Saturday, July 26, 2014

Floral Flourish

Today I'll show you one simple card with fantastic masking technique. 
I used two stamp sets from SNS: Floral Flourish #634 and Journal Mixed Media #606. Card base is a Kraft CS. I stamped the flourish directly to the card base with VersaMark ink, covered it with Belgian Cream embossing powder and heat set. There is also an off-white twine wrapped around the card and attached with a tape in front (front panel will cover it up). 

Lovely  Floral Flourish is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Promarkers. Then I applied ink with VersaMarker pen to the blooms, covered with Sparkle EP and heat set. Rest of the flourish is also  covered with VersaMarker pen and heat embossed with Clear Detail EP. 

I stamped the background with stamp from Journal Mixed Media set directly over Flourish image and wiped off the excess ink from the embossing. Clear embossing over the image makes a fantastic resist for the ink. Thanks to this there is no need to stamp and cut a mask. 

Beside the Kraft card base I used white CS only. You can use colored CS for the matting layers but I like to keep it for projects I really need it. I just color the sides of the white CS with the markers. 
For the "red" layer I added 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape all around the edges, removed protective sheet and adhered stamped layer on top. Rest of the tape is covered with Cherry Sparkle SS - it's soft and fuzzy and sparkles so nicely. To the "black"layer I adhered 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape to the edges, removed protective sheet and adhered red layer on top. Tape is covered with Black Suede GM.

 I hope you got inspired to use embossing powder as a mask. Full instructions how I made this card are in SNS Gallery.

Materials used:
Stamp Credit: Floral Flourish #634; Journal Mixed Media #606
Microfine Glitters: Black Suede (GM2009)
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107); Clear Detail (EP120); Belgian Cream (EP436);
Sparkle N Soft: Cherry Sparkle (SS100);
Papers: Kraft and White Cardstocks
Other supplies: Promarkers; Twine

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Winter Stream with a cat

I'm glad that my darling Chow Chow won't understand anything about the cards. Otherwise he would think I'm cruel to him.  A cat can enjoy this wonderful winter scene and he have to tolerate the hot summer sun. He just keeps looking me with the face saying: "Please, make the sun go away!" I'm willing to buy as many A/C as he wants but sun is good :)
Sparkle N Sprinkle released a fabulous winter stamp for everyone who love winter - Winter Stream Stamp Set #601. It's gorgeous! I used it with another new stamp set named Feline Humor Stamp Set #631.

Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with alcohol base markers. Icicles are re-colored with Versamarker Pen and heat embossed with Sparkle EP. Clear EP makes them shine like a real things and a bit of the glitter gives some extra sparkle.

The snow hills are all re-colored with Sakura Glue pen and I added Crystal Ice Glitter on top. Snow caps on the trees and on the rocks are covered with Dimensional Glue  and also covered with Crystal Ice Glitter. I love the dimension on it. I added some more glue with Sakura Glue Pen to the water and covered it with
Waterfall Glitter.

This beautiful cat is covered with Sakura Glue Pen and  Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft. He is popped up with a foam tape. Sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink to the Vellum and it's heat embossed with Black Detail EP. 

The background of this card is heat embossed with most fabulous EP for winter projects -  Blue Silver EP. It's so easy to make stunning backgrounds with it - just ink the CS with Versamark ink, add EP and heat emboss.
The snowflake border is cut from the Sticker Paper and covered with Twinkling Clouds SS. 

You can find full directions for this card in the SNS Gallery.

Material used:
Stamp Credit: Winter Stream Stamp Set #601; Feline Humor Stamp Set #631
Microfine Glitters: Reflection (GM2007) ;
Glitters: Crystal Ice (G1058); Waterfall (G1071);
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107); Blue Silver (EP446); Black Detail (EP171);
Sparkle N Soft: Twinkling Clouds (SS107);
Adhesives: Sakura Glue Pen*; SNS Dimensional Glue (539); 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT01); Sticker Paper (99558); Foam tape; Mega Tack Glue
Dies: Joy Crafts - 6002/2021
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black*; VersaMarker*; Versamark*;
Papers: White cardstock; Vellum
Coloring: Promarkers; Flexmarkers;
* are availabel at the Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers 13.7
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything goes 13.7
Love to Create Challenge - Fussy and fancy 13.7
TTCRD - Anything goes 14.7
Christmas Blog Challenge - Three of three 16.7 (Three snowflakes, three embossing powders)
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 17.7
Allsorts Challenge - Splish, splash, splosh 17.7 

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Glam it up (Christmas) 18.7
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Water, water everywhere 18.7
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Christmas in July 18.7
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Anything goes 24.7 

Polka Doodle - Add a twinkle (Christmas) 25.7 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2 - Anything goes Christmas 31.7

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stamping Sensation - Summer Blooms

Summer weather has finally arrived to Estonia. I hope it stays for at least next two months. 
This month at the Stamping Sensation we have suitable theme for summer - Summer Blooms. Please don't forget that it is a stamping challenge, so there must be stamping on your project. 
Sentiment: Heartfelt congratulations
Once again we have a wonderful prize for one very talented winner from this months sponsor Heartfelt Creations. The prize is a $60 voucher to spend at their store, but please note PP&S will apply outside the US.
On my card I used Prima clear stamps - En fran├žais 2. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Promarkers.
Fanciful Flourish die cut is inked with Versamark ink and it's heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Willow Embossing Powder. 

