Sunday, January 14, 2018

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S JANUARY REVEAL

                                  Happy New Year and 
                           Welcome to the January 2018 
               Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

For my card today I chose to incorporated two of the January Reveal sets, Roses in My Heart Set 879 and Ornate Greetings Set 880. I actually did this for my Mother-in-law's birthday, but after it was created, I thought it looked more like a wedding card and hubby agreed!


We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:


Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave acomment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

  
Belinda
Anne
Chris
Jess
Donna
Diane
Shona
Eret


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



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The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  

This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet, there are freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

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I love the new Ornate Greetings set and wanted to make the sentiment the focal point of the card. So to begin I made the card base by cutting the outside frame of the Tonic Swirling Frame Layering die slightly above the top fold of the card, using my Tangerine die cutting machine.


Next I ran another piece of white cardstock with the two largest dies of the set through the Tangerine. I taped it in place, so that the dies would not move as they were die cut.


Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Mother of Pearl was applied to the two frames using a jumbo dauber. This particular mousse is my most used and although it is somewhat dry, I find that misting with some water rehydrates well. Here I used the Nuvo Light Mist Spray bottle.


Did you know you can emboss on top of the mousse? I swiped my colored piece with the Anti-Static bag, stamped the sentiment in Nuvo Clear Mark, using the Stamping Platform (to center it nicely and so it gave a nice even impression) and heat embossed in Gold Detail. I then die cut another sheet of cardstock, which had a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet layered on top. using the two outline frames of the die.


The mousse colored frames were attached to their respective sticky frames and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was applied to the exposed sticky areas.


For the flowers, I stamped only the flower part of the Roses in My Heart Set. I used the Stamping Platform for this process too, as I was stamping on vellum, and images can easily be smeared. I stamped the flower part of the image in Nuvo Clear Mark and this too was then heat embossed with Gold Detail. I stamped the image twice. Both pieces were colored on the back with Copics.


I then applied a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to the back of the vellum pieces and stuck them down on white cardstock.


The white background made the colors more vibrant. The bouquets were then fussy cut with Tonic 5" Mini Scissors. One bouquet being divided into two little bouquets. These scissors are amazing, cutting through the adhesive, sandwiched between the vellum and card and they never get gunked up.


After the pieces were all cut out, the card was assembled with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape. A little piece of tulle was also added to the bottom left corner and a gold thread was added to the top for extra elegance. The center of the card was popped up on mounting tape.


Hope you've enjoyed my share today. Next and last on the hop is our very talented Eret, who has a stunning project for you also using the Roses in My Heart Set. Remember to comment on each of the designers' blogs to be eligible to win all the sets this month. Below you can find all the products that were used in my card, with their links to the SNS Website.

Vellum
Copics
Tulle
Mounting Tape

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:

Shopping Our Stash #337: Getting Sentimental
Simply Create Too: Challenge #138: Use Embossing
Moving Along with the Times: Challenge 62: Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #21: Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by, 'till next time,

Warm hugs,

Shona


Thursday, December 14, 2017

You're the Cat's Meow!

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a fuzzy, embossed card using one of the Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal sets, the Cat's Meow #870 and another of the Craft Perfect Embossed Papers, Blush Heartbeat.


This little cat is just full of himself, and with the heart paper it called out fuzzy warm Valentine wishes! So I layered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock and cut out the Spellbinders 3 different sized Scalloped Hearts.


The sentiment was stamped on to a little piece of embossable acetate in Nuvo Clear Mark, after swiping the acetate well with the anti-static bag, to keep off stray powder specks. This was then heat embossed with Bronze Rose. I used the Tonic Stamping Platform to do this for even stamping.


After taking off the protective layer of the Super Adhesive sheet, I applied Buff Flocking to the sticky surface. The acetate sentiment and two pieces of the Blush Heartbeat Specialty paper were placed behind the scalloped hearts.


A scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet was layered to white cardstock and then Snow White flocking was burnished onto the exposed sticky surface, after the protective backing was removed. This was then placed in the Tonic Stamping Platform and the cat was stamped in Acorn Brown directly on top of the white flocking. I stamped it twice to give a crisp impression on top of the uneven flocking.


Acorn Brown was then sponged on top of the white flocking and Copic R02 and R22 marker were used to color the ears and nose. Just touch the flocking with the side of the Copic to color. The little cat was then fussy cut with Tonic Mini 5" scissors.


I then went around the outline with Copic E33 to reinstate the outline where it may have been cut into.


The white card base was edged with Nuvo Clear Mark ink and then heat embossed with Bronze Rose. Three heart shaped brads were dipped in Versamark and also heat embossed with the Bronze Rose.


The heart brads were placed on the card front and the panel was layered on to the edged card base. The little cat was popped up on the front with mounting tape and that finished off my project for the day. Here you can see the detail of the Bronze Rose embossing powder and the soft fuzziness of the Buff flocking.


Hope you've enjoyed my share. Below you will find links over at the store for most of the products that I used today:

Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts
Copics

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:
2 Crafty Critters Crazies #9: Anything Goes with a Critter

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you'll come back soon. Till then, warm, fuzzy hugs from a rather chilly New Jersey,

Shona

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MERRY AND BRIGHT!

Hi there,

This morning I'd like to share a card using the cute Snowman Couple - Christmas Set 872 from the November Reveal.


Isn't this the cutest little couple? I stamped the couple on to white cardstock in Black Memento ink using the Tonic Stamp Platform.


I removed the lid and worked on my coloring, using Copics, while leaving the stamped image on the platform.


This allowed me to come back and apply Nuvo Clear Mark ink onto the stamp and place stamp on top of the colored version and then heat emboss with Clear Detail powder.


This gives a lovely shiny raised outline to your images:


After fussy cutting the snow couple with my Tonic 5" mini snips I applied White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the baubles and the buttons. This was then set aside to dry, while I worked on my card base. I used the Tonic Merry and bright die, running it through my Tangerine. I then daubed the entire card base with Powder Blue embellishment Mousse.


Spellbinders Mega Oval die was used to cut the top out of a piece of the Freshwater Pearls Specialty Papers from Tonic. These are cotton based papers and I had difficulty cutting through them with my Big Shot but the Tangerine went through them like butter! My Cutterpillar also had issues, but the Tonic Guillotine had no problem.


I had some glittery foam self adhesive snowflakes that I had never used so I adhered a few of them around the card front, then popped up my snow couple. I added the Powder Blue Embellishment Mousse to the snowflakes and added some Sparkling Snow Glitter, quickly before it dried, to make the background more monochromatic.


A part of the cut out oval was then turned around and attached to the base of the card as a snow drift, which finished my project for the day. 


Here is a list of the products I used in my project, most of which can be found on the SNS website:

Spellbinders Mega Ovals Dies
Copics: Y17, C1, BG01, B34, B63, RV02, V04, V15

I'd love to join in the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #28: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #20: Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 20: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #371: Christmas Scene
Always Fun Challenge #35: Snowmen
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: December Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas November Challenge: Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: What a Flake! (use a snowflake)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 152: Anything Goes
Cards und More #199: Snowmen
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #62: Show Me a Snowman

Thanks for stopping by today,

Warm hugs,

Shona