Saturday, October 31, 2015



Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 Nov 1st Reveal Blog Hop!

We have FIVE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until Nov 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:

Woofie's Birthday 758   (digi version DIGI758)
 Birthday Queen 759   (digi version DIGI759)
Puddles 760   (digi version DIGI760)
Chicken Run 761   (digi version DIGI761)
Splish Splash 762   (digi version DIGI762)

On Nov 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 on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

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????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

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!

So without further ado - let's get jumping into some puddles, shall we?

For my card today I decided to work with the rain-themed sets, Puddles Set 760 and Splish Splash Set 762 along with the new Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels. I love silhouette stamps first of all and the Ultra Thicks work really well with Silhouette stamps.  And for some reason the ultra-thick embossing powders (with their shiny appearance) screamed "brollies", "wellies" and slickers to me! So this is what I came up with this month:

I began by painting my rainbow. Using the following Adirondack inks on the edge of a dense sponge, I swiped across the top of the glossy card stock in a semi-circular motion.

The background was then daubed with Memento Summer Sky and then the Silhouette stamps were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

The puddles were stenciled in using the Dreamweaver Stencil - Paint Splats. I sponged Teal Zeal through some of the splashes. Then the Quickie Glue Pen was applied on top of the Teal Zeal and some Waterscape Glitter was added for some sparkle to the puddles.

The slickers were the first to be created. I stamped the child image in Versamark and heat embossed using Super Thick  Red. The slicker part of the image was fussy cut and taped down to the image. For the adult slicker, the image was stamped on top of a piece of yellow cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed with Super Thick Clear embossing powder. (BTW, If you need a certain shiny single color, but don't have the colored powder, you can always add Clear (or Super Thick Clear) embossing powder to any color cardstock to get the color you want.) The adult slicker was also taped straight to the image.

I then stamped the two images again, this time in Versamark and heat embossed with Dalmation. The umbrella part of the child image was cut out and "paper-pieced" over the top of the stamped image with Dimensional Foam. The wellingtons were cut out and added on top of the adult image.

I repeated the process with the adult image with Checkers embossing powder and cut out the umbrella. Lastly for the child's wellingtons, the image was stamped on white cardstock in Versamark and was first heat embossed with Firefly embossing powder and then I reapplied Versamark and heat embossed some Super Thick Clear to them. This gave the boots a sparkle and a shine.

In-keeping with the rainbow idea, I stamped the sentiment (also from the Puddles Set 760) on white glossy with the Kaleidacolor Spectrum pad. I cut and embossed it using the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two die cut and then applied Versamark and heat embossed it with Clear Detail, to give it a shiny, wet look too! A little ribbon was threaded through the tabs and Dimensional Foam was put behind the sentiment before layering it to the card front. This was then layered to black before finishing off with the glossy white card base.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today for the November 1st Reveal. These new Ultra Thick enamels are so much fun to play with. They make awesome backgrounds too and can be used well with dies, using the Sparkle N Sprinkle tapes, just apply and heat.

Next up on the hop is our talented Marie. Remember to leave a comment with each one of the Designers to be eligible for all these great sets!

Till next time,



Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Hi there, and thanks for dropping by today! Today I'm sharing another card using the Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Adhesive Sheets, two die cuts and some glitter.

To begin with, I stuck a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on to a piece of white cardstock.  I then took the Sizzix Delicate Wings die and placed it face down on top of the second adhesive backing. Then the Merry Christmas Elizabeth Craft Design Die was placed face down along side the Dove, but it wasn't going to fit lengthwise, so I put a folded piece of cardstock between the two words and then ran it through my embossing machine.

I then protected the Merry from being cut (by putting the folded cardstock under that) before running "Christmas" through the machine.

I know you can see a slight indentation of the letters after the Merry and in front of Christmas, but the glitter will cover that.

Next, I took out (using an Exacto knife) the protective backing of little inserts of the Dove and the Merry Christmas:

Velvet Glitter Golden Wheat was then burnished into the sticky areas:

Then I removed the Dove's body and Cobalt Glaze was applied.

Lastly, I removed the rest of the adhesive backing, and applied Sparkling Snow Glitter to the background. This piece was cut to 3 3/4" x 5 and was then layered to a piece of blue cardstock that coordinated with the Cobalt Glaze. This was then layered to a glossy white card base. A piece of gold ribbon was tied in a knot at the top of the card and I used a little 1/8" Tear-ific Tape to hold down the ends.

... and that finishes my share for today. Hope I've inspired you to get out your dies and try something new with them.

Hope to see you back on Sunday for the SNS November Reveal, when we will be show casing our newest sets, and some more of the new Chunky embossing powders.

