Monday, March 31, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal.  This month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced and each of these sets are 20% off their regular price until April 3.

Also available as a digital image and is included in JazzyJill's Technique Video for the month.

Also available as a digital image.

Also available as a digital image.

For a chance to win one of these sets, leave comments  on the designers’ reveal posts.  On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left and each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

Marie Berquist (that me!)

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

I used the new Flamingo Bay set for my card and used one of my favorite color combos, pink and black.

The image was stamped and heat embossed three times (twice with Black Detail embossing powder and once with the new Raspberry Tart embossing powder).  I used the Out Of The Box Nesties technique and a Spellbinders’ circle die to cut out the pink image and layered this on top of one of the black images that was cut into three rectangles.

The three flamingos were colored and fussy cut from the third embossed image and added on top of the pink embossed images.  Touches of the new Flashy Flamingo embossing powder were added to each using a glue pen.

To create the background for this image I added Flashy Flamingo embossing powder to a piece of white cardstock using the Creating Custom Glitter Paper technique.  This was added to a piece of black  cardstock, lined with "Tear-ificTape" and Black Ice glitter was added to the remaning exposed adhesive.  All was added to a white card base.

I had some lovely pink silk flowers with plastic centers.  I used brushable glue to add Diamond Dust glitter to the petals and then dipped the centers in glue and then in the Flashy Flamingo EP.  I did not heat set this as it would melt these centers (yes, I did try it).

This is such a lovely scene with these unique birds, and the two new embossing powders are perfect to use with it.  Check out what my fellow designers have created using this set or one of the other new sets.  Don’t forget to leave comments for a chance to win one of these sets.

E. Marie

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Little Green

I don't do a lot of cards for St. Patrick’s Day but still wanted to share a little “green” with you today.

I started this card months ago and kept putting it on the back burner.  I was cleaning off my table and realized it was still sitting there and decided to finally finish it.  The image and sentiments are from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Golf set.  This is a great little masculine card with lots of sparkle and a fun surprise.  

I colored the image with alcohol markers, die cut it, and layered it on die cut sticker paper.  This leaves a nice border of adhesive, which I covered with Pine Grove Glitter Tinsel to create the “green” for this golfer.

Did you know that you can heat emboss on SNS glitter?  The word “GOLF” is heat embossed in white on top of white cardstock that is layered with Tear-ific Tape and covered with Meadow Spark Glitter.  I cut this out and layered it in the bottom corner of the card front.

Now for the little surprise.  Using Spellbinders’ circle die and an embossing folder, I created a little golf ball that flips over to reveal the sentiment.

Masculine cards can sometimes be tough to create but this Golf set is perfect for them (but a female golfer image is also included for the ladies).  Find detailed instructions for this card in my gallery here.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge #195 – Go Green
Crafty Catz Challenge #222 - Boys and Their Toys
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Monochromatic
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 215 – Use Green
Lexis Creations Challenge#112 – Use Your Punches and Dies
Stampin For the Weekend Challenge  - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #210 – Anything Goes