how you popped them up. Roll on spring. Hugz

  12. This is so gorgeous!!! Love all the pretty colors and of course the sparkle and beautifully colored, too!!

  13. I like how you used so many techniques from Demo Donna! I love the pansies!

  14. Chris, you are brilliant! Love all the techniques you used on your beautiful card and color combination of Hyachint and Silver. Really stunning piece of art!

  15. Chris! Love this beautiful card and the sentiment definitely makes a statement!

  16. Wonderful ideas!! I'm going to case this card's techniques for sure. Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Two of my favorite things.....Purple and pansies. Such a beautiful card. TFS

  18. These are gorgeous! Love the new techniques I haven't seen before!

  19. This is just stunning, like the different size card, your beautiful coloring, the dimension, and all the gorgeous details!

  20. This is just stunning, like the different size card, your beautiful coloring, the dimension, and all the gorgeous details!

  21. Beautiful Card! Love the layered pansies!

  22. DELIGHTFUL card!
    LOVE your pansies, LOVE your dimension and sparkle too!