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Build A Flower

Diane with you today to ‘brighten’ up your days with a pretty

and colorful bouquet using the new stamp set

Build A Flower.

If you saw my last post HERE then you might remember me

saying I would be using my ‘Nuance’ color sheets for my next post,

which is what I did.

The colors of Nuance used were:

Turquoise, Purple, and  Hot Pink

(By the way, there are 3 NEW colors of Nuance in the store,

you might want to take a peek)!

I stamped several flowers on the scrap pieces I had left from

my bunny card.

Then, carefully cut each one out.

(I ended up not using the yellow flower).

Once the flowers were cut, I used my

flower making tools (mat and stylus) to shape the petals

I cut both a Spellbinders Basic Circle (which I embossed with a decor dots EB folder),

and a Circle Delight die, which I placed under the basic circle…pretty isn’t it?

I die cut a Tutti Designs Stitched Heart, which I then embossed the sentiment

with Coffee (one of my favorites) embossing powder.

The leaves were stamped, colored with Copics, then coated with

Exhilarated Green glitter.

I finished the flowers by adding Black Ice glitter to each center and

Nuvo Crystal Crystal Glitter Drops,

Silver Moondust to the blue, Purple Rain to the purple

and Sherbert Shimmer to the pink flowers.

For the finishing touch,

a pretty pink bow was added.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Cherry Blossom Wreath {12.14.2016}

Hi from Designer Chris! Today’s card makes me so happy!! I used the new Build a Wreath digi stamp. Let’s check it out.
I sized the wreath I wanted (there are four wreath options in this incredible digi stamp set) and chose one of the many sentiments and sized it to go inside the wreath. That is one of the benefits of a digi stamp set, you can really manipulate them to any size you want! I also sized some of the cherry blossoms, leaves, and the bow, then printed them out twice. I fussy cut out the blossoms, leaves, and bow, and partial die cut out the wreath with a circle die, leaving the bow tails uncut. I fussy cut around the bow tails sticking out of the edge of the circle that was die cut, and fussy cut out other bow pieces to add dimension. Once I had everything cut out, I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Large adhesive to the bow pieces, and sprinkled on some Collegiate Garnet glitter. I layered up the bow pieces with dimensional tape to give dimension. Here is a close up of the bow. Look how beautiful that Collegiate Garnet glitter is! Be still my heart!!
For my background, I ran some pink cardstock through my Cuttlebug in a leaf embossing folder. I then lightly swept my Versamark Ink Pad over the raised portions of the cardstock, and sprinkled on some Pink Lady embossing powder, and heat set it. This gave the background additional texture, dimension, and some extra sparkle and pizazz 🙂
I adhered blossoms to the wreath, and added more dimension by adding foam dimensionals. I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Fine adhesive to the wreath, flowers, and leaves, and sprinkled on two colors on the wreath: Peruvian Lily,and Rose Gold. I also added on Bubble Gum to the blossoms and Luau Green to the leaves. Here is a photo showing the wreath, cherry blossoms, and leaves.
Here is another shot of the card that shows some of the dimension. I have a thing for pink and for cherry blossoms, so this Build a Wreath digi stamp set was the perfect set to use for a pink fix! I love how versatile it is and how much you can do with it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Bloom with Happiness

Here is a card in bright Summer colors to light up those long and dark winter nights. I used brand new Rustic Flower – Snapdragons 816 stamp set.

On the focal image I did some paper piecing. First I covered piece of white cardstock with Large Nuvo Glue Pen. While it was drying I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to another piece of white cardstock. I colored flowers with Promarkers and added some Margarita Velvet Glitter with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to some leaves.  Then I returned back to the first piece of cardstock. On top of the sticky glue (Nuvo Glue Pen dries sticky) I added Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. After excess flakes was rubbed away, I stamped the can part of the image with JetBlack StazOn ink on top. This was fussy cut out and glued to the colored image.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Coffee Embossing Powder. For the background I used white cardstock which was inked with Dandelion Memento and Spun Sugar Distress inks.

I used dies from Creative Expressions Trellis Edger set to add some interest to the background. Inked background is popped up with foam tape. Layer underneath is covered with 3/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. I made a glittered ribbon with 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Daisy Velvet Glitter.  Here is a tutorial how to make this kind of pretty ribbons.
To finish off the lattice I added some White Nuvo Crystal Drops to middle of each cross point.

To the edges of the matting layers I added 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Margarita Velvet Glitter.  Some Green Apple Nuvo Crystal Drops was also added to the card.

This is it – my bright summer card.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Rustic Flower – Snapdragons 816;
Glitters: Margarita (GM2032), Daisy (GM2019);
Embossing Powders: Coffee (EP459);
Inks: StazOn (JetBlack), Memento (Tuxedo Black, Dandelion), Distress Inks (Spun Sugar), Versamark;
Dies: Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Adhesives: Large Nuvo Glue Pen, Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen, 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), 3/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT05), Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops (White, Green Apple);
Others: Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper);

Thank you for the visit,
Eret

Spring Bunny

Hello friends!
 
