All Things Grow Better with Love

by Anita Scroggins on July 27, 2014

Hi everyone! It’s Anita here today and it is my turn to share a project with you using fabulous Sparkle N Sprinkle products!

I have a layout today that I created using some very young photos of DD2 and some very pretty stamps!

The Garden Fairies Stamp Set was just so cute- I knew as soon as I saw it that I needed to create something with it!

I used the vine to create a border above and below my cut papers- a subtle but effective way to add detail.

I stamped my tags with Crystal Medallion and heat embossed with Lilac Spark EP. I added some Memories Mist in Bright Gold to bring out the embossing. I used Super Adhesive Sheets and Spellbinder’s dies to cut the frames behind the photos, then burnished them with Dogwood Rose GL- LOVE this color!!

I stamped the mushrooms and fairie from Garden Fairies multiple times, colored and cut out. I layered them over and under my chipboard piece using pop dots on some for more dimension. I used Pear EP on the chipboard piece.

Here is a close up of the vine stamp- I used a chalk ink to make it really stand out.

To see all the details on this project, please visit My Gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have an amazing week!

Anita

Here are the supplies I used for this layout;

Stamps: Crystal Medallion #531, Garden Fairies # 396

Glitters: Purple Rain GM2020, Dogwood Rose GM2021

Embossing Powders: Lilac Spark EP151, Pear EP420

Adhesives: 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape SAT02, 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape, Super Adhesive Sheets SAS02

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Floral Flourishes

by Eret on July 26, 2014

Hello everyone! It’s Eret here today and I’ll show you one simple card with fantastic masking technique.

I used two stamp sets from SNS: Floral Flourish #634 and Journal Mixed Media #606. Card base is a Kraft CS. I stamped the flourish directly to the card base with VersaMark ink, covered it with Belgian Cream embossing powder and heat set. There is also an off-white twine wrapped around the card and attached with a tape in front (front panel will cover it up). 

Lovely Floral Flourish is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Promarkers. Then I applied ink with VersaMarker pen to the blooms, covered with Sparkle EP and heat set. Rest of the flourish is also  covered with VersaMarker pen and heat embossed with Clear Detail EP.

I stamped the background with stamp from Journal Mixed Media set directly over Flourish image and wiped off the excess ink from the embossing. Clear embossing over the image makes a fantastic resist for the ink. Thanks to this there is no need to stamp and cut a mask.

Beside the Kraft card base I used white CS only. You can use colored CS for the matting layers but I like to keep it for projects I really need it. I just color the sides of the white CS with the markers.

For the “red” layer I added 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape all around the edges, removed protective sheet and adhered stamped layer on top. Rest of the tape is covered with Cherry Sparkle SS – it’s soft and fuzzy and sparkles so nicely. To the “black”layer I adhered 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape to the edges, removed protective sheet and adhered red layer on top. Tape is covered with Black Suede GM.

I hope you got inspired to use embossing powder as a mask. Full instructions how I made this card are in SNS Gallery.

Materials used:
Stamp Credit: Floral Flourish #634; Journal Mixed Media #606
Microfine Glitters
: Black Suede (GM2009)
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107); Clear Detail (EP120); Belgian Cream (EP436);
Sparkle N Soft
: Cherry Sparkle (SS100);
Adhesives:
1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT 04); 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT01); Foam tape
Inks
: Versamarker; Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark Pad; Distress Ink – Tea Dye
Papers
: Kraft and White Cardstocks
Other supplies
: Promarkers; Twine

Have a wonderful weekend!
Eret

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~Daisies~

by embellish on July 25, 2014

Hi bloggers :-)
Steff here with a card share featuring Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisies stamp set which is so pretty with all its swirls.
Absolutley LOVE all the sparkle from the embossing powder and glitters!
More close up :-)
What I did:
1.
Choose three sizes from SB Grand Labels
Four dies. From the pink cardstock cut your card base using the largest of the
three sizes chosen and the smallest for the image. Die cut the white cardstock using
the middle size die for the image matting.
2.
On the smaller pink die cut, using
VersaMark embossing ink pad, stamp and heat embossed Daisies with Mulberry Star
embossing powder.
3.
Color in flowers and daisies using Dimensional
Glue with Daisy,
Cloud Nine
and LuauGreen glitters.
4.
Adhere pink cardstock with image to white
cardstock for a contrasting layer. Next adhere to the pink card base using
dimensional foam tape.
5.
Stamp sentiment with Versa Magic “Midnight
Black” ink. Choose an appropriate size SB labels four die cut to fit sentiment
from Daisies stamp set. Adhere to card front using dimensional foam tape.

