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

39 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

You are so clever, Marie! LOVE how you utilized the spotlight technique, but used the image repeatedly to create all lthat great dimension. Fabulous job and lots of fussy cutting, too! Thank you for the great photos (I have snagged them). hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

Wow Marie, this looks fabulous!. Love the black and pinks.

April said...

Beautiful card! I love these colors together. Wonderful sparkle too. Great job!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a striking color combination! Love your added flower embellishments. Fabulous fussy cutting and the background is amazing.

Belinda said...

Marie, I just love your use of black and pink. This is a wonderful design, I would have never thought of this!! Great job!!

Jean Bullock said...

Fantastic. I love that you created a medallion against the panes. Beautiful oriental effect. Your heat embossing is awesome. Love this card.

Roey said...

so cute and very clever, what a lot of work. Thanks for sharing!

Roey said...

so cute and very clever, what a lot of work. Thanks for sharing!

Gina Howe said...

I love the way you layered the stamped images. The colors are stunning. Gorgeous!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

So beautiful !!! I am in love with the colors you used on this gorgeous card !! Love the design , everything !!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

marylouh said...

I love how you took part of the design and made it into a separate section on the card - emphasizing the birds. Great job.

Embellishments said...

Oh wow, oh wow! Love this technique and color combo... it just pop!!! So clever Marie :-)
Hugs, Steff

Eret said...

Your card looks like a raspberry heaven, Marie. Striking colors and really fabulous technique. Love those flowers too. It's a good idea to use EP with glue and not to heat emboss.

Paula said...

Love the color combo, and all the detail on your card! So pretty.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card!!!

LOVE the bold & beautiful colour combo, the sparkle and the dimension from your layered & fussy cut stamping - WOW!!!

THANK YOU for sharing your sparkly and creative inspiration :)

Jill Jacobsen said...

Love this Marie...love the colors, the panels and the layout! Good combos!

loulou said...

What a fantastic design. Such a clever way to use the flamingos. Love that gorgeous embossed background too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow- this is awesome! Love the monochromatic look and how you popped up the flamingos. I really like how you glittered the flowers too!

Winterseve said...

Just wow! The pink and black color scheme is wonderful! I would have never thought of that. The flowers in the corners are great too. Beautiful!

Joyce Irvin said...

Neat idea. It reminds me of the drawings done in a laser show - colorful lines. So pretty!

Carol Jones said...

The two-color palette with the spotlight effect is marvelous. Thanks!

Barbara Plummer said...

Would not have thought to use this colour combination, but you've shown that it works. Great details.

Pat said...

Great idea for a card.

santalady said...

love the asian feel of this card. and the birds really are noticable with the black/white background.

creativecardsheather said...

I absolutely love cards that feature black/white and an accent color . . . simple, elegant, beautiful.

happy said...

The entire card is beautiful.

Pauline Battaglia said...

What an artist you are, Marie. This image is so elegant and sophisticated. The tri-panel background with the two-color scheme is fantastic. As are your coloring and use of accents. Definitely for my inspiration collection. Thanks.

Debbie said...

love black and white with a highlight color
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Sandra H said...

"WOW" That's beautiful Marie x

Wanda Knott said...

I just luv using the spotlight technique.....beautiful card lots of sparkle.

AuntDi said...

This card is eye catching! I love the pink and black. the layered look adds so much.

Ramona said...

Your card is so retro and in style today. Really catchy - not sure I like it, but I'd pick it up and think about it. Just not my style, but thanks for sharing. That's how we get ideas.

gobarb26 said...

Hot pink, pink, pink...love it! Great work.

Pamela Selinski said...

Great card. I liked how you highlighted the flamingos by using the color combo that you chose. Stunning.

its4b said...

My room is decorated in this color pink, so I'm ready to start decorating with these new card ideas. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Marie,
Pink & black go together like pb & jelly, and your use on this card is wonderful! I like the out of the box nesties technique and raspberry tart ep really makes everything pop. Great card; tfs! Suetta in Indy

Diana said...

Great job! TFS!

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Janis said...

Love the pink and black and sparkle on the flowers!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Gita said...

This is gorgeous Marie. Love the colors too. Happy Easter!!