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Build A Flower

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Anne here and today I’m showcasing this fun new set called Build A Flower that was revealed this month. There are so many different combinations that can be used – long and tall, short and squat, single flower…. and the list goes on and on ūüėÄ.  This would be a really fun stamp set to decorate the side of a scrapbook page too or create a fun frame around a photo.

 

As you can tell, I decided to go long and tall. I began by stamping the flower pot and then masking it so I could stamp the stems. Then I used the smaller blossom stamp to add flowers to the stems. Finally, the leaves were added. I also stamped the flowers and leaves on plain cardstock so I could fussy cut them out and adhere them on top of the ones on the main image. Everything was then colored with my Copic markers.

 

I had originally stamped everything onto white cardstock. Once everything was coming together, I decided that I didn’t want it white, nor did I want to color all that white space with Copics. I created a mask of the entire stamped image by photocopying it on my printer and then fussy cutting that out.

 

I recommend that you do the photocopying before adding the glitter to the base flowers though, otherwise, you might get glitter on your printer glass (ask me how I know this ūüėú.) Once my mask was ready, I adhered it with some temporary double sided tape and then lightly spritzed the entire area with Memories Mist (Pale Ale). A nice side effect was that it gave my mask a nice sepia look, which could always be used on a future project.

 

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I added Purple Dust glitter to the veins and out sie edges of my flowers. I also outlined the outside edges of the flowers on the main image with glue and covered them with Purple Dust glitter as well. that way, when I added my offset blossoms, everything would be sparkly. Dimensional glue was added to the centers of the flowers and covered with Evening Glow glitter.

 

The sentiment, which comes with the stamp set was heat embossed with Amethyst embossing powder. The black frame around my image is a die cut from Impression Obsession (All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2). In order to make it into a square, I took one of the frames that fit my sentiment, cut it in the center and adhered the ends together. To make the seams less noticeabBuild A Flower 811le, I heat set the frame with Ebony Spark embossing powder.  This also gave the frame a subtle bit of sparkle.

 

The bee is part of a retired die from Die-Versions (Wee Petites – Buggy). I die cut him from white cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. Glue was added to the inside of his wings and covered with Starfire glitter.

 

The die cuts that border the sides of the focal point are from Tonic Studios and is actually a Christmas die (Christmas Strips – Merry Christmas die set)! I cut off the parts that I wanted, covered them with VersaMark and heat set each of them with Sparkle embossing powder. Although the camera didn’t capture the subtle sparkle of these die cuts, you can definitely see it in person. A bit of Mon Ami Gabby ribbon are the finishing touches.

 

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Warm Wishes

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here this morning to share a card with you using the new Winter Bird House stamp set.

Winter Bird House

To get my card started I need to create my background panel.  Using the supplies in the below picture, Super Adhesive Sheets, Sparkling Sand Flocking and a embossing folder the panel was create.

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Here is a finished background panel.  The soft sparkle is so pretty!!

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Next the image was stamped and colored using Tombow markers along with Tattered Angel Pearl Mist instead of water.  This created a beautiful watercolor look along with some soft shimmer.

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Sparkle was then added using Nuvo Small Glue Pen, Sparkling Snow and Waterfall glitter.  Small drops of Green Apple Crystal Drops were added to the bird feeder let dry and then Glossy Accents were placed on top of the Crystal Drops to give a glass look.  Drops of White Crystal Drops were added to the image panel.

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The sentiment was stamped and glittered using Nuvo Small Glue Pen and Waterfall glitter.  Small branches were die cut using Heartfelt Creations die and a pull ribbon was added to the top right corner.  This is a beautiful stamp set, be sure to stop by the store to see all the new stamp sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day!

Belinda

Christmas Candles

Hi Diane with you today to show you one of our new stamps sets

that I just absolutely think is so beautiful!

It is Christmas Candles Stamp Set.

Though the name is Christmas Candles, it also

has a beautiful Christmas Rose Spray included in the set,

which is what I am using today.

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I started by using a new and amazing product called

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

and the color I used is Pure Platinum.

I used my ‘finger tool’ to apply to an embossed

card stock background.

You can see in the photo below the difference

it made on the top of the panel compared to the bottom half…

a beautiful sheen!

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I set this aside to dry and it dries very, very quickly,

then die cut a few branches using Impression Obsession Pine Branch die.

