Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beautiful Geraniums Sparkle N Sprinkle December Release

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal and our new monthly challenge.  This month we are bringing you a pretty new stamp set by artist Beccy Muir with

FIVE chances to win.

The first chance is in our "Beautiful Geraniums" Release Contest


four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Geranium stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The Geraniums stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!

To join our party, all you have to do is leave comments on the designers’ Dec. 1 Release blog posts.  One of these designers is our “Mystery Designer” and one Commentor will be selected to receive the prize.  No one knows who the “Mystery Designer” is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winner will be announced on December 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Here is the designer line up:

Not only do we have prizes, but we also have special sales.  The beautiful Geraniums set is available at 20% off as part of our December specials.

Just use the code DEC20 in the COMMENTS SECTION when checking out in the SNS on-line store to receive this brand new set at 20% off.

(Promotion valid through December 3 - sorry, credit card customers only.  Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you.)

I love floral images so I was thrilled to see this new set.  I decided to make a card that didn’t just show a simple stamped image so I used octagonal dies to create three pieces.

I stamped the design twice, colored with alcohol markers, then die cut the middle of one and the left and right sides of the second image.  I used dimensionals to pop up the middle image.

I layered these on an embossed and inked piece of designer paper using the ResistTechnique, Flourishes 1 and Flourishes 2 stamp sets, and Opaline embossing powder.  

This was added to a brown layer and then to a layer of sticker paper punched with a border punch and covered with Parisian Mist glitter.


For the bottom section of the card front I created a sparkly white layer with subtle embossed flowers using Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, an embossing folder, and the Dry Embossing on Velvet Glitter technique.

The sentiment was stamped on glitter, die cut, and sponged with ink (see Stamping on Velvet Glitter). 

All of this was layered on brown cardstock, then green cardstock edged with Tear-ific tape.  Parisian Mist glitter was added to the remaining exposed adhesive and all added to the white card base.

I hope you will join our Mystery Designer Party by leaving comments for the designers, starting with me!  I might be the “Mystery Designer”.

Don’t forget our new Monthly Challenge, where you have more chances to win.

During all these holiday sales, make sure you visit the Sparkle N Sprinkle store to see all the specials!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts Challenge #13-Tic Tac Toe (Embossing, Stamps, Flower or Stamps, Sentiment, Dies)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 297 - Anything Goes!
Delightful Sketches Weekly Challenge - Favorite Things (Flower Images, Resist Technique, Border Punch, and Glitter)


April said...

Very lovely card! You did great with your coloring. Wonderful!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love the unique take you took on this stamp. So much sparkle and beautiful framing. Love it Marie.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, such an elegant GORGEOUS card! Love your shading and coloring and the pretty glimpses from each of the octagons. I want to copy your card! Way too pretty to not do - all the glitter and glitz - it must look amazing in person! hugs, de

Carmen M. said...

I love your card. It is just beautiful!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Love the 3 panels and the glittered always amazes me how differently everyone uses the glitters and ep's on their cards...very creative!

kReN said...

I always say good things come in threes and I love your use of the three images. I also like those borders on your card. They are such a great addition. TFS!
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Brenda said...

Totally elegant!!! Love the 3 hexagons and the subtle, yet elegant use of the swirls on the background... my favorite green glitter too :)

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your card Marie lovely layout and the images are gorgeous x

barbara macaskill said...

What an elegant card! love the hexagons and the colors are divine! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love the card. Very creative.

Dianne Potter said...

Love what you've done with this card. It would applicable for may occasions. Thank you for sharing.

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is beautiful, love the image, and the colour tones, thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, hope you will join us again next week...
Suzy B DT (Owner)

rB said...

Love the use of the 3 stamped, layered designs!!

Frann said...

Very nice! Wonderfully creative way you used the stamp.

Jean Bullock said...

You are a creative genius! I love this design. The coloring and the die cutting were excellent choices and the sparkly edge is a great touch. The hexagon shapes really set the stamps off beautifully.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Marie, you never cease to amaze me. This is just beautiful. I love, love love all the glitter techniques. I must try that dry emboss glitter technique. Beautiful color shading on those flowers too.

Stampsnob said...

ooooooooh I like your work.............Lis

elf1023 said...

OMG this. Card is gorgeous. Love the concept. Great coloring. Scraplifting going on here!

Kristyn C said...

Love this card. Totally doable for me to recreate at home. Thanks for sharing.

Tigerberry said...

I love the way you stamped each image making it look like you used more than one stamp for the flower.

Janis said...

Wonderful idea of layering this gorgeous image colored so beautifully by you. Love all your sparkly glitter elsewhere on the card, too.
<3 J

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Eret said...

It's amazing, Marie. Love how you show the image. It looks really nice. Background layers are gorgeos as well. Truly stunning card!

Angela Ritter said...

What an amazing card idea! I love the 3 dimension flowers.

Pia S said...

This is so classy and beautifully sparkly! This design works for anyone, man or woman - it doesn't matter - I like that about a card.

LINDA M said...

I love this card. It so pretty with the all the sparkle. The layout is really fantastic with the layered images. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Knockouts.

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 5: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Anne Temple said...

What a great design with so many wonderful details.

Monica Taylor said...

Very classy card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge. Monica (DT)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Marie, I love all the pretty sparkle.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Amy A said...

Beautiful card. Great image and design layout.Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week.


Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

oh wow totally adore the layout and all that glitter!!! Such a great background with the flowers just barely showing through

Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is beautiful !! I love the design and the details !!