Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle April 1st Reveal

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

We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you this month and these sets are 20% off their regular price, until April 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.

Friendship Flowers #702 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Get Well Friends #701   (digi version DIGI701)
Friendship Flowers #702   (digi version DIGI702)
Old Well #703  (digi version DIGI703)
Spring Window #704   (digi version DIGI704)

On April 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 April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  In addition to our regular designers, we are happy to introduce you to two of our new Guest Designers.  Diane and Ashley will be the Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.  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.)

I chose to feature the Spring Window set in my reveal card.  It reminds me of something I might see when visiting my daughter in Charleston, SC.  There is also so much lovely architectural design with all the historic buildings so I decided to create this look around the window. 

I used three sizes of Spellbinders’ Labels Twenty-Eight layered together and embossed them.  Then I cut out the center with the smallest die used.   This was popped up with dimensionals over the window image.  I stamped the image a second time, fussy cut the floral branch, and popped this up over the original image.  I used a glue pen to add Daisy Velvet Glitter to the center of the flowers.

I repeated the embossing  and trimmed off one of the sides to add the sentiment to the bottom.

I also fussy cut the flowers and pitcher from the second image.  Using a Versamarker, I added Copper, Copper Flame, and Native American embossing powders to the pitcher to give it a metallic look with a touch of patina.  Then I used Dimensional Glue to make dots on the flowers and added Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft.  When it was dry, I added dots of color with three different Copic Markers.  This was popped up over the original.

Please visit my fellow designers to see their inspiring creations.  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.


The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.


We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Shona's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

Thanks for visiting,

E. Marie

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Crown Of Thorns

Spent some time at a friend’s house and she was working on her Easter cards.  She was using this amazing image from Our Daily Bread Designs called Crown Of Thorns.  She was kind enough to let me borrow it to make this card that I hope shares the true story of Easter.

I decided to use Seedless Preserves Distress Ink for the image and popped it up on top of layers if black, white, and purple.  The purple was to represent royalty and I used the Union Square die from  Sue Wilson Dies’ New York Collection.  I loved the cut on the outer black layer with the look of rays spreading out from the image.  I sponged a little white pigment ink on parts of the black  and added small black metal brads to represent nail heads.  I wanted to add a cross so I die cut an embossed piece of white cardstock with Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval Window Die and cut out the center to use behind the image.

Thanks for visiting,

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC231 Easter/Spring Religious Inspiration
Papertake Weekly Challenge – A Cut Above
Sister Act Card Challenge #99 - Anything Goes

Saturday, March 28, 2015

House Mouse Easter

Except for all the little jelly beans, this cute little image represents how I have felt lately.  Despite colder weather, my little kindergarten students definitely have spring fever.  We took them to our local zoo for an educational program and then we walked around a checked out the various animals.  They were so full of energy but it was so fun to watch their excitement over each animal, especially the 2 week old baby monkey.  At the end of the day I probably looked just like this little House Mouse five minutes after I after I arrived home.

House Mouse and Friends’ challenge this week is to case this card.

I chose to use this fun image.  

I stamped it three times and cut out various parts of each, tracing Spellbinders’ egg nestability dies.  I layered these behind a light purple layer with windows die cut from the same dies.  I tucked a little Easter grass at the bottom of each window and added a little metal wand used to die eggs.  This was all layered on light green and a white card base.

Glad those jelly beans weren’t real – I would have munched them the whole time I was creating.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
HM&F Challenge HMFMC190 - Anything Goes with option to *CASE this Card*
Gruffies And Guests Challenge #15 – Flowers & Ribbon + option of Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Lines or No Lines (& why – definitely lines because I think this shows off the image details better))
Corrosive Challenge #220 – Our Animal Friends
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards Challenge # 87 ~ Something Yummy To Eat OR Drink
All Sorts Challenge Week 304 – Feature A Creature 
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 366 – Easter
Papertake Weekly Challenge – A Cut Above