Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle September 2017 Reveal {09.15.2017}

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)

DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Chris -You are HERE!

Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Happy Hopping!

And now, here is the card I made from one of the September reveal stamp sets.

I used the GORGEOUS Lovely Magnolias digi stamp set, which includes the extra features and backgrounds. Digis allow some extra versatility that we don't get with just the rubber stamps. I reviewed the different backgrounds and color options for the pre-colored magnolia flowers. I went with PINK, of course :) I sized the flower over a pink background, and also copied two additional flowers and printed them out too. Here is the final card. I'll explain more details below!

I LOVE glitter ... I used the Nuvo Glue Pen Small tip and rolled it over the flower. I sprinkled on Bubble Gum glitter to the petals, and Evening Glow and Daisy glitters to the flower stamen. I also added on some Easy Green glitter to the flower leaves.

I also blinged up this card with Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes by Nuvo. I rolled out more Nuvo Glue Pen Small onto parts of the sentiment (also printed from the Lovely Magnolias digi stamp set) and let it dry to tacky. Then, I rubbed on some Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes and burnished them to adhere them and to remove all the unused flakes.

I die cut the entire card panel with a die (more on that below). I cut another panel from black cardstock to frame the image. I used the positive piece of the black cardstock and covered it with Versmark Ink, and then sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I layered this over another card base with 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape on it. I rubbed in more Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes to the outer edge. You can see all of this below.

What did I do with the other two copies of the printed out magnolia flower? Welp, here we go! I fussy cut out the leaves and the flower in layers, and then layered everything up with dimensional foam tape. Here is a side shot that helps show the height!

Okay, here is the step-by-step on how I made this card. Here is a print out of the card panel and the two additional flowers for my fussy cutting. This is printed out on a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock using my color printer.

Then, I covered a panel of black cardstock with two strips of 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape. Here is a photo of what it looked like. I overlapped two strips of the 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape to make sure there was no gap down the center line where they matched up.

I die cut another black cardstock panell with the die, and added Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I layered it onto the background layer of cardstock covered with 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape. I also die cut the floral image with the same die cut, and then pieced all the cut pieces into the negative spaces of the die ... yep, this took a while. I would do it again, but I will hydrate and grab a snack!

Here is the floral panel pieces all pieced into the black background. I really liked it this way, but the flower wasn't quite popping enough, and the sentiment was a little muted as well. I had already decided to add layers to the flower by fussy cutting the other two flower images, but I re-printed the sheet and die cut the sentiment with a label die and layered it over the panel too.

I love this card, the glitter, the pink, the fun!!! Please click on over to Jess's blog, she has the most amazing card for you and you gotta see it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. SOOOO pretty! I love how you created the background - what a great technique! The addition of the Gilding Flakes is just the right touch! LOVE it! :)

  2. Wow, gorgeous card Chris. Love how you created the background and the dimension on the magnolia is lovely.

  3. Loving the effect of the gilding flakes on this card Chris! Really beautiful!

  4. Love the sparkle on this card, even with the subtle pink of the flowers, WOW!

  5. STUNNING card!
    WOW - your magnolia, design, sparkle and shine are truly MAGNIFICENT!
    SO MUCH to LOVE and SO MUCH to INSPIRE - THANK YOU for sharing :)

  6. Beautifully created with an AWESOME how you layered the flower over the other one, gorgeous card!

  7. Wow! You have done an absolutely amazing job with this set! I'm so glad I got the kit and I thank you for your wonderful inspiration!

  8. Fabulous! Love the gorgeous magnolia.

  9. Beautiful card. I love that background you chose to pair with the flower. Thanks for sharing

  10. Wow. Very pretty. Love how you did your background.

  11. Have to admit I'm not crazy about flowers but really enjoyed studying the methods you used putting this together. Thanks!

  12. Love the background you did on this card, it really highlights the magnolia.

  13. WOW what a beautiful card. gotta get this stamp!

  14. The paper piecing sounds so laborious, but the end result is beautiful! I love this flower stamp. I think it's my favorite of the new releases.

  15. Very pretty flower and I love the background you created. Hugz

  16. I really like the geometric element to this card. What a lot of work, but well worth it! Your card is lovely.

  17. Simply Stuning the colors and details are great I love that layering of the tape lines it adds that pop to it. Thanks for sharing

  18. Beautiful card. Love the background technique.

  19. The stamp is lovely and you really did a great job with the background and the magnolia. Well done!
    Barb B. CZT

  20. Beautiful card....what die did you use to do the lattice?

  21. Wow! Beautiful. I love all of the layering.

  22. This is very lovely! Wonderful sparkle too.

  23. Beautiful card. I love the sparkle and shine and the cool background.

  24. Such a sweet image and gorgeous card.

  25. Your card is very creative. Love the background and dimensional flower. Amazing work Chirs!