6. Accent each layer of card using Ranger’s Liquid
Pearl in colors white and pink.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give these glitters and embossing powder a try :-)

~Steff~

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FUN WITH FLOCKING

by Shona Erlenborn on July 24, 2014

Hi, Designer Shona here today. I just received a complimentary copy of the August/September issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts. It includes an article that I wrote called “Fun with Flocking”, using Sparkle N Sprinkle Flockings and Sparkle N Soft. Did you know you can color on top of flocking to shade or completely change the base colors? Did you know you can make soft and fuzzy backgrounds using an embossing folder and some dye-based ink?


For easier reading perhaps, the two tutorials can also be found in the SNS Tips and Technique section:

One is Coloring on Flocking

The other is Dry Embossed Backgrounds

I hope I’ve inspired you to have a go at these two fun techniques!

Hugs,

Shona

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Winter Stream

by Anne Temple on July 22, 2014

Anne here with a tag idea.  When I saw Winter Stream, I thought it would make a great tag….maybe for a larger present under the tree  :-).

I started off by stamping the image with Archival Ink (Coffee) onto watercolor paper and then I colored it with Distress Markers and a water brush.  It’s a little hard to distinguish in the photo, but I used Waterscape glitter on all the icicles in the image, Waterfall glitter on the ripples in the water, and Sparkling Snow glitter on all the snow mounds.  I also adhered the Sparkling Snow glitter differently.  For the other glitters, I added glue using a Sakura glue pen.  For the snow mounds, however, I first colored them with an Opaque Paint Markers (Elmer’s) and then immediately covered the wet paint with the Sparkling Snow glitter – and it stuck as the paint dried.  (That was a happy experiment that was successful and a “good-to-know” for the future.)

The dimensional icicles adhered to the top of the tag are actually a Christmas tree garland that I picked up in an after Christmas sale last year, thinking they might be perfect for one of my projects.  I just cut the individual icicles apart and adhered them with 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.  I also sprinkled some Waterscape glitter over the exposed adhesive, thereby eliminating any excess stickiness and giving a touch more sparkle.

I wanted to add a little something more to the image, so I die cut my Reindeer (from Die-Versions) from 2 1/2″ Tear-ific tape and cardstock.  After exposing the adhesive in sections, I added Amber Wheat flock to his antlers and hooves, a bit of Snow White flock to his tail and his chest, and the rest of his body is covered with Dark Chocolate flock.  The reindeer is adhered to the tag with a thick dimensional dot and he’s “standing” on some Tinsel Twine from Tim Holtz.

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Christmas In July

by April Williams on July 21, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here once again. I hope you are having a good day and I hope you are not too hot! I have a card to show you that might cool you down a bit. We have a really cute new stamp set released this month called Under the Mistletoe 556. I made a stand up card using this set.

Here is the side view to see the stand up card better.

I cut the tree from patterned paper using a die and added it behind the penguin. I then added white Liquid Applique to the tree, hat, cuffs and beard and also added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003.

To make the ice block look like ice, I added Diamond Glaze to it and added more Sparkling Snow glitter on the puddle.

For further directions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day! Hope you stay cool!

April

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Smile

by Emilia van den Heuvel on July 18, 2014

Hello sparkly friends!

Emmy here with a new project to share! This time I decided to create a Just Because card for any occasion:

To create this card I used various Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets, white and pink cardstock and embossing powders.

For my background I used SNS Journal Mixed Media Stamp Set #606 and Versamark Ink pad. I added a layer of embossed images with EP350 Pink Delight and another one with EP387 Princess Rose. For the edge I used EP168 Gold Detail.

For the large flourish I used SNS Leafy Flourish – Stamp Set #641. I stamped the image on a white cardstock with Versamark Ink pad and heat embossed the set with EP168 Gold Detail. After the embossing powder has cooled down, I colored the flourish with a pink Copic Sketch marker.

