Saturday, January 23, 2016

Best Wishes

Lately I have playing a lot with digital stamps. They are fantastic. Here is a card I made with digi version DIGI771 from Poppies  #771 stamp set. 

I draw a circle in Photoshop and placed the poppies image in front of it. Image was resized to be slightly larger then the circle. I made another copy of the same stamp and printed them out. I used Promarkers for coloring and cut the circle and part of the flowers out with scissors. It's like out of the box die cutting but much easier :) Two of the flowers was fuzzy cut from the second copy I printed. They are popped up with Foam Tape. I added some Sakura Glue Pen to the flower petal and covered the glue with Fire Engine Red Glitter.

Sentiment is also a digi from the same set. It is die cut with Oval die. I traced along the edge with Sakura Glue Pen and covered the glue with Fire Engine Red Glitter again. Oval is placed on top of the red label shape which was die ct with Spellbinders Label Eighteen die.

It has been long time since I decorated the inside of the card. I used to love to do it with all my cards. Because this card was so simple I had an extra time to do it. I just printed a single flower from the same stamp set and die cut it with the Circle die. Edge of the circle is inked with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

Card base is die cut out of red cardstock with Scalloped Circles die. I added some pearls to decorate the card. 

Materials used:
Stamp Credits Poppies 771 (digi version DIGI771);
Glitters: Fire Engine Red (G1007);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Inks: Distress Ink (Salty Ocean);
Adhesives: Sakura Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large, Classic Ovald Large, Labels Eighteen); 
Cardstock: White, Red; 
All others: Pearls; 
Thank yo for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Orange card

It's my turn for the mid month post at the Stamping Sensation where all the DT have to make something in a colour that they don't like. I can't say that orange is my least favourite colour but somehow, it's difficult to make an orange card. It is actually a very pretty colour, but on my cards, it doesn't feel right. On this particular card, I love the orange flowers but I would change the background paper to something else. It has too much orange on it. I just have to keep trying until I feel comfortable with this colour

On my card I used stamp named Friendship Flowers from Sparkle N Sprinkle. It's stamped it two times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Promarkers. I fuzzy cut entire image and on second copy I just cut the flowers. Flowers are popped up with foam tape. I added some sparkle to them with Diamond Stickles. On little butterflies I added Cotton Candy Stickles to the edges of the wings.

Flowers are die cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. I used Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress inks to color all flower layers, then shaped them and assembled to form a rose. Leaves are die cut from leftover paper which was colored with Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress inks and misted with Perfect Pearls Mist.

For the background I used my only orange pattern paper. It has been waiting in my stash for years. I pierced all pattern paper panels and draw stitching lines in between each holes with White Gel Pen.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Sparkle N Sprinkle (Friendship Flowers);
Coloring MediumPromarkers, White Gel Pen;
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles);
Dies: Spellbinders (Decorative Labels One, Rose Creations), MemoryBox (Elegant Scrollwork, Delicate Vine); 
Punches: Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Butterflies);
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper; 
All others: Perfect Pearls Mists (Perfect Pearl), Stickles (Cotton Candy, Diamond), Pearls; 
Thank yo for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

In my Thoughts

On my Today's card I used digi version from new Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps set #771 named Poppies (digi version DIGI771).  

Image and the sentiment are printed to the white cardstock. I colored flowers with Promarkers.

I used a die from MemoryBox Pastry Labels set to die cut the sentiment. Edges of the label are covered with Sakura Glue Pen and Black Suede glitter. MonAmi Gabby Red Diamond Mesh was cut in pieces and added to the both sides of the sentiment.

For the matting layer I used black cardstock and adhered 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape to the edges. Tape as covered with Black Suede microfine glitter.

Card base is stamped with Wonky Lines Background #659 and Versamark ink. I covered stamping with
Red Apple Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. 
Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Poppies 771 (digi version DIGI771)Wonky Lines Background #659;
GlittersBlack Suede (GM2009); 
Embossing PowdersRed Apple (EP276);
Coloring MediumPromarkers;
InksDistress Ink (Broken China), Versamark;
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT02), Sakura Glue PenFoam Tape;
DiesMemoryBox (Pastry Labels); 
Cardstock: White, Black; 
All othersWhite twine, MonAmi Gabby (Diamond Mesh - Red); 

Thank yo for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Thinking of you

Hey!  It took lots of time but winter is finally here. If it is in your part of the world as freezing as it is in Estonia (even my Chow Chow don't want to be outside) I hope this sunny card will worm you up a bit. 

I used digi version from the new Thinking of You stamp set. It is printed to a watercolor cardstock and it's colored with Distress Inks (Salty Oceans, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles).

I covered center of the flowers with Sakura Glue Pen and added Dark Chocolate Flocking on top. I also added some Sunny Daze glitter to the petals with help of the Sakura Glue Pen.

I sprinkled Magic Speckle Embossing Powder all over the watercoloured image and melted it with heat tool from underneath. I like the look of it.
I added 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape across the card and adhered strip of Green MonAmi Gabby Diamond Mesh on top of it. Rest of revealed tape was covered with Sunny Daze Glitter. I also draw two straight lines with Sakura Glue Pen and added Sunny Daze Glitter on top of them too.

