Love and Kisses

by Eret on December 20, 2014

Hey! It’s Eret here from Estonia. Happy Valentine’s Day! Then I look out from window I’d rather like to say Happy Easters but let’s stick to the Valentine’s Day. This month SNS released a wonderful new stamp set named Love and Kisses #676. I used the digi version DIGI676 on my card.

Purple background image is inked with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Amethyst Spray EP. I applied another coat of VersaMark ink and sprinkled some Dandy Dandelion, Belgian Cream and Magic Speckle EPs on top.

Matting layer of the image is also heat embossed with Dandy Dandelion EP.

For embellishments I added three clear rhinestone hearts which was colored with yellow marker.

Image it self is colored with markers. I removed the hearts they stand on and added the sentiment. Edges of the image layer is inked with Summer Sky ink.

Full instructions of how to make this card are in the SNS Gallery.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits:
Love and Kisses #676 (digi version DIGI676)
Embossing Powders
: Amethyst Spray (EP319), Dandy Dandelion (EP178), Belgian Cream (EP436), Magic Speckle (EP175);
Inks
: Memento (Summer Sky), VersaMark Inkpad;
Coloring Medium
:  Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Embellishments
: Clear Heart Rhinestone
Cardstock
: White;

Hugs & smiles,
Eret

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Season’s Greetings

by Belinda Shupe on December 17, 2014

Good morning all it’s Belinda here to share a Christmas layout with you!!

I started my background paper using the new Toyland Bear #674 stamp set that was just released.

Using the pine stamp to create the background in the corners and along the side of the page.  They were stamped with green ink and small dots of dimensional glue was added to the berries and glittered using Fire Engine Red glitter.

The ornament was punch from sticker paper and glittered using the Lacey Glitter Background technique.  You can find a tutorial HERE on how to create this look.

To create the strips of paper I used the snowflake stamp from Snow One Like Me and the Crystal Medallion. They were stamped with versamark and embossed using White EP.

To create the strips I used 1/8″ and 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape with Elegant Emerald and Silver Dreams glitter.

The Season’s Greetings was die cut using Die-Versions Season’s Greeting Script die.  I used brushable glue and Elegant Emerald glitter to add sparkle.

You can find complete details on this layout HERE on my SNS gallery!

Have a great day see you soon!

Belinda

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Toyland Bear

by Anne Temple on December 15, 2014

Toyland Bear is one of the new stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.  I decided to do something a little different and created a pocket card with my sentiment stamped on a tag that is hidden behind the image.

The image is colored with Copic markers and Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft flock was added to his paw pads (along with Dimensional Glue)  Cloud Nine glitter was added to sticker paper and the Frantic Stamper (Alternating Diagonals Card Pane) was stamped with VersaMark and Daffodil embossing powder was heat set on top.

For more detailed instructions, please visit my SNS Art Gallery, here.

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Sparkling Christmas wishes

by Eret on December 13, 2014

Hello! It’s Eret here.  We have only eleven days to Christmas. Probably you are well prepared and finished all your Christmas cards. But if you need to make few more, I have a simple card ideas for you. They look much more time consuming then they actually are.

Here’s the first card. I placed several branches from the Toyland Bear #674 set to the front panel and rotated them as needed to fill left side diagonally.

I inked entire panel with Versamark ink and covered it with Stickum Powder. After heating it with heat tool I immediately added Sparkling Snow glitter on top.

The pine braches look so nice and sparkly with coat of glitter.

I kept the Poinsettia clean to let the background shine. Some branches was fussy cut and tucked behind the flower.

I changed the placement of the words in the sentiment and printed it out to the White CS. The sentiment layer is adhered behind the flower and fussy cut branches.

My second card is basically the same but the sentiment is printed to the front panel.

On both cards, main panels are matted with red layers. Their edges are covered with 1/8″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape and Cherry Sparkle Sparkle N Soft.

The front panel on this card looks much more frosted. It’s because I used two layers of  Stickum Powder and Sparkling Snow glitter.

I hope you got few ideas for your Christmas card. Full directions of my first card is in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits:
Toyland Bear #674 digi version DIGI674
Embossing Powders
: Stickum Powder (EP300)
Glitters:
Sparkling Snow (G1003)
Flocking
: Cherry Sparkle (SS100)
Inks
: VersaMark Inkpad;
Adhesives
: 1/8″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT02);
Dies
: Creative Exprsssions (Classic Poinsettias); Memorybox (Elegant Scrollwork);
Coloring Medium
:  Promarkers
Embellishments
: Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh
Cardstock
: White, Red;

Hugs & smiles,
Eret

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SPARKLING MERRY CHRISTMAS

by Shona Erlenborn on December 11, 2014

Hi there! Have you got all your Christmas cards made? If not, you’re not alone. Let me help you – here’s a quick and simple card, using red and green mirror cardstock, some Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft and a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet!



