Saturday, March 25, 2017


Today I want to share one fun and messy card. I used Sparkle N Sprinkle Flowers Silhouette Stamp set #824.
I started with background for focal image. For that I took piece of watercolor cardstock, made it wet and sprinkled Color Burst (Ultramarine Blue) powder on top. I played with water and powder until I was happy with the look. After everything was dry, I spritzed entire blue background with self made shimmer spritz (Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse diluted with water)

Image is stamped with Versamark ink. I didn't add any ink to three of the flower blooms. Stamped image was covered with Silver Detail Embossing Powder and it was heat embossed. I removed some of the color from the leaves with waterbrush. I used pierced label to die cut the image. White matting layer is cut with scissors. Finishing touches was added with White Gel Pen.
Butterflies was stamped once more, heat embossed with same Embossing Powder, colored with Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, fussy cut and adhered to the image. 

Sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it with Versmark ink and heat embossed with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. I used small paintbrush to color inside of the letters with Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Butterfly is stamped to the leftover blue paper. It is stamped and heat embossed in same way as other butterflies.

I really enjoyed making those flowers. For each flower I needed four die cut shapes made with Creative Expressions dies (Delicate Daisies - Open Petals). One of each size was inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. Rest of three die cut shapes from each size was adhered on top of each other. I placed those thick flower on top of the plastic sheet and added Pink Champagne Nuvo Glitter Drops in center of every petal. Embossed flowers was then glued on top. After Glitter Drops was dried, I removed them carefully and adhered to the card.

For background layer I took a piece of white cardstock and covered it with Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. This is dry embossed between Sizzix embossing folder (Lattice). Edges of this layer was inked with Cornflower Blue Mousse.
To finish off my card I added Pink Champagne Nuvo Glitter Drops in center of each flower.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Flowers Silhouette #824;
Embossing PowdersSilver Detail (EP257);
InksVersamark, Distress Ink (Broken China);
Dies: Pierced Labels, Creative Expressions (Delicate Daisies - Open Petals);
Coloring Medium: Color Burst - Ultramarine Blue, White Gel Pen;
Adhesives: Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White, Watercolor;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower BluePeony Pink), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Pink Champagne);
Others: Sizzix embossing folder (Lattice)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Especially for You

I like to combine digital stamps and rubber stamps on one card. On this card I used new Sparkle N Sprinkle Blue Pansies Digi Bundle and Teacup Pansies Rubber Set. 

The digi bundle comes with outline and pre-colored images and it also includes pattern papers. I used pre-colored image to make my card. Image is printed out four times. Three of them ware fussy cut and adhered to the base image with foam tape. Tea cup is inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I also added tiny dots to the cup with Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Sentiment is from Teacup Pansies rubber set. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Satin Velvet Embossing Powder. I cut the banner with scissors and added glue with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to the edges. After glue was dried tacky I added Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top.

Edges of the pattern paper are covered with Medium Nuvo Glue Pen and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. A bit of same flakes was also adhered to the pattern paper with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen. 

I used two pattern papers from Blue Pansies Digi Bundle: yellow and blue. They are placed on top of each other. I erased some parts of the blue paper to reveal yellow paper underneath. On those papers have very cool splatter pattern. To add even more splatters I used stamp from Donna's Stylin Sayings set. Pattern is stamped with Versamark ink and heat set with Robin's Egg Embossing Powder.

I wanted to keep this card simple. Only embellishment I added is a piece of lace.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Blue Pansies Digi Bundle DIGI3130, Teacup Pansies #833, Donna's Stylin Sayings #777;
Embossing PowdersClear (EP120), Satin Velvet (EP209), Robin's Egg (EP468);
Dies: Stitched Squares;
AdhesivesSmall tip Nuvo Glue PenMedium Nuvo Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Midnight Blue), Lace;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Irish Blessings Shadow Box

Irish Blessings #834 is really gorgeous Stamp set which Sparkle N Sprinkle revealed in March. I wanted to make something different with it but I didn't had any good ideas. Then I found a half finished box and bunch of clay butterflies in my drawer and voila... Shadowbox it is... 

Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and they are colored with Promarkers. I cut them out and left a narrow white border all around. Except for the two clovers. For them I left a bit of paper underneath. Thanks to them I was able to adhere the clovers further from the inside of the box. Horseshoes are adhered with the foam tape. Part of the bow is covered with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Waterfall glitter. Some clovers was stamped to the back panel with Mowed Lawn Distress ink.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and I used Copper Dreams embossing powder to heat emboss it. 

Yellow Butterflies are colored with yellow watercolor and I rubbed some Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to raised parts. Their bodies are colored with brown marker.

To color the blue butterfly I diluted same Cornflower Blue Mousse and used it as watercolor. This butterfly had some yellow glitter adhered to the clay but I was too lazy to make a new one so I used what I had, and I like it!

I used regular white smooth cardstock to make those colorful panels. I spritzed the cardstock with water and sprinkled Nuance Golden Yellow Watercolor Powder on top. Because I didn't use watercolor cardstock the powder didn't smooth out evenly. I like this speckled effect for this project. Edges was inked with Scattered Straw and Tea Dye Distress Inks. Bronze Splendor Glitter was adhered to the frame.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Irish Blessings #834;
GlittersWaterfall (G1012), Bronze Splendor (G1012);
Embossing Powders: Copper Dreams (EP268);
InksVersamark, Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Mowed Lawn), Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Coloring Medium: Nuance (Golden Yellow), Promarkers;
AdhesivesSmall tip Nuvo Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: Clay Butterflies, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle March Reveal

Welcome to the ALL NEW 
 March Reveal Blog Hop!


There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras.   

The sets are:

Flower Silhouettes - 824  (digi version - DIGI824BG)
Patriotic Girlfriends - 827  (digi version - DIGI827J)
Irish Blessings - St. Patrick's Day - 834  (digi version  DIGI834B - includes additional images)
Bonnet Bouquet - 838  (digi version - DIGI838J)
DIGI3130FS - Blue Pansies Digi Bundle Pack   (includes lots of images, decoupage sheets, sentiments, and papers)
DIGI4002FS - Digi Watercolor Papers: Blue 

When you purchase the digital versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that are not available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, sentiments, digi papers, and/or decoupage sheets that not available with the rubber version.  

Every new digi set purchased always includes the following:
 ~ black and white images
~ colored images
  ~ .jpeg format (white background) 
~ .png format (transparent background) 
 ~ a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions AND the digital versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until March 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On March 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

The Blog Hop Order this month is:
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????

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!

For this reveal I decided to showcase a sentiment from Bonnet Bouquet Stamp Set #838. Although the images in this set are gorgeous, I didn't use them. I wanted to find a way to empty my left overs basket and this sentiment was a perfect for that.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and it's heat embossed with Copper Dreams Embossing Powder. I used Spellbinders die from Radiant Rectangles set to cut it out. While die was still in place I added some Spun Sugar Distress ink around the sentiment. Layer underneath it is also cut with a die from same Spellbinders set. This time I added color to it with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue).

I'll write more about the pink background in below, but here is the way I added some bling on top of it. I was afraid to try Nuvo Glimmer Paste because I heard they try fast... but I'm slow. So I hesitated long before ordering it. I'm glad I finally did it. Glimmer Paste is fantastic and even I was able to handle it :) So...  I added Moonstone Glimmer Paste through Dreamweaver Cherry Blossom Stencil and let it dry. Then I sprinkled Copper Flame Embossing Powder around the background and heated with a heat tool from underneath. 
Centers of cherry blossoms are made with Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops and Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Jewel Drops are really beautiful. I love the subtle color of them but for this card I wanted the color to be stronger. For that I added little drops of Mousse with waterbrush to a sheet of plastic and squeezed Jewel Drops on top. After they were dry I adhered them to the card.

Now we are getting to finds from my treasures basket: leaves and flowers are leftovers from other projects. I just added Nuvo Jewel Drops in center of flowers and covered it with Fuchsia Glass Glitter. I also put a bit of Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to the petals. If I remember correctly, leaves are cut with Spellbinders Foliage die and they are colored with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Looks like I have spritzed them with Perfect Pearl mist. Flowers are die cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. They are colored with mix of Color Burst (Violet) and Nuance (Red) powders.

Now to the fun part. The background. Then I colored those purple flowers I used  paper towel to clean the mess. I loved the colors on it, so I kept it. I'm glad I did. I ripped the paper towel in pieces and adhered it with Brushable Glue to a piece of white cardstock. After it was dry I smudged some Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to the wrinkles.

This is all from me. The next stop on our blog hop is very talented DonnaHave fun!

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Bonnet Bouquet #838;
Glitters: Fuchsia Glass Glitter;
Embossing Powders: Copper Dreams (EP268), Copper Flame (EP453);
InksVersamark, Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar);
Dies: Spellbinders (Rose Creations, Foliage, Radiant Rectangles), Memorybox (Elegant Scrollwork);
Coloring Medium: Color Burst (Violet), Nuance (Red), Perfect Pearl Mist (Perfect Pearl);
AdhesivesBrushable Glue (540), Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White;
Others: Paper Towel, Dreamweaver Stencil (Cherry Blossom);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles!
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