Simply Beautiful

by Belinda Shupe on September 17, 2014

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here with a new layout to share with you today!

The background paper for this layout was created using stencils, embossing paste, stamps and gelatos.  The new Wonky Lines Background stamp was used on this background.  I also used the pretty Mon Ami Gabby diamond mesh to add some pretty sparkle.

To create some of the background and layers the Journal Mixed Media stamps were used.

This cute frame was cut using the Silhouette files.

The butterflies were all glittered using brushable glueWaterfallBubble Gum and Lemonade glitter.

To create the sparkly butterfly see SNS tutorial for coloring on glitter.  It really creates a beautiful look!

The paper flowers were all distressed using gesso.

To create the watermarks, I used a empty toilet paper roller, inked it with brown ink and stamped onto layout.

The layers behind the photo were created using Travel Mixed Media and the Crackle Background stamp.

You can find the complete details on how to create this layout on my SNS Gallery.

Have a wonderful day, see you soon!

Belinda

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Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

by Marie Berquist on September 16, 2014

I was going to share a quick fun Christmas card today, but my obsessive side could not leave the card alone.  If you can keep yourself under control, this can be a quick, fun holiday card.

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I stamped the cute penguin image from the Under the Mistletoe stamp set on a white rectangle and colored it with copic markers.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the right side of a second white rectangle, using Ebony Spark embossing powder.  After sponging the edges with ink, both of these were layered on red die cut scalloped rectangles, overlapped, and added to a blue card front on a white card base.  Simple, right?

OK, this was cute but my obsessive side said “this really needs something”.  I used a Versamarker to add Super Thick Clear embossing powder to the ice cube and water and heat set.  Then I used a glue pen to add a touch of Cloud Nine Velvet glitter.  (By the way, I have no idea why the ice cube looks slightly pink in the pics – it isn’t pink).  Next I stamped the image again on a scrap, colored the hat and feet and cut them out.  I used dimensional glue to add Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft to the hat, and also to the beard and cuffs on the original image.  When this was dry, I used more dimensional glue to adhere the hat and feet on top of the original image to give it dimension.

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To be honest, I had stamped the “Meet me under the” just above the penguin, but I messed up (I know this never happens to you).  I just decided to cover it up with  a snowflake, die cut from cardstock covered with 2 ½” “Tear-ific Tape” and Cloud Nine Velvet glitter.  I stamped the sentiment in the middle and popped this up over my mistake.

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I couldn’t stop there.  I wanted to do something subtle to the blue background so I stamped various snowflakes from the Winter Swirl set with Versamark ink around the outer edges.  Needless to say, this would have been easier before adding the two rectangles, but using a scrap of paper to mask, I made it work.  It isn’t real obvious in the pictures, but this left a nice watermark look.

I really needed some more bling, so I ran dimensional glue around the edges of the white rectangles and covered it with Diamond Dust glitter and then with some Cloud Nine Velvet glitter.  Then I added some red jewel swirls to two corners.  I had some left over jewels from parts of the swirls that I didn’t use so I added these to the snowflake die cut and the berries on the mistletoe.

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I like the additions and they really didn’t make that much more work.  Sometimes just a few simple extra steps can really make a card pop.

I hope this gave you a few ideas for your cards.  Have a fantastic week.

E. Marie

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Magic of the Season

by Anne Temple on September 15, 2014

I have a fun card to share with you today and it’s called a Magic card, which is appropriate since this stamp set is called Magic of the Season by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  There are several tutorials out there, including the SNS tutorial and the Splitcoast Stampers version.

I followed the instructions on the Splitcoast Stampers video (listed below the written instructions).  I used SNS Clear Embossable Acetate for the front and stamped the image with StazOn (Jet Black) ink and heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder.

The image and sentiment on the magic part of the card was stamped with Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black) and colored with Copic markers.  I added some glue using a Sakura glue pen to the swirls and stars and covered them with Celestial glitter.  The background panel was created by cutting a piece of Sticker Paper and covering it with Diamond Dust glitter.

The front panel opening was die cut using the Fleur de Lis Square die from Spellbinders and distressed with Distress Ink (Bundled Sage).  1/4″ Tear-ific Tape was adhered to the outside edges of the front panel and covered with Pistachio glitter.

