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Rustic Flowers – Snapdragons

Hello friends!

It’s Designer Jess here with a quick, fun card featuring Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons.

Supply List:

Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons Stamp Set #DIGI00-816P5

Jewel Drops – Key Lime 645N

Copper Embossing Powder – EP236

Tiger Orange Glitter – GM2003

Daisy Glitter – GM2019

Dogwood Rose Glitter – GM2021

Ballerina Glitter – GM2024

Nuvo Glue Pen – Small 202N

Tonic Die – Simply Screens – Clematis Vine – 1047e

Tear-ific Tape – 1/2″ SAT04

Foam Squares – 01613

This was such an easy card to put together!  To start, print out the gorgeous pre-colored image onto white cardstock.  Using the Nuvo Small Glue Pen, add your Glitters to the different flowers. I used Dogwood Rose, Ballerina, Tiger Orange and Daisy Glitters on my flowers.  Soooo pretty!

I really wanted to emphasize the copper of the gorgeous can holding the flowers. So, I grabbed my Copper Embossing Powder and added some detail using the Nuvo Small Pen – heat setting of course!  The results were just gorgeous!

Fussy cut out the entire image, then set aside while you go to work on the background.

To make the background, I took a piece of light green cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. I just loved the look of the Clematis Vine Tonic Die, so I die cut one out using a darker green cardstock.  I attached the embossed panel to the cardbase with 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape, then used the Small Glue Pen once again to adhere my die cut piece of cardstock.

Foam Squares were used to pop up the focal image to give more dimension. I printed off the sentiment onto white cardstock and used the glue pen one more time to add a pop of Copper Embossing Powder to the word “Cheer”.  A bit of ribbon was added and I used the Foam Squares again to adhere the sentiment.

See that nifty brush? It’s a set that’s now available in the SNS Shop that helps to pop out all the little pieces from intricate die cuts! I LOVE IT! It’s called the Sizzix Die Brush & Foam Set!

Finally, I had tons of fun with the NEW Jewel Drops in Key Lime!  I added a bunch of “dots” all over the background, then set aside to dry.  I LOVE the finished look!  Soooo sparkly!  They go on opaque and dry more clear. You HAVE to try them out sometime soon!

Thanks for popping by – and I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas (since this is my last post before Christmas!)

Cheers!

Jess

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

Festive Lantern

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Anne here with today’s blog post.  The Festive Lantern stamp set is one of seven new sets released by Sparkle N Sprinkle this month. This set includes three stamps: the lantern, the poinsettia cluster, and a sentiment. That way you can mix and match. For my project, I used the lantern and the poinsettia cluster. Both were colored with Copic markers.

 

To start out, I stamped the lantern image with VersaMark and then covered it with Copper Flame embossing powder. After heat setting from the bottom (this is a chunky embossing powder) and letting it cool, I then sprinkled some Coffee embossing powder on top of the Copper Flame. This gave it a great two-toned aged look. Finally, I fussy cut out the open areas of the lantern so that my background would show through (just like a real lantern).

 

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The poinsettia cluster was stamped with a light ink so that the lines of the stamp would blend into the colored areas. After fussy cutting this cluster out, I added Sunny Daze glitter to the centers of the poinsettias and outlined the leaves with Lavender Iris glitter. This was then adhered to the base of the lantern with pop dots. Lavender Iris glitter was also added to the candle flame.

 

The background is a die cut from Sue Wilson Designs (Festive Collection – Snowflake Background) that I covered with VersaMark and then heat set with White Spark embossing powder. With this particular die, you can leave the oval in the center solid. I wanted this to have a yellow glow from the “candle”, so I colored that portion of the embossing powder with a marker.

 

The next layer was dry embossed using a Tonic Studio embossing folder (Simple Stripes). This is an 8″ x 8″ folder with a “frame” around the outside edge, so you’ll want to be careful where you place your cardstock. That way the parts you want to get embossed will. :-). All of these layers were adhered to the white card base using Tear-ific Tape.

 

A strip of ribbon and my die cut sentiment are the final touches. The sentiment was created from a Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets (Merry Christmas) die. To add sparkle and shimmer the sentiment, I added a bit of VersaMark to a scrap piece of paper, heat embossed Sparkle embossing powder, and then die cut the words. For me, this is a quicker way to get bling on a smaller die cut instead of doing it after they have been die cut.

 

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Flower Cart

Hello crafty peeps!

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Designer Jess here today to share a new card that I created using the

New Release Stamp set  “Flower Cart”. This stamp set is so versatile & fun!  Let’s go!

