Sunday, August 31, 2014


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's September 1 Reveal.

This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced, plus the re-release of the Wonky Lines background stamp. These sets are 20% off their regular price, until September 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Magic of the Season, set #653 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

This month, I decided to go with Autumn Splendor - Set 651

Here are this month's reveal sets:

Autumn Splendor #651   (Digi version - DIGI651)
Farm Sweet Farm #652  (Digi version - DIGI652)
Magic of the Season #653  (Digi version - DIGI653)
Thanksgiving Friends #656  (Digi version - DIGI656)
Bountiful Blessings #658  (Digi version - DIGI658)
Sweet Holiday #655  (Digi version - DIGI659)

On Sept 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Sept 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

April Williams
Eret Pank
Belinda Shupe
Emmy van den Heuvel
Shona Erlenborn (that's me)
Anita Scroggins
Marie Berquist
Anne Temple

(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 cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

This month we were given a few pieces of "bling" from Mon Ami Gabby to play with, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate some of the samples into my design this month. I had a few strings of the Diamond Mesh that came in some lovely fall colors, so I used two of them to trim the bottom of the dress.

The three "flowers" on the left were cut from a piece of Flower Diamond Mesh which was made with clear flowers. I was able to color them by using Adirondack Alcohol Ink Sunshine Yellow.

My background was done using the Dry Embossed Flocked Backgrounds technique, with the Sizzix embossing folder (Rays), some Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft, a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and Memento Cantaloupe ink. I love making these fun, fuzzy backgrounds. Adds a lot of texture to your projects. You can see the embossed pattern more clearly in the photo below.

I was thinking sparkly and blingy went well with this lovely image. I stamped her in StazOn black, then she was fussy cut and colored with watercolor crayons using a waterbrush. I added Celestial glitter to the wings and flower centers and then Bridal glitter to the dress using a Sakura Glue Pen.

I used Gold Mirror Cardstock to add even more shine to the card, although it does make it difficult to photograph! The sentiment was stamped in Versamark then heat embossed in Black Detail. It was then cut and embossed with a rectangle die cut. The circle behind her was cut and embossed with Spellbinder's Classic Circle die. The background was layered to another piece of the Gold Mirror Cardstock and then I assembled the card using Tear-ific Tape and dimensional dots. Dimensional Glue was used to attach the "flowers". Full instructions can be found here, in the SNS Gallery, if needed.

Hope you've enjoyed my project today, and that you'll check out the rest of the Design Team's projects. Remember to leave a comment for us all, to be eligible for the Grand prize win!

Till next time,



  1. Gorgeous! Love the mirror cardstock behind the image and all her bling looks great.

  2. What a nice take on this image - love the gold mirror circle behind her :)

  3. Pretty card! I love the bling and sparkle! xo

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the coloring on her and the colors you chose for the card. :)

  5. Very pretty card- love those Mon Ami Gabby flower accents!

  6. Lovely image and all the gold sparkling glitter makes it even more beautiful !

  7. Wow Shona, she is absolutely stunning. I love your water coloured flowers and leaves against the bridal glitter. The embossing on the mirror card is fabulous. I would never have thought to do this and it looks fab.

  8. Nice choice of colors. I love it

  9. Shona, your card is magical. Love all the bling and sparkle. It's perfect with this image.

  10. Very pretty colors and I like all the bling and sparkle!

  11. Simply Stunning Love the colors and the layering. Love the details in the flowers and the added bling. thanks for sharing.

  12. Beautiful card, Miss Shona! Love how you fussy cut the image to include that metallic gold moon! Such vibrant Fall colors, and amazing glitter everywhere! Lovely! hugs, de

  13. Your card uses the beautiful fall colors to match the sentiment very nicely. Thanks for the tip on using mirror cardstock. I like how it's so versatile.

  14. Love the use of all the colors of autumn to develop this idea.

  15. Love the shine behind the lady. She is colored so prettily. Love the embellishments and the way the lay is popped off the card.
    thanks for sharing.

  16. Just beautiful with all the bling and color! Love that diamond mesh along the bottom !

  17. Great use of bling, which gives the card a sophisticated look.

  18. The sparkly rhinestones kick this beautiful card up several notches! I love the colors you chose!

  19. My eyes are bugging out of my head and my jaw is on the floor! This is absolutely, hands down, my favorite card I have seen in a long time!!! Every little detail of it is just spectacular!! The bling. the color palette the shine and shimmer. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I am sure that I will be coming back over and over again to just look at this beauty! I am putting a shortcut to it on my desktop so I can get here often!! TFS!

  20. wow...this image is just fabulous and your card is stunning!

  21. Shona , this is stunning !!! Absolutely beautiful !!!

  22. Oh wow Shona, this is fantabulous. Just adore the glamarous feel and autumn hues.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  23. This is so glamorous. Love all of the bling you have added. The perfect touch!

  24. Gorgeous card! I love all of the bling!

  25. This is gorgeous! I love the colors in the leaves and the embellishment at the bottom of her dress :)

    Have a fabulous and crafty day!
    Staying Crafty
    Stampin On Stuff

  26. Wow Shona this is really a very pretty card, I love the image and the colours , and I really love all the sparkle on it!!What a great gift!!


  27. You got a gorgeous photo effect with all the sparkle & bling. The Diamond Mesh is a new term to me, but it made a fantastic border trim on the the dress. Love this image and the way you've chosen the autumn tones for the flower. Of course that fuzzy background of rays is spectacular with all the gleaming products, this is a phenomenal use of this particular stamp. You've showcased it marvelously. Well done! TFS & Hugs.

  28. Lovely PRETTY card Shona, I love her... she is very pretty and glittery... Thanks for all your lovely comments too... you are a special person... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie


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