I applied glue using Nuvo Large Glue Pen,

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While these were drying,

I stamped my image and colored with Copics.

I used the small Nuvo Glue Pen to apply glue and then

Gypsy Red Glitter to the Rose

and Parisian Mist glitter to the leaves.

I then fussy cut my image out.

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I die cut a Cherry Lynn Designs Banner,

then applied (once again using my finger)

the Pure Platinum Mousse to it.

Once dry, I embossed my sentiment with Red Apple Embossing Powder.

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I adhered the entire panel to red card stock, then added

a pretty red bow to finish.

This is really a gorgeous card and somewhat quick to make

for the upcoming Christmas holiday!

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Once again here is the finished card.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Christmas Skates…in July!

Hello friends!

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It’s Designer Jess back again with a new card featuring “The Christmas Skate” Stamp Set. ¬†I just adore this set – it’s so cute and perfect for the holidays.

Here is my full supply list (you can click on each product to find it in the Shop):

The Christmas Skate #789

Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers {752N}

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Woodland Green {663N}

Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171

Reflection Velvet Microfine Glitter GM2007

Moss Star Embossing Powder EP430

Mojito Marbled Embossing Powder EP440

Victorian Christmas Glitter G1054

Sticker Paper {99558}

Versamark Ink VM-001

Quicky Glue Pen {quicky}

MonAmiGabby Pull Ribbon – Red 1/8″¬†{MONR25}

MonAmiGabby Pull Ribbon – Green 1/8″

1/4″ Tear-ific Tape {SAT01}

Foam Squares {10615}

Phew!  Now that the list is out of the way, onto the card itself!

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First I started by making my background. I took the sentiment stamp from “The Christmas Skate” stamp set and randomly stamped it across my paper using Versamark Ink. ¬†Then, I sprinkled on the Mojito Marbled Embossing Powder and heat set, making my own patterned paper background! ¬†I set that aside and sent to work on my coloring. ¬†I stamped the skate image using Versamark and used Black Detail Embossing Powder to create my outline. ¬†I took my TwinTouch markers and colored in the image (I like to use the Stamp Card as a guide to help me with my coloring! ūüėČ ). ONce I was done, I die cut out the entire image using a large oval. ¬†I added some Reflection Velvet Glitter to the skate blades using my Quicky Glue Pen as my adhesive. ¬†The Glue Pen is always an essential product to have on hand!

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To make the glitter background piece, I took a piece of Sticker Paper and die cut out a large Label Frame. ¬†I removed the protective backing and sprinkled on the Victorian Christmas Glitter, burnishing well with my finger tool! ¬†I mostly did the edges as I knew the middle would be covered by the skate image and I don’t want to waste my beautiful glitter!

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Once my glitter was well burnish, I took a few strips of 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape and attached the colored skate image to the glittered background sticker paper and then again to the background. ¬†I tied 2 pieces of the MonAmiGabby Pull Ribbon around the card panel and made the gorgeous bow. I just love pull ribbon, don’t you?

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder.  I die cut it out using a smaller oval and then gently rolled the edges into my Versamark Pad.  I sprinkled on Moss Star Embossing Powder and heat set. I popped up the sentiment using Foam Squares and then attached the entire card panel to my base using Tear-ific Tape.

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To finish the card, I used my Ruby Slippers Nuvo drops to create “brads” in the corners and I created a holly leaf & berries next to the sentiment using Woodland Green Crystal Drops & Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops.

I hope you are inspired to get a start on your Christmas Cards now – I sure am!

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Until next time,

Jess

Wild Roses

Hello, Diane with you today,

One of the beautiful June release stamp sets is Wild Rose.

I have made a pretty card just by adding a few simple techniques.

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,

then colored with Copics.

I then, fussy cut the image out.

For the background of the Roses, I thought lattice would be pretty,

I adhered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheets to a white card stock

and using a Spellbinders Lattice die, cut it out.

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Once cut, I pulled the protective layer off the front and coated it with

Cloud Nine glitter.  I used a Glitter Brush to brush off all the excess.

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It was then adhered to a background paper.

The Roses were placed on next with foam squares.

Wild Roses

I die cut a few butterflies, chose one, added brushable glue and coated with

Bubble Gum glitter.

To finish I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, and heat embossed with

Silver Detail embossing powder.  Lastly a bow was added.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Roses

Hi, Diane with you today with a very fun technique to share with you.

