Welcome back for the Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop!! So glad you stopped by to see what I have to show you today. If you arrived here from Karin Martin’s purrrrfectly wonderful blog, you are in the right place. If not, you might want to start at the beginning of this hop by returning to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Home Blog where you can find all the details and a list of all participating designers. You don’t want to miss a chance to win one of two Grand Prizes - Stamp Sets of the winner’s choice.
The hop runs from 5AM Eastern Time on October 3 through October 4. Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 5 between 11AM-3PM on the SNS blog so make sure you check back!!
Today we are celebrating World Animal Day. Animals are so much a part of our lives. Here are pics of the animals that are a part of my family.
They provide us with so much joy and love so I was excited to participate in this hop. My challenge was which stamp to pick from all wonderful images Sparkle N Sprinkle has to offer. Don’t forget that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents all of the SNS Animals, Dogs & Cats, and Insects stamps on special - 15% off! To view all our specials, including stamps, glitters, EPs, and other fine SNS products, just click here.
Let’s get to what you came here for.
My first card is fairly simple, though all the extra layers may make it appear more difficult. I used layers of lime and aqua cardstock, pre-cut decorative paper, some great glossy cardstock decorated with alcohol inks, and SNS’s image, Zebra.
I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon on top some beautiful glossy cardstock decorated with alcohol inks that my friend, April, shared with me. The sentiment is from one of SNS’ new stampette sets call Just For You. I used a glue pen to add Starfire Glitter to some of the flowers on the decorative pre-cut paper.
For my second card I decided to try a new technique I recently saw at a local stamp convention. SNS carries various shapes of acrylic pieces. I decided to create a stain glass look using one of their acrylic tags. I stamped the Stained Glass Hummingbird image with Jet Black Stazon ink and heat set it. Then I painted the back using SNS Brushable Glue mixed with reinkers and when it dried it looked just like stained glass. I ran 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape around the edges, layered it on Holographic cardstock, and added Burgundy Glitz glitter. It was hard to get a picture that showed how beautiful it came out.
For the actual card I used layers of cream, burgundy, and blue cardstock and two different decorative cardstocks. I created a frame using a die cut and used foam tape to pop it up so it created a nice window to hang the tag in.
Now it is time to head to Shona Erlenborn’s grrrreat blog where I know she will have something special to share with you. Don’t forget to leave a comment to become eligible to win a Grand Prize.
Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate the animals in our lives.
These cards have been entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #54 – Flowers
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 184 - Animal Crackers/feature an animal as or in the main image.
Flutter By Wednesday #173 – Open
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
■ Create a Card using something from nature
■ Create a card using several layers
■ Create a card using glitter
■ Created a card using a border around the card
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #39 – Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #174 – Sketch
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #102 - Things with Wings
Flourishes Bring Back The Beautiful – The Beauty of A Technique
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 45 - Try a New TechniqueTotally Gorjuss Challenge 100 - Sketch