The above photo shows a close up of the magic starting to happen.  Magic is definitely in the air!

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Christmas Goodies Layout

by Anita Scroggins on September 14, 2014

Happy Sunday all my blogging friends!

It’s designer Anita here today to share a layout with you using some of the yummy new Christmas theme stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

We love to bake during the holidays at our house, so the new Sweet Holiday #655 Stamp Set is perfect!
I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with Silver Detail EP, then filled in the outline with a marker.
I stamped the Gingerbread Man with Brown VersaMark ink, then colored with pastel pencils and added black rhinestones for the buttons. I stamped directly on top of my glitter using the new Wonky Lines Background to create my punched border strip.
I used the Christmas Delight Digi along with my Silhouette Cameo to create my title.
I covered a piece of chipboard with 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape, then burnished with Goldenrod and Luau Green Glitters.
I am so excited that Sparkle N Sprinkle will now be stocking Mon Ami Gabby products in the store!
I love bling, and these products are fabulous. I always run for their booth at convention ;)
To see more detail on my layout, including the full supply list and directions, please visit

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Mini Tags with a box

by Eret on September 13, 2014

Hi! It’s Eret here. Can you belive it is less then four months until Christmas. Only 15 weekends to prepare.

I have one cute gift idea to share with you – a little gift box/Christmas tree ornament with 6 tags.  It is easy to make with a new Sweet Holiday Stamp set.

I stamped the house with VersaMark ink to the brown CS and heat embossed with White Detail EP. I added Liquid Pearls to color the house. After the ‘frosting’ was dry I fussy cut the house by leaving narrow border all around. Then I placed it to the piece of brown cs, traced it with a pencil and cut another house shape out with scissors.

I used 20,7 cm wide and 3cm long stip of brown cs to form a box between the two houses. On the template you can see excactly how I scored and folded it.

The box will open from the top.

Six Gingerbread Men lives in my little Gingerbread house. Each tag is slightly different from another.

Gingerbread men are colored and cut same way as is the front of the house. For the tags I adhered 2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” to the white cs. They are die cut with a tag die from the Spellbinders Back to Basic Tags set. After removing the protective sheet I adhered the Gingerbreads to the tags. Rest of the tape is covered with Goldenrod and Fascination glitters.

I added some more glitter to the back of the tags with Sakura Glue pen.

Pearls on the ribbon ware originally white. I colored them with Flexmarkers. Blue tags got yellow pearls and yellow tags got blue pearls.

My idea was that after you use all the tags for the gifts, you can hang the box to the Christmas tree and use it as an ornament.

All the details of how this project is made are in the SNS Gallery here.

Material used:
Stamp credits: Sweet Holiday #655
Embossing Powders: White Detail (EP298)
Glitters: Goldenrod (MG2006), Fascination (G1030)
Inks:  VersaMark ink
Adhesives:  2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” (SAT11), Sakura Glue Pen or SNS Brushable Glue (540), 1/8″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT02)
Dies:  Spellbinders (Back to Basic Tags)
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Embellishments:  White Ribbon, White Pearls
Cardstock:  Brown, white
All Other:  Ranger Liquid Pearls (Baby Blue, Buttercup), Hole punch

Thank you for the visit!

Eret

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Down On The Farm

by April Williams on September 8, 2014

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. It is designer April back again to show you another card I made with the brand new Farm Sweet Farm stamp set 652. When rummaging through my stacks of paper I found the perfect background paper to go with it too! At the top of the patterned paper I accented the sky with Fascination glitter G1030. I also used Waterscape glitter G1108 in areas on the trees.

I paper pieced the barn and silo and used Silver Detail embossing powder EP257 on the silo roof. Yellow Gold Glitter Tinsel GT3005 was used for the hay in the barn loft. Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft SS118 was used on the horse for texture. I used Copper Flame embossing powder EP453 on the fence. Copper Flame is one of my favorite embossing powders.

I hope you have as much fun with this set as I have. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

April

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Autumn Splendor

by Anne Temple on September 8, 2014

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Today, I have a Gate Fold card to share with you using the new Autumn Splendor (digi version) from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This is a pretty large card, measuring 6″x6″ when closed and 6″x12″ when opened.

