Saturday, July 29, 2017

Holiday Wishes

I hope you enjoy all those Christmas cards shared on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog this month. There are plenty more to come :)

On this card I used Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath Stamp set. Wreath and birds are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After coloring them with Promarkers I cut them out with scissors. I added some sparkle to the branches with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Meadow Spark Glitter. Berries on the wreath are covered with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Cherry Embossing Powder. Some shading was added with Gray Promarker. Sentiment is also fussy cut.

Most fun and time consuming was the background. I stamped wreath all over the watercolor cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with White Detail Embossing Powder. Then I stamped word 'Noel' inside of each wreath in same way. For coloring I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens from Spring Meadow set, Nuvo Glitter Markers from Northern Lights set and some Distress inks (Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Candied Apple). I wasn't able to catch it to the photo but the pine sprigs and berries are shimmering thanks to the Glitter Markers. I added a bit of Fuchsia marker to the berries before coloring them with Candied Apple Distress ink.  

Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. After adhering watercolored layer in center of it I covered rest of the tape with Dazzling Rose Glitter. 

Materials used:
Stamp CreditsWinter Greetings Bird and Wreath #855;
GlittersMeadow Spark (G1014), Dazzling Rose (G1085);
Embossing PowdersWhite Detail (EP298), Cherry (EP228);
InksVersamark, Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Candied Apple), Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Spring Meadow), Nuvo Glitter Marker (Northern Lights), Promarkers;
AdhesivesSmall tip Nuvo Glue Pen1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01);
Cardstock: Watercolor CS, White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Jewel Drops (Strawberry Coulis);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hi! Isn't it fun - Christmas in July ;) Today I want to share a card made with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Snowflakes Stamp Set #868. This set comes with lovely sentiment and two big snowflakes. 
For a start, I colored piece of white cardstock with Royal Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse  using Nuvo Dual Tipped Blender Brush. After Mousse was dry, I stamped two bolder snowflakes with Versamark ink on top of it and heat embossed them with Gilded Ivory Embossing Powder. I don't know why, but somehow one of the snowflake picked up background color and turned half of it slightly pink. Maybe I added too much heat... I'm not sure. But I am ok with it :)
Rest of the background was stamped with thinner snowflake. Again, I used Versamark ink. Heat embossing was done with Gold Detail Embossing Powder.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and it is heat embossing with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. It is cut to an oval shape with scissors. Thanks to the frame around the words, it's easy to do.

Snowflake behind the sentiment layer is same thin snowflake from the set. I stamped it with Versamark ink to the white cardstock and heat embossed it with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I colored it with Royal Aubergine Mousse and waterbrush. Then I added White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the colored parts and let it dry. It is fussy cut with scissors.

In both sides of the purple background I adhered strips of cardstock which was covered with 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Black Ice Glitter. To the left side of the card base I adhered strip of same Double Sided Tape and covered it with Radiant Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes. For embellishments I used few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black), Double Pearl strip and some white string. 

Materials used:
Stamp CreditsCrystal Snowflakes #868;
GlittersBlack Ice (G1020);
Embossing PowdersGilded Ivory (EP267), Gold Detail (EP168);
Adhesives1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT04);
Cardstock: White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black), Double Pearl strip, White string;
OthersNuvo Embellishment Mousse (Royal Aubergine), Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Radiant Gold);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:

Winter Greetings Birds and Wreath 855 (Digital Version DIGI855FS
Elf Peeker 858 (Digital Version DIGI858BG)
Winter Flamingos Set 1 860 (Digital Version DIGI860SG)
Winter Flamingos Set 2 861 (Digital Version DIGI861SG)
Spirit of Christmas Poinsettia 862 (Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)
Crystal Snowflakes 868 (Digital Version DIGI868FS)
DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers
When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until July 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 18th, 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 the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

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!

We are very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers).  You can join today!

 The new challenge began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

But now I'll tell you a bit about my card. I used Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias stamp set #862. Flower stamps are my favorite. I was very excited to see that this month SNS revealed this lovely Poinsettias set with beautiful sentiments. I decided to make a Double Z-fold card with it.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink to a white cardstock and heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. After die cutting the sentiment I inked the label edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. It needed a little more sparkle so I took a Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and draw a frame which I covered with Diamond Dust Glitter. Few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining) was also added around the sentiment.
To make the decorative layer behind the sentiment I used Brown Cardstock and Spellbinders Frame One die. This shape was cut in two and adhered behind the sentiment layer.

Second sentiment was stamped directly to the pattern paper. Again, I used Versamark ink for stamping and heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. It didn't show out from the paper as much as I'd like to so I took white Gel Pen and draw lines around the words. 

All the flowers was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to a white cardstock. I used Promarkers to color them. I fussy cut them and left narrow white border all around. I added Diamond Dust  Glitter with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to the flower petals. Centers are covered with Nuvo Glitter Drops (Honey Gold).

One of the pattern paper had very nice splatters on it. I thought to add some dimensional splatters too with Super Thick Silver and Super Thick White Embossing Powders. I love the effect of those EP-s. They are very easy to use too - just sprinkle some to the card and heat emboss from underneath. 

