Hi there, and welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1, 2015 Reveal. I'm first up on the hop this month, and getting rather excited about the upcoming Spring season - when everything starts to bloom - I couldn't resist using the Spring Window Set 704 for my reveal card.
This month we have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you and these sets are 20% off their regular price, until April 3rd. All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. Friendship Flowers #702 is the stamp set featured in This Month's Technique Video.
The sets are:
On April 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 FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)
The winner of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs. In addition to our regular designers, we are happy to introduce you to two of our new Guest Designers. Diane and Ashley will be the Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June. 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.)
Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.
The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.
~~~~~~~~~I loved the "Spring Window" image, so I decided to use the image from the prospective of looking out of "my window" from across the street.
The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock and was colored using the following Copics: E11, E13, E25, E33, E35, R22, YR24, W-1 and W-3. The vase was colored using a Versamarker Pen and was then heat embossed with Verdigris. The Sakura Glue Pen was applied to the flowers in the vase and then I applied Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft. The glass panes were achieved by applying the Versamarker Pen again and then were heat embossed with Clear Detail. I added Dimensional Glue to the tree flowers and left it to dry to give the flowers some shiny dimension.
I used a Spellbinders window die, which includes the curtains and the valance in the set. I cut the window frame from beige cardstock and then distressed it with Memento Cantaloupe, Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa. The curtains and valance were made by applying a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to the beige cardstock and running those through an embossing machine. I then removed the protective backing and applied Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft for a velvety feel for the fabric. I cut the frame from a piece of designer paper, which looked like wallpaper, and then placed the window frame in the die cut spot and taped them together from the back. The curtains were layered on top with dimensional dots. I tied little brown wool bows for the curtain tie-backs.
The window frame had an arch at the top, so left little room for the sentiment from the set. I set the sentiment on an acrylic block and made it curve before stamping it on beige cardstock in Versamark ink. It was then heat embossed with Sienna, one of my favorite Tuscan embossing powders. I cut out the saying using the Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large die, cutting above and below the sentiment. Distressed with some Desert Sand ink again, it was then added behind the window valance to mimic the arched top of the window frame.
Hope you've enjoyed the start to this month's Reveal Blog Hop. Next up is Diane - one of our new Guest Designers. Leave a comment on all eight blogs to be eligible to win all four stamp sets. I wonder which Designer's blog contains the Grand Prize this month?
Till next time,