Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's April1 Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal.

This month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced. Until April 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

April Showers #555P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.

Ellie the Elephant #553P7

Diamond Medallion #530P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.

Flamingo Bay #512P6
*NEW* also available as digital image here.

Crackle Background #609P5

On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Steff Munnings - new designer!
Donna Ellis
Before you continue the hop, few words and some photos of my easel step card. Of course I had to make another easel card.

To make my easel card a bit different from the ones I usually make, I added some step card elements to it. Here's a side view. Isn't it fun!

This beautiful image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and is colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I scribbled Sakura Glue Pen to the water and added fabulous Surf Glitter on top.

The corner die cut is covered with Versamark ink and it's heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo EP. I also made some pearls on top.

Here's ne more photo to show this amazing Surf Glitter. I love the different colors in it. It looks like a real water sparkling under the sun.
The first layer of grass is heat embossed with Spring Willow EP. Other layers are inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Pink layer in inside of the card is heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo and Sweetheart EPs. To the upper left corner I stamped Diamond Medallion with Versamark Ink. I covered it with Stickum Powder and melted the powder with heat tool. After that I applied the Surf Glitter on top.
I also stamped some Diamond Medallions with Versamark Ink to the back of the card front and heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo EP. If I'd do it again, I would stamp before folding the card :)

Here's a photo of my card then it's closed. The pink layers on the sides are heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo EP. Then I stamped Diamond Medallion with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Raspberry Tart EP.
You can find full instructions of my card from SNS Gallery here. I made a template for you if you need one. It's in here.
Next stop on your hop is talented Mayra Hernandez.
Materials used:

Stamp Credit: FlamingoBay Stamp Set #512, Diamond Medallion #530
Embossing Powders:  FlashyFlamingo (EP452), Sweetheart(EP109), StickumPowder (EP300), Spring Willow (EP388), Raspberry Tart (EP451)
Glitters:  Surf (G1117), CloudNine Velvet Glitter (GM2000)
Adhesives: SakuraGlue Pen (053482384809), 1/2"Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT 04), Foam Tape
Inks: Memento- TuxedoBlack (712353259003), VersaMarkPad (712353310018), Distress Ink - Peeled Paint (789541020233), FadedJeans (789541021452) and WornLipstick (789541021513)
Dies: PoppyStamps – Grassland Border, MemoryBox – Delicate Vine, Spellbinders – Label 21, Cheery Lynn Design – Lace Corner Deco C
Punches: Martha Stewart – 3 in 1 Butterflies
Papers:  White Cardstock
Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Other supplies: Pink Flower Lace, Viva D├ęcor  Pearl Pen – Ice White

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Promarker Challenge - Embossing w Promarkers 1.4
I Love Pomarkers - Anything goes w Promarkers 1.4
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Anything goes w image 2.4
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Glitter and lace 3.4
Polka Doodle - Spring is in the air 4.4
Allsorts Challenge - Use those dies 4.4
Love to Create Challenge - Color Inspired (pink, green) 6.4
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome spring 9.4
Open-minded Crafting Fun - Animal Antics 11.4
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 11.4 
Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,


  1. How innovative! I haven't even made a step card yet, let alone turning it into a fabulous easel card! Eret, you ALWAYS push the envelope, making such striking creations. Love the pretty colors, textures, layers, and card design. Thank you for a great write up, photos, and creation. hugs, de

  2. How lovely and wonderful !! You have created a lovely scene and great design !!


  3. Eret, you are so creative. Love this easel step card. Lots of fabulous dimension and a great scene.

  4. What a beautiful card! I love how you added the greenery and all to the sides. Wonderful colors and elements.

  5. So much dimension and sparkle. Love the Surf glitter in particular, really makes a statement! Awesome card fold also.

  6. Fabulous. A step AND an easel card. I love how you used the die cuts to add continuity to the scene. Well done.

  7. Your card is so pretty! I love the grass 3-D elements. It makes your design really pop!

  8. Wow, this is just beautiful!! I just love all your layers!

  9. This stamp set really works well in different shaped cards. the easel card with the grass at different layers of the card is a great touch. Wonderful card.

  10. Ooh the easel step card is very creative for an interactive scene, fabulous job :-)
    Hugs, Steff

  11. Apols not been by lately Eret, poorly computer so having to beg and borrow till my new one arrives.

    It's lovely to see you at Allsorts this week and with such a stunning card as well, thanks for joining in.