 
It’s Designer Jess here today with another fun Easter card!
 

Supply List:

 
This card was super fun to make and came together quite quickly. There is a lot of embossing, so let’s get going!

 Card Instructions

To start with, I did my embossing on the outside edges of both the pink layer, green layer and cardbase. What I did was take the main image stamp and used the bottom portion (the flowers, eggs and grass) and used it to stamp all along the edges of the panels!  I used Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on my Embossing Powders!  I used Rosa Embossing Powder on the pink layer and cardbase. Pineapple Embossing Powder was used on the green layer. 
To make the doily, I covered the entire white doily with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Princess Rose Embossing Powder, heat setting of course! 🙂
 
 
Once I was done with all those parts, I set those pieces aside and started on my main image.  I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.  For coloring, I grabbed my Watercolor Pencils, an aquapainter and went to work!  I am still an amateur with coloring, but I think I’m improving 🙂
 
 
The image was fussy cut out after it was dry (TIP: Use a heat gun to speed up drying time!).  I covered the entire image in Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It created such a gorgeous shine!
 
The sentiment was stamped onto some white cardstock using Versamark Ink. I embossed with Black Detail Embossing powder. I actually separated the sentiment in half and did a swash of watercolor on the background too.
 
  

 Putting It All Together

To start assembly, I used the Large Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere the embossed doily to the pink layer. The pink layer was attached to the green layer using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.I popped the fussy cut focal image up with some Foam Squares.
 
 I also created a fun “grass” border simply by cutting a 1″ strip of green cardstock randomly and bending them a bit. Fun, right?  I realized after that I should have grabbed my Grassy Green Flocking to add to the dimension – next time! The border was also attached using 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape. I tied a bit of bakers twine around the panel for added fun.
 
The entire panel was adhered to the card base using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.  I used a mini-stapler to attach a bit of frayed bakers twine behind the sentiments and popped them ofn using Foam Squares. 
 
   
 
I hope you enjoy this card!  Don’t forget to grab your fave SNS products from the shop!
 
Until next time,
 
Jess

Wishing Ewe a Happy Valentine’s Day

Good morning to Ewe!

Today, I’m jumping ahead to 2017, with this fun little set from the December Reveal, Will Ewe be Mine Set 813, to wish the recipient a Happy Valentine’s Day.

I knew right away that I wanted these little lambs to be fluffy, and what better way to do that than with some fun Snow White flocking! Did you know you can color your flocking? Just dab a Copic marker using the side of the nib and the color transfers nicely on to the flocking. If you are doing larger areas – you can use a dauber. I used the marker for the inside of the little lambs’ ears.

So to begin, I stuck a piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock. I took off the protective backing and added the Snow White Flocking to the sticky surface and burnished it in well with my finger tool. Once I was happy with the coverage, I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black directly on top of the flocking. I then stamped the image on black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail.

After coloring in the lambs’ ears, I fussy cut the two white lambs on the left and right so that I could pop them up along side the little black sheep.

I covered the silver brads in Versamark and then dipped them in the Red Apple embossing powder and heat set them.

Using a Versamarker Pen, I added a little embossing ink to the inside of the black sheep’s ears and heat embossed with Petal Pink.

The white sheep were then adhered on top of the black version and I used a needle with silver thread to make the heart rope, before adding all the little hearts to the image.

Dimensional Glue was used to add the googly eyes. The red background was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Rectangles before being embossed with the Darice Hearts embossing folder. This was then layered over the image then layered on white cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped on red cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed  with Black Detail, this was also cut out using one of the smaller Lifestyle Crafts Rectangles. A piece of red and white gingham ribbon was attached to the back of the sentiment and this was popped up with Foam Squares at the base of the card.

The ribbon was attached to the back of the card front before being layered to the black card base to finish.

I hope “ewe’ve” enjoyed my share today!

Till next time,

Shona

Hello

Good morning all, it’s Belinda here to share a project with you using the new Build A Flower stamp set!!  I love, love, love this set!!

To start my project I needed to create the background panel.  Using a Prima stencil and Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste this was created.  I love how pretty and sparkly the paste looks when using it with a stencil.  A little sparkle was added around the background panel using Nuvo Small Glue Pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  It really creates beautiful backgrounds for your project.  It is a must try!!   Once that was finished it was onto the pretty flowers.

The flowers were stamped with versamark onto vellum and embossed using White Spark EP.  They were fussy cut out and colored from the backside using copic markers.  The smaller flowers were stamped again, steps repeated and placed on top of the larger flowers using foam dots.  The leaves were stamped in the same way.

For the flower pot I used left over cardstock that has been covered with glue using the Large Nuvo Glue Pen and then covered with foil, distress using black ink.  An embossing folder was inked on the raised side with versamark the foiled cardstock was placed inside the embossing folder and run thourgh the Big Shot.  The embossed cardstock was then covered with Golden Sparkle EP and heat set.

