Thursday, July 20, 2017

Flamingo Christmas!

Hi there, today I'd like to share a fun little Christmas card using two of the July Reveal sets, Winter Flamingos Sets 1 and 2!

I decided to play with these two fun little sets of flamingos and the sentiment. They are still celebrating Halloween, in purples and oranges and are caught off guard with Christmas coming so soon! Sounds like me most years! The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with different hues of purples and orange Copics.
They were then fussy cut, made easier with the Tonic 5" Mini Snips. Love these little scissors for getting into the detailed areas.
The orange flamingos' shoes and hats were decked out in Nuvo Purple Glitter Markerwhile the purple flamingos are sporting the Nuvo Orange Glitter Marker!
The orange flamingoes got Nuvo Aqua Flow Markers orange scarves and the orange flamingos received purple ones!
 
Once they were all decked out in their finery, I gave googly eyes to the ones looking straight on and Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew were applied to the other eyes.
For my background I ran a piece of glossy white cardstock through my machine with the Darice Snowflake background and then applied Nuvo embellishment Mousses Coral Calypso and Royal Aubergine (both from the new set of Mousses) with a large dauber, blending the colors in the middle.
Then I tore a scrap of Super Adhesive tape, so that it had a ragged edge and placed it along the base of the cardstock. Stampendous Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter was sprinkled over the sticky surface.
Then the new Creamsicle glitter was added to the remaining sticky surface. I burnished both glitters into the tape using the protective backing below my finger tool. 
My background was then layered onto glossy card edged with the Nuvo Coral Calypso Mousse and then the Royal Aubergine Mousse was used on the base card.
The sentiment was stamped on glossy cardstock with Versamark and was heat embossed with Concord embossing powder. It was cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched die and was attached to the front panel with purple and white baker's twine. My little flamingos were then arranged on top with Mounting Tape to finish off my card for today.
Here is a list of the supplies used in my card that are available in the SNS store:
5” Tonic Mini Scissors

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge 132 - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas July: Anything Goes Christmas
Unicorn Challenge Blog #23: Christmas in July
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #16: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Cardz for Guyz Challenge #174: Christmas in July
Win and Tonic Challenge Blog: July - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you've enjoyed your visit today?
Shona 

Friday, July 14, 2017

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S JULY REVEAL

           Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July 🎄🎅🤶 New Reveal Blog Hop!
(where apparently, I'm dreaming of a white and gold one!)




We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:



(Digital Version DIGI855FS
(Digital Version DIGI858BG)


  (Digital Version DIGI860SG)
(Digital Version DIGI861SG)
(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

(Digital Version DIGI868FS)

DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers


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 July 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 18th, 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 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!



We are very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!


So, on with my card. First I stamped the sentiment from the new Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias Set 862 in Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder. This is a lovely fine powder and it is great for detailed stamps.


Then I stamped the larger image three times in Versamark and heat embossed again with the Gold Detail


I then fussy cut the actual Poinsettia flowers with my Tonic 5" Mini snips. These scissors cut beautifully and they don't get gunky with adhesive which is their best attribute!



I cut the sentiment with the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and then started to arrange the flowers above and below the sentiment, some attaching with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and others with Mounting Foam, to give it more dimension.


I used a freebie Poinsettia embossing folder that I received with a magazine. After running the white cardstock through the machine, I sponged on some Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, just to give it some gold highlights.



This was then layered on to Gold Mirror Cardstock. This is difficult to photograph, but looks really nice in real life!


I scored around the edge of a white piece of card to which the Gold Mirror Cardstock was layered. Then the white layer was attached to a gold card base. I then added a few different sized Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops around the card to finish it off.

Hope you liked my project and are enjoying seeing the team's creations with this month's fun sets. Next on the hop is our talented Jess.

Here is a shopping list of all the SNS products used in my card today:
Tonic 5” Mini Scissors

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Cut it Up Challenge #126: Christmas in July, using a die cut (SB Classic Scalloped Circles)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #181: Emboss it (wet or dry)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 184: Christmas in July + Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 122: Anything Goes with a twist Christmas in July
Mod Squad Challenge: Make the sentiment the Focal Point
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Anything Goes - July

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Classic Birthday Wishes!


Hi there, today I'd like to share a card idea using a couple of the older sets - the Classic Cars Set 599 along with a sentiment from the Wetlands 1 Set 790.
I stamped the car in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using three Copics. I then cut it out using the Memory Box Cross Stitched Borders die. Before removing the die, I sponged on a little Summer Sky and London Fog. The other layers behind were cut from designer paper and a blue cardstock using the same stitched borders die. I cut out the Spellbinders Ribbon Banner from the middle of the piece of blue cardstock. 
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then heat set with Cerulean embossing powder and was popped up under the image with Mounting Foam.
I wanted to add just a little pizzazz! So I took three diamond pop dots and colored the sides with two of the Copics that I had used in the image. The blue is B34. I then took off one of the protective backings and applied it with Cobalt Glaze Velvet Glitter. 
Then I did the same with Copic Marker E31 and Golden Wheat Velvet Glitter.
The other protective backing was peeled off and then the diamonds were stuck to the top of the image.
That finished up my card for today. Today I'd like to join in the following two challenges:
Scrapyland Challenge 69: Anything goes using die brands that Scrapyland sells.

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 131: Do it for the Dudes

Here is a list of the supplies used from the Sparkle N Sprinkle store:
Cobalt Glaze (GM2015), Golden Wheat (GM2026)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lovely You!

Hi there, 
Today I'd like to share another card with you using the Swallowtail Butterflies Set 856.
I had received this background die (Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds) in a surprise package and was wondering what to do with it, so decided to use some of the Sparkle N Sprinkle Velvet Glitters along with the inlay technique.
I layered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on a piece of white cardstock. I then put the cutting edge of the die down on top of the SAS. This has the machine use the die to cut into the adhesive but not all the way through the cardstock underneath. I removed the outline of the pattern. The die was then run through again on top of a blue piece of cardstock. I removed the "blue area" of protective backing and placed the blue die cut piece in its place.
There was another smaller die to the set and I cut that out from the inside of the square.
I then removed the protective backing of a few pieces of the die and added Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter. Ballerina was then added to other areas.
 Dogwood and Hyacinth glitter were then added in the same manner.
 A piece of Embossable Acetate was added to the back of the card front where the little window is and then a little "well" was made using Mounting Tape. Royal Purple and Fucshia Crushed Glass were put into the well before being covered over with cardstock. 
The protective backing was removed from the top portion of the card front and a little of both of the Crushed Glasses were sprinkled on before Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was added to the remaining sticky adhesive. Cloud Nine was also added to the base section of the card.
The sentiment was stamped in Memento Danube Blue directly on top of the Cloud Nine at the base of the card. The card front was then layered to a piece of blue card stock with mounting tape as the window was up from the base. This was then layered to a white card base.
The butterfly was a left over piece from my butterfly card earlier this month. It was stamped in Versamark on Embossable Acetate and heat embossed with Cerulean. After being fussy cut with the 5" Tonic Mini Scissors, it was attached to the front with mounting tape.
Here is a list of the SNS products used:
Cerulean Embossing Powder
Versamark, Memento Danube Blue
Velvet Glitters: Cloud Nine (GM2000), Ballerina (GM2024), Hyacinth (GM2028), Jasper Blue (GM2012), Dogwood Rose (GM2021)
Fuchsia and Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 51: Butterflies
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #23: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #16: Anything Goes

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. 
Stop by again soon, 
Shona