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Feeling “Royal” – Blue and Gold

Hello friends!


It’s Designer Jess here for SparkleNSprinkle showcasing some new products in the shop! This card had me feeling “Royal” – gold and blue!  I played with the new Nuvo Embellishment Mousse as well as the new release June Stamp Set Wild Rose (#785).

Here is my supply list:

To make this card, I started by taking a piece of blue cardstock and placing my Want2Scrap Fleur de Lis stencil overtop. I like to secure my stencils with some washi tape to make sure they don’t move around. I used a sponge and added my Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse. I like this product so much! It’s easy and fun to work with and leave a variety of textures. It dries fairly quickly too.

To make the background, I cut my piece of Metallic Gold Cardstock to size (4×5.25) and used an embossing folder to add some treadmark texture. I adhered my blue panel using Tear-ific Tape.  


Next, I worked on my image. I stamped the beautiful flower stamp from Wild Rose onto a piece of Watercolor Paper using Memento Ink and watercolored it using Nuance Watercolors in Jade & Cerulean Blue.  Then, I cut the image using a circle die.

To finish off the image, I added some Crystal Drops in Bright Gold.  I think they add so much texture and added interest, don’t you?  I stamped my sentiment from Wild Rose using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed using Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a label die and then I added a few more Bright Gold Crystal Drops and let dry. Now came the FUN!  I used my finger tool and added more Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to the edges of my images.  I just love how the gold mousse adds interest and flair!


To finish the card, I tied a piece of Tan 1/8″ Pull Ribbon and then popped up the image using Foam Squares. I adhered the sentiment using Tear-ific Tape for perfect hold and then added the entire panel to the cardbase (also using Tear-ific Tape!). 


I love how this card turned out and I hope you do too!

Now, head on over to the shop and pick up some of these super fun products!

Until next time,


Wisps of Autumn

Hi! It’s Eret here.  Spring is finally here in Estonia. Slowly grass is turning green and some Spring flowers are blooming already. Despite of lovely Spring I’m sharing an Autumn card instead.  I had so much fun to play with Want 2 Scrap products.

Wisps of Autumn

I used Wisps of Autumn Stamp set. I stamped the image two times to the white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with markers and fuzzy cut them out by leaving narrow white border all around.  I covered acorns with Dimensional Glue. The glue dries clear and keeps it dimension leaving lovely shiny coat.

Wisps of Autumn

Sentiment is stamped with a Versamark ink to the vellum. I added Coffee embossing powder on top and heat embossed it. I wanted vellum to be inside of the frame. This way the background is still shown but it mutes the colors down.

Wisps of Autumn

Now to the fun part. I took one frame from the Want 2 Scrap Vintage Fancy Frames set and painted it with white Gesso. After it was dry I inked it with Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  To add some interest I took a text stamp from Journal Mixed Media set and stamped with Tuxedo Black ink first to the scrap paper and then on top of the frame. Then I covered entire frame with Versamark ink and Super Thick Clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. Love the outcome.

Wisps of Autumn

To make the background layer I added the Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Pine Needles, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye Distress Inks to the  plastic sheet, spritzed it with water and smudged the white cardstock in to the wet inks. Then it was dried I randomly stamped text from Journal Mixed Media set with Tea Dye ink. Then I took Want 2 Scrap Brick Stencil and White Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and added some bricks to the two corners. After embossing paste was dry I spritzed Blue Lime Cosmic Shimmer Mist on top.

Wisps of Autumn

I also sprinkled some Super Thick White and Copper Flame embossing powder speckles to the background and heat embossed from underneath. Other way they just fly off.

Wisps of Autumn

Most time I use white cardstock as a matting layers. I just color the edges with the marker to suit my needs. This time I used green and brown marker for that. Then I took 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape and covered the edges with that. After I adhered the background layer to the center I covered rest of the tape with Parisian Mist and Bronze Splendor glitters. Those glitters are opaque so it doesn’t matter what color the cardstock underneath it is but from the sides you’ll still see it.

