Monday, June 30, 2014

Under the Mistletoe



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
or 
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:




Now for a bit about my project.   This cute little penguin is just waiting to get a little kiss from his special someone.  After stamping him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring him with Copics, I applied some Dimensional Glue to the beard and white parts of the Santa hat and coat sleeves.  I covered the glue with Sparkle N Soft Twinkling Clouds and let it air dry.  One of the things I like about this glue is that it really dries with dimension (assuming you don't smush it before it's completely dry).

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.


32 comments:

Belinda said...

Anne, I just love everything about your beautiful card!! The colors are so pretty, and the marble effect is something I must try!! Very Pretty!!

E. Marie said...

Anne, this is such a sweet card. I love how you embossed and colored on the foil. Using the dot tape runner with the glitter to give it texture was so creative!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card Anne! Especially love the snowflake border and the foil background.

jimlynn said...

Love all those new stamps! Cute and pretty images.
Love your card too! SO precious and really like the aqua marine glitter you used and the dry embossing. He's a cute one for sure!
Lynn

April said...

I love this cute stamp! You did a great job with the background and the red border. I love the textured look it gives.

Paula said...

love this penguin so much, it's fun to see what each designer has done with it.

rachel said...

great stamps - a good variety there - love your penguin - fab and fun xx

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

That penguin stamp is really fun and everyone has done a great job with it. Love all the textures you've added, Anne. Thanks for the tip on tin foil "metal".

Eret said...

Amazing! You have used so many fantastic techniques. Dot-adhesive with glitter looks so awesome. Very beautiful card, Anne.
Hugs,
Eret

loulou said...

What a fun card. The penguin is totally adorable

Rose Wilson said...

I love the penguin I hope i can do well with him very pretty
Thanks
Rose

NanaConnie said...

Anne, this is so adorable! Love the sparkle on the ice and water. Fab snowflakes. I have to pop over to the store and grab a couple of these sets. :-D

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is so gorgeous Anne I like all the detail.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous and so love the cute image he is adorable. Fabulous background and texture.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Brrrr! This is so CUTE! love your design, and the "coldness" contrasting with the warm reds and kissable little guy! hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! The marble technique looks amazing!! The image is so adorable!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

namabear said...

Very cute card luv the colors and the different techniques thanks for sharing

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Sooo cute and fun !!!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Great card. Love the technique you used for the expression.

HelenM said...

he is just too too cute!!

bearsmother said...

the penguin is so cute. Love the silver in the background. A great card for a hot summer day - but we have to look forward to Christmas or we won't be ready when it gets here.

Tammy said...

ha-ha! Cute card! I'd like to be sitting on some ice right now, really hot here!

0b2b1c88-017a-11e4-a5c6-57678bb9d256 said...

I liked your use of a metal sheet background

gobarb26 said...

I really love this penguin stamp. I like the idea of doing Christmas in July!

AuntDi said...

I like the use of so many different techniques and textures. This card is really cute.

barbara macaskill said...

So cute! I could really use a block of ice like this today! It is 90 degrees and sticky hot! Love the glittery bits! TFS!

Colleen Howell said...

Cute, looking good

Mary Nieb said...

Cute card I like all the different techniques.

Susie A said...

I really love the set and card. Very cute.

Gerlinde said...

So adorable, Anne! I would never have thought of using aluminum foil! Great details!

nwilliams6 said...

This is adorable! Cute image and done up fabulous of course! I watched a really fun movie the other day where the main character (girl) worked with penguins and this reminds me of it. Precious! HugZ!

Shirley said...

Anne, a really fun penguin! and a wonderful way to wish a Merry Christmas! Love the foil and flakes too!