Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gentle Thoughts

My favorite stamp set from latest Sparkle N Sprinkle reveal was Lovely Magnolia 853. I had so much fun playing with it and Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens.

Stamp set comes with two individual flower images, I only used one. To make a flower cluster I had to do some masking. I started with stamping one big flower with Versamark ink to a watercolor paper and heat embossed it with  Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Then I stamped same image with random color ink to a Post-it note paper and fussy cut it out with scissor to make my mask. I placed the mask on top of the stamped flower and stamped two more flowers to its sides same way as the first one. 
Flowers and leaves are colored with Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens from Spring Meadow set (Soft Rose, Fresh Green). Background is colored with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink mixed with a bit of Aqua Flow Fresh Green. Flower centers are covered with Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink to a piece of black cardstock and it's heat embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I used corner rounder punch to round up two of the corners. Then I took Versamarker Pen and covered three edges of the cardstock with it. Again I used Gold Detail Embossing Powder and melted it with heat tool. Some dots of Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops was also added. 

To add some interest to the gray background around the flowers I took a bit of White paint and diluted it with water. With small paintbrush I sprinkled some paint to the background. 
I wanted more black to my card so I made a black matting layer. For that I covered edges of cardstock with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and adhered image layer in center of it. Rest of the tape was covered with  Black Suede Microfine Glitter. 
To finish off my card I added lots of dots with Nuvo Jewel Drops (Orange MarmaladeKey Lime) and few with Nuvo Glitter Drops (Honey Gold).

All stamping was done with Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. It is must have tool if the surface you are stamping is not smooth. You can stamp with it in same place as many times as you need. Another thing I used to get second and third flower stamped exactly to the place I needed was full sheet of acetate. I placed the stamp in the middle of Stamp Platform lid.  Then I placed acetate to the corner of the Platform and stamped the image to it with colored ink. While keeping the acetate in the corner I placed the cardstock underneath to the acetate. I moved the cardstock until flower on the acetate was in perfect place. I added magnet to keep the cardstock there it needed to be, removed the acetate and stamped the image to the cardstock. 

Materials used:
StampsLovely Magnolia 853;
GlittersBlack Suede [GM2009];
Embossing PowdersGold Detail [EP168];
InksVersamark, Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Versamarker Pen;
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Spring Meadow - Soft Rose, Fresh Green), White Paint;
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: Watercolor, White, Black;
Others: Corner rounder punch;

Thank you for the visit!
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tricks for Treats

Hi! It's Autumn already and Halloween is just around the corner. It's perfect time for stamps for this holiday. Sparkle N Sprinkle revealed a cute Halloween stamp set in September - A Puppy's Halloween. On my card I used colored image from A Puppy's Halloween Digital Set and added some sparkle and shine to it.

Image is cut out with Spellbinders die (Labels Eighteen). With Sakura Glue Pen I adhered Autumn Frost Microfine Glitter to the broom and ground. Puppy's nose and eyes are covered with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops. The buckle of his hat is covered with Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen. After glue was dried tacky I added Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper). I wanted fun embellishments around the Puppy so I took a random color of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Neptune Turquoise in this case) and squeezed some dots to non-stick craft mat and covered them with Hyacinth Microfine Glitter. After they ware dry, I glued them to my card and added few more dots with Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops.
For the matting layer I used same Spellbinders die as a template and traced the outer edge to the cardstock. After cutting it out with scissors I covered edges with Nuvo Glue Pen (Medium tip) and adhered image layer in center. After glue was dried tacky I covered it with Hyacinth Microfine Glitter.

Sentiment is from same digital set. I placed it on top of yellow background and printed them out together. I used largest die from Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two set to cut it out. Edges of the label and decorative elements around the sentiment are covered with Medium size Nuvo Glue Pen. After glue was dried tacky I added Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top. The bow is made from piece of 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape which was covered from both sides with Autumn Frost Glitter. 

To the left side of the label I adhered a strip of glittered ribbon (Watch Glitter Ribbon Technique tutorial). I used piece of 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and covered it with Autumn Frost Glitter. Dots of Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops was added on top. 

