Saturday, June 16, 2018

Enjoy the Little Things

Hi! My today's card is showcasing a beautiful Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set named My Wild Rose 898 and fun technique to turn an old not so pretty pattern paper in to a stunner with Embossing Powder and Glitter. 

Materials used:
StampsMy Wild Rose 898;
GlittersPurple Dust [G1093], Black Diamond [GM2046];
Embossing PowdersClear Detail [EP280], Morning Glory [EP390], Dalmatian [EP463];
InksBlack Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink [210N], Versamark [VM001];
Dies: Stitched Rectangle;
Coloring Medium: Nuvo AquaFlow - Autumn Woodland [890N], Spring Meadow [893N], Cerulean Blue Nuance Watercolor Powder [MNU011];
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen [Quicky], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Pattern Paper;
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black [650N], Simply White [651N];
OthersNuvo Masking Fluid [969N], Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707E];

My card was inspired from lovely new My Wild Rose Stamp Set. I used Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the image and the sentiment to the watercolor cardstock with Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Without removing the stamps and the cardstock, I inked the stamps with Versamark ink and stamped them again on top of previously stamped images. Then I heat embossed it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. It wasn't necessary because Nuvo Hybrid ink is waterproof but I wanted to have a shiny look. 
Then I took Nuvo Masking Fluid and covered the flower with it. After Masking Fluid was dry, I taped my panel to my Glass Mat, spritzed the Watercolor Cardstock with water and sprinkled Cerulean Blue Nuance Watercolor Powder on top. I played with water and the powder until I was happy. 

After everything was dry, I rubbed off the Masking Fluid and colored the flower with Nuvo AquaFlow brush pens from Autumn Woodland and Spring Meadow sets. Some sparkle was added to it with Sakura Glue Pen and Purple Dust Glitter. I cut the panel out with Stitched Rectangle die and added few accents with Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black and Simply White.


For the background I used an old pattern paper which I didn't saw myself using as it was. So I pressed Versamark  ink pad to the edges and sprinkled on top of it Morning Glory Embossing Powder, Purple Dust Glitter and some Dalmatian Super Thick Embossing Powder. Because I used loose glitter and thick embossing powder, it was very important to melt the powder with the heat tool from underneath the paper. Glitter will 'melt' in to the Embossing Powder and won't go anywhere.
On following picture you can see how it looks before using the heat tool and after using the heat tool. 


I made a black glitter matting layers to help my panels to stand out. For that I covered the edges of the matting layers with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. After adhering panels to the center of the matting layers, I covered rest of the tape with Black Diamond Microfine Glitter. This is my new favorite black glitter - it's fine and sparkly and nice rich color. 
To complete my card, I added large dots of Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the background. 



There is a Challenge running on the Facebook Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge group. If you share your project made with Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp (digi or rubber) you can win the prize. If you don't have any SNS stamps to create with, there are three free digi stamps at the Sparkle N Sprinkle web page to get you started.

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Discover Beauty

Shine shine shine! Today I have a very shiny card to share with you. I used new Sparkle N Sprinkle Rubber stamp set named Colorful Cosmos Bloom 899.  

 Materials used:
StampsColorful Cosmos Bloom 899;
GlittersSpirited Green [G1070];
Embossing PowdersMagic Speckle [EP175], White Detail [EP298];
InksBlack Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink [210N], Versamark [VM001], Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn);
Dies: Stitched Circle;
Coloring Medium: Nuvo Markers - Coral Reef [322N], Irish Clover [325N], Fresh Pear Nuvo Mica Mist [574N], Cerulean Blue Nuance Watercolor Powder [MNU011];
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen [Quicky];
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: Nuvo Glitter Drops - Yellow Bird [769N], Orange Soda [761N];

Image is stamped with Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink and I used Nuvo Markers - Coral Reef and Irish Clover, to color those beautiful flowers. I fussy cut the image out  leaving narrow white border all around. Center of the flowers are covered with Yellow Bird Nuvo Glitter Drops. 



I made a bunch of invitations and I was left with pile of stitched circles. I don't like to throw away good die cuts, so I decided to make a card out of them. I adhered the circles with temporary adhesive to a scrap paper and spritzed them with Fresh Pear Nuvo Mica Mist. While it was still wet, I sprinkled some Cerulean Blue Nuance Watercolor Powder on top. I spritzed water and more Mica Mist to make the powder melt even more. Circles was cut out of regular cardstock, so the powder didn't move as much as if it would move on top of the watercolor cardstock. While the circles was still wet, I sprinkled Magic Speckle Embossing Powder to some of them. I used the Heat Tool to melt the Embossing Powder and dry the circles. 


