Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Hi there,

Today I am sharing a card using another of the Sparkle N Sprinkle January Reveal sets.  This time it's the Sweetheart Frog, Set 677.

I received a couple of Sizzix Movers and Shapers at Christmastime and this card uses the Square Stand-Up one. These are fun to use and the card opens out and lays flat for mailing (if you don't add wobbles and Dimensional Dots like I did!). The little easel stop is already built in!

I stamped the froggy image in Black StazOn ink and then colored with an aqua brush and watercolor crayons. I cut and embossed the image with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, sponging on a little Memento Summer Sky before removing the die. I added Celestial Glitter (G1031) with a Sakura Glue Pen to the cattails.

The birds were added using a Darice Embossing Folder (Nature 3-pack). I ran the top piece of cardstock through the embossing machine which had been swiped with Memento London Fog, I then filled in the inside of the birds with a Copic marker - C5. Memento Summer Sky and London Fog were then directly applied to create the streaked sky effect. I carried the Summer Sky down to the base.

The blue cardstock was run through the bottom portion of the card base die before running through the Sheena embossing folder - "Water Ripples". I attached that to the base of the easel card and then used the Glue Pen again to add some more Celestial glitter to the ripples. The base of the card was edged with London Fog.

I ran another piece of the same blue through the embossing folder and cut and embossed with the one size larger oval to layer the frog image to. I attached the image with a Wobble to make it have a little more movement.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail. I added a little pre-made flower to the tag, which was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Standard Tag and attached to the base with Dimensional Dots.

Hope you've enjoyed my Valentine Day's card share today. That special love day will be here before you know it!




  1. This is just so cute and creative! Now I have a new die to add to my ever growing wish list :-).

  2. Beautiful card design, darling image and I always love to see easel cards. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. This is simply adorable. Since this was my last card kit until I use up those I've received all last year, I was especially pleased to see how you used the stamp. Was happy that it was the selection for the month, as DH likes frogs. This one will be his Valentine card. Loved your coloring & the glitz you've added to the focal image. Especially loved the way you used the EF in this way, and inspired to use the L.Fog to color this piece. So much extra detail to make this wonderful dimension card. That's another die to add to my wish list! TFS & Hugs

  4. What a sweet card!!! I love it!!


  5. Lol Shona, this is so cute and I love the little birdies above.
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  6. toadally FABULOUS! LOL this is so sweet,and the colors look fabulous. You always have a way of combining embossing folders to make your designs have textures. I especially like the blue colors. hugs, de

  7. What a sweet easel card! I have the birds embossing folder and love it. It adds a lot to your card. Love all the sparkle too. xo


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