Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scenic Masculine Silhouette Card

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card with you using some of the older sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle - in fact three! Right Beside You Set 812,  Wetlands 1 Set 790Wetlands 2 Set 791, along with some of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousses.
To begin with, I set up my scene on my stamping platform. You can also use the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.
I stamped the entire scene in Versamark onto  a piece of Watercolor cardstock  5 1/2" x 5 1/2". It was then heat embossed with Cerulean. I used different elements from the three stamp sets, to make up my scene.  
Next I just took the Nuvo Embellishment MoussesCornflower BluePeony Pink and Indian Gold with my water brush filled with water and painted them over the scene, blending them in to one another as I went. The embossing powder resisted the paint for the most part and I used a paper towel to take of any puddling on top of the embossing powder. 
Then I looked at my scene and saw that two of my ducks were flying upside down!! So how to remedy that little scenario? Let's cover them up with some sentiments!
I stamped the sentiments in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean on the watercolor cardstock. They were fussy cut into banners and a little blue background was added to each of them and then they were popped up on mounting tape. Now I had three normal ducks!
This was layered to a piece of blue cardstock and then to the white card base. Here is the version I did for my Dad (with all the ducks in the the correct direction). I think this would also work well as a Father's Day card. It goes together quickly too!

Here is a list of products used in this project:
Embossing Powders: Cerulean (EP421)
Hope you liked my share today? Thanks for stopping by today,

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Glow in the Dark Peacock

Hi there,
I'd like to share another Glow in the Dark card that I made for the May Reveal, using the new True Beauty Set #844, along with some of the SNS Glow in the Dark products.
To begin with I stamped the peacock on Watercolor cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean. I colored the peacock using the Aqua Flow Pens, beginning with Fresh GreenAzure Blue and Aqua Splash:
Soft Rose and Rustic Oak were mixed together for the brown wings. These pens have a lovely shimmer to them.
Some Evergreen Fern was also added in the tail for highlights and finally Spiced Ginger was applied to the eyes of the tail, to which I then added Banana Split Glow Drops.
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Glow in the Dark EP, this was die cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and I added Memento Dandelion Yellow before removing the die.
The three feathers were then colored with the Green, Blue and Yellow Aqua Flow pens and they were stuck behind the sentiment panel.
The other two sentiments were stamped again in Versamark above and below where my popped up glow in the dark sentiment was to go. These were heat embossed with Cerulean Blue to match the peacock. The card front was layered to blue and then to a white card base. Here is the card in the dark:
Here it is in complete black:
Here is a list of the products used on my card today. Click to be taken directly to the Shop:
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed my glow in the dark share?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Glow in the Dark Graduation Bear and Bulb

Good Morning,
Today I'd like to share my second card of the May Reveal using the fun Final Roll Call Set 849, which is just in time for all those graduation cards you will be needing! I used some Glow in the Dark products, both embossing powder and the new Nuvo Glow Drops on the light bulb and I also colored with Copics on top of Buff Flocking to make my cuddly, fuzzy bear! Here is my little fuzzy bear with his light bulb balloon!
I started with my little bear. Placing a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to white cardstock and removing the protective backing, Buff Flocking was burnished into the sticky surface with my finger, until I had a nice fuzzy covering. I then stamped directly on top of the flocked piece with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I took my Copic B39 and tapped gently with the side of the marker to the areas that I wanted to be blue.
After he was colored, he was then fussy cut. His hat and bow tie were stamped on blue card in Memento Tuxedo Black and were then covered with Versamark and heat set with Clear Detail. I did this process twice in order to make the pieces nice and sturdy.
The background was yellow cardstock run through my machine with the Darice Congrats Collage embossing folder, which I then sponged with some of the Nuvo Cornflower Blue embellishment Mousse.
I stamped the bulb with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. After it was colored I used the Versamarker Pen to apply Versamark to the lit bulb area and then heat embossed with Glow in the Dark.
The cap was stamped, fussy cut and colored with the blue Copic I had used for the bear. It was also given two coats of the Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Then I added 4 little drops of Nuvo Banana Split Glow Drops to the filament of the bulb. Dimensional Glue was used to attach the caps, bow tie and eyes.
Here is a close up of my fuzzy bear:
... and of the light bulb:
Blue and white and yellow and white thread was used as the tie for the balloon and I punched a small hole in the hand of the bear. The sentiment was stamped on Glossy card stock in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean Blue. A little drop of the Banana Split dotted the "i" in "bright". The embossed panel was layered to blue and then to a white card base and then everything was attached with Mounting Tape.
Here it is in the dark. Of course, it is difficult to get a great picture in the dark, but it really does look neat in person.
Hope you've enjoyed my share for today. 
Here is a list of the products I've used, click on product and it will take you straight to the store:
Embossing Powders: Clear Detail (EP280)Cerulean (EP421), Glow in the Dark (EP392)
Thanks for joining my here today,
Warm hugs, 

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Hello and Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 May Reveal Blog Hop!

There are EIGHT new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and two huge Digi Bundles.

The sets are:

840 - Happy Flowers  
(digi version DIGI840FS - see below)

844 - True Beauty  
(digi version DIGI844B)
(digi version DIGI845BG)
(digi version DIGI846BG)

847 - Kaitlyn Mermaid  
(digi version DIGI847LS)

848 - Rory Batter Up  
(digi version DIGI848LS)
(digi version Digi849-850B - see below)
(digi version  Digi849-850B - see below)

Digi849-850B - Graduation Bundle (combines both sets plus includes additional images)

Digi840FS - Happy Flowers Bundle (includes additional images, decoupage sheets, digi papers)

Digi4004FS - Rainbow of Pastels Patterned Paper Pack (Digi Papers)

The new sets are 20% off until May 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! 

Be sure to check out the new SNS Blog, which can be found here!

On May 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until May 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On May 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

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 do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

I decided to use the Happy Flowers Set 840. I really love this little set with the fun sentiments and the pretty flowers. This time I chose to do my flowers in a row and use the embossing resist technique. Hope you enjoy my share today.

I began by embossing the sentiment in Versamark and heat setting in Black Detail, the flower image was then stamped to the left and right of the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed this time with White Detail.

After the image and sentiment were heat set, I stamped two of my new inks, Oxide Distress: Peeled Paint and Broken China, onto my craft sheet and then with a water brush, simply brushed the "paint" over the top of the embossing, which resisted the inks perfectly.

Next I started to "paint" with my new Aqua Flow Markers. I used Soft Rose, Fresh Green (Spring Meadow collection) and Aqua Splash (Summer Holiday Collection) and a little Evergreen Fern (Autumn Woodland Collection) to go over the top of the Distress Inks. The markers painted beautifully. They have a very pointed tip that allows you to get in to the tiniest spaces.

I went over the flowers a couple of times, until I was happy with the coverage. Using the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen I applied Cyclamen (G1090) and Spirited Green (G1070) to the flowers and the leaves.

A lovely sparkly effect. Along with the new Aqua Flow Markers, I also used the new Nuvo Glow Drops. I added Banana Split to the centers of the flowers, some Apple Sour to the Grass and then Blue Crush to the sky.

Here (the card on the bottom) is how it looks without the light on it:

... and here it is in the darkness:

I'll be using these Glow Drops in my next two cards coming up this month. Here is a list of the products that you can purchase over on the SNS website.

Versamark, Distress Oxide: Peeled Paint, Broken China
Cyclamen (G1090), Spirited Green (G1070)
Nuvo Glow Drops: Apple Sour, Blue Crush, Banana Split

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today. Now you need to stop over to the amazing Donna's blog. She is sure to have a show stopper to share with you.