Till then,



Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Hi there, glad you stopped by today. I've been playing around with the new chunky powders that are going to be released on November 1st. So this is actually a bit of a sneak peak for one of my favorites - Fleur de Lis (EP465).

To begin my framed "portrait" of Aunt Esmerelda, I took a piece of glossy cardstock and inked it up with a brayer and Kaleidacolor ink pad Creole Spice. Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the Silhouetted Witch image from the Cackle On Set 743 in Black StazOn. Once that had dried completely I covered the entire piece with Versamark ink and then applied Clear Detail (EP280)  to give it a glassy look:

The frame was cut from white cardstock with Spellbinders Mystical Embrace Die. The center was cut out using a die from Lifestyle Nesting Rectangles. The frame was covered in Versamark and then heat set from below with the Fleur de Lis embossing powder. These chunky glitters should be heated from below to prevent the powder from flying off your projects. Love the rich, elegant finish to this:

I cut the witch piece down so that she fit behind the frame, as shown. I ran 1/8" Tear-ific Tape around the outside of the frame to attach the "picture".

Next I applied a 5" x 7" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to a piece of white cardstock. I removed the backing from the adhesive and centered my framed piece. Cobalt Glaze Velvet Glitter (GM2015) was applied to the remaining adhesive. That is the color of my "haunted castle" walls! 

For the plaque I cut a tag using Spellbinders Fancy Tags. I added a piece of Dimensional Foam before covering the tag in Versamark and added the Fleur de Lis powder again. This would help attach the "inscription" later, Look at that finish!

The inscription was computer-generated and cut out with a die from Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large, A little Memento Cantaloupe was daubed on top to antique it a little. It was then attached to the tag. This was then attached with another piece of Dimensional Foam to the frame to finish my project.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.

Till next time,



Thursday, October 8, 2015


Hi there, 

Glad you stopped by today, I've got a fun technique which I have played with before, Coloring on Flocking.  This time however, I used Distress Inks and Distress Markers to "color" my Snow White Flocking.  Even the sentiment is stamped on flocking!

Happy Bird Day

I used the other bird set (Wilson) from the October Reveal. Here are the ingredients I used to make my card:

Ingredients for Happy Bird Day

Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany
Distress Ink Markers: Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot

So let's start with the background, shall we?  I cut a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Super Adhesive sheet and attached it to a piece of white cardstock. I removed the protective backing and covered the entire piece with Snow White Flocking, burnishing it in well with my finger tool.  I opened the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder and applied Memento Summer Sky ink to the raised background of the folder. Taking the "fall" colored Distress Markers I then colored in the depressed areas. I "huffed" to remoisten everything as it took a few minutes to color in all the leaves.


The white flocked piece was placed in the folder so that the flocking was face down to the inked side. It was run through the embossing machine to provide this gorgeous result:


So then on to the birds! Since the Distress markers are dye based, I used Black Staz-On as my choice of ink. NB: If you prefer to use alcohol markers then you should stamp with Memento ink. I'm using the dye-based markers as I wanted to use the matching ink pads.
I took a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and attached it to white cardstock. I removed the protective backing and then applied the Snow White Flocking. The stamp was inked  up with the black StazOn and stamped directly on top of the flocking:


Then get coloring!


What I found with the Distress inks, that matched the Markers, is that I could daub the color directly to certain areas. This gives a more even look than using the markers. It's also a much quicker way to color bigger sections. When you use the daubers, just mask out the certain areas that you don't want colored. You can see the difference in the coloring with markers versus the daubers by looking at the tall bird. His belly was daubed, but I used the marker (Aged Mahogany) for his back. The marker produces a darker and more textured look. 

For the birds below. I daubed both of them (except for the masked eyes, beaks, belly and the legs).



Then they were all fussy cut!

On to the sentiment. I thought I'd see if it worked - and guess what? It did!
I placed a scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet on a piece of orange cardstock and removed the protective backing. I then applied Snow White Flocking and burnished it in well with my finger. I then inked up the sentiment stamp with Dusty Concord and stamped directly on top of the flocking. I loved the result. It was very clean and vivid. I hand cut it in to a fish tail banner.


To put the card together, I layered the background on to a piece of purple cardstock and then to an orange card base. It was then just a case of placing the birds and the sentiment with some Dimensional Foam, though I did use 1/8" Tear-ific tape at the feet of the birds so that the heads kind of popped up to give the card a little more dimension. Now looking at the photo it looks like the little guy on the right has bunny ears! 


Hope I've inspired you to get more colors from your flocking! It can be whatever color you want, or at least whatever color of markers and ink pads you own!

Have fun!