Cut a piece of the Super Adhesive sheet to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and layer to A2 white card base, which has been edged with a red shimmer Krylon pen. Cut out Die-Versions Merry Christmas Script die from the red mirror cardstock. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive sheet and lay the die cut on top.



The surface around the sentiment is very sticky and now you are going to “dump” on the Glistening Emeralds and burnish it in well with your finger.


Die cut the little sprigs of holly (Cottage Cutz Winterland Holly) from green mirrored cardstock and attach to the top left and bottom right corners, using a little Tear-ific Tape and Dimensional Dots.

Add three red self-adhesive rhinestones on top of the holly sprigs and you are done!

Quick and simple – with lots of sparkle! I’m off to make a few more – still got 80 cards to go!

Enjoy the holiday season,


Shona

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Love and Kisses

by April Williams on December 9, 2014

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Christmas is upon us and Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Where are these months going? I want to share a card I made using the new Love and Kisses stamp set 676. I loved using the new Die-Versions die, Gents Background. I used Sticker Paper, peeled off the top layer, adhered the die and then added Cerise glitter G1104 to make a sparkly background.

I paper pieced the dress and pants on the image, fussy cut and added Bubblegum glitter G1088 to the hearts at the bottom.

I cut the small  heart from patterned paper and added Black embossing powder EP170.

For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

April


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Gymnast

by Anne Temple on December 8, 2014

The Gymnast is one of the new stamp sets debuting at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.  The background was created with Distress Inks and she’s colored with Copic markers.  Two of the new Frozen glitters are also incorporated in the design: Princess Elsa Frozen and Princess Elsa Frost.  A Sue Wilson Designs (Spanish Collection-Cordoba) die was used to create the frame.

For more detailed instructions, please visit my SNS Art Gallery, here.

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Winner – Sparkle N Sprinkle December Reveal

by Anne Temple on December 4, 2014

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.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.
The sets are:

Toyland Bear #674 (digi version DIGI674)

Gymnast #675 (digi version DIGI675)

Love and Kisses #676 (digi version DIGI676)

Sweetheart Frog #677 (digi version DIGI677)

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

Fresh by Jess

who said…

“So cute! I just want to cuddle this little buy – you did a great job making him look oh so squishable!

December 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Her comment came from Marie’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,


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Sparkle N Sprinkle Dec Reveal

by Anne Temple on November 30, 2014

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s December 1 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Dec. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.


The sets are:

Toyland Bear #674 (digi version DIGI674)

Gymnast #675 (digi version DIGI675)

Love and Kisses #676 (digi version DIGI676)

Sweetheart Frog #677 (digi version DIGI677)

On Dec 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers’ blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.


The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Dec 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month’s Blog Hop order is:


(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.)


Don’t forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.


We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!

Last month the winner came from April’s blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?


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SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN

by Shona Erlenborn on November 27, 2014

Designer, Shona here to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Now that Thanksgiving is here, we can officially say that the holidays are on us and the big guy in the red suit is on his way! Oh look – here he comes now!


Sparkle N Sprinkle now carries Die-Versions dies. There are many awesome designs and they have just introduced some fabulous Pop-Ups and Cut-Outs too. Today, I’m sharing a card with you using the Sleigh Ride die cut.

Apply a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock and die cut “Sleigh Ride”. Cut an oval using Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large from the center of the scene and set aside. The town and Santa portion of the scene will be used for another project.


I die cut the scene again, this time just from plain white cardstock. I applied Versamark to the die cut and heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder. There is no need to emboss the entire oval, just the edges past where the where oval will go. (This will also ensure better adhesion for the Dimensional Dots.)

Remove protective backing from the framed piece and apply Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter. Remove protective backing from another piece of the Super Adhesive Sheet and place behind the window. Insert the embossed scene into the space and add Cloud Nine to the remaining exposed tape.


Remove backing from the white oval and apply Cloud Nine glitter. Stamp sentiment in Memento Love Letter ink directly on top of the glitter. This is a great way to get a sparkly greeting. Not only can you stamp on top of Cloud Nine, but you can color too! Check out the full tutorial here! The oval was adhered with Dimensional Dots.

… and the belt? It is a piece of 1/2″ Tear-ific tape sandwiched between Black Suede Velvet Glitter. Check out our “glittered ribbon” tutorial for that technique!


Layer the card front to a white glossy card base. Weave the glittered ribbon through the belt buckle and tape it down to the card front as shown.
Hope this has inspired you to try out some of our Velvet Glitters. Let me leave you with a sneak preview of another version of the same die cut, being used in a different way with some more of the Velvet Glitters:

Till next time!

Shona

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