Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle January 1st Reveal

 Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
January 1, 2015 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Jan. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  The Collector #682 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

 Big Wet Kisses #678   (digi version DIGI678)
Ellie Retail Therapy #679   (digi version DIGI679)
Itty Bitty Robots #681  (digi version DIGI681)
The Collector #682   (digi version DIGI682)

On Jan 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 FOUR 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 Jan 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.)

My card features the Ellie Retail Therapy stamp set.  Both of my daughters share a birthday right after Christmas and my one daughter loves to shop.  This was a perfect idea for a birthday card for her.

The base of the card is two layers of decorative cardstock on an eggshell card base.  Then three rectangles, layered on a light blue, were added.   I used the Distressed Embossing Powder technique and Versamark Ink to add Midnight Madness embossing powder around the edges of the top decorative layer and each rectangle.  I also did this, using Velvet Sparkle embossing powder, to add a glittery look to the light blue layers. 

(TIP:  The glitter on the top decorative layer was already part of the design, but this affect can be created on any decorative cardstock by simply using a Sakura Glue Pen and one of Sparkle N Sprinkles semi-transparent glitters or you can also use a Versamarker and add Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.)

I wanted to give a more dimensional look around the sentiment so I actually die cut a circular window through all the front layers to reveal the card base.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment, using Versamark Ink and Midnight Madness embossing powder.  I added the scalloped frame by die cutting light blue cardstock with a Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Flower die, covering it with Versamark Ink and Velvet Sparkle embossing powder, and heat setting.

The image was colored with Copic Markers.  To give it a little sparkle, I added Velvet Sparkle embossing powder to the toe nails, Midnight Madness embossing powder to the belt, and Super Thick Clear embossing powder to the purse.  I popped this cutie on the card front with dimensionals.

For final touches, I added some little buttons and a little bag created with a Sizzix die.  The perfect place to tuck in a little money gift.

Now hop on over to see what my fellow designers have to share with you.  Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  Last month the winner came from my blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

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!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Make your own? (Mini Gift Bag/Money Holder)
Corrosive Challenge #214 – Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge #305 – Frame
Little Claire Monthly Challenge #52 - A Special Card
Penny's Challenge 208 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes


Anne Temple said...

SO cute. Love her glittery red nail polish and the added gift bag is a perfect addition.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a happy little Ellie! Just totally puckered out from her shopping adventures!Love all the added sparklies and her little shopping bag is too cute - great addition!

Memaw said...

Such a cute card poor Ally almost looks sad about her shopping but it is a very cute card and would help me to stop shopping so much maybe enjoyed the card thanks for the opportunity to win

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a sweet mama elephant and that little shopping bag, too cute! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Happy New Year wishes! Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Eret said...

Happy New Year, Marie!
Your card is fabulous. Love all the button embellishments and her sparkling nails. The shopping bag is such an awesome idea. Brilliant card!

Donna Ellis said...

Great card design, Marie! I especially like how you elevated the center panel! Darling! Happy New Year! hugs, de

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card Wishing you a Happy New Year xx

Paddington fan said...

Such a fun card and who could resist that cute shopping elephant! Thank you for joining our 'Anything goes' challenge at Sweet Stampin', Happy New Year, love Jacky x

Linda Jean said...

Love the little matching shopping bag!the color on the dress is nice and bright against the pastels

Paula said...

cute way to give someone a gift card.

Mary Holshouser said...

I have a "thing" for elephants so I love this card. I'll be getting her. thanks for sharing
Happy new year

Donna said...

This is adorable, colored so well and love the nail polish! Happy New year!

AuntDi said...

This card is too cute. Love the nail polish!

Caryn said...

Great card - so cute.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute thanks for sharing at little claire

Schnipsel und MEHR said...

so sweet, love all the sparkle on your card - thank you for sharing at TTT.
hugs Clarissa

Schnipsel und MEHR said...

...and thank you for sharing this little beauty at EAC.
hugs Clarissa

Anonymous said...

Cute card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Michelle said...

This is a gorgeous creation - lovely design and colours - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x