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Fruit Note

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Anne here to share with you a card I create using the new digi-only stamp set that debuted in September.  I think it’s a very versatile set as it has multiple sentiments included in the set, or you can leave that area blank and add your own message.

 

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The digi image was colored with Copic markers and touches of glitter was added to the wheat stalks (Golden Wheat) and the grapes (Orchid). I also die cut a couple wheat stalks from Tonic Studios (September Harvest die set) and more Golden Wheat velvet glitter was adhered to the inside layer.

1/2″ Tear-ific Tape was added underneath the ribbon and covered with Golden Wheat velvet glitter.

Be sure to visit often to see what the rest of the team has created for you.  If you would like to leave a comment on any of the posts, click on the title of the post and oncethe page refreshes, a comment box will be located at the bottom of the post.  Thanks for taking the time (and extra step) to leave comments.  We all appreciate them.

 

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Autumn Girlfriends

Hi, Diane with you today to share with you a tutorial of sorts for

my ‘Double Z’ fold card using the new stamp set

Autumn Girlfriends.

This card is really very easy to do and I will give you simple

directions, but there are great tutorials on youtube for it as well.

Autumn Girlfriends

You want to start with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock.

Cut one piece 4 1/4″ x 11″

Score this piece (with the 11″ piece along the top)

at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″ (this is the main base of the card)

Cut the next piece 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

Score this piece (with the 8 1/2″ piece along the top)

at 2 1/8″ and at 4 1/4″.

Fold as I have shown below.

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Next you want to cut some pretty paper ‘cover’ pieces.

For the larger Z part of the card,

cut 1 at 4″ x 5 1/4″

and cut 2 pieces at 2 1/2″ x 4″

For the smaller part of the Z card,

Cut 1 at 3 1/4″ x 4″

and cut 2 pieces at 1 7/8″ x 3 1/4″

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Using Tear-ific 1/4″ Double Sided Tape,

adhere to each z panel as shown

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Using the photo below for reference, attach the smaller z panel to the larger z panel

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Now we will make leaves for our card using a Mini Mister,

watercolor paper and the colors of Nuance listed below.

Nuance Bright Yellow, Grass Green, Scarlet, and Orange.

Spray your watercolor paper with water, lightly tap on the nuance color,

spray a bit more and repeat until you are happy with the colors

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Once dry, cut out the leaves with your desired dies

(I used Impression Obsession small Leaves Dies)

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I colored the Autumn Girlfriends image with Copics,

then applying a bit of glue with Nuvo Small glue pen,

I added Fall Leaves Glitter to the image leaves.

I then attached my ‘Nuance” colored leaves.

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I stamped the rake and the sentiment with Versamark,

then embossed with Gold Fine Detail embossing powder.

I used Spellbinders Label Four to cut out the sentiment.

I also stamped the basket of leaves and used the same

Fall Leaves glitter as I used above.

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I hope you will give one of these double z folds a try as they are really fun

and turn out so beautifully!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Turkey Dishes and Holiday Wishes

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Anne here and today I have a Thanksgiving card for you.  I used the digi version of Turkey Dish.

 

Turkey Dish 801The image was colored with Copic markers and various glitters were then added for lots of sparkle.  Autumn Medley glitter was added to the autumn leaf in her hair as well as to the highlighted words on the sentiments.  The glitter ribbon, which combines 1/8″, 1/4″, and 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape is also covered with Autumn Medley glitter.

 

 Margarita velvet glitter was added to the green leaves on her hair decoration.  Rose Gold glitter accentuates her necklace as well as the buckles on her shoes and Sonic Silver velvet glitter creates a nice silver platter for this golden turkey to rest on.

 

Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight were used to create the mats and Stampendous dies (Build A Pop-Up die set) were used for the sentiments.  The edges of all the white cardstock was given a bit of color using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  The Distress Embossing technique was applied to the outside edge of the focal die cut using Sparkle embossing powder and Spiced Marmalade.