SparkleNSprinkle Supply List:

Flower Cart Stamp #DIGI798

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Crushed Grape 662N

Fairytale Lavender Glitter – G1129

Princess Rose Embossing Powder – EP387

Versamark Ink – VM-001

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse 

– Peony Pink {800N}

Spring Green {808N}

1/4″ Tearific Tape {SAT-01}

1/2″ Tearific Tape {SAT-04}

Foam Sqaures {01615}

Brushable Glue {540}

Quicky Glue Pen {quicky}

Step 1 – Image & Sentiment

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Print out your fully colored digital image and sentiment onto white cardstock.  I love that some of the digital images are colored – saves me some time 😉  To add a little more sparkle and shine, I used the Quicky Glue Pen to add Fairytale Lavender Glitter to some of the flowers and the trim of the umbrella

I die cut the image out using my oval dies & Big Shot Machine, then applied Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse around the edges of the image using my finger tool.  The sentiment was fussy cut out and then all I did was trace the words using my Quicky Glue Pen, sprinkled on Princess Rose Embossing Powder and heat set. 

Step 2 – Background

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I cut a piece of 4×5.25″ purple cardstock. I then inked up an embossing folder with Versamark Ink and ran the paper through my Big Shot.  What this does is create and embossed AND inked surface!  All I did next was sprinkle on my Princess Rose Embossing Powder to the inked surface and heat set, creating a gorgeous, sparkly, embossed background piece. 

I took a white doily and completely covered it using Spring Green Embellishement Mousse.  I just used my finger tool to burnish it in. I just LOVE how shiny and fun the mousse is to work with!  You’ve gotta try it!

Step 3 – Let’s Put it Together!

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I adhered my doily to the background using Brushable Glue, then added my main image using 1/4″ Tearific Tape. The sentiment was popped up using Foam Squares.  I took the main flower and added some random smears of Brushable Glue, then sprinkled on Fairytale Lavender Glitter for some sparkle.  I set it aside to dry.

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I made some “Candy Dots” using the Crushed Grape Nuvo Crystal drops on the background and also in the middle of another flower.  I also set this aside to dry (I let it sit overnight). Once everything was good and dry, I adhered the flowers with Foam Squares & Tear-ific Tape.  The entire card front was then mounted using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape onto card base that I made from purple cardstock.

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VOILA!  A gorgeous Flower Cart Thank You card!

I hope you enjoyed this card.  See ya next time!

 

Jess

The Simple Wild Rose

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A rose is one of my favorite flowers and since I am in Omaha right now, visiting with my mother, I am really enjoying all her roses.  She has so many bushes and even climbing roses.  She also has some lovely pink wild roses.  There is something about their delicate look that is so appealing.  I tried to tie that into today’s card featuring the Wild Rose set and simple white layers with elegant lines.

 

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I started with a white layer with the right side punched by a border punch.  A piece of sticker paper was layered behind it and Ballerina Velvet Glitter was added.  This was layered on the white card base.

 

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The Wild Rose image was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink on watercolor paper and colored with Zig Watercolor Markers.  The sentiment was stamped beneath the image and this was die cut with a Spellbinders’ Labels Seventeen Etched Die and layered on top of a slightly larger white die cut and added to the card front.  Dots of Sunny Daze Glitter was added to the flower centers, using a glue pen.

 

Along with this lovely floral image, this set comes with four sentiments making it great to use for a variety of occasions.

 

E. Marie

Celebrate

Hi! It’s Eret here. Today I want to share a simple circle step card.

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I used Wild Rose stamp set #785 as a focal image. It is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with alcohol base markers.  Image is cut out with Spellbinders circle die. Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Mulberry Embossing Powder. I draw all around the letters with White Gel Pen to make the sentiment pop out a bit better.
Matting layer is cut out from Sticker Paper with Tonic Trellis Circles die. I also trimmed it with scissors to make it into the shape I wanted. Sticker Paper is covered with Orchid Rose Glitter.

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Little butterflies are die cut with Mini Dimensional Butterflies dies by Cheery Lynn Designs. Te are cut out from Sticker Paper and covered with Daisy Glitter. To the center of butterflies I added White Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Card base and green pattern paper are die cut with Trellis Circles dies by Tonic. I smudged Versamark ink randomly over pattern paper, added Sparkle EP on top and heat embossed. After card base was scored  and folded I cut the pattern paper in pieces and adhered to the base layer.

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To embellish my card I used Diamond Mesh by Mon Ami Gabby and pieces of pearls from Couture Swirls set by Want 2 Scrap.

