Monday, May 28, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Happy Holidays card [05.28.2018]

Hi! Today's card is in preparation of the holidays coming up! Summer isn't quite here yet, but it is never too early to start getting holiday cards ready :) Today's card is using the Happy Holidays stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle's May release, along with some glitter, embossing powder, and Tear-ific Tape, and some Nuvo hybrid ink and Crystal Drops. Let's check it out!

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Happy Holidays stamp set [00-897P8]
 Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Forest Green embossing powder [EP282]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 24KT Gold glitter [GM2038]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT01]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Safari Green Hybrid Ink [215N]
Nuvo Woodland Green Crystal Drops [663N]
Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops [651N]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]

I started by die cutting a collage picture frame type border from my stash, from green cardstock using my Tonic Tangerine machine. Then, I cut the same die using white cardstock. After this step, I stamped each individual white cardstock piece and inlaid it into the collage frame. Below is one of the inserts. To make this one, I stamped out the Happy Holidays sentiment, using my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I inked up the stamp with Versamark Ink, and stamped it. To make sure I got all the detail, I inked up and stamped again, right over top the same spot (the Stamp Platform works great!). I sprinkled on Forest Green embossing powder and heat set the sentiment. I placed the small leaf stamp onto an acrylic block, inked up the leaf with the Nuvo Safari Green Hybrid Ink, and stamped it onto scrap paper, and then immediately stamped it onto the piece of cardstock. I did this to get a second generation stamp image which isn't as dark as the first generation. I did this several times to get the lighter color to give some background to this panel.

This stamp set has a really great long scripty sentiment too. Because I focused the largest panel for the Happy Holidays sentiment as the statement piece, above, I wasn't sure how to incorporate this sentiment since all the panels were smaller than it, but I really wanted to incorporate it this card. I decided to do the trick from above, and stamp a second generation sentiment onto a panel, to make it provide some texture and background to the card while using the sentiment. Here is what it ended up looking like. I really like it.

Here are two other panels that I stamped out. I did some first generation and second generation stamping on these panels to get some different color shades. I also stamped over the leaves with Versamark ink and sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This gave the leaves a shiny covering!

Here is the full card. After inlaying all the white pieces into the collage frame, I adhered strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape along the outer edge of the card base. I adhered the collage frame section into the center of the card base, and then burnished in some 24KT Gold glitter into the rest of the exposed Tear-ific Tape. I squeezed on some Woodland Green and Simply White Crystal Drops in places across the card, and this card was done!

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This card was fun to make, and this stamp set is really versatile and a lot of fun. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Lovely look to this
    card. The windows are
    so pretty with all the
    embossing and inking.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Gorgeous way to highlight this wonderful stamp set! The greens and gold are perfect together!