Sparkle N Sprinkle is looking for 3 – 6 Guest Designers (Cardmakers and/or Scrapbookers) who are talented craft enthusiasts that love our products, know how to use them, and will promote them on the SNS Blog as well as their own personal blogs. So, if you enjoy playing with glitters, embossing powders, flocking, and rubber (and digital) stamps, we’d love for you to try out for the team. You can view current Designer projects to get an idea of what we are looking for on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Creative Challenge Blog.
Each Guest Designer will have a three-month term. You will receive a special Guest Project Package kit full of supplies, plus the ability to choose addition products and stamp sets each month during your term. Each additional monthly kit is valued at approximately $50.
The Guest Project kit will consist of the following:
Dates of Commitment:
Guest Designer Term #1 will be March 1 – June 3 and will participate in the April, May, and June Reveals
Guest Designer Term #2 will be June 1 – Sept 3 and will participate in the July, Aug, and Sept Reveals
Guest Designer Term #3 will be Sept 1 – Dec 3 and will participate in the Oct, Nov, and Dec Reveals
You will also need to have a Facebook account. SNS has a private group, as well as a Company page, and this is how the Designers communicate with each other and how we promote our projects.
You will be responsible for:
How to Apply:
* Why you’d like to work with us and what you can bring to the team.
* A brief description about yourself and your crafting style.
* Any previous design teams, published work, and/or any other artistic information you’d like to share.
* Submit 3 projects using SNS products or products similar to ours. You may either attach them to the email or provide specific links.
* A link to your blog
* Your contact information
* Please indicate in the Subject line of your email: “Guest DT Call – and your name”.
An email confirmation will be sent to you within 48 hours of receiving your application. If you haven’t heard from us, please re-submit your application, as we did not receive the original email.
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Guest Designer spots for the upcoming year. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing all of your creations.
The Collector, one of the new releases this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle, was so fun to color. I used the digi version of this set and created the background by layering the berries 3 times in a pattern that I liked and printed it out. I printed the image and the sentiment separately.
The image was colored in Copic markers and fussy cut out. Elephant Grey flock and Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft was added to his tail and nose using Dimensional Glue. Both the sentiment and image are mounted on dimensional dots, with the image being higher than the sentiment.
The card base is a round card, die cut with Spellbinders Grand Circles and I thought the shape matched the sentiment perfectly ;-). Sticker Paper was die cut using the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Rick Rack circles and was covered with Pixie Violet glitter. The card front was die cut from a Super Adhesive Sheet. (I used the same die as the card base. By creating a card front the same size, I can hide the card fold.) After adhering all of the elements, I covered the remaining adhesive in Cloud Nine glitter.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s release. One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!
This month FOUR new stamp sets were introduced. All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Collector set #682 is the stamp set featured in This Month’s Technique Video.
The sets are:
One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers’ blogs.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive
each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)
Congratulations goes to
Gorgeous card, so fun and cheery! Happy New year!
Her comment came from Anne’s blog.
(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person’s blog title to send you to their Home page.)
Here is a preview of what you’ll see on the Blog Hop this month:
We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Last month the winner came from Marie’s blog.
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?
I used the digi version, printed the image out twice and colored everything with Copic markers. I doodled the “wallpaper” behind the girls onto the white cardstock with Copic markers and colored in. The party hats were fussy cut from the second printed image, colored with Copics, and Bubble Gum glitter was added to the hat stripes and Berry Pudding tinsel glitter to the bottom of the party hats and to the pom poms on top. Spirited Green glitter accentuates Gerty’s eyeglasses and Sparkling Snow gives Eunice’s necklace a high sparkle. Bubble Gum glitter also adds sparkle to the birthday cake and candles.
The sentiment banner was die cut from Sticker paper using the MFT Party Banner die and Die-Versions Tide Pool font die. I randomly sprinkled some Berry Pudding tinsel glitter around (after placing the letters onto the sticker paper) and then covered the rest of the adhesive with Sparkling Snow. Glossy Accents covers the letters for more of a shine.
