Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle May 1st Release





Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 May 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!



This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of releasing new stamp sets, all the Designers have been creating projects with Dreamweaver stencils, using various techniques and products.

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long, as well as the Designers' blogs (you can click on the Designers' names to go directly to their blogs) to see different techniques used with the stencils.  Each Designer always posts 2 different projects to the SNS Blog and 4 different projects to their personal blogs each month.

Some of the techniques you’ll see throughout the month are dry embossing with your stencil; double glitter technique; combining embossing pastes with glitter, embossing powders, flocking, and/or guilded flakes; using the embossing paste as a resist; double embossing paste technique and lots of other fun ideas.

 All Dreamweaver stencils, soap, and embossing pastes are 20% off until May 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.

Large Feather is the stencil featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.



On May 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The winner will be able to choose $55 worth of any products listed under the Stencils and Templates category, plus mica powders (Pearl Ex) and of course, glitters, embossing powders, flocking, and sticker paper or adhesive sheets.


The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.  


We are pleased to have Diane and Ashley, two of our 2015 Guest Designers, joining us again this month. They will be our Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Eret
Anne
Ashley
Marie
Belinda
Diane
Shona

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)
We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspire you as well.  If you cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

Now on to the hopping.  If you hopped from Ashley’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stopped by, you might want to start back at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to get all the details.



I used Dreamweaver’s Corner Flowers stencil for my card and combined the use of White Embossing Paste and Sparkle Embossing Powder to create the background.  I laid the stencil on one side of my cardstock and added the embossing paste (go to Embossing Paste and Embossing Powders in Tips and Techniques to see how this is done).  When it was dry I flipped the stencil and laid it on the other side, lining it up on the center flower, and added more paste.  Once again I let this dry and then covered both sides with the stencil and used a Dove Blender and Distress Inks to color it.  When this dried, I covered the whole background with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder. 


The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Frames set and was cut out with Spellbinders’ A2 Divine Eloquence die and the edges inked.  It was popped up with dimensionals.


I created the flowers and leaves using a flower image from the Spring Backgrounds set and the leaves and a flower from the Bloomin’ Birthday set.  After stamping, these were fussy cut and shaped with a stylus on a foam mat (see Flower Making in Tips and Techniques) and Cloud Nine Velvet glitter was added using Brushable Glue.  They were adhered around the sentiment and pearls were added to the centers and pearl swirls added.

Your next stop is Belinda’s blog.  I know you will love what she has to share.



Don’t forget that the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.



We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  

Last month Diane was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

E. Marie


 
I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #16 - Add Pearls and/or Lace (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Style of Embossing and WHY (Heat embossing – so easy to cover w/Versamark and add color/sparkle)
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Duo (Flowers and Leaves)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 371 – Use A Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge 4CC #243 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #197 - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #142 – Make Your Mark
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #181 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built April Anything Goes Challenge

47 comments:

Belinda said...

How beautiful!!! I love this stencil and the technique you used made a lovely card!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous Marie! Love that background - totally amazing. Your little flowers and sentiment are just the perfect finishing touch for the card.

Linda Beede said...

OMG! I am going down to the shop this weekend! I may have to get everything to make this for my mom for Mother's day! The colors and the texture are just WOW!

Roey said...

looks very difficult but oh so beautiful! terrific!

loulou said...

Very Beautiful. So many lovely details. I especially love your colouring on the embossing.

fresh.by jess said...

This card is absolutely stunning! From your stencil choice, color palette and sentiment - it's just beautiful. Great job!

Gina Howe said...

I love the colors, they are so vibrant! Your card is beautiful!

Alane Jackson said...

The card has so much visual depth, and your use of embellishments really add to the beauty to it.

AuntDi said...

This card is so pretty. The muted background colors with the vivid flowers is very appealing. The sentiment is perfect for this card. I love the techniques used in this card.

