Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1st Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1 Reveal
This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced.  These sets are 20% off their regular price, until October 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.

The sets are:
Welcome Autumn #650   (Digi version - DIGI650)
Party Penguins #654  (Digi version - DIGI654)
Witches Brew #660  (Digi version - DIGI660)
Bubble Gum #664  (Digi version - DIGI664)
Beautiful Friendship #665  (Digi version - DIGI665)
Ellie’s Dance Lesson #667  (Digi version - DIGI667)

The Bubble Gum, set #664 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

On Oct 3rd,  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 SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
2)  all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.

(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 new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Oct 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

I used the new Welcome Autumn for the card I am sharing today.  It has such an amazing image and two lovely sentiments.  Sometimes a detailed image like this can be a bit intimidating so I wanted to show a way that does not require coloring the entire image.

I stamped the image three times with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I used one image as the main card front, coloring only the small butterfly and distressing and inking the edges.  I die cut two different size Spellbinders’ Pumpkins dies from the left and right side of the two remaining images.  I colored both of these with Copic Markers.

I inked the edges of each pumpkin with a mix of Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress ink and Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  Next I added Sienna Star embossing powder,using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Tips andTechniques section.  These were popped up over the main image, lining up the design.

I used a lot of different layers behind the main image.  The yellow layers were edged with Cherry Lemonade glitter, using Brushable Glue.  The orange and burlap layers were sponged with ink and then the edges were embossed, once again using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique and Clementine and Teddy Brown embossing powders.  I used a fun technique on the burlap, adding Bronze Splendor glitter on top of the embossed edges with Versamark ink.  When you heat set a second time, the melted embossing powder keep the glitter in place.  Excess glitter can be removed with a glitter brush once all had cooled.  This technique can also be used on stamped images.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder, die cut with a tag die, and sponged with ink.  The middle was popped up to a dimensional look and a raffia bow and green jewel was added. Colored and fussy cut butterflies were added, one on top of the previously colored butterfly and one off to the left side.  I added jewels from Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh in each corner for a final touch.  Full details for this card can be found in the SNS gallery.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  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 icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?

I hope you enjoy all the new sets and the inspiration provided.

E. Marie 
Crafts and Me September Challenge #150-Time for Anything 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #185: Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 55 Anything Goes.With a Twist - Camera, Spotlighting 
Going Grey With Scrap-Ceations Challenge:  Fall 
{PIN}spirational Challenge #125 – Anything Could Happen 
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge – Anything Goes 
House Of Cards October Challenge: Punches and Dies 
Incy Wincy Desings Challenge – Something Old and Something New (Old-Burlap and Dies/New-Stamp and Bling) 
Sweet Stamps.com Challenge #189 – Dies 
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBSCL214 - Fall Inspired (Inspired by Pumpkin Picture)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dies and Daisies

Today I have a card that combines stamps and a die cut in a unique way.  The end result is a lovely floral fan for the card front.

I started with white cardstock covered with a Super Adhesive Sheet.  I removed the protective layer and covered it with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, buffing it in with my finger.  Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I stamped the floral image from the Daisies stamp set three times and colored with Copic Markers (see Stamping and Coloring on Glitter in the SNS Tips and Techniques).  I cut out one full image and then various flowers and leaves from the remaining two images.  I layered these on top of each other to create a dimensional bouquet.

I stamped the same floral image on the bottom third of my white card front with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Moss Star embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment from the My Rose Garden stamp set in the bottom corner, using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with lovely Mulberry Star embossing powder.
I layered my dimensional bouquet on top of the embossed image, along with a fan, created with Cheery Lynn Designs’ English Tea Party Doily.  I die cut it from white cardstock and sponged the edges with Distress Ink.  Then I scored it, cut one score mark to the center, and fan folded.  I added loops of sheer ribbon, tucked into the bouquet. 

To add some design and texture to the top of the card front, I adhered a die cut from the Sizzix Trellis Frameworks die.  All of this is added to pink and green layers on a white card base.

You can find detailed instructions for this card in the SNS gallery here.  This was a really fun card to make and can be used for so many different occasions.

Have a fantastic week.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps.com Challenge #188 Favorite Embellishments (Flowers, Ribbon)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 340 – Dies and Punches
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge 4 CCC#213 - A Trio of Pairs (2 stamps, two dies, two embossing powders)
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB#38 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #2 - Heat Embossing and Die that Scrapy Land sells.