 

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Elephant Christmas

Hi! It’s Eret here. Today I show you a card made with new Elephant Christmas Tree Digital Stamp Set 802.

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Best part about digital stamps is that you can make them as big or small you need. I sized my elephant to fit behind the window. Image is colored with markers. I added a layer of glue with Sakura Glue Pen to his hat trim and covered it with Crystal Ice glitter. Same glue was added to the ornaments on the tree. Stars was covered with Aztec Gold glitter and some parts of the bigger baubles with Crystal Ice glitter. All Tree Ornaments was covered after glittering with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to give them a glass effect.

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To make the window frame I used a piece of white textured cardstock and cut a square holes with one of the dies from Nellie Snellen Photo Frames set. Top part of the window is partially cut with largest die from Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six set. I covered window frame with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Apparently some speckles of Gray Nuance water-soluble powder was picked up in that process… I like it! Happy accident. Speckles of gray in crackled frame looks very nice. Behind the frame I adhered a piece of Acetate. To make it look like it has been snowed, I added Dimensional Glue to different places on the window and sprinkled Bridal glitter on top.

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I found this glittered poinsettia flower and Holly branch from my leftover basket. To make them I covered piece of paper with 2 1/2″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. Branch is cut with Creative Expressions Holly Sprays die and flower with same company die – Classic Poinsettia. Branches are covered with Lator Gator and flower with Gypsy Red glitters. Same red glitter was adhered with Dimensional Glue to the branches. Flower center was made with Dimensional Glue and Aztec Gold glitter.

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Background was so much fun to make. I took a piece of watercolor cardstock, placed Want2Scrap Bricks Stencil on top and used White Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to make the brick pattern. After removing the stencil I covered embossing paste with Bronze Rose Embossing Powder. I let the paste dry and used the heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Apparently the paste wasn’t completely dry, it started to bubble up in some places. I’m ok with it. Actually it gives more texture to the bricks. Space between the bricks was colored with Gray Nuance water-soluble powder. The wall was made before the window. Next time I try to remember to clean up the craft mat a bit better after using Nuance powders 🙂

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Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Aztec Gold glitter.

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Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Elephant Christmas Tree Digital Stamp Set 802;
Glitters: Aztec Gold (G1006), Bridal (G1029), Crystal Ice (G1058), Lator Gator GM2008), Gypsy Red (GM2005);
Embossing Powders: Bronze Rose (EP335);
Inks: Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke);
Dies: Nellie Snellen (Photo Frames), Spellbinders (Labels Thirty-Six), Creative Expressions (Holly Sprays, Classic Poinsettia);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Nuance water-soluble powder (Gray);
Adhesives: 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), Sakura Glue Pen, Foam Tape, Dimensional Glue (539), 2 1/2″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT11);
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS;
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew)
Others: Want2Scrap (Bricks Stencil), Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (White), Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy), Acetate;

Thank you for the visit!
Eret

October New Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s

October New Reveal Blog Hop.

We have five 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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Turkey Dish 801   (digi version DIGI801)
Elephant Christmas Tree 802   (digi version DIGI802)
Christmas Tags #1 805   (digi version DIGI805)
Christmas Candles 807   (digi version DIGI807)
Autumn Girlfriends 810   (digi version DIGI810)

 

On October 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:

Belinda
Shona
Jess
Anne
Eret
Chris
Diane 

(*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 Diane 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

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Stella – Call Me Witch

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Anne here with another fun halloween card for you.  I used the digi version of Stella – Call Me Witch for both the image and the sentiment.  After coloring the image with Copic markers, I added Blue Raven glitter to her buckles on the hat as well as her shoes and to her cape.  Glossy Accents was added to the eye glasses.

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I die cut the image using a Spellbinders die (Timeless Rectangles).  Then I proceeded to cut off the outside edges of the die cut using my deckle edge cutter.  It’s important that you cut the top piece off first and then the other three sides.  Otherwise you won’t get all the details.  Once all four sides were cut off, I added the top piece back on (like a puzzle piece) and adhered it from the back.  I wanted to use this piece as it reminded me of a bat.  I then used some Brushable Glue on this top piece and covered it with Eggplant glitter.

