Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle February 1st Reveal




Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
February 1, 2015 Reveal.

This month FOUR new rubber stamp sets and two new digi-only sets are being introduced.  These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Feb. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  


The sets are:


Seasonal Trees #680   (digi version DIGI680)
Sleep Over #686   (digi version DIGI686)
Iris Garden #687  (digi version DIGI687)
Berry Sundae #688   (digi version DIGI688)
Wild About You #DIGI692 (digi only)
Stanley Valentine #DIGI693 (digi only)


 Iris Garden #687 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

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On Feb 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive
all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets
(or digi sets, if you prefer).


The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Feb 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:
(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.)
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I love floral images so my sample features the new Iris Garden set.  
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It is heat embossed with Plum Wine embossing powder on vellum and colored with markers from the back.  A glue pen was used to add a little Sunny Daze glitter to the flower centers.



The vellum was layered on white cardstock behind a die cut section.  A die cut Super Adhesive Sheet was added behind this section and the exposed adhesive was covered with Starfire glitter.  The die used on this card is the Beverly Hills die set from Sue Wilson Designs Californian Collection.  The largest die from this set was used to create a window for the top layer and this piece was run through an embossing folder and popped up over the image.  I colored some sheer white ribbon with coordinating ink and created a bow.
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I die cut Cheery Lynn Designs’ Exotic Butterfly from white cardstock and sponged a little ink around the edges of the wings.  Then the entire butterfly was covered with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder.  This was added to the card front with the wings scored and bent upward.

This is such a lovely set and I know you will love it as much as I do.

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

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The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.


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Did you know we are having a Guest Designer Call?   Click here for all the details.  The deadline is February 15.  Good luck to all of you who apply!
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We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Anne's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month.


E. Marie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rib-bit





Have you started your Valentine’s Day cards yet?  This sweet little frog image is from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Sweetheart Frog set.  Super cute and easy to color.


The card has a white card base that is 4” x 9 ½” scored at 3 ½” and 7 ½” to fold into a 4” square.  To create the pink layer I ran 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape along the edges and heat embossed with Strawberry Sherbert EP.  This allowed me to create a layered look the color I wanted without adding more thickness to my card.  Then I added a layer of green polka dot cardstock, edged with Bullfrog EP using the Distressed Embossing Powder technique.
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I colored the image with Copic markers and die cut with a heart die.  I used Versamark ink to add Sparkle EP to the dragonfly wings, Bullfrog EP on the hearts on the frog, and Strawberry Sherbert on the heart shaped lily pads.  Bullfrog EP was added to the die cut edges.







For the sentiment I covered white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat set it with Strawberry Sherbert EP.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink, heat set with Bullfrog EP, and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels Fourteen.  I popped this up with dimensionals.
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For the inside of the card I repeated the steps from the front.  Then I created this cute little pop out frog face from mottled green cardstock, die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels 13.  Wiggles eyes were a must on this.



On the right side I added another heart, lined up with the front heart.  Bulldog EP was used on the edges and for the sentiment.



This tri-fold card would be a great Valentine card for adults and children.


E. Marie


I entered this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts January Challenge: Hearts
Party Time Tuesdays PTT Challenge # 194  - Anything Goes Theme 
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Something New (New Stamps) 
Sweet 7 Challenge #9 - Anything New (New Stamps) 
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #228 – Embossing 
Card Mania Challenges CMC#64 - Make it Sparkle! 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #245 – Anything Goes 
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog LTSCB #46 - Anything Goes! 
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Dies and Punches 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #130 – Something Old, Something New (New - Stamps/Old – Dies, Froggy Technique)