Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle February 2018 Reveal [02.15.2018]

Welcome to the February 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

Hello! Here is one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new February 2018 Reveal stamp sets! I used Bonnet Birdie. Let's check it out, and see all the great information about the February 2018 Reveal Blog Hop!

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

 873 Pretty Blooms
Digital Version: DIGI873B

883 Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea
Digital Version: DIGI883BG

885 Bonnet Birdie
Digital Version: DIGI885BG

886 Happiness Greetings
Digital Version: DIGI886DE

887 Balloon Bunch
Digital Version: DIGI887BG

DIGI3140M Snowman with a Heart (digi only) 

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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

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!

The Blog Hop runs from the 15th - 17th

SNS also has two kit clubs: The Stamp and Card-Making Video Kit Club is released on the 1st of each month and the new Multi-Project Kit Club is released on the 15th of each month.  Subscribe to the SNS You-Tube Channel to get great inspiration using all the products available in each kit.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook and runs from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

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.

And now, back to my sweet little birdie!

Supply List:
Bonnet Birdie stamp set [00-885P7]
Sparkle embossing powder [EP107]
White Detail embossing powder [EP298]
Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Tangerine glitter [GM2043]
Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Hickory glitter [GM2044]
Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Mini Blender Brush Set [1558e]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]
Versafine Black Onyx Ink [VF-82]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Basics Die Set [1453e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Nuvo Royal Aubergine Embellishment Mousse [821N]
Nuvo Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse [800N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes [850N]
Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops [665N]
Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops [650N]
Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents [948N]

I started out by stamping my little birdie in her bonnet with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I had positioned my stamp in my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and stamped it onto colored paper. I removed it from the stamp platform, and then colored with my colored pencils. When I was done with all the coloring, I placed it back inside my stamp platform. Since I still had my stamp in the same location (I didn't remove it from the stamp platform), and I lined up my paper in to the upper corner of the platform, I was able to restamp the image EXACTLY over the original image. I like to do this because sometimes pencils can dull the crisp black ink lines while coloring. Stamping the image with the positioner, then coloring, then stamping again makes the lines pop! After stamping that second time, I sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This gave the black lines a bit of sparkle and shine! I die cut out the birdie image using Tonic's Scalloped Square Layering Basics Die Set and my Tangerine die machine. I also treated a piece of balsa wood for my background panel. I laid down a layer of Gesso. Once it was dry, I swiped some Royal Aubergine and Peony Pink embellishment mousse across the balsa panel to give it some color. I intentionally left the colors "streaky" so that the white would show through, as well as letting the pink and purple colors blend. I also laid some stencils down and blended more Royal Aubergine purple embellishment mousse through the stencil to give some additional texture and color to the background.

I also shaped some paper flowers I had, and dredged them through some ink smooshed onto my Easy Clean Craft Mat, and then spritzed with water. This gave some light colors to my flowers. I layered the petals and made some dimensional flowers using Nuvo Dimensional Adhesive. I adhered them to my project, and squeezed in Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents into the flower centers for some additional sparkle.

I added glitters and crystal drops to the birdie, branch and flowers. I rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to strategic areas, and then sprinkled on glitters: I used Pink Fizz on her hat, Tangerine for the flower centers, and Hickory for the branch. I also squeezed on some Ripened Pumpkin crystal drops to the polka dots on her hat scarf, and to her beak and feet. I squeezed on teeny drops of Ebony Black crystal drops to her eyes to make them pop a bit more. For the sentiment, I treated black cardstock with my Anti Static Bag and stamped the Chirp sentiment with Versamark Ink, using my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I trimmed the black cardstock with my Tonic Guillotine, and then rolled on some more Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to the edges and let it dry to tacky. Once it was tacky, I pressed in some Radiant Gold gilding flakes and then whisked away the remnants with my Mini Blender Brush. This brush works really well to remove all the excess gilding flakes.

I also swiped on more Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to the edges of my birdie panel, and then let it dry to tacky too, and added more Radiant Gold gilding flakes. I used the Mini Blender Brush again, and got rid of all the loose flakes.

Now, keep HOPPING! Click to go straight to Donna's blog. She has an incredible card for you and you need to check it out! Remember to comment on ALL the Designer's blogs to be eligible for the grand prize, of $20 gift certificate to anything on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website and shoppe! Ya can't beat that!!

These stamps for February are incredible, and I hope you enjoy them. Remember that you can enter the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, which is on Facebook. All you have to do is upload a photo of your project, using any SNS stamp (rubber or digi) into our Facebook album, and you could win a $15 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle website and shoppe! Wow! All sorts of ways to WIN!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Your birdie is indeed sweet. Wonderful card and I love the gilded flakes accents - so cute.

  2. This is so gorgeous, Chris!! The birdie looks so beautiful!! I love the colors and the pretty flowers!! The sparkle is fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a sweet bird! :) Tweet tweet! Love your instructions!!!

  4. Cute!! What a sweet bird!!! Love you're project!

  5. So sweet!! Love what you did with this cute stamp!

  6. Stunning card Chris! You placed this cute bird to the paradise. She is on top of the gorgeous background and pretty flowers. Love it!

  7. What a perfect lovely colorful spring card! Love it a lot!

  8. Love your background especially and the way your little bird pops with intense colors - awesome card!

  9. What a 'tweet' little birdie and love all the added fun flowers!!

  10. How cute and cheery, so many great details!

  11. Your little birdie is adorable! I LOVE all the detail you put into this project!!! Your instructions are wonderful!

  12. Hi, Chris! Your chirpie little Ms. Birdie is the sweetest! Loving your color choices and all the intriguing textures to make it extra special. Lovely! xx

  13. Super cute birdie image and I love the way you designed your project. So much extra texture and wonderful colors!

  14. I love this little birdie. She is so sweet.

  15. Wow! You've added such incredible detailing to your sweet birdie! I just love your wonderful happy and colorful project!

  16. Chris, thank you for the tip to stamp again after using the color pencils. I am new to stamping and not heard that before. Your Birdie is so cute and your color choices very nice.