Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S SEPTEMBER 1ST REVEAL


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


We have four new rubber stamp sets to share with you today and one new digi-only stamp set.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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:


Puppy Girl 793   (digi version DIGI793)
 Crafting Is Exercise 795   (digi version DIGI795)
Halloween Cat 799   (digi version DIGI799)
Stella-Call Me Witch 800   (digi version DIGI800)
Fruit Note  DIGI3126 (digi only)


On Sept 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.  (Compliance is checked.)
 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!






For my card this month, I decided to play with two new products that can now be found in the store - the Nuvo Crystal Drops and the Nuvo embellishment mousse. The mousse is very versatile. You can use them with stencils, which I have done here, they can be daubered on to make terrific backgrounds, they can be painted on with a water brush and then they can be burnished on with your finger tool. Check out Demo Donna's video here for all the details.


So I chose to work with the Tim Holtz Stencil: Shatter (THS014), which will double today as a spider's web! Temporarily tape down the stencil to white cardstock. I tape down the top first, then do the bottom and finish off at the sides. When removing the stencil, after applying the paste, reverse the order, and you are left with a hinge at the top, which gives you a more clean result. Place the dirty stencil in soapy water immediately. The advantage to the mouse is it dries much faster than embossing paste, which means you need to clean it off the stencil immediately. Once the Black Ash mousse was dry I then took a dauber and added some Indian Gold to the cracks. Lilac Lavender was then rubbed on with my finger around the edges. 


I stamped the cat image from the set Halloween Cat Set 799 in Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Detail. This was then daubered with the Indian Gold mousse as shown. I used Spellbinder's Standard Circles Large to die cut the circle and cut it down so it would fit in the corner.


The spider (from Bugs Set 510) was also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Black Detail. I cut him out using one of the smaller die cuts from the Standard Circles Large and daubered the image with the Indian Gold mousse before removing the die.


His eye lids were colored with Copic BV04. I edged the piece with black copic. The Nuvo Crystal Drops White Gloss and Black Gloss were used for his eyes.  Simply drop some of the white onto the area and then take the black and drop it on top of the white, while still wet. Check out the video here on how to use these fun drops.


I then continued to put little eyes and single drops all over my background web to give a fun and funky look to my card. I used the White Gloss, Black Gloss and Ripened Pumpkin for this step.


The sentiment was stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with Black Detail and then sponged again with the Indian Gold mousse. I also edged it with the Lilac Lavender mousse. When the drops were dry, the card was put together by layering on to a black card base. The cat corner was taped to the corner with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape, the sentiment was attached with foam squares for dimension and the spider was attached with a wobble.


The cat's eyes were applied using Ripened Pumpkin with the Black Gloss. Above you can see the dimension of the dots more clearly. This finishes my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share today. Next on the hop is Belinda.  Make sure you leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs to become eligible for the four new reveal sets.

Till next time,

Big hugs,

Shona

Thursday, August 25, 2016

LEO IN INK SPLATS

Hi there, 

Today I'd like to share a card made with a couple of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new products - the Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper) and the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen.

Leo the Lion

For the background I used the Dreamweaver Ink Splats stencil. I attached a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Super Adhesive sheet to a piece of white cardstock and removed the protective backing. I then applied Hawaiian Coconut soap to the stencil, before laying it down on top of the adhesive (if you don't use the soap, you will not be able to unstick the stencil from the adhesive sheet). I poured the Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes on to the exposed adhesive and burnished it in using a little piece of a scrub mat.

Leo the Lion

I peeled the cardstock from the stencil and then Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter was burnished in to the remaining sticky areas.

Leo the Lion

Here is the finished background:

Leo the Lion

On to Leo! After stamping him (Leo the Lion Set 547) in Memento Espresso Truffle, I colored him with Copics: YR21, YR24 and R22. I then took the Nuvo Medium sized Glue Pen and applied the glue to his mane. Yellow Gold Glitter Tinsel was applied to the glue to give him a nice shimmery mane.

Leo the Lion

I fussy cut him out and he would be adhered to the card front later with a wobble. The Poppy Stamps happy birthday banner flags was die cut from white cardstock and I stuck them to the card front using a twisted piece of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.

