Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Friends

I have had so much fun with the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Birthday Friends set.  It is so perfect to add a little fun to birthday cards for those of us getting up in age.

I used the image of these sweet little ladies, along with Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities to create this birthday card.  I started with layers of pink and yellow.  The pink layer was run through an embossing folder and Versamark Ink was rubbed across the embossing to bring out the design.  I added strips of 3/4" "Tear-ific" Tape both vertically and horizontally before layering this on my white card base.  After removing the protective layer, I added Flirt Glitter.

I used three different images and cut out the various parts using three different size circle dies.  After coloring these, I layered them on slightly larger circles, die cut from sticker paper.  The remaining exposed adhesive was covered with Teal Velveteen Velvet Glitter.  Dimensionals were used to pop these up on the card front.

The lovely bow at the top was created with 3/4" "Tear-ific" Tape and Flirt glitter.  See the technique here in the SNS Tips and Techniques.

Thought I would also share this little tidbit – rumor has it that the elderly lady on the right in this image is named Eunice.  Guess what the “E” stand for in E. Marie?  

Thanks for stopping by.

E. Marie 

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Bugaboo  Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 – Cut It Out
Crafty Catz Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #275 - Brads, Buttons or Bows
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 345 – Razzle Dazzle
LTSCB #41 - Bling It On!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes/Optional extra - include lots of sparkle or glitter
PTT Challenge #188 - Anything Goes Theme
Stamp and Create November Challenge:  Ribbons and/or Bows

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Release WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!

This month FIVE new stamp sets were introduced.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  
Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671   (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers' blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

 each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)

Congratulations goes to

who commented on April's blog:
"Wow April your card is absolutely stunning. The mirror card gates are gorgeous. I love your glittery doves. I can see this design changed up to a wedding or anniversary card too."

Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

Thank you to everyone that participated and left your much appreciated comments.

Don’t forget that there are more chances to win at the SNS Creative Challenges.

E. Marie