For the sentiment banner I used SNS Flourishes 2 -Stamp Set #520. I stamped the word Smile on white cardstock using  Versamark Ink pad and EP268 Copper Dreams.

I added pink pearls, ribbons and paper roses to finish off my design.

I hope you enjoyed today’s creations!

Have a lovely weekend!

Emmy

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Embrace Every Season

by Belinda Shupe on July 16, 2014

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here to share a cute tag with you!!

This stamp set was just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It is a really pretty stamp set, be sure to visit the Online Store for all of the new releases for the month of July.  I started this tag with a piece of tan cardstock.  Stamp the tan cardstock with the  Crackle Background stamp and white ink.

I then cut a piece of white cardstock a 1/4″ smaller than the tan cardstock and started creating the background for my tag.

The background was create with different stencils, ink, gesso, Journal Mixed Media stamp.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink

The image was then stamped and color with copic markers, I stamped a 2nd image and color only the middle flower, fussy cut and adhere to image with pop dots.

Using Tim Holtz’s Honeycomb die, for the honeycomb, I inked with versamark and embossed using Cooper Flame embossing powder.  Once the die cut was cool , I applied gesso with a brush lightly to create a distressed look.

Using the Silhouette the large butterfly was cut.  Using a brushable glue and a brush, I applied glue to the outer edges of the wings and glittered using Purple Dust.

Next repeat the same procedure,  Spirited Green glitter was applied next.

Next came the Waterfall glitter.

I brushed a small amount of glue to the center of the butterfly and added Celestial glitter.

This turned out so pretty!!  The rest of the butterflies were die cut and placed on the tag.

I hope you have enjoyed my project, if you would like complete details on this project please see my SNS Gallery!

Have a great day,  see you soon!

Belinda

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Forever Yours

by Marie Berquist on July 15, 2014

This last week my parents celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.  Since I live quite far from them, I could not be with them but took some time to look over some older pictures I had.  Though I do not do a lot of scrapbooking, I really wanted to do something special to celebrate this day and decided to create a layout.

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I started with a piece of white cardstock, stamped the Leafy Flourish along two opposite sides with Versamark ink, and added Skylight embossing powder.  After heat setting, I distressed the edges, sponged them with Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Spun Sugar Distress Ink, and layered on tan and cream cardstock.

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I had the photo printed with a brown tint to give it a more aged look.  I layered it on a piece of cream cardstock with Skylight EP added around the edges, using the Distressed Embossing Technique.  This was layered on another piece of tan cardstock and added to the center of the layout.


I stamped and embossed the Leafy Flourish two more times, cut these out, and adhered them on two corners of the picture.  Using Mega Tack glue, I added some handmade flowers.

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I die cut a doily from sticker paper and covered it with Bridal glitter.  This glitter has a gorgeous, rich, creamy shimmer.  I sponged the edges with just a little Antique Linen distress ink and tucked it under the bottom corner of the picture.  For the sentiment, I stamped the “Forever Yours” from the Floral – Swamp Rose stamp set with Rich Cocoa Memento ink on cream cardstock and die cut.  This was layered on a slightly larger decorative die cut that was covered with Versamark ink and Skylight EP and heat set.

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The “LOVE” was cut out with an electric die cutting machine.  I covered the letters with SNS Brushable glue and added Bridal glitter.  After letting it dry, I sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and popped up at the top with dimensionals.

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Thanks for stopping by.  If you are in the Duluth, Georgia area this Friday and Saturday, make sure you come see us at the Scrapbook Expo Convention.  Margaret, our Glitter Queen, will be demoing all the wonderful techniques using the Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters, embossing powders, and adhesives and I will be teaching several fun and creative card and scrapbooking classes. We would love to see you there!

E. Marie

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Live Layout

by Anita Scroggins on July 13, 2014

Hi everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

It’s Anita here today to share a project with you.

This photo is my beloved Gussie in 1930- she was 15 years old!

I started by layering and distressing my background papers and fussy cutting some elements from another sheet of patterned paper. I stamped with Flourishes 2 in the upper right corner.

For this piece, I masked off the inside of the image and stamped the outer edge with the Crackle Background stamp, then heat embossed with Pearl EP.

For the birdcages I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Shimmer SP. The butterfly is from stamp the new Fancy Butterflies set- I love it!

For directions and supplies used, please see My Gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Anita

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