    B x

  12. Great easel card, Eret! Love the pretty image and all the wonderful layers and details! Thanks for joinng our Embossing challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

  13. Love the step/easel combo, and all the sparkly goodness on your card.

  14. WOW wow WOW

    Your easel-side step card is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

    LOVE your scene, fancy folds and splash of sparkle - LOVE IT ALL!!!

    1. Sure hope it is OK to pin your card for inspiration Eret?
      I've pinned in the hope of creating a card with a scene and fancy folds just like yours one day soon :)

  15. Wow - what a cool image and your added details really bring it to life! Lovely glitter work too. Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge.

  16. Like your card fold with all the details on the layers....and I really like what you did on the inside of the card.

  17. Wow, what a fantastic design. I love the easel step. I looks fantastic both down and propped up on the easel

  18. Gorgeous! Love the easel style of this card with a step! Have not seen this style before! Love the beautiful flamingos and your pretty die-cuts!

  19. Like all the dimensions of this card and all the grass along the side.

  20. I love your easel card! The grass idea with the special fold to add dimension is fantastic! The frame and bottom of the easel card colors make the whole thing pop! I love it!

  21. You knocked it out of the park with this card. It's definitely a keeper! Fabulous.

  22. Your designs are always intricate and interesting -- I love cards with "dimensionality" and yours certainly make the grade.

  23. Beautiful, Eret. It looks so complicated to make - thanks for the instructions and template.

  24. omg, you included the directions on how to make the easel card. I've always wanted to make one. thank you

  25. Love the steps with the grasses to extend the scene.

  26. love the easel card and how you decorated around the primary image!

  27. Love the card. Very intricate. Wow!

  28. Oh my God, what a great idea! Love the easel card, and your execution is fantastic. Your coloring is really pretty, and I love the way you carried the effects outside of the original design. Another wonderful inspiration from an SNS designer. Thank you!

  29. The butterflies are a nice extra touch.

  30. love how you added dimension to the sides of the card , it added so much depth
    upnurse at aol dot com

  31. Awesome side step card I luv all the detail and the sparkle.

  32. This is a great card. Thanks for taking part in Challenge #88 is 'Anything Goes' over on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge ~ Niamh, DT Member

  33. How creative to use the easel step card for this subject matter. It turned out really well!
    Love all the sparkle for the water.

  34. This card has a total 3D look. Love the stamp set.

  35. Lovely easel card, love the flamingos and all the fun details! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!!
    sharla~dt :)

  36. Clever card, like the step card and effect created making this card look like a painting instead. Well done.

  37. Your card is absolutely lovely! Great job on the easel/step card!

  38. Love this card. I like how you combined the easel card with the step card. Looks like it was intensive to make but oh so pretty.

  39. Great ideas to try the new folds on cards. This is what makes these stand out from the rest (pun intended). Beautiful card!

  40. Love the combo of the step and easel card. It's beautiful! Great coloring, life-like sparkling water, and super placement of reeds on the sides.

  41. Fabulous card, great details and scene.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  42. Awesome card!! Love all of your elements!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  43. Fantastic card, love the scene you have created and your attention to detail. Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xxx

  44. What a very creative and beautiful card. I love the easel/step combination. There are some great images for April from SNS. This one definitely fits in the Animal Antics Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Emily T.

  45. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes!" Challenge #88!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  46. A beautiful card Eret I love the step effect

  47. Amazing step card! Great job!!


  48. Fabulous creation and design, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  49. Spectacular card. Makes me feel like I am in a tropical paradise!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  50. beautiful card, Eret!!! you always make fantastic cards! this one is so colourful! love the step/easel card! Thank you for joining us in our Always Anything goes challenges at Scribble and Scrap !
    Mirella DK
    DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  51. Oh this is fabulous! i love the scene you've created! Thanks for joining our colour challenge at Love to Create this week! mo dt x

  52. Fabulous step easel cardbeautiful image and love the fabulous scene you created,great colouring and dies-thanks for joining us at Love to Create
    Carol GDT x

  53. Gorgeous card! Love the scenery you created and that you made a center-step easel card!
    Thank you for joining our Color Inspired Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  54. Your card is amazing!! I love the grass and the swirls.. Just stunning!! Great image!! This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  55. what a great scene! love the use of all those great die cuts! Fabulous sparkle as well.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.


Thank you so much for your comment. It is always so nice to read them. Hugs and smiles. Eret

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