Monday, March 31, 2014

SNS April Reveal



It's time for the Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal.  This month there are 5 new rubber stamp sets that are being debuted: April ShowersEllie the Elephant, Flamingo Bay, Diamond Medallion, and Crackle Background.  All of these sets are 20% off the regular price until April 3rd.  The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.


The first of the month also means it's time for our 
Designer Mystery Party!  

On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  No one knows who the five Mystery Designers are, so you'll want to visit each blog to leave a comment.  The winners will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

Now onto my project.  It was a tough decision as to which stamp set to showcase today, but I decided on Ellie the Elephant.  She comes with some wonderful sentiments and decided to create a 3D candy jar for a belated birthday gift.  In addition to using the "Sorry I forgot" sentiment, I also used the "Just for You" sentiment from this SNS stamp set (a great collection of various sentiments).


To start off, I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  Next I die cut two Candy Jars from the Sizzix Candy Jar die and used one of the new embossing powders coming soon from SNS: Copper Flame (EP453).  This is a new mix called "mixed media embossing powder" and you'll want to cover an entire area with it.  It leaves a black halo around it, so you wouldn't really want to stamp with it.  I love it because I can get different looks, depending on how long I heat set it.  You can see from the photo (you can click on it to enlarge it), that parts are completely melted and parts are rough and bumpy.  In some of the areas that are bumpy, I added a bit of green Copic marker to give it a copper verdigris look.  I also drew in the rings of the pedestal for a more realistic look.   Copper Flame embossing powder was added to both the front and back panels.  For the inside portions of the box, I adhered a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific tape and applied Blue Jewel glitter to both sides.  I added a Chevron strip (MFT die) covered with Cloud Nine Velvet glitter on top of the  Blue Jewel.

The small tag sentiment is die cut from a Sizzix die.  After stamping the sentiment, the entire tag is covered with Glossy Accents.  I immediately sprinkle some Cloud Nine glitter into the wet Glossy Accents to give it added sparkle.  After stamping the "Just for You" sentiment, I went over the letters with a Sakura glue pen and covered it with more Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

To finish it off, I added a thin piece of cellophane (recycled from some packaging that held dies) to the front of the "jar", so it would look like a glass candy jar; or you could also use a thin sheet of acetate.  (You can see the reflection in the photo on the left.)  All that's left is to add some treats and give it to the recipient.

Here's the Blog Hop order this month.  The winners of the SNS blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Anne Temple  (you're here)
Steff Munnings - new designer!

Now it's time to head on over to Anita and see what she has created for you.  Don't forget to leave everyone a comment for your chance to win. And remember, if you play in our Creative Challenge this month and use a SNS image, you're name will be in a drawing for some fabulous goodies!

I'm also entering this in the Pumpkin Spice Challenge, use an elephant or pink and gray.

edited: This project was showcased on Eileen Hull's blog, the creator of the Sizzix Candy Jar die.  You can see it here: http://www.eileenhull.com/2014/04/inspiration-team-tuesday-sweet-shower-gifts.html











48 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, you are becoming Queen of Die Cut ideas! Love the unexpected elements on your Ellie card, and all the sweet thoughts that come with it. wonderful use of the new EP color, and REALLY sweet coloring for Miss Ellie. Darling card! hugs, de

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so adorable !!! Super cute colors and design !!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

I wish I just had a tiny, tiny piece of your creativity!! SO cute and love little miss Ellie the Elephant! Outstanding once again.
Lynn

Gina Howe said...

Your project is SO CUTE! I love the colors and the acetate touch. And I can't wait to get my hands on that new EP!!!

April said...

This is so cute and I love the die. Wonderful coloring too! I can't wait to use the new powders!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a "sweet" creation! The coloring on Ellie is amazing. Awesome candy jar, Anne.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the candy jar shape and how you colored this cute stamp. Darling. I love cloud nine glitter. I think I better get this stamp. I forget all the time, lol. Great job.

Embellishments said...

I love the coloring of Ellie and that EP is so pretty! I like what you did with EP on the Jar die and the pedestal, creative! Great idea on the acetate :-)
hugs, Steff

Belinda said...

Anne, this is super cute!! I love your colors and the sparkle are beautiful!