On following picture you can see all the nice sheen of the Nuvo Mica Mist and the texture of Magic Speckle Embossing Powder. I had black circles printed to some of the die cut pieces. I drew them over with Sakura Glue Pen and covered with Spirited Green Glitter. Then I adhered all the circles to piece of cardstock and trimmed the edges. I love how this background turned out.


When I made the background, I didn't had any plan where the circles go and how I design the card out of it. I just had fun with all those pretty shiny circles. Then I started to assemble the card, one of the circles stood out. It looked like it is perfect for the sentiment. Because I didn't had even surface for stamping, I used Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I stamped the sentiment couple of times on top of each other with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment with White Detail Embossing Powder.


I scattered some dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops - Yellow Bird and Orange Soda, around the sentiment and flowers as finishing touches.



I would love to see what you do with your leftover die cut pieces. Please make a project with Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp (digi or rubber) and share it on the Facebook Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge group. If you don't have any SNS stamps to create with, there are three free digi stamps at the Sparkle N Sprinkle web page to get you started.

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Gone Fishin

Here is a quick little post to share a card made with three Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Sets and two Embossing Powders and two sets of Nuvo Alcohol Markers.

Materials used:
StampsWetlands 1 #790, Wetlands 2 #791, Gone Fishin #778;
Embossing PowdersClear Detail [EP280], Christmas Green [EP149];
InksBlack Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink [210N], Versamark [VM001], Distress ink - Peacock Feathers;
Coloring Medium: Nuvo Alcohol Markers - Aquamarine [326N] and Palma Violets [328N];
OthersTim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707E]

Silhouette stamps are really cool because they don't need lots of coloring, just a little color here and there and you are done. I used Wetlands 1 and Gone Fishin stamp sets to create a scene to my card front. Tim Holtz Stamp Platform was a very good helper to get a beautiful stamped images. Water with tree line was stamped side by side two times with Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Thanks to that I got my self a scene long enough to fill the card front and little piece was left for the inside. The image was colored with Nuvo Alcohol Markers. I used all the markers from Aquamarine and Palma Violets sets. 
Leaves are stamped with Versamark ink and I heat embossed them with Christmas Green Embossing Powder. I drew a frame with pencil and fussy cut the center with paper trimmer and scissors.
A fisherman was stamped with Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink and then I stamped it again with Versamark on top of the previous image (Stamp Platform will allow you to do it perfectly). The image was heat embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder and fussy cut it with scissors. After my scene was built, I drew a fishing line with a fine black pen.


Images on the inside of the card are from Wetlands 2 and Gone Fishin stamp sets (plus leftover piece from the front of the card made with Wetlands 1 stamp). Cattails and fishermen with the boat are stamped the same way as the fisherman in front of the card: stamped with Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid Ink and again with Versamark on top, then heat embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder and fussy cut it with scissors. They adhere to the layer inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. This layer is the pocket to hold the gift card. 
(please ignore the shadows on the photo, Peacock Feather is a good match to the Aquamarine markers. Lighting is just too off to show it. Water scene image inside of the card appears to be duller then it actually is).


This was my little card. Now it is your turn to make a project with Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp (digi or rubber) and share it on the Facebook Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge group. If you don't have any SNS stamps to create with, there are three free digi stamps at the Sparkle N Sprinkle web page to get you started.

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Season of Gladness

Hi! I love to make cards with beautiful stamps. Sparkle N Sprinkle Happy Holidays 897 is a must have for all your Christmas cards. It comes with two beautiful sentiments and Holly Leaves (there are even more options on the Happy Holidays Digital Stamp [Digi897DE]. This time I decided to play with the Rubber Stamp. 


Materials used:
Stamps: Happy Holidays 897;
Glitters: Diamond Dust [G1116];
Embossing Powders: Timber [EP469], Frosted Juniper [EP406];
InksVersamark [VM001], Nuvo Hybrid Ink Safari Green [215N];
Dies: Nellie Snellen (Photo Frames);
Coloring MediumNuvo Embellishment Mousse Indian Gold [802N];
Cardstock: White, Green;
Embellishments: Adhesive Backed Snowflakes from Frozen Glitter Set [SQAF15], Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red [683N];
Tools: Tonic Mini Blender Brush Set [1558E], Anti Static Bag [99512];

I started with the sentiment layer. For that, I colored piece of white cardstock with Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse using Mini Blender Brush by Tonic. After it was dry, I prepared the surface with Anti Static Bag, Stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Timber Embossing Powder. I adhered two die cut frames on top of each other to make it look like the sentiment is inside of the picture frame.


