Friday, October 31, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle November 1st Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1 Reveal.

This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.  These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671   (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

On Nov 3rd, one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FIVE of the new rubber stamp sets
(or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.
The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Nov 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.
This month's Blog Hop order is:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

The inspiration for my card was a recent get together with several of my very good stampin’ buddies to celebrate a birthday.  The new Birthday Friends set was just too perfect.

I created a version of a stair step card, with the back step actually a complete card.

I used two of the main image and colored one complete image with alcohol markers.  I used a glue pen to add Jasper Blue, Daisy, and Cyclamen glitters to various parts of the image.  This was added to layers of blue and pink and added to the back card size step.

On the second image, I just colored the gift, cake, and the goblet base. I cut across the top, just above the cake plate, fussy cutting around the gift and cake.  After glittering, this was also added to layers of blue and pink and adhered to the 2nd step so it lined up with the back image when setting open.

For the bottom step I added a punched border on top of the pink layer.  Then I ran a strip of 1/8” "Tear-ific" Tape along the bottom and added Jasper Blue Velvet glitter.

I used the wonderfully appropriate sentiment about growing old with the “right” people – my great friends, of course.  The was die cut using the oval from Spellbinders’ Radiant Rectangles and sponged with ink before removing from the die.  I popped this on the top.

Once I figured out the measurements I needed, this was easy putting together.  You can find full details on this card in the gallery here.

Check out what my fellow Designers have created and don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Last month the winner came from Belinda's blog.  

Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 – Cut It Out 
Crafty Catz Challenge # 253 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 345 – Razzle Dazzle
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge 4 CC #218 - Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge – Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge 201 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
PTT Challenge #187 - Anything Goes Theme

E. Marie

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Welcome Autumn

The weather was quite chilly this weekend and the cool mornings definitely have the feel of fall.  I love the colors of fall and these on today’s card.

I started with the lovely fall image from the new Welcome Autumn set, stamping two but coloring only one.  Both images were cut into strips and woven together.  This was one of those ideas that popped in my head and I just had to try it.  Next time I think I will color both images and maybe ink the edges of each strip.  What do you think?

After weaving, the image was adhered to a white card base to hold it together.  Then pieces of burlap and orange and yellow cardstock were layered together and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels One to create a window.  The inside and outside edges of the burlap were sponged with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, then heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder using the Distressed Embossing Powder techniqueVersamark ink was added to the edges a second time and they were dipped in Bronze Splendor glitter.  Heat was applied to re-melt the embossing powder so the glitter would stay in place.  All of this was popped up over the image.

I created the flowers by stamping the largest sunflower from the new Sunflower set.  I stamped it nine times, colored, and fussy cut.  Three images were cut out complete but petals were removed from the others.  After shaping them with a stylus, Cherry Lemonade glitter was added to all the petals, using brushable glue, and they were layered with foam tape to create 3 flowers.  Dimensional glue was added to the centers and covered with Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft.  I love how they came out - watch out Prima!  These were added to the card front, along with loops of corn husk.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder on a white strip and layered on yellow.  This was tucked under the bottom flower.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think about the weaving.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar October Challenge – Bingo (Embossing/Sentiment/Sparkle)
Crafty Catz Challenge #249 - All Sentimental!
Delightful Challenges Weekly Challenge - What Did You Say? (add a sentiment)
Fan-TasticTuesday Challenge #56 Anything Goes.With a Twist - Wings
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #39 - Anything Goes!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes