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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

Cherry Blossom Wreath {12.14.2016}

Hi from Designer Chris! Today’s card makes me so happy!! I used the new Build a Wreath digi stamp. Let’s check it out.
I sized the wreath I wanted (there are four wreath options in this incredible digi stamp set) and chose one of the many sentiments and sized it to go inside the wreath. That is one of the benefits of a digi stamp set, you can really manipulate them to any size you want! I also sized some of the cherry blossoms, leaves, and the bow, then printed them out twice. I fussy cut out the blossoms, leaves, and bow, and partial die cut out the wreath with a circle die, leaving the bow tails uncut. I fussy cut around the bow tails sticking out of the edge of the circle that was die cut, and fussy cut out other bow pieces to add dimension. Once I had everything cut out, I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Large adhesive to the bow pieces, and sprinkled on some Collegiate Garnet glitter. I layered up the bow pieces with dimensional tape to give dimension. Here is a close up of the bow. Look how beautiful that Collegiate Garnet glitter is! Be still my heart!!
For my background, I ran some pink cardstock through my Cuttlebug in a leaf embossing folder. I then lightly swept my Versamark Ink Pad over the raised portions of the cardstock, and sprinkled on some Pink Lady embossing powder, and heat set it. This gave the background additional texture, dimension, and some extra sparkle and pizazz 🙂
I adhered blossoms to the wreath, and added more dimension by adding foam dimensionals. I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Fine adhesive to the wreath, flowers, and leaves, and sprinkled on two colors on the wreath: Peruvian Lily,and Rose Gold. I also added on Bubble Gum to the blossoms and Luau Green to the leaves. Here is a photo showing the wreath, cherry blossoms, and leaves.
Here is another shot of the card that shows some of the dimension. I have a thing for pink and for cherry blossoms, so this Build a Wreath digi stamp set was the perfect set to use for a pink fix! I love how versatile it is and how much you can do with it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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

Spring Bunny

Hello friends!
 
 
It’s Designer Jess here today with another fun Easter card!
 

Supply List:

 
This card was super fun to make and came together quite quickly. There is a lot of embossing, so let’s get going!

 Card Instructions

To start with, I did my embossing on the outside edges of both the pink layer, green layer and cardbase. What I did was take the main image stamp and used the bottom portion (the flowers, eggs and grass) and used it to stamp all along the edges of the panels!  I used Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on my Embossing Powders!  I used Rosa Embossing Powder on the pink layer and cardbase. Pineapple Embossing Powder was used on the green layer. 
To make the doily, I covered the entire white doily with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Princess Rose Embossing Powder, heat setting of course! 🙂
 
 
Once I was done with all those parts, I set those pieces aside and started on my main image.  I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.  For coloring, I grabbed my Watercolor Pencils, an aquapainter and went to work!  I am still an amateur with coloring, but I think I’m improving 🙂
 
 
The image was fussy cut out after it was dry (TIP: Use a heat gun to speed up drying time!).  I covered the entire image in Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It created such a gorgeous shine!
 
The sentiment was stamped onto some white cardstock using Versamark Ink. I embossed with Black Detail Embossing powder. I actually separated the sentiment in half and did a swash of watercolor on the background too.
 
  

 Putting It All Together

To start assembly, I used the Large Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere the embossed doily to the pink layer. The pink layer was attached to the green layer using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.I popped the fussy cut focal image up with some Foam Squares.
 
 I also created a fun “grass” border simply by cutting a 1″ strip of green cardstock randomly and bending them a bit. Fun, right?  I realized after that I should have grabbed my Grassy Green Flocking to add to the dimension – next time! The border was also attached using 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape. I tied a bit of bakers twine around the panel for added fun.
 
The entire panel was adhered to the card base using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.  I used a mini-stapler to attach a bit of frayed bakers twine behind the sentiments and popped them ofn using Foam Squares. 
 
   
 
I hope you enjoy this card!  Don’t forget to grab your fave SNS products from the shop!
 
Until next time,
 
Jess

Faith in Wings

Today I want to share a card made with my favorite stamp From Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal – Winter Blue Jay 809. I can only admire photos of this bird – sadly we don’t have them in Estonia.  I actually didn’t even knew that such birds exist…

Faith in Wings

Image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Promarkers for coloring. To his feathers I added small strokes with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and covered the glue with Denim Microfine Glitter. Leaves on the branch are ‘colored’ with same glue pen. After glue was dried to tacky I added Sunkissed Copper  Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top.

Faith in Wings

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Coffee Embossing Powder.

Faith in Wings

Flower is made with Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Open Petals die set. I added some color with Salty Ocean Distress ink. In center of flower is a glitter dot made with Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops. I didn’t add Glitter Drop directly to flower center. I made a big drop to the Tear-ific Tape backing and let it set. After it was dry I placed it to the flower. I love this color.
Leaves are cut with Creative Expressions Faux Quilled Leaves die out of Sticker Paper. They are covered with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes.

