Monday, February 19, 2018

Butterflies and Hydrangeas




This is my second post of the day and I'd like to share with you a card created using one of the new stamp sets recently released from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The set is Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea and it also comes with some beautiful sentiments.

I started out by coloring the image with Copic markers and added Pan Pastels for the sky. A charcoal stick was used to add more depth to the shadows.  Once the image was colored,  Periwinkle glitter was added to the blue hydrangea petals and Bubblegum glitter was added to the pink hydrangea petals.



The butterfly was transformed into a sparkling beauty by adding glue to each area with a Sakura glue pen.  The yellow areas were covered with Sunny Daze glitter, the orange areas are accented with Creamsicle glitter, and the body of the butterfly was covered with Blue Raven glitter.

Once the image was complete, I fussy cut around the edge and adhered it to my card base.

The card base was created by die cutting white cardstock with a Sue Wilson die (Backgrounds-Swirly Vine).  I also cut a solid square from white cardstock so that I could add glitter underneath the cut outs.  I used 1" Tear-ific tape to cover the outer edge of this solid square and adhered the die cut piece on top.  Next, I added Cobalt Blue glitter to the remaining exposed adhesive areas.

I decided the white was too bright after laying the focal image on top.  Copics to the rescue.  I grabbed a light yellow (Y00) and colored the swirly vines.  Once this was completed, I used dimensional tape to pop dot the focal image.



Products Used:
GlitterPeriwinkle (G1060); Bubblegum (G1088); Sunny Daze (G1038); Creamsicle (G1140); Blue Raven (G1024); Cobalt Blue (GM2015)
Dies: Sue Wilson Designs (Backgrounds-Swirly Vine)
1” Tear-ific Tape
Dimensional Tape
Sakura Glue pen
Tangerine die cutting machine
Copic markers
Pan Pastels


Bonnet Birdie



Today's mixed media card features the newly released Bonnet Birdie stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I was privileged to be the colorist for the digital version of this image.  This sweet little bird was colored with Copic markers and the hat was stamped twice so I could layer it on top of the original hat for more dimension and to give a bit more shadow to her eyes. This also allowed me to add dimensional tape to the ribbon streamer coming off her hat.


The beak and claws were covered with Brushable Glue and then Mimosa Sparkle N Soft was added to the claws and Autumn Sparkle to her beak. Fire Engine Red glitter accents the dots on the ribbon on the hat and Nuvo Crystal Drops (Sugared Almond) accents the flower centers.

The image was then die cut using the Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Rectangle layering set and adhered to a die cut by Jeanine's Art (Garden Classics - Lace Frame Side Oval).  I cut this frame from white cardstock and then applied three different colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Indian Gold, Cosmic Brown, and Aquamarine) with a stipple brush.  The flower centers on this die cut were accented with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Sweet Lilac and Sugared Almond).
I wanted a mat for this die cut, so I traced around the die onto a piece of purple cardstock and then fussy cut it out.  I added Sparkle embossing powder to the mat and heat set it.  The patterned paper behind the mat was accented with more Sweet Lilac Crystal Drops.
The card base was dry embossed using a Sue Wilson embossing folder (Rambling Designs) and the raised areas were accented with more Cosmic Brown Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.


Products Used:
Glitter: Daisy (GM2019); Fire Engine Red (G1007)
Embossing Powder: Clear Detail (EP280); Sparkle (EP107)
Flock: Autumn Sparkle (SS106); Mimosa (SS114)
Dies: Tonic Studios (Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering set); Jeanine’s Art (Garden Classics-Lace Frame Side Oval); Frantic Stamper (Accessory Words #3)
Embossing Folder: Sue Wilson Designs (Rambling Blossoms)
Tangerine die cutting machine

Copic markers



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pretty Blooms {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop}


Welcome to the February 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

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



 873 Pretty Blooms
Digital Version: DIGI873B

883 Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea
Digital Version: DIGI883BG

885 Bonnet Birdie
Digital Version: DIGI885BG

886 Happiness Greetings
Digital Version: DIGI886DE

887 Balloon Bunch
Digital Version: DIGI887BG

DIGI3140M Snowman with a Heart (digi only) 

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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

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.)
  
Lisa
Irit
Diane
Chris
Donna
Sabrina
Jess
Eret
Anne
Shona


The Blog Hop runs from the 15th - 17th of each month.  

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SNS also has two kit clubs: The Stamp and Card-Making Video Kit Club is released on the 1st of each month and the new Multi-Project Kit Club is released on the 15th of each month.  Subscribe to the SNS You-Tube Channel to get great inspiration using all the products available in each kit.
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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.



