Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sending Smiles

Hi! I had a piece of corrugated cardboard from a cookie box. And because flowers makes everything pretty, I thought Botanical Orchid Flowers stamp set #874 will give a new and beautiful life to a recycled cardboard as well. Here's my take on that.

Flower from Sparkle N Sprinkle Botanical Orchid Flowers rubber stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink to the watercolor cardstock. Tonic Stamp Platform was a huge help to get a nice and grisp image to a textured paper. It allowed me to double stamp the image without any issue. I heat embossed the image with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. For coloring I used Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens from Autumn Woodland and Spring Meadow sets. For the pink I diluted Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse water and got myself a nice and shimmery pink watercolor. I adhered some Berry Red Glitter with Sakura Glue Pen to inside of the flowers and also added Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops.


And now, a bit more about the background. As I said, I used a corrugated cardboard from cookie box. I brushed some white paint here and there. After paint was dried, I sponged some Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse on top of the painted parts, making sure I don't cover all the white. I added Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen some places and let it become tacky. Then I covered the glue with Radiant Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes. For sparkle and texture I added Shaved Ice and Berry Red Glitter with Brushable Glue.


This cardboard had folds in it and I didn't want to glue them down. So I covered piece of cardstock with 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (any width tape will work, I just had it on hand) and Berry Red Glitter. Cardboard was adhered to the center. Because flaps are not adhered down, the glitter will peek from the both ends. 


Flowers didn't show up on the background very well, so I made a circle vellum background to it with white scalloped circle frame. Sentiment is from same Botanical Orchid Flowers Stamp Set. It's stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I drew a straight line underneath the sentiment with Sakura Glue Pen and covered it with  Berry Red Glitter. 


If you feel inspired, please make a project with any SNS image (either rubber or digi) and share it with us on Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge at the Facebook group.
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. 

Materials used: 
StampsBotanical Orchid Flowers #874;
GlittersShaved Ice [SH101], Berry Red [G1138];
Embossing PowdersGold Detail [EP168];
InksVersamark;
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large);
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Autumn WoodlandSpring Meadow), Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Peony Pink);
AdhesivesMedium Nuvo Glue Pen, Brushable Glue [540], 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT05], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum, Corrugated Cardboard;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Drops (Honey Gold);
Others: White Paint, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Peony Pink), Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Radiant Gold);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal

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


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

The sets are:

Cat's Meow 870
(Digital Version: DIGI870B)



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.

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


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.)

Chris
Diane
Shona
Belinda
Anne
Donna
Eret
Jess

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.

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.

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My card features two sad cats and one of the sentiments from Cat's Meow stamp set. This set is very versatile. During next four weeks, I'll share a Christmas card made with other two cats from Cat's Meow.

I stamped both cats with Versafine (Onyx Black) ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I did some coloring with Promarkers (ears, nose, butterfly) but most of the cats are covered with Flocking. Sitting cat is "colored" with Sakura Glue Pen and Buff Flocking. To exhausted cat I also added patches of Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft and Dark Chocolate Flocking.

I used two Wooden Popsicle Sticks on my card. To make them nice and shiny, I brushed Mother of Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on top of them. Then I pounced one of the popsicle stick with Anti Static Bag to remove the static electricity. I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.


I ripped some holes to the shabby blue wooden pattern paper and adhered another pattern paper underneath to peek out from the openings. To the two corners of the background I applied some glue and covered it with Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft. 


Across the background I sprinkled Blackened Bronze Embossing Powder and heat set it from underneath the paper. And because my card wasn't enough worn-out and gloomy... actually it was but I just had to adhere Oceanic Glass Glitter here and there... 

The next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is Jess with her amazing project.

Materials used:
StampsCat's Meow #870;
GlittersOceanic Glass Glitter [GG15];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120], Blackened Bronze [EP454];
FlockingTwinkling Clouds [SS107], Buff [FL109], Dark Chocolate [FL104]
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Ground Espresso);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (Studiolight - PPSL39, PPSL47);
Others: Wooden popsicle Sticks;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Best Fishes

Hi! I struggle with masculine cards. But Sparkle N Sprinkle Gus - Fish Whisper rubber stamp set and Digital Set will make it very easy. 

Sentiment is from Gus-Fish Whisper rubber set. It's stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Antiquities Embossing Powder. I cut it out with a die from Spellbinders Labels Two set. While the die was still in place I inked the paper with Broken China Distress ink. Then I used Sakura Glue Pen to draw a frame around the inking and covered the glue with Sea Spray Glitter. 


Image is from Gus-Fish Whisper Digital Set. I used the pre-colored image and cut it out with a die from Spellbinders Radiant rectangle set. Same thing in here as with sentiment layer: while the die was still in place I inked the paper with Broken China Distress ink. Then I used Sakura Glue Pen to draw a frame around the inking and covered the glue with Sea Spray Glitter. 
I glued some Shaved Ice Glitter to the fish. Love how it gives a look like the fish has a shiny scales. I covered fish, fisherman glasses, boots, fishing rod and few more things with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops.


For the background I used a dull pattern paper. I made it prettier with an older Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set named Wonky Lines Background. I placed the stamp to the Stamp Platform and used Versamark ink to make the impression. First stamped image was heat embossed with Sky Blue Spark Embossing Powder. Then I placed the paper to Stamp Platform up side down and made another impression. This time it was heat embossed with Antiquities Embossing Powder. 


Edges of the matting layer are covered with  1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Sea Spray Glitter. Some finishing touches was added with Dazzling BlueHoney Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops. Cattails on the image was also covered with Honey Gold Glitter Drops.


Materials used:
Stamps: Gus - Fish Whisper 871 and Digital Set Digi871, Wonky Lines Background 659;
GlittersShaved Ice [SH101], Sea Spray [G1023];
Embossing PowdersSky Blue Spark [EP162], Antiquities [EP266];
Inks: Distress Ink (Broken China), Versamark;
Dies: Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles, Labels Two);
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Dazzling BlueHoney Gold);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret
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