I wish I could have take a photo from the inside of the card but camera batteries died and I had to cave the card away immediately. You can see a bit of it on following photo. I made my own stamp with Cheery Lynn  Fanciful Flourish die and rubber foam (fun foam). I used it to stamp the background with Versamark ink and then I covered the stamping with Sparkle N Sprinkle - Spring Willow Embossing Powder but I didn't heat emboss. I brushed the EP away. The lovely shimmering powder inside the EP stick to the Versamark.

Materials used:
Stamp Credit: Prima clear stamps -En fran├žais 2
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky; Versamark ink; Distress Ink - Tattered Rose;
Papers:  White cardstock; Craft UK 5"x5" cardbase; First Edition - Rose Garden; Core'dinations ColorCore cardstock - Pastels;
Dies: Cheery Lynn Die - Fanciful Flourish Right, Mini Dimensional Butterflies with Angel Wings; Spellbinders - Decorative Labels One; Spellbinder - Labels one SM;
Coloring: Promarkers
Other supplies: Sparkle N Sprinkle - Spring Willow Embossing Powder; Lace, Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White;
I'd Like to participate on following challenges:
Justinsp Irational Challenges - Glitter/Sparkle 7.7 (Glitter inside of the embossing powder)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything goes 10.7 
Emerald Faeries - Birthday 30.7 

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sparle N Sprinle July reveal winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  To make the blog hop even more exciting, going forward, we are choosing one Grand Prize winner who will win the entire collection revealed that month!

This month EIGHT new stamp sets were introduced.  Due to a glitch on the website, all the sets will continue to be 20% off their regular price, until Monday, July 7th.   

The sets are:

Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - ( (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating designers' blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all EIGHT new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

Congratulations goes to 

Sandy (Cheesy) who commented on Shona's blog and said: 

You never cease to amaze me with your imagination. Love, love the cream emboss powder on the dark bg. And those glitters really sparkle and pop. Nice idea on coloring the beads too! Its another winner!

Please email Anne at to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address.

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's July 1 Reveal.

This month EIGHT new stamp sets are being introduced. Until July 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The darling "Under the Mistletoe" rubber stamp set #556 is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:
Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)

On July 3 one Grand-Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on July 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Eret Pank (you are here)
Emmy van den Heuvel
Shona Erlenborn
Belinda Shupe
April Williams
Anne Temple
Steff Munnings

I used adorable Under the Mistletoe Stamp Set #556 to make a fun shaker tag.
Front of the shaker is cut from the Embossable Clear Acetate. I inked the edges with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Holiday Blue embossing powder. Then the shaker tag was finished I had some foam tape showing through the Acetate. I hide it with Dimensional Glue and Laser Blue glitter. This color is so pretty, I just had to add other places too.

Penguin is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and it's colored with Promarkers. His eyes, peak and berries was "colored" over with Versamarker Pen and heat embossed with Clear Detail embossing powder. Fur part on his outfit is covered with Sakura Glue Pen and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft.

I love how this ice cube turned out. It was covered with Versamarker Pen and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. To the water I added  Sakura Glue Pen and Waterfall glitter on top.

I stamped the sentiment to the tag shape white cardstock with StazOn –Jet Black ink. Then I used snowflakes from Snow One Like You Stamp Set and stamped them with Versamark Ink all over the tag.  Snowflakes was heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. After that I inked the tag with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks.

Inside of the shaker are Micro Beads. I added some embossing powder splatters on top of the Embossable Clear Acetate.

Back side of the tag is inked with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress inks. To hide the Foam Tape that peeks out from the sides I adhered white fuzzy yarn all around and tied it to the knot. I also put three red pearls to hang from the yarn ends.

Full directions of how I made this tag is in SNS Gallery here.
Your next stop is very talented Emmy. Don't forget to leave a comment to all the blogs. One of you will win all the new stamp sets.
 I hope to see your project with loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking at the new SNS Creative Challenges.

Materials used:

Stamp Credit: Under the Mistletoe Stamp Set #556; Snow One Like You Stamp Set #515;
Glitters: Waterfall (G1071); Laser Blue (G1074);
Embossing Powders: Holiday Blue (EP289); Sparkle (EP107); Clear Detail (EP120); White Detail (EP298);
Sparkle N Soft: Twinkling Clouds (SS107);
Adhesives: Sakura Glue Pen; Mega Tack Glue; SNS Dimensional Glue (540); Foam Tape;
Inks: Versamark Ink; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamarker Pen; StazOn – Jet Black; Distress Ink - Broken China, Faded Jeans;
Papers:  White cardstock;
Other supplies: SNS Embossable Clear Acetate (99602); Crocheted Lace Ribbon - White; White fuzzy yarn; Blue Ribbon; Twine; Micro Beads; Red Pearls;
Coloring: Promarkers
I'd Like to participate on following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Embossing w promarkers 1.7
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Christmas 1.7
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Anything goes 2.7
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 4.7
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything goes 4.7
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Let's get sentimental (Christmas) 4.7
Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more ribbon/twine 7.7
TTCRD - Anything goes 7.7

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

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