Wisps of Autumn

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Wisps of Autumn #647, Journal Mixed Media #606;
Glitters: Parisian Mist (G1037), Bronze Splendor (G1012);
Embossing Powders: Super Thick Clear (EP230), Super Thick White (EP235), Copper Flame (EP355), Coffee (EP459);
Inks: Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Pine Needles, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark;
Coloring Medium: White Gesso, Promarkers, Cosmic Shimmer Mist (Blue Lime);
Adhesives: 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT01), Dimensional Glue (539);
Embellishments: Want 2 Scrap (Vintage Fancy Frames);
Cardstock: White, Vellum;
All others: Want 2 Scrap (Brick Stencil), Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (White);

Thank you for the visit!

Cherries and Bird

Merry Christmas! It’s Eret here. I’ve always said that then Christmas are over, snow can go and make room for spring. But since we didn’t had any snow in Estonia at this Christmas, lets start with spring immediately.

Cherries and Bird

To make the background I used Glittered Lacy Background technique with Waterfall and Cloud Nine glitters.Glitters are adhered to Sticker Paper.
Cherries and Bird

On top of the glittered background I used Dreamweaver Cherry Blossom Stencil and White Embossing Paste. Paste is mixed with pink with Nuance Red watercolor powder. I applied colored paste through the stencil and let it dry. Branches and leaves are colored with Promarkers. I also added dots of Dimensional Glue to the center of each blossom and covered it with Sunny Daze glitter.
Cherries and Bird

Chipboard Bird is from Want2Scrap. I inked it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Cerulean Star and Electric Blue Embossing Powders. I also added some Magic Speckle EP on top. I placed the bird to the branch which was die cut out of brown cardstock with Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms die.
Cherries and Bird

White frame is cut from textured cardstock and it’s popped up with foam tape. To pop up the bird, I used Pop Up Dots from Glue Dots.
Cherries and Bird

Materials used:
Glitters: Waterfall (G1071), Cloud Nine (GM2000), Sunny Daze (G1032);
Embossing Powders: Cerulean Star (EP433), Electric Blue (EP278), Magic Speckle (EP175);
Inks: Versamark;
Coloring Medium: Nuance Magenta (Red), Promarkers;
Adhesives: Sticker Paper, Glue Dots (Pop Up Dots), Foam Tape, Dimensional Glue  (539);
Dies: Spellbinders (Cherry Blossoms);
Cardstock: White, Textured White, Brown;
All others: Lace, Dreamweaver (White Embossing Paste, Cherry Blossom Stencil), Want2Scrap Chipboard Bird;

Hugs & smiles,

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 – Ornate Pierced Rectangles) complete the card and card base.

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Gelatos Chicken Run

Hi there, Designer Shona here. Today I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I have recently been playing around a bit with Gelatos, so decided to have a go at making a little canvas creation.

Gelatos Chicken Run

First I took a blank 5″ x 7″ canvas and scribbled Yellow, Orange and Red Gelatos over it. I took a baby wipe and using a circular motion I blended the gelatos into one another to create a “sunset” hue.

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I dried this with my heat tool, before proceeding.  Then I took a stencil (TCW Mini Meadow) and stencil brush and began to create a meadow with grass, stems, butterflies and flowers, using different colors of Gelatos:

Gelatos Chicken Run

Gelatos Chicken Run

I kept going until I had an entire meadow. Then it was time to add my chickens, from the Chicken Run Set 761, using Versamark and Black Detail embossing powder:

Gelatos Chicken Run

Gelatos Chicken Run

So now it needed some dimensional elements and I did want to include a sentiment from the set, which was stamped on white cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail. The chickens stamped out like they were made of burlap, because of the canvas backing, so I decided to make a burlap frame to be in-keeping with the chickens:

Gelatos Chicken Run

I cut a piece of burlap ribbon in half and attached it around the sentiment using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape, this was then colored with Yellow and Red Gelatos and dabbed with the wipe again to tie it in with the background.

Gelatos Chicken Run

I repeated the Gelatos and wipe technique with three Prima flowers, whose centers were made by “blinging” a brad with Tequila Sunrise embossing powder after applying Versamark to the brad. Then a Sakura Glue pen was used to add Sparkling Snow glitter to the petals to give them some sparkle.

Gelatos Chicken Run

The frame and the flowers were attached to the canvas with dimensional foam. I added dots to the butterflies and flowers with a white Signo pen, for some highlights.