1/8″ Tear-ific tape covers the seams between the card base and the first layer of patterned cardstock. After exposing the adhesive, more Berry Pudding tinsel glitter was added for a festive look.
I used the digi version and printed him out twice. I fussy cut out the entire image form the first one and the scarf from the second one and colored everything with Copic markers, I also added a little Lavender Iris glitter to the bottom of the scarf and pop dotted the ruffles up from the rest of the card after adhering it to the main image. The sentiment, which is part of the set, was manipulated to all be in a single line and was printed on colored vellum.
I found the igloo from some free clip art and added a bit of bling to the snow with Diamond Dust glitter. The large snowflakes are vellum embellishments that I’ve had for quite a while. To spruce them up, I added accent marks with a VersaMarker, covered the embossing ink with Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it. I also added VersaMarker to each individual snowflake in the patterned paper and heat set more Silver Lightning embossing powder.
After printing out the image and coloring it with Copic markers, I added glitter accents to the ice and water. After applying glue using the Sakura glue pen, Aqua Marine glitter was added to the ripples in the water as well as the sprays of water. Sparkling Snow glitter was added to the ice and snow. I also added dots of glue and Aqua Marine glitter to the patterned cardstock in the background to give it a bit more so pizzaz.
I printed the sentiment onto vellum and added Clear embossing powder and heat set it immediately after it coming out of the printer. This helps prevent the ink from smudging as it has a tendency to dry more slowly on vellum. The sentiment is attached to the card with brads that I blinged up using the Bling Your Brads technique and Jamaican Dreams embossing powder.
I’m also happy to say that this colored image was used for the laminated card packaging. So, when you purchase the rubber stamp set, you are bringing a little bit of my artwork home with you :-). You can also view more detailed instructions here, in my SNS Art Gallery.
Beautiful Friendship is one of the six new releases this month. Anne here and I decided to create another acetate card and although they are really hard to capture in a photo, they are pretty easy and fun to make.
I started out by creating the scalloped card base using the Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame. Take a piece of cardstock slightly larger that the die and fold in half, creating the card base. Using removable tape, lightly adhere the die on the card front, making sure the cutting edge is slightly past the card fold. Die cut the card. Your card should now open and close with the fold at the top. I really like this technique, but I prefer to have all the scallops showing at the top, instead of being part of the fold. To alleviate this, I die cut a single piece of cardstock and adhere it directly on top of the card base. Now you won’t see the card fold at all (at least until the card is opened). After die cutting this top piece, I spritzed it with Memories Mist (Pale Ale). I’m not a huge fan of mists because they usually spurt out big blobs of ink along with the finer mist. So far, I haven’t had this problem with the Memories Mists, so I think I’ll be using these more often.
Now to create the focal point. I started out by applying Memento Ink (Cantaloupe and Cottage Ivy) directly onto the rubber stamp. Once I had an outline of the image, I colored the rest in with Copic markers and added touches of glitter to the rose petals with a Sakura glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter. Fussy cut this out and die cut a piece of Sticker paper using the Labels Four die from Spellbinder. Expose the adhesive, adhere the colored image to the center, and cover the rest of the exposed adhesive with Lavender Iris glitter. Die cut a second piece of Sticker Paper and cover the entire thing with Lavender Iris glitter. This will be adhered to the inside of the front panel.
Next, recycle pieces of acetate from packaging (or you can also use Embossable Acetate) which are cut to cover the openings in the frame (front panel and back panel.) After adhering these acetate pieces to the inside of the card, I added strips of 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape around the edges and covered them with more Lavender Iris glitter.
Die cut two smaller pieces of white cardstock using the Labels Four dies and stamp your sentiment onto one of them with black ink. Cover with Clear embossing powder and heat set. Adhere the sentiment to the inside center of the back panel with Tear-ific Tape. Adhere the same sized die cut to the back panel as well. This covers up your adhesive so that it won’t show through the acetate.
You can review step by step instructions on my SNS Art Gallery page, found here.