I am going to show you how to do a quick ‘stained glass’ Rose.

One of the new June stamp sets is “Roses”, a perfect set for this technique!

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Start by stamping the rose on a piece of embossable plastic with a

permanent ink (I used black Staz-on).  I also tried Memento Tuxedo Black ink

and it worked, though I had to let it dry for quite a while so as not to smear.

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Pour out a small drop, maybe nickel size of Diamond Glaze or Crystal Effects

on your craft mat. ¬†Add a few drops of a ‘dye’ re-inker in the color you want you rose

and mix in.

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Flip your rose over to the back side and start coloring it in with a paint brush.

Let dry completely (it dries very quickly, but be patient), then do the same with a green for your leaves.

I used Distress ink refills raspberry for the rose and

peeled paint for the leaves.  Let completely dry again.

Once dry, pour another drop of the glaze on your mat and once again add to the back of your rose, this time do not add any color.

While still wet, add your choice of glitter to the back.  I used Cloud Nine glitter and it seemed to be the perfect choice.  Set aside to dry again.

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While the rose is drying find a die that will make a ‘window’ over the rose and die cut

on your card front.

You will be using the ‘negative’ part of the die. ¬†I embossed this using a vine

embossing folder.

Stamp your sentiment in Versamark, then coat with Irish Spring embossing powder and heat set.

This is such a pretty embossing powder, all sparkle-y  and glittery !

Place your Rose behind the negative cut out using Tear-ific Tape 1/4″, Then adhere

to a card base.  Add your bow and your sentiment.

 

This is really an easy technique, it is just being patient to let it dry in-between.

Thank you for visiting with me today

 

 

May Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s

May New Reveal Blog Hop.

We have six 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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Gone Fishing 778   (digi version DIGI778)
Just Go Fishing 779   (digi version DIGI779)
Summer Grilling #1 780   (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781   (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782   (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783   (digi version DIGI783)

 

On May¬†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:

Diane
Chris
Belinda
Anne
Shona
Marie
Jess
Eret

(*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. ¬†If you can’t leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the designer or the blog you are commenting about.

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. ¬†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

¬†Have you checked out the SNS Youtube Channel featuring Demo Donna yet? If not, then you are in for a real treat. ¬†Subscribe today to get¬†all of Demo Donna’s latest tips and techniques!

If you would like to leave a comment on any of the SNS Blog posts, please click on the title of the post you want to leave the comment on.  When the page refreshes, there will be a comment box at the bottom of the post.  Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us comments.  They are much appreciated!

Flourished Bird

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Anne here and my card today uses various products sold at Sparkle N Sprinkle, including Embossable Clear Acetate, Super Adhesive Sheets, Dreamweaver stencil, Want 2 Scrap chipboard, and of course glitter and flock.

The background was created by first applying a piece of a Super Adhesive Sheet onto the clear Embossable Acetate. ¬†I then rubbed Hawaiian soap on the Cherry Blossom stencil so that it wouldn’t permanently stick to the adhesive. ¬†Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft flock was used to cover the design. ¬†After removing the stencil, I used a marker directly on the flock to change the color of the branches.

Once this was completed, Waterfall semi transparent glitter was added to the rest of the adhesive. ¬†Since this glitter is semi-transparent, it’s color changed in intensity depending on what color¬†of cardstock I had behind it. ¬†This is why I used this technique on acetate – to see how the overall look changed based on what color cardstock I used for the mat. ¬†The centers of the flowers are self adhesive bling from Want 2 Scrap. ¬†In order to flatten them, I ran it through my die cutting machine. ¬†This gives you more ways to use the dimensional gems. ¬†You can really see the difference when you compare his eye to the centers of the flowers. ¬†The same self adhesive gems were used for both.

The chipboard flourish bird is also by Want 2 Scrap and he was covered with Fleur de Lis embossing powder and heat set.  I added a pull ribbon bow by Mon Ami Gabby.  Sue Wilson Designs (Noble dies РOrnate Pierced Rectangles) complete the card and card base.

If you’d like to leave a comment on any of the SNS posts, click on the title of the post and once the page refreshes, there will be a comment box at the bottom. ¬†Thanks for leaving comments as all the designers love reading them.