Gelatos Chicken Run… and I added some gold Prills with Dimensional Glue at the chickens feet for seed.

Gelatos Chicken Run

I think I might be doing some more of these. Kind of liked having a play date in my craft room today! Hope I’ve inspired you to get those Gelatos out and start playing!

Gelatos Chicken Run

Enjoy your day!



Give Thanks

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here this morning to share a Thanksgiving Card with you!  I pulled out one of my favorite stamp set Harvest Scarecrow for this card.

Harvest Scarecrow #227

I started my background on white cardstock, laying down my brick stencil and covering it with 3d gloss gel.  While the gel was wet I covered it with Red Rock chunky EP (to be available soon).  The gel was left to dry over night and then the embossing powder was heat set.

Harvest Scarecrow

The gloss gel gave the embossing powder a really pretty shine,(hope you can see that in the picture).

The sentiment was stamped with brown ink and punched using a circle punch.  The edges were inked with distress ink.

Harvest Scarecrow #227

Next the image was stamped with black ink and colored using copic markers.  A little sparkle was added to the image using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


Awareness – Colon cancer

Dark blue is a color for Colon cancer awareness. I thought that card which is entirely dark blue may be too depressing, so i added light background and some green leaves to symbolize hope. Leaves are die-cutted out of Sticker Paper and covered with Lator Gator glitter.

Awereness - Colon cancer by Eret

As a focal image I used Survivor Stamp Set #713. Image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with markers. Then I used Sakura Glue Pen to adhere the Sapphire Silk Sparkle N Soft to the ribbon and tiny hearts. It’s die-cutted with circle die and edges are inked with Summer Sky ink. For the matting layer I adhered 2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” to the cardstock and cutted out with scalloped circle die. I added Loyalty glitter on top.


For the background I used MemoryBox Honey Comb Stencil and DreamWeaver White Embossing Paste. To color the paste I used Salty Ocean Distress ink. While stenciled paste was still wet I covered it with Velvet Sparkle Embossing powder. After paste was dry, I heat embossed the powder. The small white dots you see all over are speckles of Super Thick White embossing powder. You don’t need a Versamark ink to adhere them. Most important thing is to remember that you have to heat them underneath the paper.


Two leaf flourishes are die-cutted out of Sticker Paper. One is covered with Cloud Nine glitter and other with Loyalty glitter. I colored parts of the white flourish with light blue marker. Color was added to the back side of the Sticker Paper. It is quite thin and the marker bleed right through.


I also added some tiny pearls, lace and Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh. Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape and Loyalty glitter.


Survivor #713;

Glitters: Lator Gator (GM2008), Loyalty (G1051), Cloud Nine (GM2000);
Embossing Powders: Velvet Sparkle (EP437), Super Thick White (EP355);
Flocking: Sapphire Silk (SS104);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky), Distress Ink (Salty Ocean);
Adhesives: 2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” (SAT11), Sticker Paper (99558), 1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT01), Sakura Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Cirles Large, Sprigs), Marianne Design (LR0151);
Embellishments: Lace, Mon Ami Gabby (Diamond Mesh), Pearls;
Cardstock: White;
All Other: DreamWeaver (WhiteEmbossing Paste), MemoryBox (Honey Comb Stencil);

Hugs & smiles

it’s not about the shoes

Hi everyone! Ashley here to share a card I made with one of the new release stamps, Ballet (709). I danced ballet for 13 years, although I only did one year of pointe. I absolutely adore this stamp set!

For my card, I inked my background with a stencil and distress inks. I stamped the ballet shoes with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Bahama Mama (EP439) marbled embossing powder. I love how that marbled embossing powder looks with these ballet shoes. 

I fussy cut the shoes and adhered them to my card with pop dots. My sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Black Detail (EP171). I love using the Black Detail embossing powder for my sentiments! I squeezed small dots of Brushable Glue onto some of inked confetti images. Then I sprinkled my favorite glitter on top – Florida beach (G111S). Here’s my finished card:

Delight in the little things!

