Thursday, June 14, 2018

Won't You come in to my Garden?

Hi there,

Today I'm here to share with you my first June Reveal card. I used the sentiment and rose from the My Wild Rose Set 898, along with a stencil and some of the new Nuvo Mica Mist Silver Smoke to create my card today.


I actually only used the sentiment and the single rose from the set as I wanted to try out the new Nuvo Mists with a stencil. I began with spraying the Silver Smoke Mica Mist through a stencil (TCW Mini Butterfly Meadow) on to white cardstock. These Mica Mists have a lovely pearly sheen to them.



I then tried it on black cardstock.



Since I couldn't decide which version I liked better, I decided to use both. I tore the white piece diagonally and attached it on top of the black version. I used 1/4" Tear-ific Tape around the edges and some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive along the ripped edge to make sure it would lie flat and match up well.



I used the left-over sprayed piece of the black cardstock for the sentiment, as I loved the mottled look. So the piece of scrap cardstock was put in the Stamp Platform and stamped with Nuvo Clear Mark and was then heat embossed with White Detail.



I then ran it through the Tangerine with the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles die.



I then stamped the single rose from the set on to pink card with Nuvo Clear Mark ink and heat embossed with Black Detail. This was then fussy cut using the 5" Mini Scissors.



The card was assembled with the sprayed background being layered to the same pink cardstock that I stamped the rose on. Then the sentiment was added with Craft Perfect Foam Pads. Two little pink roses were then tucked in behind the sentiment and the stamped rose.



Nuvo Crystal Drops Party Pink were then added to the little flower ends.



... and that finished off my card for today.



Here is a list of the products that I used for my card, most of which can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store:

My Wild Rose Set 898
White Detail (EP298)
TCW Stencil Mini Butterfly Meadow
Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
2 roses

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Craft Stamper June Challenge: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open June Challenge: Anything Goes

I hope you have enjoyed my share today? Please give these new Mica Mists a try - they really do have a lovely sheen to them and there are many pretty colors to choose from. Also, don't forget to check out the Facebook Creative Challenge! Fun contests and certificates to be won! All you have to do is submit a card where you used a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp (and if you don't have a stamp you can use one of the free digis). Go check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Shona


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Live as if .....!

Hi there,

I'm back today to share my last May Reveal card using the lovely Aster Garden Set 893 this time.


I began by stamping the main sentiment in the middle of white glossy cardstock in Nuvo Clear Mark using the Stamp Platform then I heat embossed with Gold Detail.


I then made two masks of the big flower from post-it notes, stamping in Memento black ink and fussy cutting with my 5" Mini Scissors.


I inked up the stamp using the Hybrid ink Diamonds Set Tropical Fruit and with the help of the masks I stamped around the sentiment, so that the images didn't overlap one another.


I stamped the smaller image with the butterfly on glossy card in Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Gold Detail.  This was then colored in with Aquaflow Watercolor markers - making a pallette from an acrylic block and applying the colors with the Nuvo Water Brush. Once dry this was fussy cut again with the 5" Mini Scissors.


Next I stamped on top of the flower circle with Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Gold Detail the same butterfly image.


Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was applied to the back of the fussy cut piece and placed on top of the stamped image.


The larger flower was stamped twice in Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Gold Detail and then after being colored with the colors from the same pallette, they were fussy cut with the 5" Mini Scissors.


An embossed frame was made from cutting out an oval from the Craft Perfect Ivory Bouquet paper, using the Tangerine Machine along with the Sizzix Dotted Ovals and a Spellbinders Grand Ovals die.


Next I made my card base. Using the next biggest size oval die, I cut out the front of the easel card and then the base was made, using a scrap piece of cardstock at the fold of the card base, to "stop" the machine from cutting past the fold - the card front would then be placed on top. I did the same on the base edge - this way the base is also rounded.


For the smaller sentiment I applied Versamarker pen to the word "as" from the first sentiment and stamped it on to white glossy card with the Nuvo Clear Ink and then heat embossed with Gold Detail again. Then using the Stamp Platform I lined up the second sentiment and embossed with Gold Detail. This was then die cut in the Tangerine using one of the smaller Dotted Oval Dies.


The large flower was stamped again above this sentiment with a piece of scrap paper under the oval, so ink would not hit the platform. Again stamped with Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Gold Detail.


This was again colored with the Aquaflow Watercolors.


I layered up the card front and then ran the Versamarker Pen around the outer edge of the large oval front and heat embossed a little Gold Detail to distress the edge.


The two colored flowers were then attached to the card front, placing on top of the existing stamped flowers with some 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.


The Sakura Glue Pen was used to apply a little Autumn Frost Glitter to the center of all the attached  flowers and Butterscotch Glitter to the petals.


Two more images were stamped using the Hybrid Inks Tropical Fruits on the card base and then the smaller sentiment was positioned on the card base as my "stop" with mounting tape. A few Honey Gold Crystal Drops were added to the base of the easel. This finished off my card for today.


If you leave a comment here and then also go over and leave a comment on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog you will be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate for the Sparkle N Sprinkle store. Not many people are doing this, so your chances of winning are pretty high - just saying!

Below is a list of products that I used on my card, the majority of which can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Store:

Gold Detail (EP168)
Sizzix Dotted Ovals
Spellbinders Grand Ovals
Mounting Tape

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #367: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #166: Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 414: Watercolor Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #5: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by,

I'll see you back here in June!

Shona

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Christmas Cardinal and Baubles

Hi there,

Today I'm back to share with you another May Reveal card, this time using the Cardinal and Holly Set 895 and an earlier month's Christmas Baubles Set 891.



So to begin with, using the Stamp Platform, I stamped the baubles from the Christmas Baubles Set 891 with Nuvo Clear Mark Ink and then heat embossed with Gold Detail on plaid designer paper.


The baubles were fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors and then I added more ink to the hook of the bauble with the Versamarker pen and applied and heat embossed more Gold Detail embossing powder.


The three ornaments were then covered with more Clear Mark embossing ink and then given an application of Clear Detail and then another application of Ultra Thick Detail to give them a nice glassy appearance.


The cardinal and holly was then stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark, was heat embossed with Black Detail and fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors.


The image was then colored using several Aquaflow Markers, by applying a little ink from each color, which had been dripped on an acrylic block, and picking it up with the Nuvo Aqua Brush to apply to the image.


Nuvo drops Autumn Red were applied to the berries and Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard were applied to the beak of the Cardinal.


The remainder of the berries were applied with Winter Cranberry Glitter Accents. A little Sakura Quickie Glue was added to the wings and breast of the Cardinal and then some Berry Red Flocking was added for texture.


Some red and green inks were added to each feather using the Nuvo Water brush and were set aside to dry.


The sentiment was stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed in Fire Cracker Red. I then took the little die from the inside of the Tonic Topnote Trellis Layering Die set and cut it out using my Tangerine Machine. It was too big for the sentiment so I reduced it!


I made the die shape smaller while still keeping the shape somewhat.


I edged the sentiment panel in Hybrid Safari Green before fussy cutting a little plaid border for the sentiment.


To put the card together I used negative pieces that I had cut out for previous projects using the Tonic Specialty Paper Ivory Bouquet - a frame piece (Tonic Topnote Trellis) and then the Sizzix Dotted Ovals die. The frame with the plaid background was layered to an olive green card base. The oval piece was attached with the feathers peeking out from behind. The Cardinal image with the baubles hanging from the branch were then attached with Craft Perfect Foam Pads.


The finishing touch was the Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold. A few at the bauble ends and around the sentiment and top left corner.


Here is a list of the products that I used on my project today, most of which you can find on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Website:

Christmas Baubles Set 891
Cardinal and Holly Set 895
Black Detail (EP171)
Firecracker Red (EP291)
Clear Detail (EP280)
Super Thick Clear (EP230)
Gold Detail (EP168)
Nuvo Clear Mark
Versamarker Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen 
Berry Red (FL102)
Hybrid Ink: Safari Green
Nuvo Aquaflow Pens: Spiced Ginger,
Rustic Oak, Red Apple, Evergreen Fern
Nuvo Water Brush
Craft Perfect Specialty Paper Ivory Bouquet
Mini 5” Scissors
Stamp Platform
Tangerine
Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright GoldAutumn Red
Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
Nuvo Glitter Accents Winter Cranberry
Tonic Topnote Trellis Layering Die Set
Craft Perfect Foam Pads
Sizzix Dotted Ovals Die
Plaid Designer Paper
Two White Feathers

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'd love for you to leave me a comment here letting me know what you think of my card and then if you go over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and leave a comment there also, it will put you in the running to be the winner of a $20 gift certificate to the store, where you could pick up some of those fun products that I used! The winner will be announced on the 3rd of June on the SNS Facebook and Blog. Good luck!

Today, I'd also like to play along in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: May - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #166: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #367: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #90: Use a die that SL sells
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #25: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #5: anything Goes

So that's all from me today. Thanks again for stopping by.

Hugs,

Shona