For the card base I used brown cardstock. Top edge is die cut with Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One die. Edges of the lighter pattern paper is inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. For darker pattern paper I used Ground Espresso Distress ink.

I had lots of fun of making this card. The next stop on our blog hop is Donna. She has something amazing to share with you.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias #862;
GlittersDiamond Dust (G1116);
Embossing PowdersSilver Detail (EP257), Super Thick Silver (EP467), Super Thick White (EP355);
Inks: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Versamark, Distress Ink (Weathered Wood, Ground Espresso);
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders One, Frame One), Pierced Labels;
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Cardstock: White, Brown, Pattern paper (Stamperia-Winter Woods);
Others: White Gel Pen;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tropical Mermaid Alana

Hi! I have one more card to show, made with Sparkle N Sprinkle June stamp set. This time I used this beautiful mermaid from Tropical Mermaid Alana Digi set. If you love Mermaids then SNS has many stamps with different Mermaids. Just visit SNS website and type 'mermaid' into the search box and choose your favorite. But back to the newest...

I used pre-colored image from digital set and made two extra copies of the fish - one is made smaller and other is flipped horizontally. After printing them out I used Versamarker Pen to 'recolor' all fishes and mermaid tale. They ware covered with Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat embossed. Sand was heat embossed with Hit the Beach EP, Versamarker Pen was used here too to help the powder to stay in place while heating. For more sparkle, I added some glitter with Sakura Glue Pen. To Alana's tale I added Orange Surprise Glitter, on her hair and seaweed I used Misty Isles Glitter. 
Two fishes are fussy cut and adhered with foam tape. Bubbles on the image are covered with Nuvo Jewel Drops (Sea Breeze).

Sentiment is printed and die cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One die. While the die cut was still in the die, I outlined the inside of the die using a Sakura Glue Pen. Glue was covered with Misty Isles Glitter. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops (Honey Gold and Orange Soda) to little starfish and seashell.

Tropical Mermaid Alana Digi Stamp set comes with starfish and seashell images. I resized them slightly and printed them all in various sizes. Starfishes are covered Honey Gold and seashells with Orange Soda Nuvo Glitter Drops. They are all fussy cut with scissors. I used Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Marker to hide the white cardstock peeking from the sides. 

Frame is cut from textured white cardstock. It is inked with Distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Broken China). To add bubbles to the frame I sprinkled some Magic Speckle EP on top and melted it with heat tool from underneath the cardstock.

Image layer is adhered directly to the card base. Frame is adhered with foam tape.

Materials used:
Stamp CreditsTropical Mermaid Alana DIGI854;
GlittersOrange Surprise (G1010), Misty Isles (G1032);
Embossing PowdersMagic Speckle (EP175), Hit the Beach (EP394), Sparkle (EP107);
Inks: Distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Broken China), Versamarker Pen;
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Twenty-One);
Coloring Medium: Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Textured White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Jewel Drops (Sea Breeze), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Honey GoldOrange Soda);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Flying Free!

Hello my friends! I want to share another Butterfly card made with Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps. This time I used Swallowtail Butterflies Digi Stamps. This set includes lots of sentiments, colored butterflies in different colors, black and white butterflies and it also have a coordinating pattern paper.

I used pre-colored butterflies in two different colors: pink and yellow. Butterflies in different colors are paired up. One set is larger then other. After I printed butterflies out, I 'colored' them with Versamarker pen, covered with Velvet Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set with heat tool. Then I fussy cut them with scissors (this stamp set includes digital cut file. So you don't have to mess with scissors if you have a cutting machine). Then butterflies was adhered together from the center, I covered their bodies with Nuvo Glitter Drops (Chocolate Fondue).

Sentiment is from same Digital Stamp set. I changed its color to white and placed on top of colorful rectangle. I tried to to my best to mach the color with Peruvian Lily Microfine Glitter. This came out quite well :) After cutting the sentiment layer I added bit of Sakura Glue Pen to the top and bottom edges and then covered it with Peruvian Lily Microfine Glitter. Layer underneath the sentiment is just a strip of white cardstock which is inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Squash  Embossing Powder.

For the background I used piece of pink pattern paper. I stamped a big flourish from Flourishes 1 #516 Stamp set couple times with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Squash  Embossing Powder. This EP is semi-transparent. You can see on picture above how different it looks on white cardstock. Edges of the patter paper are inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

To embellish my card, I used strips of paper lace and few large flower sequins. In center of sequins are added Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow). 

I love to add sparkling matting layers to my cards backgrounds. As usual, I adhere 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of matting layer. After placing pattern paper in the center, I covered rest of the tape with Peruvian Lily Microfine Glitter. 

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Swallowtail Butterflies Digi Stamps #856, Flourishes 1 #516;
GlittersPeruvian Lily (GM2014);
Embossing PowdersSquash (EP445), Velvet Sparkle (EP437);
Inks: Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry), VersamarkVersamarker pen;
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (LemonCraft - Everyday Spring);
Embellishments: Paper Lace, Nuvo Glitter Drops (Chocolate Fondue), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow), Flower Sequins;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
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