I was very pleased with the vintage look.  The pot was then stamped with Stazon ink and fussy cut out.  Small drops of Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops were placed on the flower centers.  The flowers and leaves were then arranged in the pot.  I placed dots of blue Tombow markers in the corners and put Morning Dew Crystal Drops on top.  I really love how the drops picked up the color from the markers.

 

The sentiment was die cut using a Anna Griffin die, which was inked with versamark and embossed with Indian Spark EP.  A second die cut was cut using black cardstock and placed slightly off center to create a shadow effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!

Belinda

Wishing Ewe a Wonderful Day

Will Ewe Be Mine 813

 

Anne here on the blog today and I’m featuring the new Will Ewe Be Mine stamp set released this month. There are several different sentiments, so it’s for more than just for Valentine’s. I combined two of the sentiments for an all-occasion type of card.

Will Ewe Be Mine 813

I stamped the image twice so I could fussy cut out their heads and pop dot them onto the main image. These cute guys were colored with Copic markers and the hearts and string were outlined with a red Copic multiliner before being covered with Neon Flamingo glitter.

 

The image was then die cut using the new Sizzix/Tim Holtz Snowglobe die set. The strip at the bottom of the globe and the outside edge of the globe was covered with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

 

As I mentioned before, I used two of the sentiments and stamped them together on one line. The stamps were stamped with Memento Ink (Rose Bud) and then quickly covered with Clear Detail embossing powder. Even though this is a dye ink, if you act quick enough, you can heat emboss with it. (Have you container of embossing powder open and ready to pour as soon as you’ve stamped!)

 

Will Ewe Be Mine 813

The sentiment was then die cut using the Fishtail Flags die from My Favorite Things. I also added a couple of pop dots under the die cut and wrapped a strip of 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape around the end. I added more Neon Flamingo glitter to the top and used the tape that was wrapped underneath the flag to adhere to the card base.

 

 

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Spring Bunny

I know for a lot of you it is cold outside and even a bit gloomy!

To cheer you up and bring you a bit of sunshine,

I have a pretty  Easter bunny to share with you!

I used the newly released set Spring Bunny.

Spring Bunny

I wanted my eggs in the set to look like real colored Easter eggs,

so I spritzed water on paper,

then lightly tapped different  colors of Nuance on

to give a ‘dyed’ egg look.

Spring Bunny

I let the paper dry for a bit, then to hurry it along I used my heat gun

to finish drying it.

A tip though, it to let it dry for a bit first once you have achieved the look you want,

otherwise if still wet, the color will shift, and change the way it looks.

The colors of Nuance used for the eggs are

Turquoise, Bright Yellow, Purple, Orange and Pink.

Once dry, I stamped just the egg sections, then fussy cut out and applied to my already Copic colored image.

I also stamped a few separate eggs (part o fth estamp set) and fussy cut those as well.

Spring Bunny

I die cut Impression Obsession clouds and added

Sparkle N Soft Twinkling Clouds to one,

the second cloud was embossed with Coffee embossing powder.

I die cut three grass pieces

then using brushable glue, Spirited Green   glitter was added.

The extra eggs were placed among the grass.

To finish, I simply added a bit of

Sugar Plum glitter to the flowers

and a ‘fluffy’ bunny tail!

Thank you for visiting with me today.

I will be back late this month

using some of the same Nuance papers I have show here…

see you then!

Diane

December New Reveal Blog Hop Winner

 dec 2016 collage

 

Build A Flower 811 (digi version DIGI811)
Will Ewe Be Mine 813 (digi version DIGI813)
Light Up My Life 814 (digi version DIGI814)
Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons 816 (digi version DIGI816)
Spring Bunny 819 (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only) DIGI3128B

 

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

Patti 

Like the layering!

Her comment came from Belinda‘s blog.

 

Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize. Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

 

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,

December New Reveal Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s

December New Reveal Blog Hop.

We have six new stamp sets to share with you this month.  All of these sets will be 20% off their regular price until the 3rd of the month.  All of the new sets are available in both cling mounted rubber and as a digital image.

The sets are:

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Build A Flower 811 (digi version DIGI811)
Will Ewe Be Mine 813 (digi version DIGI813)
Light Up My Life 814 (digi version DIGI814)
Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons 816 (digi version DIGI816)
Spring Bunny 819 (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only) DIGI3128B

 

 

On Dec 3rd, 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 on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

 

This month’s Blog Hop order is:

 

 Eret
Chris
Shona
Belinda
Jess
Anne
Diane
Donna

 

(*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.)

We love reading your comments and we hope that we have inspired you as well.

 

We hope you have enjoyed the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do and that it’s sparked your creative juices.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers’ blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (Checked for compliance.)  Last month Anne was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month???

 

 

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A new Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes, using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.  Come see how you can be a SNS Featured Artist too.

 

 

YouTube Demo Donna

 Have you checked out the SNS Youtube Channel featuring Demo Donna yet? If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all of Demo Donna’s latest tips and techniques!

 
 
 
 
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