I wanted to keep this card simple, so I didn't add many embellishments. I took two Adhesive Backed Snowflakes from Frozen Glitter Set and covered them with Diamond Dust Glitter. Then I cut them in half and tucked them behind the sentiment layer. Holly leaves was stamped with Nuvo Hybrid Ink Safari Green to the white cardstock. Immediately after stamping, I covered the leaves with Frosted Juniper Embossing Powder and heat set with heat tool. I fussy cut them with scissors and adhered to the card. I used Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops to make few berries. I squeezed the drops to Non-Stick Craft Mat and let them dry. After card was done, I simply picked them from the Craft Mat and adhered them with the glue to my card. This way I can move the Crystal Drops around until I find their place :)


Background is made out of green cardstock. I stamped the Holly leaves all around with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Frosted Juniper Embossing Powder. Frosted Juniper has a very nice green shimmer on it if the light hits on the right angle. 
I made a paint Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a bit of water and painted the edges of the background and centers of the leaves to gold. I splattered same gold paint to all over the background as well. 


This is my simple Christmas card with Vintage feel. Take a look to the SNS blog to see what other Designers has made with this stamp set.


Please leave a comment here and to the SNS blog post as well. You can win a $20 gift card to SNS! 
One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced at the beginning of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!


Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles

Eret

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Visitor from Heaven

Hi! It feels like Summer outside but here I am, sharing a Winter card with you. Well, it's never too early to prepare for Christmas. Cardinal and Holly Stamp Set 895 by Sparkle N Sprinkle is a good reason to make a start with Christmas cards. 



Materials used:
StampsCardinal and Holly #895;
Embossing PowdersSilver Detail [EP257];
InksTuxedo Black Memento ink [ME-900], Versamark [VM001];
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large), Sizzix (Holiday Greens Mini);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Cardstock: White, Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver [9452E], pattern paper;
Others: Acetate;

I stamped the bird from Cardinal and Holly Stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to a white cardstock and colored it with scissors. I fussy cut the image out with scissors. To make my life easier, I left a white edge all around. Berries are covered with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops
I used Sizzix (Holiday Greens Mini) die to cut few Holly branches out of Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver. I made lovely 'nest' out of them for the bird to sit in.


I colored piece of white cardstock with Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder.


I placed the sentiment layer inside of the shaker element. I used Spellbinders Circle dies to cut a frame out of Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver. Shaker is filled with Elsa Blue Sequins.


I added some Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone to different places on the background. It will peek out here and there. I curled up two corners of the background and adhered piece of paper, colored with Cornflower Blue Mousse, to peek out from the corners. Some Elsa Blue Sequins has adhered to the background as well.

Instead of my regular glitter matting layer, this time I used  Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver.


Please leave a comment here and to the SNS blog post as well. You can win a $20 gift card to SNS! 
One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced at the beginning of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!



Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles

Eret

I'd like to participate in following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Close To Nature
Angie' s Digital Stamps.blogspot.com - #20 AG/no twist
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - week 18 Anything goes coloring challenge

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Miracle

Hi! Today I'm showcasing one of the new Sparkle N Sprinkle May Releases called Aster Garden 893.  There are four new sets being revealed this month plus one digi only stamp. The designers will be showing sneak peeks until the 10th, when the video announcing all the new releases will be released.

 Materials used:
GlittersDaisy [GM2019], Hickory [GM2044], Margarita [GM2032];
Embossing PowdersTimber [EP469], Sparkle [EP107];
FlockingAmber Wheat [FL116]
InksVersamark [VM001], Distress Ink (Mustard Seed), Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
Dies: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals), Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger);
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen [Quicky], Medium Nuvo Glue Pen [203N], Dimensional Glue [539], 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Drops Dazzling Blue [759N];

I started with Aster Garden Digi893 set. I cut the butterfly from one flower and pasted it to another. I also changed the orientation and size of the pre-colored images to make them look a bit different. They are all printed and fussy cut. Following two photos will show how easy is to make it look that you are really good with fussy cutting. The first photo will show all the ugly white edges. The second photo is made after I 'colored' sides of the images with Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Marker.



The butterfly was covered with Versamark ink and I heat embossed it with Sparkle Embossing Powder. I adhered some Daisy Microfine Glitter to the flower petals with Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen. Flower centers are covered with Dimensional Glue and Amber Wheat Flocking. 