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I outlined the sentiment, which comes with the set, with Dimensional Glue and added more Eggplant glitter to the edges.  The bats are from an older Spellbinders die (Nesting Bats) and Blue Raven glitter was added to both of these for more sparkle.

 

As a finishing touch, I added a bow in Halloween colors and I tried something new on it.  I took a Sakura Glue pen and ran it down the center purple stripe on the ribbon and covered it with more Eggplant glitter.  I wasn’t sure if it would adhere to the ribbon, but I’m happy to report that it did.  Happy discovery :-).

 

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Stella Call Me Witch

Hi, Diane with you today!

I have a bright, cheerful and fun Halloween card

to share that is super easy to make using

some very cool products and a new stamp set (Stella Call Me Witch) from the

Sparkle N Sprinkle store!

Stella Call Me Witch

I started out by cutting a 5 x 7″ black card stock base,

(which I later mounted on a slightly bigger green card stock).

Using a star stencil and Dreamweavers white embossing paste,

I embossed the black panel.

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White the paste was still wet, I covered it with

Margarita Velvet Glitter.

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It will look something like this…and don’t worry if you have a few

uncovered places, as you will be covering it up later anyhow.

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I set the panel aside to dry completely

and printed my digital stamp

Stella Call Me Witch, then colored her with copics.

Brushable glue was added to her ‘hair’.

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Sparkle N Soft flocking Blissful Blue was then sprinkled on the Brushable glue.

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While her hair was slightly drying, I used a circle punch,

coated it with glue, then added Electrified Yellow Glitter for a moon.

I added the digital sentiment (part of the stamp set)

to the moon.

A few bats were punched, then coated with Black Ice Glitter.

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For even more glittery goodness,

I outlined her hat and star first with Nuvo Glue Pen Small,

then added Reflection Velvet Glitter,

and her shirt with more of the Margarita Velvet glitter.

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A green bow and ribbon were added along with a

Sizzix Scaredy Cat die cut that was totally covered

with Nuvo Glue Pen Large and then sprinkled

with Black Ice Glitter.

That’s it, she is all done!

Stella Call Me Witch

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Puppy Girl Fun

Hello friends!

It’s Designer Jess here with a new creation to share with you. I grabbed my “Puppy Girl” stamp and went to work!

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Supply List

Puppy Girl Stamp Set #793

Onyx Black Versafine Ink TSVF082

Denim Glitter GM2033

Dogwood Rose Glitter GM2021

Golden Wheat Glitter GM2026

Waterfall Glitter G1071

Antiquities Embossing Powder EP266

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Crushed Grape 662N

Sticker Paper 99558

Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock 99572

Versamark Ink VM-001

Foam Squares 01615

Nuvo Fine Glue Pen 202N

1/2″ Tear-ific Tape SAT-04

Nuance Watercolor Powder Hot Pink MNU005

Dreamweaver Stencil

Hawaiian Soap DWDHHS

Step 1: Make your Background!

I used a piece of Sticker Paper to create my background!  I took my Dreamweaver Stencil and rubbed the Hawaiian Soap over the back in order to prevent the stencil from sticking to the adhesive on the sticker paper and makes it easy to remove!  I placed the sicker paper onto the soaped up side of the sticker paper and rubbed lightly to make it stick. Then, I took my Golden Wheat, Dogwood Rose and Denim Glitters and sprinkled randomly over the exposed adhesive.  I used my finger tool to burnish the glitter in.  I gently peeled off the sticker paper from the stencil and then sprinkled on Waterfall glitter, burnishing well.  This fills in all the gaps that the stencil covered!  Isn’t it pretty?

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Step 2: Create your Image!

