Welcome to the July New Reveal from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This month EIGHT new stamp sets are being introduced. Until July 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The darling "Under the Mistletoe", stamp set #556, is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in This Month's Technique Video.
The sets are:
Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - ( (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)
On July 3 one Grand-Prize winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of
1) all the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.
The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.
The winner of the blog hop will be announced on July 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
Gypsy Red Velvet glitter was added to the berries on the mistletoe and a combination of Waterfall glitter and Aqua Marine glitter was added to the water puddle and the block of ice. I also applied small dots of glue with a Sakura glue pen on his gloves and added Black Ice glitter to them. In the background (but hard to photograph) there is snow falling in the form of Bridal glitter. I randomly added dots from the Sakura glue pen and covered them with the glitter.
The background panel is my version of dry embossing on metal foil sheets. I adhered a piece of heavy duty Reynolds Wrap to cardstock and then dry embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder (Snow Flurries). I wanted some color, so I took an alcohol pen and colored in some of the snowflakes.
The sentiment, which was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder, was cut out of vellum using a Taylored Expressions die (Banner Stacklets 2). Then I turned it over and added some red Copic marker to the back, covering the entire area. The next step in getting a marbled look that I was going for was to take a small piece of paper towel and wet it with rubbing alcohol. Blot the vellum with the paper towel and it removes most of the color.
I wanted to try something different for the red border behind the metal foil, so I took a dot-type adhesive and rolled it along the edges of some white cardstock and then covered it with more Gypsy Red Velvet glitter. It gives a slight pattern in the glitter. Then I randomly cut along the sides, so it wouldn't be a straight line.
The final touch is the Frosty Border (by Memory Box) that was die cut from vellum and a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet. I then applied Cloud Nine Velvet glitter over the entire piece. It really does look frosty in person.
Be sure to leave each of us a comment for your chance to win the Grand Prize of the entire 8 new stamp sets revealed today.