Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Welcome Autumn





The weather was quite chilly this weekend and the cool mornings definitely have the feel of fall.  I love the colors of fall and these on today’s card.
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I started with the lovely fall image from the new Welcome Autumn set, stamping two but coloring only one.  Both images were cut into strips and woven together.  This was one of those ideas that popped in my head and I just had to try it.  Next time I think I will color both images and maybe ink the edges of each strip.  What do you think?
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After weaving, the image was adhered to a white card base to hold it together.  Then pieces of burlap and orange and yellow cardstock were layered together and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels One to create a window.  The inside and outside edges of the burlap were sponged with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, then heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder using the Distressed Embossing Powder techniqueVersamark ink was added to the edges a second time and they were dipped in Bronze Splendor glitter.  Heat was applied to re-melt the embossing powder so the glitter would stay in place.  All of this was popped up over the image.
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I created the flowers by stamping the largest sunflower from the new Sunflower set.  I stamped it nine times, colored, and fussy cut.  Three images were cut out complete but petals were removed from the others.  After shaping them with a stylus, Cherry Lemonade glitter was added to all the petals, using brushable glue, and they were layered with foam tape to create 3 flowers.  Dimensional glue was added to the centers and covered with Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft.  I love how they came out - watch out Prima!  These were added to the card front, along with loops of corn husk.
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The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder on a white strip and layered on yellow.  This was tucked under the bottom flower.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think about the weaving.


E. Marie



I entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar October Challenge – Bingo (Embossing/Sentiment/Sparkle)
Crafty Catz Challenge #249 - All Sentimental!
Delightful Challenges Weekly Challenge - What Did You Say? (add a sentiment)
Fan-TasticTuesday Challenge #56 Anything Goes.With a Twist - Wings
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #39 - Anything Goes!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1st Reveal



Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1 Reveal
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This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced.  These sets are 20% off their regular price, until October 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.



The sets are:
Welcome Autumn #650   (Digi version - DIGI650)
Party Penguins #654  (Digi version - DIGI654)
Witches Brew #660  (Digi version - DIGI660)
Bubble Gum #664  (Digi version - DIGI664)
Beautiful Friendship #665  (Digi version - DIGI665)
Ellie’s Dance Lesson #667  (Digi version - DIGI667)

The Bubble Gum, set #664 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

On Oct 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers’ blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:
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1)  all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
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2)  all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.


(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.)

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

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Oct 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
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I used the new Welcome Autumn for the card I am sharing today.  It has such an amazing image and two lovely sentiments.  Sometimes a detailed image like this can be a bit intimidating so I wanted to show a way that does not require coloring the entire image.
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I stamped the image three times with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I used one image as the main card front, coloring only the small butterfly and distressing and inking the edges.  I die cut two different size Spellbinders’ Pumpkins dies from the left and right side of the two remaining images.  I colored both of these with Copic Markers.
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I inked the edges of each pumpkin with a mix of Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress ink and Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  Next I added Sienna Star embossing powder,using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Tips andTechniques section.  These were popped up over the main image, lining up the design.
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I used a lot of different layers behind the main image.  The yellow layers were edged with Cherry Lemonade glitter, using Brushable Glue.  The orange and burlap layers were sponged with ink and then the edges were embossed, once again using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique and Clementine and Teddy Brown embossing powders.  I used a fun technique on the burlap, adding Bronze Splendor glitter on top of the embossed edges with Versamark ink.  When you heat set a second time, the melted embossing powder keep the glitter in place.  Excess glitter can be removed with a glitter brush once all had cooled.  This technique can also be used on stamped images.
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The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder, die cut with a tag die, and sponged with ink.  The middle was popped up to a dimensional look and a raffia bow and green jewel was added. Colored and fussy cut butterflies were added, one on top of the previously colored butterfly and one off to the left side.  I added jewels from Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh in each corner for a final touch.  Full details for this card can be found in the SNS gallery.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we 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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Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?

I hope you enjoy all the new sets and the inspiration provided.

E. Marie 
Crafts and Me September Challenge #150-Time for Anything 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #185: Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 55 Anything Goes.With a Twist - Camera, Spotlighting 
Going Grey With Scrap-Ceations Challenge:  Fall 
{PIN}spirational Challenge #125 – Anything Could Happen 
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge – Anything Goes 
House Of Cards October Challenge: Punches and Dies 
Incy Wincy Desings Challenge – Something Old and Something New (Old-Burlap and Dies/New-Stamp and Bling) 
Sweet Stamps.com Challenge #189 – Dies 
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBSCL214 - Fall Inspired (Inspired by Pumpkin Picture)