Faith in Wings

Edges of the image layer are inked with Salty Ocean Distress ink. Then I took Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen and added glue all around the edges. After glue was dry I adhered Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top.
I love to make glittered matting layers. I placed 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to all around the matting layer edges, adhered image layer on center and covered rest of the tape with Denim Microfine Glitter.  To finish off my card I added some small dots of White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops.

Faith in Wings

Materials used
Stamp Credits: Winter Blue Jay 809;
Glitters: Denim (GM2033);
Embossing Powders: Coffee (EP459);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Inks (Salty Ocean);
Dies: Creative Expressions (Faux Quilled Leaves, Delicate Daisies Open Petals);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Adhesives: Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen, Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen, Sticker Paper (99558), 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Crystal Drops ( White), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Dazzling Blue);

Thank you for the visit!
Eret

Winter Birdhouse

I have a ‘sparkle-y’ card to share with you today,

using the new stamp set Winter Birdhouse.

Winter Bird House

I started by laying my 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock

across my scor-board with the 11″ across the top.

Scor at 3 1/8″ and again at 8 5/8″.

Trim card length to be 5 3/8″ long.

Winter Bird House

It should look something like this.

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,

then colored with Copics.

The panel was then adhered to the left side of the card

with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape,

sprinkled with Fire Engine Red glitter

and then using my ‘finger’ tool,

burnished in

Winter Birdhouse

For the left side of the card,

I cut a panel to fit,

then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder.

Winter Bird House

Fire Engine Red glitter was added to the bird’s scarf and Santa hat.

Sparkle N Soft Sapphire Silk was added to the bird tail and wings.

The glitters were applied with Nuvo SM Glue Pen.

Winter Bird House F

All the ‘snow fluff’ you see was created using

Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone.

I applied it quite thick to resemble snow.

I also added it to a few of the snowflakes.

You can just see a hint of the inside sentiment which is from

the set Eskimo Kisses.

Winter Bird House E

I hope you enjoyed my card today and

thank you for visiting with me!

Festive Latern

I had lots of fun making a Christmas card with new Sparkle N Sprinkle Festive Lantern Stamp set #808 and Nuvo Gilding Flakes.

Festive Latern

Lantern Festive Lantern set is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to the white cardstock. I colored it with Promarkers. To the metal part of the lantern I added glue with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen. After glue was dry I covered it with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes.  I also added some shading with Gold and Copper Gel pens. After die cutting it with Oval die I covered glass part of the lantern with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops. Edge of the Oval is covered with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Gypsy Red glitter.

Festive Latern

Flowers are from same Festive Lantern stamp set. I stamped them six times with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to the white cardstock. They are colored with Promarkers and fussy cut with scissors. I added some glue with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to flower centers. After glue was dry I covered them with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. Middle flowers are popped up with foam tape.

Festive Latern

To make a background I just took an old pattern paper, added glue with Large Nuvo Glue Pen to the Crackle Background stamp and stamped it to the paper. I cleaned the stamp right away and let the glue dry on the paper. Then I took Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes again and placed it on top of the stamped pattern.

Festive Latern

Matting layer and die cut label shape behind the oval are covered with Large Nuvo Glue Pen and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. It is important to let the glue dry before adding gilding flakes. Nuvo glue is drying tacky, so it’s perfect for gilding flakes.  Some White Nuvo Crystal Drops was also added in to corner of my card.

Festive Latern

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Festive Lantern 808, Crackle Background 609;
Glitters: Gypsy Red (GM2005);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Ovals Large, Labels Eighteen);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Golden and Bronze Gel Pen;
Adhesives: Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen, Large Nuvo Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (Docraft – At Christmas Time);
Embellishments: Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew, White);