Products used:
Glitter: Butterscotch (GM2051)
Embossing Powder: Clear Detail (EP280)
Dies: Lil’Inker Designs (Quilted Stitched Pattern die)
Embossing Folder: Tonic Studios Layered Leaves
VersaFine
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Crushed Grape)
Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Radiant Gold)
¼” Tear-ific Tape
Nuvo Glue Pen (Medium)
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tangerine die cutting machine

Zig Clean Brush water markers

For this card, I stamped the Pretty Blooms image with Versafine ink onto watercolor paper.  I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform so that I could get good coverage and then I heat set it with Clear Detail embossing powder.


Next I watercolored the image and background using Zig Clean Brush watercolor markers.  I added Butterscotch microfine glitter to the flower petals and Nuvo Crystal Drops (Crushed Grape) to the flower centers.  The image was then fussy cut out.

The mat behind the focal image was stamped using VersaFine and heat set with Clear Detail embossing powder.  Then I ran it through my Tangerine using a Lil' Inkers die (Quilted Stitched Pattern die).  I tied a ribbon around this mat and adhered my focal image.

For the card base, I ran the Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen around the edges, let it get tacky, and then added Radiant Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes.  The next step was to run this through my Tangerine, this time using a Tonic Studios embossing folder (Layered Leaves).  I love how the dry embossed gilding flakes look.

Your next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is Shona and I know you'll love what she's created for the hop!  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at Sparkle N Sprinkle.



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Purr-fect Day {Scrapy Land Challenge #83}



It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

My card today is an interactive card and used the following dies:
Lawn Fawn: Push Here
Lawn Fawn: Push Here coordinating stamp set
Art Impressions: Slider Frame die (and coordinating stamp set)
Die-Versions: I Wish You Express Edge
Die-Versions: Happy Sweet Wordlet
Die-Versions: Birthday Sweet Wordlet
Tattered Lace: Cuddly Icons
Taylored Expressions: Banner Stacklets 2



To start out, I die cut the Slider frame from patterned cardstock  and adhered it to the stamped image.  The Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet was use to die cut the revealing strip of paper.  I used an old EK Success pinch (Scallop punch) for my opening.  A loop of ribbon was attached to the end with small staples.



The "Pull Here" was stamped and then die cut and adhered to the front of the slider frame with dimensional tape.

inside

For the inside of the card, I die cut the Express Edge twice to give it a bit of a shadow.  The paw print is part of the Tattered Lace die set and cuts out the entire paw.

Now it's your turn to join us.  You have until Feb 18 to upload your projects.  Two winners are selected, a random winner and one chosen by the Design Team.

The new Design Team was also announced today.  So be sure to stop by and give them some love too :-).

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cherished Moments-Bride


Today's card features the new Cherished Moments-Bride stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I used the digi version and printed it twice so I could fussy cut the roses in her hair.  I die cut the entire image using a Spellbinders (Opulent Ovals) die and then colored the image with Copic markers.



VersaMark was applied to all of the roses and then heat set with Sparkle embossing powder.  I added Brushable Glue to the veil and covered it with Bridal glitter.  I let this dry thoroughly before adding dimensional tape to the roses and adhering to her hair. 

The background was die cut using a Tonic Studios layering die (Swirling Frame Layering die set).  Then I dry embossed one of the dies on the paper instead of having it die cut through the paper.  Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Lilac Lavender) was applied using one of the Marshmallows from the three-pack.

Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops were added to the necklace and on the Opulent Ovals frame.




Products used:
Cherished Moments - Bridedigital version
GlitterBridal (G1029)
Embossing PowderSparkle (EP107)
Nuvo Embellishment MousseLilac Lavender
Nuvo Jewel DropsPale Periwinkle
die: Tonic Studios (Swirling Frame layering die set)
die: Spellbinders (Opulent Ovals)
Brushable Glue
1/4" Tear-ific Tape
Marshmallows 3
VersaMark

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hello Foxy


Products used:
Hello Foxy rubber stamp set
Gecko microfine glitter
Clear Detail embossing powder
Crafter's Companion embossing folder (Leaf Vein)
Tonic Studios die (Ribbon and Bows Layering die set)
Lawn Fawn die (Magic Slider die set)
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue; Spring Green)
Nuvo Hybrid Ink (Safari Green)
VersaMark
Super Adhesive Sheet
Marshmallows 3
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine



This mixed media card using Hello Foxy from Sparkle N Sprinkle was really fun to make.  I started out by stamping my images using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, coloring them with Copic markers, and fussy cutting each image out.  I really wanted to bring out the reds in their coats and add a bit of texture as well.  So I added VersaMark and heat set each image with Clear Detail embossing powder.