For the background I used orange paper and ran it through Lattice Embossing Folder by Creative Expressions. Background needed more color so I took Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and added it with sponge to some parts.
Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. After adhering embossed background in center of matting layer, I covered rest of the tape with  Hyacinth Microfine Glitter.

Materials used:
StampsA Puppy's Halloween Digital Set Digi863;
GlittersHyacinth [GM2028], Autumn Frost [GM2031];
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Twenty-Two, Labels Eighteen);
AdhesivesMedium Nuvo Glue Pen, 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT04], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Orange, Yellow;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Aubergine), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning DewDandelion YellowNeptune Turquoise-optional);
Others: Creative Expressions Embossing Folder (Lattice);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle September Reveal

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)

DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)
You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)


Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

I decided to share Today a colorful and sparkly spring card made with Birdhouse Friends Digital Set. I used pre-colored image from the set and printed it out three times. Houses are fussy cut with scissors and adhered with foam tape to the full image.
I added lots of sparkle with Glitters and Glitter Drops: Eggs, butterfly and bird beaks are covered with White Blizzard, roof of the pink house, heart on the grey house and ladybug are covered with Pink Champagne and flower centers with Orange Soda Nuvo Glitter Drops. All glitters are adhered with Sakura Glue PenCabernet Glitter to grey house, Lemonade to the flowers and Easy Green to the leaves and grass.

Sentiment is from same Birdhouse Friends Digital Set. After printing it out in the size I needed it to be, I colored inside of the words with yellow marker. I found an old wooden mini frame and covered it with Stampendous Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Bahama Mama Embossing Powder. I repeated steps with ink and EP few times until I got nice thick coverage. 

And now comes a little tip. If you don't have suitable patter paper, make it yourself by largening pre-golored digi image and cover everything with glitter. That's what I did. I made the image very large and cut it a bit smaller then my card base was. Then I added 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the left side and 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the right side of the big image. I left the cap in between tapes on purpose. There was no point to waist lovely glitters to the space that is not going to be visible. After removing protective sheets from the tapes, I did some coloring with Semi-Transparent glitters: With small spoon I added Sunny Daze Glitter to the flowers, Aqua Marine Glitter to the leaves and grass. Waterfall Glitter was added to the rest of the tape. 

Edges of the matting layers are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Cabernet  Microfine Glitter. Some dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops (Orange SodaPink Champagne) was added around the image panel and sentiment. 

I was the last stop on the hop. I hope you had lots of fun. If you started the hop from the middle, you should go to the beginning, to Belinda's blog, and continue as long as you have seen all projects. Don't forget you must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner. 

Materials used:
StampsBirdhouse Friends Digital Set Digi852;
GlittersSunny Daze [G1038], Aqua Marine [G1062], Waterfall [G1071], Lemonade [G1091], Easy Green [G1077], Cabernet [GM2016];
Embossing PowdersBahama Mama [EP439];
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: DoveCraft Wooden Frame, Nuvo Glitter Drops (White BlizzardOrange SodaPink Champagne);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Winter Bird House

Hi! Here is one older card I haven't shared with you before. I used two Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets on it: Winter Bird House #803, Flourishes 2 #520.

I stamped the Winter Bird House with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the white cardstock and colored it with Promarkers. After coloring I used Spellbinders die from Radiant Rectangle set to cut it out and before removing paper from the die I inked it with Broken China Distress ink.
I added glue with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to birds earmuffs and a hat tuft and covered them with Twinkling Clouds Flocking. Snow and snowflakes are covered with same glue but I used Olaf White glitter from Frozen Glitter Set instead of Flocking. Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen was also used to draw a frame to a die cut piece. Glue was covered with Denim Microfine Glitter. Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops was applied to the icicles, bird feeder and the snowballs.

