Friday, November 28, 2014

SANTA'S COMING TO TOWN!

Hi there, and I hope that if you celebrated Thanksgiving day - it was a wonderful one! It is scary how quickly the holidays came this year, isn't it. Before we know it, the big guy in the red suit is on his way! Oh look - Here he comes now!


Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying Die-Versions dies. There are many awesome designs and they have just introduced some fabulous Pop-Ups and Cut-Outs too. Today, I'm sharing a card with you using the Sleigh Ride die cut.

Apply a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock and die cut "Sleigh Ride". Cut an oval using Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large from the center of the scene and set aside. The town and Santa portion of the scene will be used for another project.



I die cut the scene again, this time just from plain white cardstock. I applied Versamark to the die cut and heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder. There is no need to emboss the entire oval, just the edges past where the where oval will go. (This will also ensure better adhesion for the Dimensional Dots.)

Remove protective backing from the framed piece and apply Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter. Remove protective backing from another piece of the Super Adhesive Sheet and place behind the window. Insert the embossed scene into the space and add Cloud Nine to the remaining exposed tape.


Remove backing from the white oval and apply Cloud Nine glitter. Stamp sentiment in Memento Love Letter ink directly on top of the glitter. This is a great way to get a sparkly greeting. Not only can you stamp on top of Cloud Nine, but you can color too! Check out the full tutorial here

... and the belt? It is a piece of 1/2" Tear-ific tape sandwiched between Black Suede Velvet Glitter. Check out our "glittered ribbon" tutorial for that technique! 


Layer the card front to a white glossy card base. Weave the glittered ribbon through the belt buckle and tape it down to the front of the card as shown.

Hope this has inspired you to try out some of our Velvet Glitters. Let me leave you with a sneak preview of another version of the same die cut, being used in a different way with some more of the Velvet Glitters: 



Will share this one with you shortly!

Till then, 

Shona

Friday, November 21, 2014

CHRISTMAS WOOFIE GONE BIRTHDAY!

Hi there,

I've been upstairs in my stamping room this morning and they are already starting to introduce those Christmas tunes into the radio playlist!  Yikes!  It's still too early for me and in an effort to slow the inevitable down a bit, I decided to repurpose a Christmas image to a birthday one - just because!

I got the idea from a Blog Challenge last week, and wanting to use one of the new Die-Version dies which SNS is now carrying, I decided to give Woofie a seasonal change. 





He comes like this in the Set:



... and I made him into this:



The inside is as much fun as the outside:



Sparkle N Sprinkle now offers many of the Die-Version dies. There are also these PopUp dies and CutOuts that are just so much fun. You can check them out here.

For my Woofie Birthday I stamped the Christmas image on to white cardstock and then colored the packages in birthday colored Copics (incorporating some of the colors from the printed cardstock). I then fussy cut and added dimensional glue to the packages to make them nice and bright.



Woofie was given a "coat" of Brushable Glue and was adorned then with Buff Flocking, to make him soft and fuzzy! The hat and balloons were stamped from another new stamp Set 673: Birthday Friends. They were stamped onto scraps of the patterned paper, fussy cut and then Versamark was applied to them before being heat embossed with Clear Detail.



I added a piece of the patterned paper to the card front and ran natural cardstock through the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder. The embossed piece was torn and then inked directly with Memento Desert Sand. It went well with the Buff flocking.

I added a little sparkle with strips of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape applied with one of the Velvet Glitters: Peruvian Lily. This background was then layered to the card base. I cut and embossed the circle, from natural cardstock, using Spellbinders Classic Circles Large die and sponged the piece with Desert Sand, before removing the die.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with one of the Tuscany embossing powders, Sienna. I love using these embossing powders for sentiments, as they are very fine powders and are therefore great for detailed images as well as words.




I then hand cut the banner and sponged again with a little Desert Sand. The card was then put together with tape and some dimensional dots. 



I hope I have inspired you today to take another look at your Christmas stamps and see how else they can be put to use.

Since I missed the deadline for repurposing your stamps, I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #42 - Say it in Color

Till next time,

Warm Hugs,

Shona

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WINTER??? PUT ON A WARM AND WOOLLY SCARF!!

Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by. 

Today I'd like to share a card which features another of the Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal sets: Finn's scarf. I decided to make the entire card warm, fuzzy and sparkly, starting with a cozy scarf!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with Copics, I then went over the colors of the scarf with Brushable Glue and some Sapphire and Silk, then repeated with Purple Dazzle. I added Dimensional Glue to his beak and feet and set him aside to dry, while I made the background.

I took a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and applied it to a piece of white cardstock. I removed the protective backing of the sheet and then began adding different widths of Tear-ific Tape, leaving a little 1/8" space between each tape. It will look something like this when done.



I then cut the piece to 4" x 5 1/4":



Then I applied Sapphire and Silk Sparkle N Soft to the exposed tape areas:



Then I continued with Purple Dazzle for the 3/4" width and Blissful Blue for the 1/2" and 1/8" and finally Twinkling Clouds for the 1/4" width.



The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Dark Night. It was cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag and some Lulu Lavender Memento ink was sponged to the tag, before the die was removed.

The blue snowflake eyelets were heat embossed with Sparkle and attached to the striped background, one of them attaching the sentiment. 



A piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape was attached to white cardstock and then torn diagonally. I removed the protective backing and applied Moonrise Glitter Tinsel, this "snowdrift" was stuck to the base of the background as shown. I edged the background with Copic B69 before attaching to white glossy card base, which had been edged with a Krylon Silver Pen.


Mudd Puddles - Ice Sea Glass was spread over the snowdrift at either side of Finn, after he was mounted to the card base with Dimensional Dots.

Full directions for the card can be found here, if needed.

Now he's ready to go out and get in a snowball fight. Bring it On!!



Hope I've inspired you to try some new backgrounds with the flocking and Sparkle N Soft that Sparkle N Sprinkle has to offer. They can certainly add warmth and fuzziness to your projects!

I'd like to enter this card in the following card challenges:

Clear it Out - Use 3 of the Same Thing! (I used 3 snowflake eyelets)
Scrap-Creations - Make it Sparkle! 

Till next time, warm hugs,

Shona

Friday, October 31, 2014

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S NOVEMBER 1ST REVEAL

Hi, and welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1st Reveal! Toot, toot, toot! ......


This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671  (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

On Nov 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FIVE of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

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 Nov 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

(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.)

So without further ado .... Here are two of my best girlfriends, who know how to party!



I wanted to incorporate a fancy fold this month - and I found this interesting one, the Concertina fold, over at Splitcoast Stampers. Rather than using design paper, I decided to use sticker paper with some glitters to decorate the panels.


After printing the digi and the sentiment, I colored them with Copics and added a little Sparkling Snow with a Sakura Glue Pen to glitz up their birthday celebration.

This is a photo of the card laying "flat" so you can see the gradation from pink to blue glitters used.
The glitter panels were done by cutting strips of 2" sticker paper cut at a slant at the top, so there is an 1/8" edge around each of the panels. Keeping it in the red hat and purple haired club for the sake of these two, first panel is decked out in Pretty Princess, then comes Flirt, followed by Eggplant and finally Blue Jewel. The glitter panels were attached with 1/4" tear-ific tape.

The Concertina card doesn't really have a place for you to stamp a sentiment, so I thought I'd tuck a little tag in a pocket on the back of the front right side panel, and attach some balloons to it for a festive touch!



The balloons were created from pink, purple and blue cardstock covered with a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. Remove the protective backing and apply Pretty Princess to the pink cardstock, Eggplant to purple and Blue Jewel to the blue. A little piece of silver thread was attached to the base of each of them and then they were attached to the front of the tag with the printed sentiment with Dimensional Dots, so that when it goes down in the pocket the balloons sits over the top of the front right side panel.


Too much fun - right?!!

So just to add a little more bling to the sparkle - I added pink Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to the top of each of the left hand side panels and the two back right hand side panels the bling tape is quite sticky, so I added some Sparkling Snow to counteract that! Full directions can be found in the SNS Gallery, right here, if needed.

That's my show and tell for today! Hope I've inspired you to get out some bling!
I'm first up this month, next is the very talented April, but don't forget to leave a comment with all of the Designers to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not 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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs,

Shona