Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer. I'm just loving not having to get up at 5.45 for the start of the school day!
So already July - really?? For the reveal this month, I decided to go with the 3 Wise Men Set 720 and paper-piecing with a twist!:
We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you today. These new sets are 20% off until July 3. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping. All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.
The sets are:
On July 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize. You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.
The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on July 3 on the SNS Facebook page and here on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).
In addition to our regular Designers, we are happy to introduce you to two new Guest Designers this month. Ani and Chris will be our Guest Designers for the months of July, August, and September. We'd also like to say Thank You to our first set of Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, for a job well done!
The Blog Hop order this month is:
(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)
We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it. We also hope that we have inspired you as well. Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.) Last month the winning comment came from Eret's blog. Who will be the Mystery Designer this month??
The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges. Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post. From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists. The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.
To begin with I stamped the Wise Men on to a piece of white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the faces and hands with Copics. I started paper piecing my Wise Men from the left. For the first one, I stamped on top of a piece of designer paper which had been backed with a scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet.
I cut out the body and layered it to the first Wise Man (keeping the cuffs separate). The second Wise Man was stamped and cut out of the scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet (again cutting out the cuffs separately) and applying the cut out adhesive to the image, I then applied Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft directly to the Robe and Sparkling Coffee to the cuffs.
The first Wise Man's cuffs' protective backing was removed and applied with Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft. The third Wise Man's "robe" was backed with Super Adhesive Sheet and then stamped on the front and fussy cut, the cuffs and applique were applied with the Sakura Glue Pen and covered with the new Blue Haze Velvet Glitter for detail.
Celestial Glitter was also applied with the glue pen to the center Wise Man's head piece.
Then came the Dimensional Glue, which was added first to the beards (along with Buff and Elephant Gray Flocking) and then to the Copic colored containers and to the crown, to give them a shiny appearance, when it dried. The men were then fussy cut.
The background was made from brayering Kaleidacolor stamp pad Creole Spice on Glossy White cardstock. This was layered on to a piece of navy cardstock and was then run through an embossing machine, with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, to create the opening for the saying.
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on white glossy cardstock and heat embossed with Cerulean (one of the detailed Tuscany powders). The brad stars were attached (the big one having first been heat embossed with Firefly) before the card front was layered to the glossy white card base. The fussy cut Wise Men were added to the card front with Dimensional Dots to finish the card.
This completes my project for this month's reveal. Now you should hop on over to Eret's blog. She has a fantastic project to share with you this month!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by,