For the matting layer I used yellow cardstock and added 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape to all edges. Tape was covered again with Sunny Daze Glitter. I also glued single pieces from green Diamond mesh to all corners. 

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Thinking of You #769 digi version DIGI769;
Glitters: Sunny Daze (G1038);
Embossing Powders: Magic Speckle (EP175);
Flocking: Dark Chocolate (FL104);
Inks: Distress Ink (Salty Oceans, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles);
Adhesives: 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT02), Sakura Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Cardstock: Watercolor CS, White, Yellow;
All others: MonAmi Gabby (Diamond Mesh - Green);

Thank yo for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Birthday Shaker Card

It is time for the first challenge in the 2016 at the Stamping Sensation. We start with nice and easy. The challenge theme is: Anything goes with a die (and stamping as a focal element). I made a shaker Birthday card.

We are pleased to welcome Tonic Studios back as this months sponsor and what a fabulous prize they are offering to one very lucky winner. The prize is the full range of their new colours of Nuvo Crystal drops and also pots of matching glitters.

Now, back to my card... Flowers from Sparkle N Sprinkle Beautiful Friendship stamp set are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and they are colored with Promarkers. I cut them out with scissors and popped two of them up with foam tape. I added some Crystal Stickles to the flower centers.

Butterflies are die cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Design Mini Dimensional Butterflies set. They are inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Firefly Embossing powder. This EP actually glows in the dark. I added tiny pearl to each butterfly.  
The decorative layer behind the flowers is die cut out of white cardstock with Nellie's Multi Frames Round Lily die. I inked it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.

The word "õnne" (in English: happiness) is die cut with dies from MemoryBox Classic Upper Alphabet Set. It didn't had a letter "õ" (surprise, surprise), so I used "q" up side down. Looks a bit wonky but it works :) I glued an acetate behind the openings and made a shaker box underneath it. Background of the shaker is heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.

Background is stamped with Viva Decor Brick & Wood stamp and Versamark ink to the white cardstock. I heat embossed it with Opaline embossing powder. After that I inked the background with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Sparkle N Sprinkle (Beautiful Friendship), Viva Decor (Brick & Wood);

Embossing Powders: Sparkle N Sprinkle (Opaline, Gold, Firefly);
Coloring MediumPromarkers;
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick);

Dies: Spellbinders (Pierced Rectangles), MemoryBox (Classic Upper Alphabet Set), Nellie's Multi Frames (Round Lily), Cheery Lynn Design (Mini Dimensional Butterflies);
Cardstock: White;
All others: Acetate, Foam Tape, Pearls, Suze Weinberg's Beadazzles (Jazz), Stickles (Crystal);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Friday, January 1, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle January Reveal

Happy New Year!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 first New Reveal Blog Hop of 2016!

We have FIVE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until Jan 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

Three Tenors 767 (digi version DIGI767)
 Sing On 768 (digi version DIGI768)
  Thinking of You 769 (digi version DIGI769)
 Happily Ever After 770 (digi version DIGI770)
 Poppies 771 (digi version DIGI771)

On Jan 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment. 

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:Shona

Eret (you are here)
(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

I used digi version DIGI768  from the Sing On stamp set #768. This sentiment is a good one to take with you in to the New Year :)

Some parts of the cat (nose, mouth and paws) are colored with Promarkers. Then I took Sakura Glue Pen and scribbled it to his cheeks, belly, paws and tip of the tail and covered the glue with Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft. Then I added glue to the rest of his body and covered it with Elephant Gray Flocking. I also added some Dimensional Glue to his nose and let it dry. This glue dries clear and keeps its dimension. 

I had so much fun with making the background. I adhered piece of Super Adhesive Sheets to the thick white cardstock and run it through the die-cutting machine with PoppyStamps Grassland Border die. It cutted only the top layer of the Adhesive Sheet. Then I sketched the tree and cut the top layer with x-acto knife. Now the fun messy part begun: I removed top layer piece by piece and added glitters one by one. First for the grass I used Luau Green glitter. Making sure that green glitter was stuck good, I moved on to the tree. Tree is 'colored' with Bronze Splendor glitter. Biggest part was the sky. First I added little bit of Cloud Nine glitter for the clouds and covered rest of the sticky background with Waterfall glitter. Leaves are punched from leftover Super Adhesive Sheet which was covered with Luau Green glitter. I glued them to the tree separately.

The cat is popped up in front of the scene with foam tape. I pierced two holes to the sentiment piece and tied the white twine to it. I made the sentiment layer to look like a sign which the cat carrying around.

The next stop on our blog hop is Diane 

Materials used:
Stamp CreditsSing On 768 (digi version DIGI768);
GlittersLuau Green (GM2004), Bronze Splendor (G1012), Cloud Nine (GM2000), Waterfall (G1071);
FlokingTwinkling Clouds (SS107), Elephant Gray (FL111);
Coloring MediumPromarkers;
InksDistress Ink (Tea Dye);
AdhesivesSuper Adhesive SheetsSakura Glue PenFoam Tape, Dimensional Glue (539);
Dies: PoppyStamps (Grassland Border);
Cardstock: White;
All othersWhite Twine, Leaf Punch;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
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