Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy Birthday America!

Hi there,

Hope my American friends had a lovely day yesterday. I'm up first with the start of the new July Reveal. I know I'm a day late with this card, please forgive me, but I thought it may be fun to  show a different feel to the new Emma's Best Birthday Set 902, with a little help from Baxter - July 4th digi set 901!!!


I thought it would be fun to combine Baxter and Emma into a Fourth of July celebration card. So I started by printing the digis of the flag and Baxter on my computer.



The flag was cut down to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and then Baxter was fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors. I deliberately left a little white edge around him.



Emma was stamped in Hybrid Black Shadow ink, using the Stamp Platform and was then colored in with the Nuvo Alcohol Pens and she also was fussy cut leaving a little white edging.



The sentiment (from the Happy Birthday set) was stamped, also using the Stamp Platform, in Nuvo Clear Mark ink and heat embossed with Cerulean on to a scrap of white cardstock.



The star was cut out from the flag using the Tonic Shaker and Die set with the Tangerine.



The little stars from the Spellbinders Star Circles were mounded on top of the sentiment and the shaker element was placed over the top.



The shaker element was then placed in behind the star hole in the flag.



I used the Tonic Mirror Cardstocks Cobalt Velour and Ruby Red for the card base.



Some Gypsy Red and Denim Velvet Glitters were added to the cake icing with the Nuvo Smooth Precision Pen.



Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew was applied to the flag poles, the tray, the candle flame, Emma's shoes and Baxter's nose to finish off my little scene.


I hope you have enjoyed my share today.

Below is a list of the products that I used in my card today:

Emma’s Best Birthday 902
Spellbinders Star Circles

Have you checked out the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge over on Facebook yet? If not, you really need to head over there and enter with anything that uses an SNS image, either rubber or digi - and just to make it easier you can pick up free digis over on the website! So, really there are no excuses! The July Challenge has just recently opened and you have until the 25th of July to enter - winners will be announced the 3rd of August. Good Luck!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,

Shona

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Discover Beauty Everyday!

Hello there,

Today, I'd like to share with you my last June Reveal card, showcasing the lovely Colorful Cosmos Set 899.


I started by stamping the image, using the Stamp Platform, with Hybrid Black Shadow ink.




I then made a little palette, with an acrylic block, for the Nuvo Aquaflow markers, and applied them to the image using a waterbrush.




Once this was colored, the self adhesive Tonic balloon shaker die case was placed over the top of the image, with some "relic" Suzie Weinberger's Mini Mosaics placed inside.


I made the frame by die cutting on the Tangerine a piece of self-adhesive craft foam and a piece of the Ivory Bouquet Craft Perfect Specialty paper, using the Sizzix Dotted Ovals dies. I then sponged on a little Custard Cream embellishment mousse.


The sentiment was stamped in Black Shadow ink and was die cut with the same dotted ovals die along with another piece of the craft foam, which cut beautifully with the Tangerine.



I stamped three single flowers directly on to the foam sheet using the Hybrid Diamond ink Rubber Duck from the Tropical Fruit set. These were then fussy cut using the 5" mini scissors and were then sponged with the Custard Cream embellishment mousse.



Nuvo deluxe adhesive was applied to the flower centers and Butterscotch glitter was added.



I stamped some stems at the bottom of the easel card base with Lime Burst from the same Hybrid ink set.



The card was then assembled using Craft Perfect foam pads. Some Key Lime Jewel drops and Yellow bird Glitter drops were then added.



Here is my finished easel card.



Below is a list of products that I used in my card.

Nuvo Hybrid Black Shadow Ink
Stamp Platform
Tangerine
Nuvo Aquaflow Pens Lemon Zest, Spiced Ginger,
Fresh Green
White Foam Sheets
Sizzix Dotted Ovals Die
Suzie Weinberg’s Mini Mosaics - Cracked Corn

I hope I've inspired you to pick up some of these fun products. If I have then please stop over at the SNS Creative Challenge. All you need to do is use a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp in your creation (don't have any stamps? No problem - you can pick up one of the free digis to use!) The challenge is open until July 25th and the winners will be announced at the beginning of August. Can't wait to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by,
Shona

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Fourth of July!

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share another Sparkle N Sprinkle June Reveal card, using both the fun little Baxter Pup Stamp Set 901, along with the digi version of the set.


I began by printing out little Baxter and after fussy cutting with my 5" mini scissors, I added Versamark ink both from the pad and the Versamarker pen to apply Clear Detail to the flag and his nose before I heat embossed.



I printed out the flag from the digi set. Cloud Nine and Gypsy Red were added to the white and red stripes with the Nuvo Medium Glue Pen. Cloud Nine was applied to the stars with the Quickie Glue Pen.



I stamped Baxter in Black Shadow Hybrid Ink on the stamp platform, for good coverage.





He was then colored with various Nuvo alcohol markers. After fussy cutting, Elephant Gray flocking was applied to his muzzle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.



Craft Perfect Mirror Card Ruby Red and Cobalt Blue were used for the card base. A red shiny banner was die cut from the red piece first on the Tangerine.


Then this was layered to the Cobalt Blue and then a white card base.



The sentiment was stamped, using the stamp platform, in Nuvo Empire Blue ink and before it dried, this was heat embossed with Clear Detail.



I used the curve of the banner die to cut the sentiment out.



The sentiment and banner were added to the top right hand corner and some Double Denim Crystal drops were added above the sentiment. Both Baxters each got a googly eye using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.



The little stamped Baxter was attached with Craft Perfect Foam Pads and the bigger digi version was attached with an action wobble, so that he could wave his flag!!


Here is the list of the products that I used to make my card:

Baxter Pup Set 901
Clear Detail Embossing Powder (EP280)
Nuvo Alcohol Markers: Plum Tomato,
Ultramarine, Hay Bale
Craft Perfect Mirror Card: Ruby Red, Cobalt Glaze
La-La Land Craft Die: Flag Banner
Mounting Tape

Googly Eyes

I hope I've inspired you to pick up some of these fun products. If I have please
stop over at the SNS Creative Challenge. All you need to do is use a Sparkle N
Sprinkle stamp in your creation (don't have any stamps? No problem - you can
pick up one of the free digis to use!) The challenge is open until June 25th and
the winners will be announced at the beginning of July. Can't wait to see your
creations!

Thanks for stopping by,

Shona