Leo the Lion

I applied a little Rose Gold Velvet Glitter to any exposed tape.

Leo the Lion

The background was layered to a white cardstock base and Leo was attached with a wobble to finish my project.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.

Till next time,

Shona

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dimensional Flower Cart

Hi there, 

Today I'd like to share a card with you made with the new Flower Cart set 798 from the August Reveal.

Flower Cart

I decided to spotlight the flowers on the cart, so stamped the image on black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail.

Flower Cart

I then stamped the flower part of the cart on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Flower Cart

The flowers were colored in with Copics and then were fussy cut. Dimensional Glue was added to the yellow roses and was left to dry dimensionally clear.

Flower Cart

When the glue was dry, Orange Crush and Sunny Daze were added to the orange and yellow flowers with the Sakura Glue Pen. Black cardstock was run through Spotted Flowers embossing folder by Crafts Concepts.  I applied the Green AppleDandelion Yellow and Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops to the little wells, as shown.

Flower Cart

When the drops were dry, I tore around the image and attached it with Foam Squares. I then centered this to a piece of white card base, edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape, after removing the protective backing and burnished in Sun Dazzle Sparkle Sparkle N Soft to the exposed adhesive.

Flower Cart

The flowers were then popped up on top of the white image with Foam Squares.

Flower Cart

Depending on how you look at this card with the torn edges, it looks like the image is actually sunken in, instead of being popped up as in reality:

Flower Cart

I'd like to join in the following challenge:
Anything goes with a Create with TLC Element: Challenge No. 2

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.

Till next time,

Shona

Sunday, July 31, 2016

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S AUGUST 1ST REVEAL

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




We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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:


Eskimo Kisses 788 (digi version DIGI788)
Pool Friends 792 (digi version DIGI792)
Get Your Craft On 794  (digi version DIGI794)
Stella-Happy Meds 796  (digi version DIGI796)
Flower Cart 798  (digi version DIGI798)


On August 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!






For my card today, I chose to work with the Eskimo Kisses Set 788, while highlighting one of the sentiments included in the set: "Friends warm the heart". I started off by stamping the image with StazOn Jet Black and then used watercolor pencils along with the Dove Blender to blend the colors. 



The image was then fussy cut, before I used Flockings and Sparkle N Soft to spice up my little friends! Irish Sparkle, Pink Spirit and Blissful Blue, (the more pastel hues) were added to the little snowman and then I went with the bright tones of Cherry Sparkle, Berry Red, Glistening Emeralds, and Mimosa for the little friend. Some Snow White was added to the base of the image. I used Brushable Glue to apply these flockings, using the applicator that comes on the bottle.


I then went on to set the stage for my little friends, using the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart dies. I covered a piece of white cardstock with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, and ran it through my embossing machine with the largest heart and the second smallest inside along side the second largest die as shown below:


I removed the protective backing from the largest and the smallest heart and applied Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter to those and to the other large heart, Cloud Nine was added.


I made a little easel base with red cardstock, by folding it in half and then the front gets mountain folded again in half. The sentiment was stamped on the base with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail. I tied a little bow with a piece of Mon Ami Gabby Pull Ribbon (which had lost it's pull - waste not want not!) and attached it to the front of the card base. The large red heart was then taped to the front and the Cloud Nine heart was attached with Foam Squares, as were the two friends.

I used the little red heart as my easel stop, by popping it up on dimensional foam, but as it was over to the left side the image was coming forward on the right, so I decided to make another stop, on the right hand side. I needed something small that would fit above the sentiment. I decided on a silver heart brad and dipped it in Versamark and covered it in Polka Dot Enamel Powder, before attaching it to the card base.


That finished off my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed your visit today.


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbon Challenges: Easel Card with ribbon
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #315 Christmas
Little Red Wagon Challenge #352: Christmas in July
Mod Squad Challenge: Christmas in July

Your next stop on the blog hop is Jess. Remember to leave a comment with each of the designers to become eligible for all five sets.

Good luck and hugs,

Shona