Thank you for the visit!
Eret

Festive Lantern & Poinsettias {11.09.2016}

Hi from Designer Chris! All I can say is WOW about the new November stamps! So. Much. Fun! For today’s card, I used the 808 Festive Lantern Stamp Set. I love the lantern, and the poinsettias are perfect too. Let’s check out the card.
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I stamped the lantern stamp with black pigment ink, and then added Clear Detail embossing powder, and heat set it. I die cut the image with an oval die. Then, I started decorating! I colored the candle with a red marker and colored the flame with yellow and orange. You know me, I need some bling! So, after coloring these, I whipped out my new favorite adhesive, the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine, and rolled out adhesive onto the candle. I sprinkled on Collegiate Garnet glitter and made the candle super sparkly! I used the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine again on the flame, and added Evening Glow glitter. I also repeated the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine again on the lantern and sprinkled on Black Ice glitter. As always, I try to not completely cover the image with glue before applying glitter. I want to make sure the image details show through!
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The 808 Festive Lantern Stamp Set has some really pretty poinsettia images. I colored white cardstock in shades of pink, and then stamped out the poinsettias with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed Glitzy Gold embossing powder. Then, I fussy cut them out. I stamped out a bunch of them so I had a lot to cut out! Then, I paper pieced and layered them to add a lot of dimension to the flowers. After the flowers were all layered up, I squeezed on some Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers. Here is a shot from the side showing the dimension.
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There is an amazing sentiment with this set. What a wonderful saying, and something we need to all keep in mind. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed Glitzy Gold embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment with an oval die, and framed it with red cardstock.
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This 808 Festive Lantern Stamp Set is gorgeous. I love it and love how versatile it is. I know you will love it too!
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Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!-Chris

Christmas Tag Ornament {10.26.2016}

Hi from Designer Chris! I made an ornament from the new Christmas Tags #1 stamp set. I used the colored digital image, and sized it on my computer to what I wanted. Then, I printed it out on cardstock and die cut it with a circle. Let’s check it out.

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For the tree, I squeezed on some Nuvo Glitter Drops Sunlit Meadow. This gave the tree some heft, sparkle, and shine. It was perfect! As you can see in this photo, I tend to fill in most of the image but  not all of it. I think this gives a better look, since I don’t color outside the lines, and I also think it shows the dimension better. What do you think?

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I adhered a lot of glitter using the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine. I drew on the adhesive where I wanted to add glitter, then dusted it on. For the snowflake, I used Princess Elsa Frost glitter from the Frozen glitter collection. This glitter was perfect for the sparkly snowflakes 🙂

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I wanted to make it into an ornament and add some gold. So I wrapped a strip of 1/4″ Double sided “Tear-ific” Tape around the edge of the ornament circle. Then, I burnished in some Aztec Gold glitter – my favorite gold glitter. I also whipped out the Nuvo Glue Pen Fine again, and traced around the inner circle, and sprinkled on some Black Ice glitter.

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To make it into an ornament, I die cut a star in red cardstock and layered it behind the circle image. I then added two ribbons together, a solid gold ribbon and some Cream 1/8″ Pull Ribbon. I looped these ribbons through a hole I punched, and tied them together to make a hanger.

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After adding the ribbon, the ornament was complete! Here is the whole ornament again.

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I know you will love this stamp set – it was really fun to make this ornament.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Christmas Tags in a Box

Hi! Here is a little project I made with Christmas Tags #1 Stamp Set 805 – a box with four gift tags.
I kept the box clean and simple. Images are stamped with Versamark ink to a White cardstock. I added Silver Lightning Embossing powder on top and heated to set. They are cut out with Circle die from Spellbinders. To the pattern paper I drew some lines with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen, covered it with Blueberry EP and heat setted the powder with heating tool.

Christmas Tag Set With a Box

To make the lacy edge peeking underneath the pattern paper I die cutted two strips of white cardstock with Die-Versions Loopy Lace die. They are covered with Versamark ink and Silver Lightning EP, which was heat set with heating tool. To finish up the decoration I added some Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Christmas Tag Set With a Box

Inside of the box has two compartments to hold four gift tags.

Christmas Tag Set With a Box

I stamped each tag image with Versamark ink two times. One of each image was heat embossed with Blueberry Embossing Powder and others with Silver Lightning. Because of my bad language skills It’s difficult to explaine what I did but I hope you understand… I ended up with eight stamped and heat embossed images. I used Spellbinders circle die to die cut for of them (one silver and one blue with bauble, one silver and one blue with tree). Rest of four images was colored with markers and I fussy cut inner circles with scissors.

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Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops was added to top part of the baubles and to the trees stars. Christmas trees are covered with Emerald City Nuvo Crystal Drops. To assemble tag fronts I adhered image with blue center to a silver base.

Christmas Tag Set With a Box

To make the tags complete I die cutted four more circles, inked them with Broken China Distress Ink while they was inside of the die template, and stamped the words with Versamark ink. They are heat embossed with Blueberry and Silver Lightning Embossing Powders. Between front and back sides of the tags I adhered little tags, which was die cutted with Spellbinders Back To Basics Tags set.

Christmas Tag Set With a Box

 

Christmas Tag Set With a Box

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Christmas Tags #1 Stamp Set 805;
Embossing Powders: Blueberry (EP240), Silver Lightning (EP262);
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink (Broken China);
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large, Back To Basics Tags), Die-Versions (Loopy Lace);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Adhesives: 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), Foam Tape, Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (Joy! Winter);
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining, Emerald City), White Thread;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret from Estonia

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