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,




  1. Great card Shona. Love the step by steps and how you combined the two sets together.

  2. I LOVE THIS! The splash, the colorful umbrellas and boots and slickers. Wonderful!

  3. Love this card! All the details are just fantastic!

  4. Ooooh! SPLASHY design, Shona ! Sorry, I could not resist! Love Love the fun colors in their rain coats and boots AND all the happiness in your card. The new EPs and stamps are great! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn this year! We are still quite warm. It's 10:30pm and the AC is still going! Hugs, de

  5. Fantastic card. Great design and so many awesome details.

  6. Shona, what a cool card. Love these stamp images and WOW how you made that look like rain. Love this card.

  7. I love this stamp set and the quote that you used for this card. This is a beautifully made card with great attention to detail. Fantastic job on this card!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  8. You are so amazingly clever! I love how you brought so much dimension into your card using those silhouette images. Thanks for the tutorial too. Great rainbow as well and love how you carried it over to the sentiment.

  9. Great card! I love the paper piecing and your use of EP on the pieces. I also like the alcohol ink rainbow & the stenciled puddles. Awesome!

  10. Fun card- lots of great texture. Love the picture tutorial too!

  11. This card is so cute. So much went in to it and it all works perfectly together. The enamels are a great touch. The water puddles are so much fun.

  12. What a beautifully coloured and bright and cheery card, with lots of texture. Love the wet look. A fabulous card from you Shona

  13. Great rainbow!! The card makes rain fun.

  14. So fun and awesome card! Love your the shiny rubbery looking outfits and sparkling water puddles. It would be fun to see your card at the night too. Firefly EP glows in the dark. The background and colorful sentiment on your card are fantastic as well.

  15. It's always such fun reading your post to discover how you've used these wonderful products to create your gorgeous cards. LOVE the shiny 'brollies and they did look wet with rain. Also liked your brilliant idea with the glossy rain slickers. And the stenciled puddles, once again, so very realistic with the sparkle & shine...You are just amazing at your creativity and skills to use products for such specific purpose and then it all comes together so wonderfully well. TFS & Happy wkend.

  16. I came back to see this beauty again - you are so creative and innovative, Miss Shona!

  17. Love the way you did the splash and the rainbow. I am going to have to try this.

    Great Job Shona!


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!