Monday, April 20, 2015

Old Well

Old Well is one of the four new stamp sets released by Sparkle N Sprinkle this month and it comes with quite a few sentiments, as well as the two bunnies and the main image.

For today's card, I used a masking technique for both the sentiment and to add the bunnies in front of the well.  I stamped the bunnies first, then stamped them again on scrap paper and cut them out (these are my masks).  After adhering the mask over the bunnies, I stamped the main image.  Everything is colored with Copic markers.  Sugar Plum glitter gives added sparkle to the wisteria blooms.

To create the sentiment, I die cut a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet using the Stitched Rectangle dies from Simons Says Stamp.  I saved the release paper and cut out the center and used this as a mask.  The exposed edge was then covered with more Sugar Plum glitter and Bubble Gum glitter was added to the center.  The Stamping on Glitter technique was used to create the sentiment.   Using a MISTI stamping tool makes this technique a breeze to do! A piece of tulle was added behind the sentiment for a bit more interest.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pearls and Lace {Scrapy Land #16}

It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is to use Pearls and/or Lace, plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells on your project.

I thought this would be a perfect theme for a Mother's Day card.  I started out by creating a silhouette using a Dreamweaver's stencil (Cameo) and embossing paste.  While the embossing paste was still wet, I sprinkled Cloud Nine velvet glitter onto the silhouette itself (but not the frame around the silhouette) and then let it dry overnight.  Once the embossing paste was dry, I die cut the image using a Spellbinders die (Classic ovals) and then spritzed it with a shimmer mist I created using the Marion Smith Color Lab Paint kit. The dry embossing paste acts as a resist and the mist doesn't adhere.  As soon as I had spritzed the entire thing,  I used a paper towel to soak up the shimmer mist from the paste. Lace was then adhered to the back of my oval to create a frame.

Memory Box's Elliana background die was used as the backdrop for the framed silhouette.  After die cutting it out, I applied VersaMark to the entire area and then heat set it with Pink Delight embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I created my sentiment on the computer and printed it out onto vellum.  Clear embossing powder was then applied to the printer ink and heat set.

I also created a lace flower and added a length of pearl string form Mon Ami Gabby to the back of the flower.  The larger pearls on the string were colored a soft pink using a Copic marker.

Now it's your turn to create a project following this week's theme.  You'll have until April 26th to upload it to the Scrapy Land Challenge and the winner, who is chosen by the Designers, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at the Scrapy Land store.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Straw Basket

The Straw Basket is one of the latest dies released from Die-Versions.  I decided to fill my basket with spring flowers, specifically the tulips from the bicycle basket on the new Spring Bike die.  I die cut the flower portion multiple times and colored the flowers with Copic markers.

I also die cut the basket twice.  Once from fun foam and once from patterned paper.  I used the negative portions of the patterned paper to fill in the gaps on the fun foam.

The glittery background was cut from sticker paper and, after adhering the basket, covered with Lavender Iris glitter.

My sentiment was die cut using the DV Peppermint font, using the same patterned paper that was used for the basket.  I also added a touch of Spica glitter pens to the letters to give them a subtle sparkle as well.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Window

Spring Window is one of the four new stamp sets released by Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.

I stamped the image with Staz-On ink onto watercolor paper and used Distressed Inks (Scattered Straw, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, Old Paper, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo) and a water brush to color the image.

Lacy Lilac glitter was added to the flowers in the vase, the word "faith" in the sentiment, and the glittery frame.   Mauvelous glitter gives the blossoms a bit of sparkle.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Friendship Flowers

Friendship Flowers - SNS
front, closed

Friendship Flowers is one of the new stamp sets just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Today I created a fun fold card using Spellbinders Hexagons dies.  As you can see in the photo below, the opening is a Z fold with a window on each side with the image in the center of the card. 

I created frames for the window openings using two sizes of the nesting hexagons, which were die cut from Sticker paper.  Once I had the frames die cut, Luau Green velvet glitter covers the exposed adhesive.

Friendship Flowers4 - SNSAfter stamping and coloring the image with Copic markers, it was fussy cut and adhered to another piece of Sticker paper.  The remaining adhesive was covered with Lavender Iris glitter for a shimmery background.  A Sakura glue pen and more Lavender Iris glitter highlights various flower petals as well.

I used the Glue-less Glitter technique to create both sentiments, using VersaMarkClear embossing powder, and more Luau Green velvet glitter.  You can watch our SNS You Tube video, to see how to do this fun and easy technique.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal/Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!

