Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal Blog Hop

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

We have FIVE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until Nov 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image. 

The sets are:

Woofie's Birthday 758   (digi version DIGI758)
 Birthday Queen 759   (digi version DIGI759)
Puddles 760   (digi version DIGI760)
Chicken Run 761   (digi version DIGI761)
Splish Splash 762   (digi version DIGI762)

On Nov 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:


(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 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.
Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

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.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

I chose to use the Chicken Run set for my card.  I love the rooster silhouette and there are a lot of great sentiments.

The card background was run through an embossing folder and layered on black and the red card base.  A piece of cardstock was covered with Versamark Ink and the new Super Thick Black embossing powder and heated from beneath to create a thick glossy black.  While still hot it was pressed onto the embossing folder, then cut into three strips and added to the card front, lining up with the embossed design.


The sentiment was embossed in White Detail EP on a black oval and popped up on a layer covered with the new Checkers embossing powder.  I love how this mix of colors looks on the card.


The rooster is heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels 8.  The Checkers embossing powder was sprinkled on top and heated from the bottom.  This was layered on a slightly larger die cut edged with the new Super Thick Black embossing powder.

I think this new stamp set and these new embossing powders make a great combo.

I hope you have enjoyed this reveal hop.  Your last stop is Eret.  Her project is worth the wait!!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #28 – Embossing (heat or dry - PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge FFC #112 "Anything Goes"
LoveTo Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #64 - Anything Goes!
Eureka Stamps Challenge #164 - Pets & Animals
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge #270 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Dies And / Or Punches
Ooh La La Challenge Challenge #192 – Embossing
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #207 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Be a Flamingo

Birds are really in right now and the Jefferson and Wilson Stamp Sets features the latest birds from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used both of these sets for today’s card but our little flamingo is the star.

The flamingo image was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder on top of a piece of cardstock already heat embossed with the new Rosa Embossing Powder. A copic marker was used to carefully color the beak and legs and the image was fussy cut.


The background behind the flamingo was created by masking and repeatedly stamping two of the birds from the Wilson set. This was die cut with Spellbinders’ Wonky Rectangle die and Chocolate Sparkle Embossing Powder added to the edges using the Distressed Embossing Technique. This was layered on green, die cut with a larger Wonky Rectangle. A Versamarker was run around the edges and covered with Rosa EP to create the look of another layer.

The sentiment was embossed with Chocolate Sparkle EP and then Rosa EP was added to the "Flamingo" with a glue pen.  This was layered on green die cut with a tag die and added to a pink layer covered with Rosa EP.



To add a tropical flair, pink flowers and green leaves were die cut with Sue Wilson Designs Perfect Peony Open Petals die set. Sparkle EP was added to the flowers, they were all shaped, and arranged on the card front. Pink jewels were added to the centers.

I hope this card made you smile!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #28 – Embossing (heat or dry - PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Brights or Pastels (& why – I love to use brights because they really make a card pop).
LoveTo Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #64 - Anything Goes!