For the background, I die cut white cardstock using the Tonic Studios Ribbon and Bows layering die set.  After die cutting the cardstock, I ran it through my Tangerine die cutting machine (💟💟💟 this machine!!!) with a Crafter's Companion embossing folder (Leaf Vein) and added color to the raised portions with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue and Spring Green) using a Marshmallow sponge.   

The next step was to die cut a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet using the same die as before but with out the cut-out insert.  I then adhered the dry embossed/moussed die cut on top of the Super Adhesive Sheet and covered the remaining adhesive with Gecko microfine glitter.

For the card base, I used a little trick as there wasn't a larger size die.  I die cut the green cardstock, cut it in half, and then adhered the pieces on either end to give the illusion of a complete mat.


The sentiment was stamped onto a negative piece from the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider die set.  I used the Safari Green Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad to stamp my sentiment.  The ink stays "wet" long enough to emboss it, so I added Clear Detail embossing powder on top and heat set it.  I also inked up the edge of the heart with some Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

I think this set is so versatile. This card would be a great masculine valentine using non-traditional colors.  It would also be great for an anniversary or thank you card.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Industrial Chic Birthday {Scrapy land Challenge #82}


It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I also wanted to let everyone know that Scrapy Land is having a Design Team Call!!  If you're interested in being a part of this fun group, you can check out the details here: DT CALL.

For this week's challenge, I needed a masculine birthday card and I wanted to try creating a faux rust look.  So the two ideas came together in this birthday card.


I started out by die cutting the Sue Wilson Designs Industrial Chic Background die from white cardstock.  I've seen various tutorials on how to create "rust" using acrylic paints, but I wanted to try and do it with ink pads.  I brought out a few of my Memento ink pads (Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay, and Desert Sand).  I began with the Rich Cocoa using the direct-to-paper method.  Next I added spots of Potter's Clay.  I kept going back and forth between the Rich Cocoa and the Potter's Clay until most of the white cardstock was covered.  As a final touch, I blended everything together with the Desert Sand.



I used the same process on another piece on another piece of white cardstock and then die cut the Sprockets from Taylored ExpressionsHere are some other options as well.

In order to give the "rust spots" the dimension that it would have in real life, I added some glue to various areas and then covered it with ground cinnamon (just as I would if it were embossing powder or glitter).  I placed the excess cinnamon back in my newly designated "cinnamon craft jar" for future use.  Not only did it give the added texture I was looking for, it smelled pretty good too. 😃

The sentiment is a Tonic Studios die (Retro Birthday).  It was die cut from the same cream colored cardstock as the card base. Other birthday options are here.

Now it's your turn to play along with us.  You have until Feb 4 to join in on the fun and have a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to Scrapy Land.

Don't forget about the Scrapy Land DT Call.  The Call closes on Jan 28, 2018.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hello {Sparkle N Sprinkle Jan Reveal}



Welcome to the January 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 


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




Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the 
SNS store!

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.)
  
Belinda
Anne
Chris
Jess
Donna
Diane
Shona
Eret

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.


The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook and runs from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet, there are freebies located on the Home page of thSNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

SNS is proud to announce there are now two kit clubs each month!  The first one is the Video Stamp and Card-Making Kit Club and will be available on the first of each month.  The new kit club is the Multi-Project Kit Club and will released on the 15th of each month.   Both are hosted by our very own Demo Donna!  Demo Donna will provide lots of inspiration on the SNS You-Tube channel using all the contents in the kits.  Each kit has a retail value between $40 - $65 and is only $35.



Now for a bit about my project:



I started out by coloring Cara and Mouse Friend with Copic markers and die cutting using an old Spellbinders scalloped oval die.  Next I die cut a couple different Tonic Studios layering die sets. The Layered Rivoli layering die set was used to die cut the white cardstock and the blue patterned paper was die cut using the Decorative Rivoli layering die set.

I added Butterscotch microfine glitter to the yellow flowers on the image and to outline the decorative areas on the die cuts.  Ocean Breeze, Pink Fizz,  and Black Diamonds microfine glitters were also used to highlight the various flowers on the image.  Bubble Gum glitter accents the tiny mouse's cheeks and the inside of his ears.

The sentiment is part of the Roses In My Heart set and I used the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp this onto one of the smaller dies from the Tonic Studios die.  I stamped it several times with Memento ink (Summer Sky) in order to get it darker (I didn't have a reinker for this ink pad, so this was the best solution 😏).  I left the stamp in place, cleaned it off, and then added VersaMark and stamped it one last time.  Then I heat set the sentiment using Clear Detail embossing powder.  Butterscotch microfine glitter also accents the decorative areas on the die cut.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Chris and I know she has something fun for you too.  Be sure to leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs for your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the SNS store!

Happy Hopping,