Good morning everyone, hope your day is off to a great start!!  It’s Belinda here this morning to share a project using,  stencils, embossing paste, gesso and glitter some of my favorite things to use!!  To start my card I covered a piece of cardstock with gesso and let dry this will be used to create the background paper. For my card I chose the Twisted Easel Card, you will need to cut your cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 11″. Score the front of the card in half to create a triangle, then decorate as you wish. You can find a tutorial on how to make a Twisted Easel Card here.

Once the gesso was dry I randomly covered it with gelatos.  The piece was lightly sprayed with water and blended together to create the background for my card.  I laid the Three Hibiscus Stencil on top of the background paper and started wiping different areas of the stencil to remove the color. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this)

Here you can see how the baby wipe removes the color and creates a beautiful look!

Next I placed a piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-fic Tape on top of white cardstock, removed the protective backing.  You will need to rub Coconut Soap on the back of your stencil so that it will come off easily.  The stencil used to create this beautiful butterfly is Dreamweaver Heliconia Butterfly.  Place the stencil on top of the tape and I glittered and flocked using Autumn Sparkle SS, Periwinkle, Night Sky SS, you will need to work slowly and try not to mix the glitters.  I removed the stencil and covered the entire piece with Lavender Iris.  Next you will need to fussy cut the butterfly out.

The same procedure was used for the 2nd butterfly with different glitter.  The glitter used on the 2nd butterfly are Rapture Blue, Spirited Green, Golden Rod and Princess Anna Fuchia.

To create the center panel, I placed a piece of Fabric Adhesive Sheet on top of a piece of white cardstock, removed the backing from the top of the sheet.  Using the same Three Hibiscus stencil and rubbing the back with the Coconut Soap lay the stencil on top of the adhesive sheet.  Using Princess Anna Fichia, Green Nugget and Golden Rod glitter, I covered the stencil slowly and very careful. Here is a tutorial on how to apply glitter to  a stencil.  Once the stencil area was covered I removed the stencil and covered the entire piece with Sparkling Snow.  Oh how pretty and sparkly it was!!!!

To create my bottom panel I used the same technique and covered the piece with gelatos misted with water and blended them together.  Once dry I laid the Mini Quatrefoil Stencil on top and used a baby wipe to wipe away the color.  The stencil was then laid back on top and randomly covered with embossing paste.  While the paste was still wet I lightly dusted with Sparkling Snow glitter.

This card turned out so beautiful, I was so happy with the end results!!!  

Side view of my card the sentiment was stamped with black ink and layered.  A small strip of ribbon was placed on the bottom and the sentiment placed on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!


Proud Peacock

Peacock - SNS


Anne here and today I’m sharing another Dreamweaver stencil and yet another way to use these stencils.  As you probably know, all month long the designers from Sparkle N Sprinkle are showcasing various techniques using Dreamweaver stencils.

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I’ve basically used the Double Glitter technique, but I tweaked it on the Peacock stencil.  Instead of just using glitter, I also added flock and gilded flakes to the focal point.

I started off by rubbing the Hawaiian Soap across the back of the stencil before placing it down onto the Sticker Paper.  By doing this step, it allows the sticker paper to be easily removed from the stencil.

Then I added Palm Leaf flock to the branches and swirls behind the peacock and around most of the edges.  Priceless Peacock glitter was added to the head and part of the wing and Red Tiger Leaf gilded leaf was added to the tail and part of the edges.  I incorporated a little of each of the products into the tail section to give it more depth.

After removing the stencil, I sprinkled a little more Priceless Peacock glitter onto the background with my fingertips and then covered the rest of the background with Lavender Iris glitter.

The die cut panel peeking out from behind the focal point is from Taylored Expressions (Proud Peacock Cutting Plate) and I added touches of SNS Brushable glue to the centers of each of the feathers and covered them with Priceless Peacock glitter.  The sentiment, a die cut from Penny Black (Doodles) was cut from sticker paper and covered with more Priceless Peacock  glitter.

I have to say that this project feels so good to the touch.  It’s amazing how soft the flocking is.  You just want to keep rubbing your fingers over the background.

Be sure to check back often all month long on both the SNS Blog and the Designers’ blogs to learn about various techniques you can use with Dreamweaver stencils.  Each designer will be showcasing two different projects on the SNS Blog and four projects on their personal blogs throughout the month.  (You can visit the Designers blogs by clicking on their names below their photos in the side bar.)