Thursday, April 19, 2018

Calla Lilies with Love!

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'd like to share my second April Reveal project, which highlights the new Calla Lilies Set 888 along with the jar from an older set, Fill the Jar 423. The jar can now be found in the Bugs in a Jar set 510, featuring the Faux no line watercoloring technique, which blogger friend Verna introduced me to.

For this technique you stamp on to normal printer paper, not cardstock, color in your image and then turn the paper over to get the no line effect. So I began with stamping the Calla Lilies with the Hybrid Safari Green ink using the Stamp Platform.

The jar from the Fill the Jar set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black using the Stamp Platform for positioning.

This was then colored in with Copics.

Turning the paper over you will see that the lines are not seen - and it looks like a watercolor painting. You can use the Copic Blender pen to take away any color that is too "outside the lines" if you wish.

I then cut a piece of 3 1/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and centered it on to a piece of white cardstock. My image which measured 3" x 6 1/2", was then centered on top of the Super Adhesive Sheet. This gives a sticky edge to which you are going to apply Daisy (GM2019), Margarita (GM2032) and Ocean Breeze (GM2039) Microfine Glitters. After the glitters were applied I used the Tonic Guillotine and cut off the white edge (which served as rigidity) as the panel will be layered to a piece of 7" x 3 1/2" blue cardstock.

Next I cut out the Tonic Mini Moments With Love die, using the Tangerine - once from blue cardstock and twice from white.

Using the Nuvo Medium Glue Pen, I stuck the three die cuts together.

I placed a little strip of adhesive-backed lace to the top of the jar and filled in any remaining adhesive with the Ocean Breeze Glitter.

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was applied to the Die cut piece and it was adhered to the front of the jar.

Some of the adhesive was also applied to the front of the die cut, not completely covering it and then I added some more of the Ocean Breeze glitter, for a slightly distressed look.

Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard were added to the center of the flowers for extra "pop" and dimension.

and that finished off my project for the day.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. This really is a fun technique, thanks again Verna for the inspiration! Listed below are the materials I used to make my card today, most of which can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.

(using Faux no line watercoloring technique)
Recollections Lace on a roll
Copic Markers

Remember to leave a comment here, and then pop over and leave one on the SNS blog and that will get you in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. The winner will be randomly picked from the comments at the end of the month. Good luck!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Get Creative Challenge #68: No pattern Paper
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge # 50: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #4: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Craft Stamper April Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by,


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tip Toe through the Tulips

Hi there,
Welcome to the new Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal Sets. Since it is the fifth of the month, I am up first with the new sets. Remember to leave a comment here on my blog and another over on the SNS blog to be eligible for the $20 gift certificate to the Shoppe! Today I would like to share what I did with the Tulip Square Set 894.

To begin with I placed the Tulip stamp in the Stamp Platform and wiped the black cardstock with the Anti-Static bag before stamping the image with Nuvo Clear Mark ink. Using the Anti-Static bag is especially important when using black cardstock and heat setting with white detail embossing powder.

Next I stamped the sentiment with the Clear Mark ink on white cardstock and this time I heat embossed with Raspberry Tart. I cut out the sentiment using the Sizzix Dotted Square with the Tangerine Machine.

I went on to color the Tulip Square with embellishment Mousses, Pink Flambe for the flowers and Spring Green for the leaves and stems and a little Cornflower Blue was added in places too. The mousse was applied using the Nuvo Water Brush. It gives a lovely chalky appearance and the white embossing powder resists the mousse.

Next using the Tangerine again, I cut out the stem from Tonic die Woodland Aster from black cardstock.

The Spring Green mousse was applied to the stem with a Jumbo Dauber.

I stamped the single flower from the Tulip Square set three times on black cardstock in Nuvo Clear Mark and then heat embossed with the Raspberry Tart. These were then fussy cut using the 5" Mini Scissors from Tonic.

I ended up adding some of the Pink Flambe mousse to those flowers too, before I put the card together. The stem was stuck down the left side with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape behind the flowers. The front panel was then layered to bright pink cardstock before a black card base.

The sentiment was edged with RV04 Copic marker before being attached to the middle of the Tulip Square with an Action Wobble and that finished my card for the day. I liked the way the dotted square die coordinated with the dots in the image.

Below you will find all the products I used to create this card, most of which can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.
SNS is trying something new instead of our regular Blog Hop. In order to be eligible to pick up a $20 gift certificate to the SNS Shoppe, you need to leave a comment here on my personal blog  and then head over and comment on the SNS Blog as well. You have to comment in both places to be eligible. The winner of the certificate will be announced at the end of the month.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges with my card today:
Crafty Creations Challenge #363: Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - April Edition: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #162: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #87: Anything goes using a die that SL sells
Craft Stamper - April Challenge: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #3: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog #24: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed what I had to share.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Kindness is Always Beautiful

Hi there,

Hope Spring is starting to show up in your neck of the woods? It's certainly been slow around here - but we're hopeful!

Today I'm going to share with you an open die card, using the sentiment from the SNS March Reveal, Bearded Iris Set 889.

Using the Tangerine, I cut two pieces of glossy white cardstock with the Tonic Floral Blooms die.

I then die cut three pieces of card using the Sizzix Dotted Ovals die on the Tangerine. Cover another piece of card with a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and run it through the Tangerine with the same die - this will be the front panel.

Die cut the flowers and stem from the Tonic Woodland Aster die

Color the pieces with Copics while still in place - makes coloring easier!

The sentiment from the Bearded Iris set was stamped with Nuvo Hybrid Safari Green ink and was die cut with a smaller die from the Dotted Ovals. I sponged some Memento Dandelion ink on the oval before I removed the die.

I then removed the protective backing from the taped oval and placed the stem, flowers and sentiment to the sticky surface and then applied Cloud Nine to the remaining adhesive.

To assemble the card, fold over an 1/8" of an inch at the top of the back die cut card and apply a piece of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape which will act as a hinge when attached together.

Attach the front panel, with one of the other plain ovals directly behind it and repeat on the back of the card, so that you have a place to write a message.

Add the ribbon to the top of the card and add a few Limoncello Jewel Drops to finish off the card.

Hope you have enjoyed my share today.

Sparkle N Sprinkle is trying something new this month. Instead of the usual Blog Hop you need to leave a comment here and then pop over and leave a comment on the SNS Blog to be eligible to win the $20 gift certificate to the store. You have to comment at both places to be eligible for the prize. One winner will be randomly selected from one of the Designers' blogs and it might be mine! Good luck!

Here's a last look at my card:

Here is a list of the products I used for this card, most of which can be found over in the store:

Nuvo Safari Green Hybrid Ink,
Memento Dandelion Yellow
Sizzix Dotted Ovals
Copic Markers

White Organdy Ribbon