The sentiment is from Aster Garden 893 Rubber Stamp Set. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with new Timber Embossing Powder. I added some yellow to the word 'everything' with marker. I traced the oval with Spellbinders die (Floral Ovals) around the sentiment and cut it out with scissors. I took the Sakura Glue Pen and drew the line all around the edge of an oval and covered it with Daisy Microfine Glitter. I used the same Spellbinders die and die-cut a decorative oval to mat the sentiment. 



I adhered a piece of 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the white cardstock and cut the protective liner with kraft knife into five strips. I removed the liner from two narrow strips and covered the tape with Hickory Microfine Glitter. I removed all rest of the liners and covered the tape with Margarita Microfine Glitter. I adhered two decorative edges, made with Creative Expressions Trellis Edger die, to the back of the glitter layer.


On the background, I used a digital paper from Floral Surprise Papers collection. It's so pretty and works really well with Aster Garden Stamp Set. Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. After adhering the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Hickory Microfine Glitter. My card needed a bit more, so I added few drops of Nuvo Glitter Drops Dazzling Blue to finish it off.


Please leave a comment here and to the SNS blog post as well. You can win a $20 gift card to SNS! 
One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced at the beginning of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!


Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles

Eret

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Let Faith Light The Way

Hi! Today I want to share a card made with Sparkle N Sprinkle Calla Lillies 888 Rubber Stamp Set.

Materials used:
StampsCalla Lillies #888;
GlittersSterling [GM2035], Copper Jewel [G1059], Shaved Ice [SH101];
Embossing PowdersPebbled Copper [EP303], Silver Detail [EP257] (colored over with Brown marker);
InksVersafine Onyx Black, Versamark [VM001];
Dies: Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger), Nellie Snellen (Photo Frames);
Coloring Medium: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow (Fresh Green) [893N], Autumn Woodland (Spiced Ginger, Evergreen Fern) [890N], Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights [171N] (Green), Distress Ink (Salty Ocean);
Adhesives3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT05], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Ornament Glue [541], Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen [203N];
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum, Craft Perfect Mirror Card Satin Effect Burnished Rose [9488E];
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Dops Honey Gold [762N], Round Embossed Sequins [Q6-001];
Others: Brick Embossing Folder;

The image is stamped to watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Because the watercolor cardstock is slightly textured, I used Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707E] for stamping. This allowed stamping the image twice to get a perfect impression. The coloring is done with different water base mediums: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow and Autumn Woodland sets (I used Fresh Green, Spiced Ginger and Evergreen Fern), Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights set (Green) and Distress Ink (Salty Ocean). I covered the center of the flowers with Nuvo Glitter Dops Honey Gold
With my very old Nellie Snellen dies (Photo Frames), I die-cut three frames and adhered them on top of each other. An inner side of the frame was covered with Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Copper Jewel Glitter. After sentiment has adhered to the place, I glued the frame on top of all.


The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink on to the Vellum. I heat embossed it with  Silver Detail Embossing Powder. After placing the Vellum on top of the colored image, it didn't stand up as much as I would love. I wasn't sure, what color it should be. To test it out, Took the Brown Promarker and colored over the embossed sentiment. I loved the different color variations on it, so I decided to use it on my card. 


Background of the card looks difficult but it actually it is very simple to make. I dry embossed piece of Satin Effect Burnished Rose Craft Perfect Mirror Card with Brick Embossing Folder. Then I took a Versamark ink pad and added it to the raised parts. Then I covered it with Pebbled Copper Embossing Poder and heat embossed it with the heat tool. 
To add more texture and sparkle, I added Ornament Glue with the paint brush to the slightly larger area then my focal image was. The glue was covered with Shaved Ice Glitter. Ornament Glue will dry clear and is very liquid. Thanks to this, it is very easy to apply it to the textured surface. 


For the decorative strip, I adhered 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the thick white cardstock. I die cut it with Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger) die. It cut only the protective layer of the tape. I peeled off some parts of the layer, covered it with Copper Jewel Glitter. Then I took off all the little squares and covered the revealed tape with Sterling Microfine Glitter. 


Again, I had to make a glittered matting layer behind the background. I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer. After placing the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Sterling Microfine Glitter.
Few Round Embossed Sequins was added to the card as an embellishment.


Please leave a comment here, on my personal blog, and then head on over to SNS blog post and leave a comment there as well. You can win a $20 gift card to SNS! 
One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced at the beginning of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles
Eret
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