Roey said...

super cute! thanks for shaing

marylouh said...

Ellie is so cute. I collect elephants so I'll have to add Ellie to my collection. Love the candy jar.

Eret said...

Anne, your project is fantastic. I love everything about it. The shape of your box is awesome. You couldn't have choose any better color for it. It's stunning work! Anne, you should make a tutorial how to photograph projects with acetate. If you hadn't pointed it out on one photo, I wouldn't understand it's there.
Hugs,
Eret

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card!!!
LOVE the elephant, LOVE the colour combo, LOVE the shape, LOVE the sparkle ... LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your sparkly inspiration :)

Paula said...

Loving the new embossing powders. Lots of possibilities there.

rachel said...

wonderful make Anne - that elephant is super cute xx

loulou said...

What a fantastic treat holder. Ellie is totally adorable and I love that embossing powder.

Jill Jacobsen said...

The pictures don't do this justice....this is in the store and is sooo stinkin' cute! Love the way you used those new powders!!! Great job Anne:)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, this is adorable! Love the shape too!

Lynndi said...

Adorable! Cute shape.

Joyce Irvin said...

I am lovin' the elephant! Such an unexpected thing to find in a candy jar (smiles). I agree with everyone else - you are talented and very crafty, lady.

Winterseve said...

I love your use of the elephant stamp! It is so cute and very well done. The copper flame candy jar looks great!

santalady said...

in the beginning, I thought you made a box with card. as I got down to the bottom I saw that it is in fact a card. I'm definitely keeping these instructions.

Carol Jones said...

Ellie the Elephant is one of my 2 faves from the new sets! Love what you did with it -- and if I don't win, I'll be buying this one for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Plummer said...

Very inventive and cute. Love the texture of the new EP.

Pat said...

What a great way to convey regrets for forgetfulness.

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Anne!! What a creative project!! I love the design and the adorable elephant!! The embossing looks fabulous!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

creativecardsheather said...

This is adorable. Very nice!

Pauline Battaglia said...

This stamp is adorable and you've more than done it justice. Clever!

happy said...

Cute! I like the added cellophane to make it glassy.

Tammy said...

Ahh, so sweet, adorable elephant and friend! Love the shape of your card, very clever!

Linda Simpson said...

Aw what a little cutie, love brown and blue together.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Gerlinde said...

So cute, Anne! Love the candy jar shape!

Debbie said...

this is an adorable stamp, love your coloring
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Wanda Knott said...

Way to cut I luv the elephant and the candy jar is an awesome idea.

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ I am in love with Ellie the Elephant after seeing this adorable card you made! Ellie is so sweet!! And I never saw the candy jar die before, it is wonderful. Your card is so yummy!!

carrie said...

What a cute idea for Miss Ellie Elephant, very creative.

AuntDi said...

This card is so cute! And what a great idea that it is not only a card but a container for a little treat.

Ramona said...

I absolutely love this little elephant - your card is so cute. Can't wait to get mine.

gobarb26 said...

This stamp set is absolutely adorable! I really love what you did with it. Sooo cute!

Pamela Selinski said...

Your project is so stinking cute. That elephant is so sweet and I am really interested in that mixed media embossing powder. Love, love, love your candy jar.

its4b said...

Very creative -- looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous! Your project is just AWESOME!!!

Shirley Ross said...

How totally adorable! and so creative! I really love your cute elephant, your colors, the glass look, and the wonderful copper embossing! Wonderful!

Frann said...

So cute and creative! Just adorable.

nwilliams6 said...

This is so neat! I need that die and that new embossing powder! I realized the other day my embossing powder stash is low. Cute image and fun way to use it. Love you did acetate to make it even more realistic. Fun stuff Anne. Hugz!

Diana said...

This is so adorable! TFS!

bd ampers@msn.com

Janis said...

Sweet project and such an adorable image!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Lena's Creations said...

The candy jar is such a great idea for a belated birthday. I love the sweet image, it is so cute. I also love the acetate that you added to the candy jar. Would you mind telling me what adhesive you used? From what I can see on the photo, it doesn't shine through. It looks absolutely beautiful! Thank you Anne.
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations