Saturday, January 4, 2014


Hi there, today I'd like to share with you another Valentine's Day card, featuring Sparkle N Sprinkle's "Rocco with Roses", which was one of four sets revealed New Year's Day.  Scroll down to the last post if you didn't get a chance to see the other three.

In the reveal last week, I left you with a sneak preview of Rocco:

Here is what I did with this little cutie:

Here he comes, strolling down the path to deliver roses to his sweetheart! I had the negative die from another card and thought it would make a perfect frame for Rocco, as it had the woodgrain look to it.  I used a border embossing folder (animal pattern) to make the path and then swiped over the raised pattern with Tea Dye ink. 

Sparkle N Sprinkle has recently introduced some awesome chipboard pieces by Want to Scrap.  I took the tree and covered it with Versamark and then heat embossed with Teddy Brown for the trunk and Indian Corn and Pebbled Copper for the branches.

Rocco was colored with Copics and cut out, then I added some dimensional glue to the roses to give them a shine. He is popped up on the path with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail, cut out, embossed and swiped with some Antique Linen ink before removing the die.

Complete directions, if needed, can be found here in the SNS gallery.

Big news of this post:
Thanks to Mary, I've just entered my first ever card challenge over at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 106.  I used a negative die cut (ie snippet) from a previous card. It was on my New Year's Resolution list to start entering challenges.  Thanks Mary!

Till next time,




  1. the tree and the "path" great scene.

  2. How cute! I love the tree and all the sparkle. Great job!

  3. This is so cute. You've created a great scene for Rocco.

  4. hahaha - great story, Miss Shona! Do you ever see raccoons at your place? I feel badly that they have been so displaced here, as they certainly have an important function in nature. Your card is so cute, and with so many details. In a way, it reminds me of a HM card because one look and a whole story is told! REally awesome card! hugs, de

  5. What a fun and super cute card Shona ! I love the design and colors !


  6. What a super beautiful card I really love this card , I love the colours the image and all the details, great stamping work!!!


  7. This is adorable! I really love the way you colored him, he has a really cool effect :) Very neat technique on the tree behind him as well.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  8. A lovely scene ! I liked how you have colored Rocco and that glittery tree looks wonderful !

  9. Think I'm in love with Rocco. Thanks for the tip on the dimensional glue creating the shine too. Think I bought some of that product on one of our trips into SnS. Love how you did the path & the gorgeous tree. Since you have a 'leftover' (ie) snippet, you could visit Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground & submit your card there too.

    TFS & Hugs. Expect it is pretty cold up your way tonight so stay cozy & warm.

  10. Hi Shona - welcome to the Snippets Playground with this fab card. Rocco looks terrific and you did a brilliant job with the rest of your card too.

    Hope to see you playing again!

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. This is adorable. Love the tree in the background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  12. This is very beautiful, Shona. Love the glossy roses and your stunning tree. You made fantastic scene for Rocco.

  13. Wow! Great scene you have created for Rocco!
    Hr is a wonderful image on his own but I really like the scene...especially how you did the path.

  14. I love the look of that tree!!


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