This month FOUR new rubber stamp sets were introduced.   The sets are:

Get Well Friends #701   (digi version DIGI701)
Friendship Flowers #702   (digi version DIGI702)
Old Well #703  (digi version DIGI703)
Spring Window #704   (digi version DIGI704)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers' blogs.  

The Grand Prize Winner will receive 
 each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)

Congratulations goes to 
Jodie Stoddard

who said...

Wonderful card. I love how you made your brick background. I would never have thought of that technique. Thank you for sharing.
April 2, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Her comment came from Diane's blog.

Please email Anne at to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Daisies {Scrapy Land #15}

If you are looking for the Sparkle N Sprinkle April New Reveal Blog Hop, please scroll down, or click here.

Although today is April Fool's Day, we aren't fooling.  It's also the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes, plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

For today's challenge, I started off by stamping the Daisies image from Sparkle N Sprinkle and coloring it with Copic markers.  Pan Pastels were used for the background and flat backed pearls were adhered to the centers of the flowers.  Once this was done, I fussy cut out the image and added some cheese cloth behind it.

A Sue Wilson die (Spanish Collection - Granada) was used to create the shimmery background.  I die cut this from a double sided adhesive strip which was adhered to a piece of white cardstock.  Once the adhesive on top was exposed, Princess Elsa Frost glitter was used to cover the top.  Then I dry embossed the entire piece with the Basket Weave embossing folder from Crafters Companion.

My sentiment was created from the Die-Versions Love You Express Banner die.

Now it's your turn.  Be sure to follow the theme and include a brand of die that Scrapy Land sells on your project.  You'll have until April 12th and the winner will enjoy a $15 gift certificate from Scrapy Land.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Get Well Friends {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal}

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
April 1, 2015 Reveal.

We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you this month and these sets are 20% off their regular price, until April 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Friendship Flowers #702 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Get Well Friends #701   (digi version DIGI701)
Friendship Flowers #702   (digi version DIGI702)
Old Well #703  (digi version DIGI703)
Spring Window #704   (digi version DIGI704)

On April 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive
all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  In addition to our regular designers, we are happy to introduce you to two of our new Guest Designers.  Diane and Ashley will be the Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.


The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.
We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Shona's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

Now to tell you a little bit about my card.  I used the Get Well Friends stamp set and it's sort of a gate fold card, but only the sentiment actually acts like it.

To create this sentiment gate fold, I cut two strips of manilla cardstock long enough so they would overlap slightly and have enough of a lip to attach to the back.  Then I covered each one in gauze.  The gauze was adhered to the cardstock strips with a spray adhesive.  Lavender Iris glitter was sprinkled onto the gauze to get rid of any sticky spots left from the spray adhesive.  Both sentiments, which are part of the set, were stamped with Distress Ink (Iced Spruce), heat set using Clear embossing powder, and die cut using the Fishtail Flags die from My Favorite Things.

gate fold, closed
I also added the pills (again part of the set) to the second portion of my sentiment.  Squeezed Lemonade was used to add a touch of brightness to the sentiment strips.

gate fold, partially open
Once both of my sentiment strips were opened to reveal the image, which was colored with Copic markers, they looked a bit plain.  So I die cut these Chevron strips by My Favorite Things out of Sticker Paper and covered them with Green Nugget glitter. All the patterned papers are digi papers from The Digital Press (Boo Boo Be Gone).

I always think of Gerty as the adventurous one, so in that spirit, her hair has a purple tint to go along with her purple fingernails (Purple Dust glitter).  Poor Eunice is sick in bed with a compress on her head.  Even though it didn't photograph too well, the compress was actually covered with Liquid Applique (red) and heat set slightly.  I wanted it to raise and show wrinkles (which it does in person), but I didn't want to heat it so much that it began to be individual bubbles.

Eunice might not be feeling well, but her nails are always perfect and today she's sporting bright red fingernails (Gypsy Red velvet glitter).  The cross on Gerty's nurse cap is also covered with Gypsy Red glitter.

Both of the girls' eyeglasses, the drinking glass, and the plastic bag full of fluids were covered with Glossy Accents and Eunice's blanket was paper pieced.

Next up on our New Reveal Blog Hop is one of our Guest Designers, Ashley and I know she's got something special planned.  Don't forget to comment on each of our blogs for your chance to win all of the stamp sets revealed this month!  The winner will be announced on April 3rd on our blogs, on the SNS Blog, and on the SNS Facebook page.