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and what a great card that would surely brighten up anyone's day.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Marie!!!
LOVE your SWEET sentiment and ADORE your GORGEOUS SPARKLING background - WOW - such BEAUTIFUL dimension, such an EXCITING technique => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and RECIPE for AWESOMENESS!!!
... I confess that I haven't used embossing paste before, NOW I am looking forward to trying it with both glitter & embossing powders :)

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the pretty colors and that Spellbinders die is one of my favorites! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #16!

annms said...

I love flowers and what you did for this card is magnificent Thanks

Janet LoBianco said...

The flowers are beautiful. I especially like the background you created.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this is just beautiful Marie!! I haven't worked much with paste but after seeing your creation, it's now on my ToDo List! Thanks for inspiration and a fun hop!
Darlene
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Pat said...

Love your card, especially the background flowers.

April said...

This is beautiful! I love the background. Thanks for sharing how it was done. Great job!

Jan Gyore said...

I love the stencil you used and the technique you used to emboss it. Love the colors...

tonilea said...

This is an awesome card. It took a lot of steps but it is gorgeous. Congratulations on a job well done. Thanks for explaining how you were able to accomplish it. I'd like to try it, but is seems kind of complicated. Maybe one day!!!
tonilea

Frann said...

I love the way you combined the embossing paste, glitter and stamped and shaped flowers on one card. It is gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

this is beautiful. Love the shiny flowers on the background and the flowers that grace the front.
So many fun techniques that I have to try.
thanks for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

A very pretty card! I love all the sparkle! The added flowers are a nice touch! I have just started using stencils - thank you for the inspiration!

Deb La Rosa said...

Beautiful card,,must learn about embossing paste

Donna Ellis said...

Another WOWSER of a card, Marie! I've been to the SNS store and bought a bunch of stuff, and lo and behold, this was the first stencil in my shopping card - of course it was, since we both love flowers so much. Your card is amazing, and I thank you so much for the great explanation of how you created the card! hugs, ee

Donna said...

Stunning card and your strolling is amazing! Donna

Donna said...

Oops stockpiling.

Donna said...

My tablet is changing my words, stencil background. Last try, if it changes again I know you know what I mean.😊

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this beautiful card : )

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the soft colors and all the sparkle.

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! What a beautiful background. Even without the pretty 3d flowers (which I thought were pre-made) this card would have been outstanding. Excellent job.

Marj Kiley said...

This is a beautiful card. At first sight I thought of Mother's Day with all those flowers.

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Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous and colourful card, E. Marie. I love all the sparkles. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Kelli G said...

What a beautiful card for springtime and Mother's Day! The flowers are so striking against the colorful background!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Wonderful work!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! Love the glitter effects. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

debby4000 said...

Oh your card is stunning, beautiful background and flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Tina Henderson said...

WOW! This is just stunning! I love those flowers and your sentiment is perfect for the design elements of your card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina- DT

cm said...

Adding my applause to the others in cheering your work of art here. the floral background...oh my! Ever so impressive. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Tanja said...

I am not sure why my first comment was removed ... I love those pretty flowers and all that sparkle on your card - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Love how pretty and shiny this card is! Tfs all the links to the techniques Marie. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge Helen and happy creating :).

Fondly,
Asmah
TTCRD DT
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

Wei Wei said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you added sparkle powers on the White Embossing Paste! The effect is amazing and dreamy! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Karen Letchworth said...

This card you've made is absolutely STUNNING, and I am so blessed and so very grateful to have you stop by and share it in our challenge this week. I appreciate your participation, and thank you for sharing such a beautiful creation with us. I hope you have a wonderful week, and that you will join us again very soon. It's so nice to have you share with us.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Jan said...

Marie, Beautiful! The Colors are very gay and spring like. I love seeing what you come up with each month. Hugs, Jan

Margaret has encouraged me to join in on this blogging thing any comments, advice or help would be appreciated.
http://www.janmahew.com

Kat W said...

Beautiful bright colours and such gorgeous sparkle - a lovely design :-)

Thanks for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Hugs, Kat x

Sue U said...

Stunning card, love the colours and the verse is lovely. Thank you for joining in with our Duo challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, good luck and hope to see you again :-)
Hugs, Sue xx