The front of the card was created by running patterned paper through the Spellbinders Dainty Dots embossing folder and cutting into panels.  1/4″ and 1/8″ Tear-ific tape was added to the edges of both panels.  Lavender Iris glitter was applied to the exposed adhesive of the 1/4″ Tear-ific tape and Autumn Sparkle Sparkle N Soft flock covers the 1/8″ Tear-ific tape.

The belly band also has 1/8″ Tear-ific tape along the top and bottom edge and is covered with Autumn Sparkle Sparkle N Soft flock.  A single strip of orange Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh-Brights is run along the center.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark, heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder and die cut using a Spellbinders die (Labels Four).  Dimensional Glue was added to the outside edge and covered with Autumn Sparkle Sparkle N Soft flock.

The top and bottom of the panels are embellished with Mon Ami Gabby Flower Diamond Mesh in silver.  The centers were created by applying a mound of Dimensional Glue and covering with Orange Surprise glitter.

The image was colored with Copic markers and the background was colored with chalks.  Daisy velvet glitter was added to each of the flower centers and Lavender Iris was added to her wings and the streaks in her hair.

To create the frame surrounding the image, I adhered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to a piece of cardstock and die cut it using the Sue Wilson Designs (Italian Collection-Umbria).  After removing the protective sheets, I covered the entire frame with Autumn Sparkle Sparkle N Soft flock.

The side panels were created by applying translucent embossing paste to a MFT stencil (spring flowers) and sprinkling Lavender Iris over the wet embossing paste.  While the paste is wet, it’s still an opaque white color, but when dry, it’s translucent.

Now for a quick “the things that make us happy”….  Do you notice a resemblance to the packaging of the rubber stamp to my colored image?  I hope the answer is a YES because my colored image is the one used for the front of the laminated sheet that this set of cling stamps is sold on.  So a little bit of my artwork gets to go home with anyone who purchases this set.  Thanks for indulging me, but this definitely makes me smile :-)

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The Season to Sparkle

by Emilia van den Heuvel on September 5, 2014

Hello sparkly friends!

Emmy here today with a brand new sparkly creations to share -

I used 13.5 x 13.5 cm red card base and I added a 13 x 13 cm white cardstock layer on top. I ruffled its edges for more distressed look. For my third and final layer I used pattern paper – 12.5 x 12.5 cm.

To create the Christmas ornaments I used SNS Nesties – Ornaments – Stamp Set #418. I stamped the ornaments on a white cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with SNS Gold Detail embossing powder [EP168].

To add extra color to the Christmas ornaments I used SNS Fire Engine Red glitter [G1007] and Diamon Dust [G1116]. Then I adhered the ready images to my background using Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Squares – Variety Pack – White.

For my sentiment I used the same stamp set SNS Nesties – Ornaments – Stamp Set #418 with SNS Gold Detail embossing powder [EP168].

I hope you enjoyed my post today!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Emmy xxx

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Sparkle N Sprinkle Sept 1 Reveal Winners

by Anne Temple on September 3, 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 SIX new stamp sets were  introduced.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Magic of the Season, set #653 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.


The sets are:

Autumn Splendor #651   (Digi version - DIGI651)

Farm Sweet Farm #652  (Digi version - DIGI652)

Magic of the Season #653  (Digi version - DIGI653)

Thanksgiving Friends #656  (Digi version - DIGI656)

Bountiful Blessings #658  (Digi version - DIGI658)

Sweet Holiday #655  (Digi version - DIGI659)


One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers’ blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) each of the new reveal rubber stamp sets

or

2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.


Congratulations goes to

Brenda

who commented on Eret’s blog:

She is a very pretty fairy Eret and really like the colours you have used.
B x

Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address.



Hugs from The Sparkle Team,


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Sept 1 Reveal

by Anne Temple on August 31, 2014

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s September 1 Reveal.


This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until September 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Magic of the Season, set #653 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

Autumn Splendor #651   (Digi version - DIGI651)

Farm Sweet Farm #652  (Digi version - DIGI652)

Magic of the Season #653  (Digi version - DIGI653)

Thanksgiving Friends #656  (Digi version - DIGI656)

Bountiful Blessings #658  (Digi version - DIGI658)

Sweet Holiday #655  (Digi version - DIGI659)

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

1) all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets

or

2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.

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 Sept 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:



(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!

Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?


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