Monday, June 30, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal Hop!



Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's July 1st Reveal.



This month Sparkle N Sprinkle is introducing EIGHT new rubber stamp sets and Eight new coordinating digital sets.  Through July 3rd, the rubber stamp sets are 20% off their regular price.  



The new stamp sets are:

Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)
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The darling "Under the Mistletoe" rubber stamp set #556 is available on 
Cling Mounted Rubber,
as a Digital Image,
and is also included in This Month's Technique Video.
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On July 3 one Grand-Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all the new rubber stamp sets
or
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.
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The new SNS Creative Challenge also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.
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The winner of the blog hop will be announced on July 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:


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Due to my daughter’s wedding in June, I chose not to be a participating designer for this reveal.  However, I did manage to complete a fun project and thought I would share it with you.




My friends accuse me of making my cards so complex and detailed, and this card might be a sample of why they say this.  Do you get a great, creative idea for a card and then you are determined to make it work.  That is what I did on this card.  Once I figured out all the measurements it wasn’t all that difficult.
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The card is created with layers of blue and white, with corners rounded and using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique to add Blue Silver EP to the edges of the blue layers.  The card front uses the blue and white layers on top of a decorative layer created by punching around all the edges.  These are attached to an Easel Card base (see Easel Cards in SNS Tips and Techniques).
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The layers were run through an embossing folder and the elegant angel image, from the Noel Angel set, was layered on the front.  It was stamped, colored, and fussy cut.  Then Cloud Nine, Jasper Blue, Daisy Velvet, Gypsy Red, Lator Gator, and Goldenrodvelvet glitters were added, using a glue pen.





The star was created using Spellbinders’ dies and the Creating Custom Glitter PaperTechnique.  It was popped up on the card with dimensionals.



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The sentiments is heat embossed with Dark Night EP, die cut to look like a cloud, and edges distress embossed with Blue Silver EP.
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The card opens to reveal a wonderful surprise – another lovely image and a mini easel card.



The image was stamped and colored on top of Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter (see Stampingand Coloring on Glitter in Tips and Techniques).  It was fussy cut and layered on Spellbinders’ Asian Motif square, covered with more Blue Silver EP.  This is layered on a smaller Easel Card base adhered to the layered inside of the main card.





An embossing powder distressed blue layer is added to the inside, along with the die cut sentiment and pearls.
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When all parts are opened, you get the full scene of the Nativity with the angel and star above.  Though I might not make 50 of these for my Christmas cards, I love how this came out and the story it tells.

Now head on over to the SNS July Reveal Hop and visit my fellow designers, who have more amazing projects waiting for you.  Don't forget to leave them comments to get a chance to win this great prize.

E. Marie

8 comments:

Belinda said...

Maire this lovely!! I just love everything about this, the colors are stunning. I love the way you used the easel card and all the beautiful layers.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Simply gorgeous Marie! Love all the detail and sparkle. Super fold too!

Eret said...

Marie, you are so creative. Love this easel card in easel card :) Stunning scene and fabulous fold.
Hugs,
Eret

Donna Ellis said...

wow WOW WOOOOOOW! What a fabulous card, Marie - with such amazing attention to detail. My friends accuse me of making cards which are too time-consuming, too, but yours always wow me far more than anyone else's because of the combination of techniques, and the unexpected additions to your card. And always, they relate a magnificent story - especially this one! I love what you have done - please don't stop making your masterpieces! hugs, de

Sandra H said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning and the image is gorgeous..........hope you enjoy the wedding looking forward to some photos take care xx

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Marie! I love both of your exquisite easel panels. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 35 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Anna Jasiolek said...

Beautiful card, perfect for our 'Things with wings' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges. Love these fabulous dies. Thank you for joining us and please come back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!
Hugs,
Anna xxx