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Materials used:

Stamp Credits: Wild Rose #785;
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107), Mulberry (EP415);
Glitters: Orchid Rose (GM2016), Daisy (GM2019);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Dies: Tonic (Trellis Circles), Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large), Cheery Lynn Designs (Mini Dimensional Butterflies);
Adhesives: Sticker Paper (99558);
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (JBS Collection);
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby (Diamond Mesh), Want 2 Scrap (Couture Swirls), Nuvo Crystal Drops (White);
Others: White Gel Pen;

Nasturtiums

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Are you like me and can never have enough flower images?  Have you seen the new Nasturtium #1 and Nasturtium #2 stamp sets?  They are a must have with easy to color floral images and a variety of sentiments included.  Today’s card features the Nasturtium #1 digital image and stamped sentiment.

 

 

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I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink in the center of a piece of white cardstock and heat embossed it with Sparkle Embossing Powder.  Then I stamped it a second time with Versamark Ink and added Merlot Velvet Glitter.  When I heat set it the 2nd time, the glitter settles into the embossing powder so it will stay in place when it cools.  This way the sentiment color will match the glitter I used throughout the card.  This piece of cardstock was edged with 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape and layered on the white card base.  Merlot Velvet Glitter was added to the exposed adhesive to create the look of another layer.

 

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I die cut Tutti Designs’ Butterfly Oval from sticker paper.  I slowly removed various sections of the top protective layer to add Merlot,  Blue Jewel, Sunny Daze, and Pistachio glitters.  This sparkly oval die was layered around the sentiment.

 

I printed out the digital version of the Nasturtium flowers twice, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut.  To give them sparkle to go with the die cut, I covered each flower with Versamark Ink and Sparkle Embossing Powder.  I used a stencil tool lightly shape the flowers and adhered them over the smaller flowers on the die cut.

 

Thank you for visiting the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog!

E. Marie

A Friend Knows The Song

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E. Marie here today to share one more card using Want 2 Scrap chipboard embellishments. Since these Style E pieces have such a lovely swirl, I wanted this card to be light and elegant. I started with light pink layered on white and then added a white oval die cut with Spellbinders’ Oval Majesty 4.

 

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The chipboard swirls were covered with Versamark Ink and then Lana Pink Embossing Powder was added and heat set.  These process was repeated to provide good coverage.

 

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The sentiment, from the Beautiful Friendship set, was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat set with Pear Star Embossing Powder.  This was layered behind a white die, cut with Spellbinders’ medium size Fleur de Elegance #3 die and layered over the chipboard pieces.  The rose, also from the Beautiful Friendship set, was stamped in brown with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic Markers.  It was fussy cut and added to the card front, after adding a small touch of Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, using a glue pen.

 

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday and a lovely week to follow.

E. Marie

Thinking Of You

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The lovely floral bouquet image from the new Thinking of You stamp set is featured on today’s card.

 

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Only different areas of the flowers were used to stamp the front of this mini card, along with the background side panel. It was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Coffee Embossing Powder. The flowers on the mini card were colored with watercolor.

 

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The mini card opens to reveal the sentiment, heat embossed with Coffee EP, on a blue insert that has been punched to coordinate with the border on the card background.

 

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Strips of 1/8″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape covered with Bronze Splendor glitter were used to add design.
E. Marie

Best Wishes

Hi! It’s designer Eret here. Lately I have playing a lot with digital stamps. They are fantastic. Here is a card I made with digi version DIGI771 from Poppies  #771 stamp set.

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I draw a circle in Photoshop and placed the poppies image in front of it. Image was resized to be slightly larger then the circle. I made another copy of the same stamp and printed them out. I used Promarkers for coloring and cut the circle and part of the flowers out with scissors. It’s like out of the box die cutting but much easier 🙂 Two of the flowers was fuzzy cut from the second copy I printed. They are popped up with Foam Tape. I added some Sakura Glue Pen to the flower petal and covered the glue with Fire Engine Red Glitter.

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Sentiment is also a digi from the same set. It is die cut with Oval die. I traced along the edge with Sakura Glue Pen and covered the glue with Fire Engine Red Glitter again. Oval is placed on top of the red label shape which was die ct with Spellbinders Label Eighteen die.

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It has been long time since I decorated the inside of the card. I used to love to do it with all my cards. Because this card was so simple I had an extra time to do it. I just printed a single flower from the same stamp set and die cut it with the Circle die. Edge of the circle is inked with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

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Card base is die cut out of red cardstock with Scalloped Circles die. I added some pearls to decorate the card.

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Stamp Credits:  Poppies 771 (digi version DIGI771);
Glitters: Fire Engine Red (G1007);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Inks: Distress Ink (Salty Ocean);
Adhesives: Sakura Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large, Classic Ovald Large, Labels Eighteen);
Cardstock: White, Red;
All others: Pearls;

Hugs & smiles,
Eret

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