To make the background paper I stamped the biggest flourish from Flourishes #2 stamp set to the white cardstock with  Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Quick Silver Embossing Powder. Then I smudged different Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Fired Brick) to the craft mat, spritzed them with water, placed the cardstock to the wet ink, dried the CS and placed it to the ink again. After everything was dry, I sprinkled some Magic Speckle EP on top and heat set from underneath the cardstock. As a final touch I took the Gold Gel Pen and draw some lines near the flourishes.

Bottom edge and the notch on the top of the background was die cutted with Spellbinders die (A2 Scalloped Borders One). Layer underneath it was inked with Scattered Straw Distress ink. I applied Versamark ink on top and heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder.

A bit of greenery is die cutted out of Sticker Paper with MemoryBox die (Flowering Christmas Tree). I covered it with Meadow Spark Glitter.

For the matting layer I took a piece of cardstock and adhered 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape all around the edges and covered it with Denim Microfine Glitter. 

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Winter Bird House 803, Flourishes #2 520;
Glitters: Olaf White [G1121] from Frozen Glitter Set, Meadow Spark [G1014], Denim [GM2033];
Flocking: Twinkling Clouds [SS107];
Embossing Powders: Quick Silver [EP375], Sparkle [EP107], Magic Speckle [EP175];
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Ink (Broken China, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw);
Dies: Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles, A2 Scalloped Borders One), MemoryBox (Flowering Christmas Tree);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Golden Gel Pen;
AdhesivesSmall tip Nuvo Glue PenSticker Paper [99558], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01] Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas

It's never too early for Christmas cards! On this card I used adorable Elf Sitter digi stamp set. 
I love Sparkle N Sprinkle digis because they come with black and white outline image and also with colored image. I took an easy way and used pre-colored digi on my card. Only thing I did was adding some 'fur' here and there with Sakura Glue Pen and Cherry Sparkle Flocking. Bells was covered with Limonello Nuvo Jewel Drops. I fussy cut the Elf with scissors but digi set also includes cut files, so you can use your digital cutting machine if you have one :) 

Sentiment is from same digital stamp set. I printed it directly to the pattern paper. I had only small piece of this paper so I had to make sure that sentiment will come to right place in first try. For that I opened a Word document, draw a rectangle shape as large as my pattern paper was, placed the sentiment where I wanted and printed all out to a regular printing paper. Then I adhered my pattern paper on top of the printed rectangle with removable tape, placed the sheet back to printer, deleted rectangle shape from the screen and printed the sentiment out again. And here it is... Edges of the pattern paper was inked with Broken China Distress ink.

For the snowbanks I adhered 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the white cardstock and covered the tape with Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. I used scissors to cut them in suitable shape. More sparkle was added with Dimensional Glue and Olaf White Glitter from Frozen Glitter Set

For the background I used another piece of pattern paper. I stamped snowflakes from older SNS Stamp Set named Snow One Like You with Versamark ink all over the paper. They are heat embossed with Opaline Embossing Powder. I inked the edges with Broken China Distress ink and added Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard) in center of snowflakes and few more places.
I love to make glittery matting layers. For that I cover edges of the paper with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape, adhere pattern paper in center and cover rest of the tape with glitter. This time I used Blue Haze Microfine Glitter.

Trees are cut with dies from Leane Creatief Pine Tree set. They are cut out from watercolor cardstock which was colored with Nuance Powder (Jade) and Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles and Vintage Photo for tree stumps). I added some snow to the trees with Dimensional Glue and Olaf White from Frozen Glitter Set.

Materials used:
Stamp CreditsElf Sitter DIGI859, Snow One Like You #515;
GlittersCloud Nine (GM2000), Olaf White (G1121) from Frozen Glitter SetBlue Haze (GM2022);
Embossing PowdersOpaline (EP359);
FlockingsCherry Sparkle (SS100);
Dies: Leane Creatief (Pine Tree);
Coloring Medium: Nuance Powder (Jade), Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Vintage Photo, Broken China);
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT11), Dimensional Glue (539);
Cardstock: White, Pattern Papers, Watercolor CS;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard), Nuvo Jewel Drops (Limonello);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs and smiles
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