I started by taking a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamping the Puppy Girl using Versafine Ink (I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new ink pad!).  I took my aquapainter and used some of the Nuance HOT PINK watercoolor powder to give it a bright pink wash over the entire image.  I tried to be very random – not a precise watercolor job!

Once my watercoloring was dry (you can use your heat tool to speed up the process), I trimmed the image down to the size I wanted. I used my Nuvo Fine Glue Pen to add some accent glitters.  I love how precise you can be with this pen.  I used the same 3 glitters (Dogwood Rose, Denim and Golden Wheat).

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Step 3: Put it together and final touches

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and sprinkled on some of the Antiquities Embossing Powder, heat setting.  I cut the sentiment apart to better fit the card.  I popped them up on Foam Squares (along with my image).  I made a fun Glitter Ribbon using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape and the Denim Glitter. It’s a super simple technique!  Simple take a piece of your Tear-ific Tape and apply your glitter to both sides.  I rolled it into a ribbon and tied it around the base.  All layers were adhered using 1/2″Tear-ific Tape.  I finished off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Crushed Grape.

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I hope you enjoy this creation and can’t wait to show you my next card!

Until next time,

Jess

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Puppy Girl

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Anne here and for today’s card, I used the digi version of the new Puppy Girl stamp set just released. I printed the image twice. After coloring the image with Copic markers, I fussy cut out the puppy and the bow in the girl’s hair so that I could pop dot them on top of the main image for more dimension. Pan Pastels were used for the background color. The sentiment is part of the stamp set and I added a bit of color to the open spaces in the letters to emphasize the words “person” and “dog”.

 

Elephant Gray flock was added to the whiskers Puppy Girl 793on the pup and Neon Flamingo glitter was added to all the bows and the knee patch.

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Seaspray glitter was used to decorate her top shirt as well as the frame around the image. Dimensional foam was also added to the frame. The frame is a Simon Says Stamp die cut (Stitched Rectangles).

 

The die cut bow on the bottom of the frame is by Poppy Stamps (Bow and String) and was covered with Neon Flamingo glitter. Once the glue was dry on this bow, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black) to replicate the bows in the image.

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Cat

Happy Sunday to you!

Diane with you today to share a fun card I created with the new

stamp set ‘Halloween Cat‘.

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I had an idea for this stamp as soon as I saw it

and hoped it would work…it DID…let me tell how fun and easy

the background moon is to create.

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I first used a Mini Mister of water and sprayed it on

regular heavy 100# card stock.

I sprinkled Nuance Orange and Bright Yellow

just by tapping the bottom side of the jar .

( I have little holes in each lid that I keep a push in for no spills…

simply easy to remove when I need to use it).

I added more water and more Nuance until I was satisfied with the colors

You can tip your paper to move the colors around,

just be careful not to ‘muddy’ them together.

Set aside to dry completely or use your heat gun as I did.

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Next is where my creative idea came in to play.

I asked myself if I could emboss over the Nuance

and that is what I did.

Once your paper is completely dry use your

Static Free Pouch to go over your paper

(this eliminates any embossing powder sticking where you don’t want it)

 Ink up your stamp with Versmark

and stamp right over the Nuance colored paper.

Cover with Midnight Madness Embossing Powder,

then heat set.

I then used a circle die to cut out my background moon…

pretty colors aren’t they?

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I set that aside and die cut a fence.

I coated the fence with Nuvo Glue Pen (large)

then added Lacy Lilac Glitter.

I next punched out a few bats and once again used the Nuvo Glue Pen

then sprinkled on Black Ice Glitter.

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I also punched out a few pumpkins, added the Nuvo Glue Pen,

then coated with Energized Orange Glitter.

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The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on a scrap piece

of the left over Nuance paper I created,

then embossed with Midnight Madness embossing powder.

I cut it to look like a sign and hung it on the fence.

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The backgorund paper is onyx cordinations, embossed with a Sizzix

embossing folder, then sanded.  I used a distress tool around the edges

for a more ‘spooky’ look.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Diane