Beach Surfboards (09/25/2015)

Hi! Guest Designer Chris reporting for duty ūüôā Have I told you how much I love the beach / water reveal theme this month? Welp, I do! Beaches and water make me super happy, and I was totally excited about this theme. I saw the Palm Hammock – Digital Stamp Set Digi731s and Woody – Digital Stamp Set Digi730s sets, and knew I needed to create some surfboards on the beach. Let’s look at what I made:

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I printed out several fence images, which also has sand and some beach grass. I colored them with Copics, and then added in some Celestial Semi-transparent Glitter G1031 adhered with Brushable Glue 540. I printed out two different sizes, to give the card some depth. Here is a close up showing the fences (foreground and mid-ground) with their sparkly glitter sand from Celestial Semi-transparent Glitter G1031.

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Since I used the digital image, I was able to create two sizes of each of the surfboard and fence, and then printed everything out. I colored all the images with Copic markers. After coloring the surfboards, I realized I needed to make them looked “waxed” and to make them shine! Super Thick Clear Semi-transparent Embossing Powder EP230 to the rescue! I covered the surfboard with Versamark Ind Pad VM-001 by tamping the ink pad onto the surfboard. then, I sprinkled on Super Thick Clear Semi-transparent Embossing Powder EP230 and heat set it. The crystals for the Super Thick embossing powder are pretty large. Because of this, I heat set it from the bottom, underneath the paper. This kept the large crystals from being blown off from the hot air ūüôā Even though it is SUPER THICK, I re-inked it with Versamark and then added another layer of Super Thick Clear Semi-transparent Embossing Powder EP230. This second layer really made the surfboards come alive, and look like they are ready to hit the surf!

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I made two small surfboards, above, and then one larger one below. I colored this one with a little more pizazz. Surfboards come in all sorts of colors! I also double-coated this one with Super Thick Clear Semi-transparent Embossing Powder EP230.

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This card has the beach and surfboards in the foreground, with the ocean waves in the background. I made the background with a lot of glitters and “Tear-ific” tapes. Check it out:

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To make the wave background, I used three sizes of “Tear-ific” tape: 1/8″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape SAT02, 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape SAT01, 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape SAT04. I made glitter ribbons with five different colors of blue glitter: Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter (microfine) GM2012, Fascination Glitter G1030, Misty Blue G1021, Queen Elsa Frozen G1122, and Princess Elsa Frost G1121. To make these ribbons, I tore a 6-8″ strip of tape, and removed one side of the release paper. I covered the front of the tape ribbon with one of the glitters, and then removed the back of the release paper, and attached glitter to the other side. I made glitter ribbons in each of the three sizes, for all five of the colors. Here is what they looked like as I made them:

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Once I had all the glitter ribbons created, I layered a sheet of Super Adhesive Sheets SAS02 onto some blue cardstock, and then started layering up the glitter ribbons to make a wavy background. Here is a photo of the process.

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After I finished adding glitter ribbons to the background, I layered on the fences and surfboards, and added the card panel to a dark brown cardstock. Then, my card was finished!

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I love the ocean, the waves, sand, everything about it! There is nothing more peaceful than watching the waves crash on the beach and seeing surfboards and their riders out in the water.

Hope you enjoy these stamp sets, they are so versatile and so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 

 Chris
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Flowers of Friendship on Vellym

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E. Marie here to share a card using the new Friendship Flowers Stamp Set. The main image on this set is a nice size that makes the flowers easy to color and makes a great central image.

 

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For the card front, I die cut Sue Wilson Designs’ Spanish Collection Background from white cardstock and layered this on a slightly larger piece of sticker paper.

 

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I added Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the remaining exposed adhesive, tied a sheer bow around the bottom, and added a pearl brad to the bow and tiny pearls all around the edge. This was layered on a white card base.

 

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One of my favorite looks is white embossing on vellum and I knew this image would look be perfect for this. I stamped it with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of vellum and colored with Tombow markers on the back. After die cutting two of Spellbinders’ largest Floral Ovals, I cut the center out of one of them and layered it over the vellum image. I cut around the pour spout so it would layer in front of the die cut. Next I trimmed off the decorative edge of the second die, covered it with a wide piece of lace, and adhered a second lace around the edges. The image was adhered on top of this so the lace could show through the vellum and also under the decorative edge of the die cut to enhance it.

Check out this stamp set in the on line store here.

Thanks for visiting.
E. Marie

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