Friday, September 30, 2016


Hi there and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1st Reveal. I know right, how can it be October already?  Leaves are now falling of the trees and we're experiencing much cooler temperatures and of course next month is already Thanksgiving! So my card today has a bit of all this to get us in the Fall mood.

We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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.  

Here are the sets this month:

Turkey Dish 801  (digi version DIGI801)
Elephant Christmas Tree 802  (digi version DIGI802)
Christmas Tags #1 805  (digi version DIGI805)
Christmas Candles 807  (digi version DIGI807)
Autumn Girlfriends 810  (digi version DIGI810)

On October 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!

My card today uses the Turkey Dish Set 801. After stamping her with Memento Espresso Truffle, I colored her with Copics Y32, YR00, Y08, YG06, G07, R37, YR07, V09, E33, E25, E36, W7, B34. The Fine Tip Nuvo Glue Pen was used to apply a little Reflection Glitter to her shoe buckles and tray and Daisy Glitter to the base of her apron. I then took Dimensional Glue and applied it to some areas of the image to give some clear dimension. This was set aside to dry while I worked on the background.

I took a piece of Kraft cardstock and ran it through the Darice Foliage Embossing folder, then using various Memento inks (Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Morocco, Potter’s Clay, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves and Lilac Posies), colored in the leaves.

This background was cut in half vertically and then I used Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large die to put a curve on each side. I also used the "out of the box" technique on the image so that her shoe and hat were not cut off.

The image and background pieces were attached so that they measured 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". This was then centered on to a 6" x 6" piece of Kraft cardstock edged with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape

Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes were adhered to the exposed sticky edges. What a fun product!

After the card front was put together I felt the white background was too stark, so I sponged around the image with Memento Dandelion ink.

Now for the leafy decorations! A piece of white cardstock was the base for the Garnet Red, Emerald Green and Golden Crystal Glimmer Pastes. I just used a spatula to apply the paste to the cardstock. These are also so much fun to use. They dry fast and leave you with a nice pliable result. Just a little tip here: I found that if I worked on top of "one of your left over pieces of protective backings from the Super Adhesive Sheets", (I keep all mine), if the paste goes off the edge of what you are coloring, then it is easily scooped up with the spatula to be put back in the jar - No waste! 

I used a scrap of orange cardstock for the Moonstone Glimmer Paste, since it is semi transparent. In fact, thought later that I could have made my glimmer cardstock in any color using different colored scraps of cardstock. There is a video here by Demo Donna that shows some fun ways to use these pastes. I die cut the ivy using the Creative Expressions Trailing Ivy die. I needed to put a couple of shims under the piece of glimmer cardstock in order for it to cut completely through.

The other leaves were punched out using Marvy punches.

The sentiments were stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with one of the Tuscany embossing powders, Tuscan Sun. These are my go to colored eps! They provide great detail, so are perfect for sentiments when you don't want to use black. I cut them into little rectangles and added them to the card front with Foam Squares. The leaves were then added randomly to the card front with Dimensional Glue to finish off the card.

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:

Catch the Bug October Anything Goes Challenge
QKR Stampede Challenge #211: Cut it Up
Cardz for Galz #32: Fall/Autumn Colors
DRS Designs#246: Autumn Wonders
Moo-Mania & More: Fall Foliage
Stampavie and more Challenge #270: Autumn Colors
Cards in Envy: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall
Crafty Cardmakers #73: Autumn
World Wide Design Team Challenge #14: Anything Goes

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. Now you need to skip on over to Jess and see what she has in store for you. Remember to comment on all of the designers' blogs, that way you will be eligible to win the entire reveal set! Good luck and I hope to see you back here soon.




  1. Fabulous fall card. Love the glittery leaves and the background looks wonderful.

  2. So much sparkle and texture! I love the fall colors.

  3. OOO! I love how you used the Gilding Flakes! :) Can't wait to play! FANTASTIC job!

  4. Love all those pretty, glittered leaves on your delightful card! Awesome detail with the Dimensional Glue!

  5. Wonderful card. Those glittery leaves are fabulous especially the two tone vine leaves.

  6. FABULOUS and beautiful colours and glitter, love the tutorial about the die too, thanks.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful tips today, Shona! I had not considered about scooping up the waste of the Glimmer Paste from the backing of double stick tape! Fabulous idea! Your leaves look stunning, and, I especially like the gilded frame of your card. It appears that the flakes make the 1/2" tape absolutely seamless! Wonderful design, Miss Shona! hugs, de

  8. Such fun techniques. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. And, thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  9. Such a fun holiday card! I love the gold around the edge and pretty glittery leaves. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  10. What a fun stamp! I love your card with all the sparkly leaves! Great job!

  11. Lovely card and a great tutorial as well!
    Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
    oxo Susi

  12. Loads of great technique ideas on this pretty Tk'sgiving card. Cute image, and love those buckles. Wonder if the paste you mention is similar to the BoBunny Glitter paste? Looks like it could be (shucks, I don't have these great colors..mine are 3 pastel colors). Especially liking the way you've been doing this 'curvy cut' to display the image, and fab idea on DI inking the embossed images on a colored c/s. Really nifty card and looks like a wonderful autumn/seasonal stamp release too! You showcased it superbly! TFS & Hugs

  13. Wonderful card and so many great tips on how you did it. I love all the gorgeous colors.

  14. Shona, what a great card and love all the tips and ideas you have shared.Cute image and perfect "turkey day" card.

  15. Wow, lots of details & techniques used on this fun fall card. You used so many cool products too. Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs this week.

  16. What a fun Thanksgiving card, Shona! Love the glittery leaves & fall colors.

  17. Lovely card, loving
    all the sparkly leaves!
    Carla from Utah

  18. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-

  19. So many fantasic techniques on one card. Love your embossed background with Gilidng Flakes border. And your Glipper Paste leavesare gorgeous as well. Such a pretty card.

  20. A fun image..A GORgeous design and I Love your colours. Thank you so much for joining us this week at
    QKR Stampede.

  21. all the wonderful SNS goodies you have used and HOW you used them...fabulous card!!

  22. Beautiful!! very nice card.Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz Tina DT.

  23. What a darling stamp, Shona! Love how you did the background and all those leaves. Great sparkle. :-D I'm so glad to see you playing along in our "Cut It Up" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Hope to see you again next week, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  24. An amazing project. Thanks for sharing your tips. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT

  25. Great job and nice work. Thank you for illustrating so wonderfully on your blog too. It all came together so fabulously. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  26. Wonderful card I love how you did the leaves! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug anything goes challenge hope to see you again. Good luck, Dawn Bugaboo DT

  27. Awesome bg!!! Wow. Love the sentiment and those sparkly leaves too. So glad you played in the DRS Designs Challenge and super glad you won it too. Thanks!!!

  28. I think it could be more general if you get a football sports activity backdrop stand Singapore


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