Saturday, February 28, 2015

Glasses {Sparkle N Sprinkle March Reveal)




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

This month SEVEN new rubber stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until March 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Glasses #698 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:


Coffee Time #694   (digi version DIGI694)
Coffee Shoppe #695   (digi version DIGI695)
Best Friends Forever #696  (digi version DIGI696)
Mustache #697   (digi version DIGI697)
Glasses #698  (digi version DIGI698)
Expresso Yourself #699  (digi version DIGI699)
Coffee Talks #700  (digi version DIGI700)


On March 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 SEVEN of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)


The winner of the blog hop will be announced on March 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  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 icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

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A 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.
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Main Street Shop Hop

If you live anywhere in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Sparkle N Sprinkle is participating in the Main Street Shop Hop, along with other local crafting stores.  The Shop Hop begins March 21st. 

You can purchase a tote for $10 to participate.  Included in the tote are lots of goodies, plus your shopping passport.  Spend $5 at each participating store to get your passport stamped.  Once you have all of your stamps, turn in your passport for a chance to win HUGE prizes!  In addition to receiving 10% off your purchases, each store will be offering Make N Takes so you can fill your scrapbook with treasured memories. 
For more information about this event, please visit the SNS Events Calendar.  When you hover your mouse over the event, detailed information about that specific event pops up.
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We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Anita's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?


Now for a little bit about my card, which was inspired by an eye chart stencil I had.  I found some free clip art that had both a clear version and a blurry version of the famous eye chart and went from there.

I really wanted the glasses to pop, so after stamping them onto plain cardstock, I fussy cut them out (including the inside of the frame where the lens would be) and covered the entire thing with red Liquid Applique.  Did you know that if you don't heat set it, it dries shiny?  It's best to let it dry overnight though.  Then, after printing out both versions of the eye chart, I cut out a portion of the clear version so it would fit inside the frame of my glasses.


The sentiment, which is part of the set, was stamped with VersaMark, covered with Amethyst Spray embossing powder, and heat set.  It was die cut from a Lifestyles Craft Nesting Scallops Oval die.  The frame around the blurry eye chart, which was die cut with a stitched rectangle die (from Simon Says Stamp), and the arrow (a die from Momenta that I found at a local craft box store) were both covered with VersaMark and Abracadabra embossing powder and then heat set.  Love all the shimmery colors in this embossing powder.  I die cut the arrow twice, once from cardstock and once from white fun foam.  I adhered the heat embossed arrow onto the fun foam arrow, slightly offsetting it, to give it dimension as well as a bit of a shadow effect at the same time.


The background was die cut using a Spellbinders die (Grand Large Labels) and then I used various colors of Pan Pastels to stencil the Eye Chart, the Honeycomb and Burlap (all from Tim Holtz) onto the background.  Once my background was finished, I covered the entire piece with VersaMark, added Sparkle embossing powder, and heat set it.  

Now it's time for you to head on over to see the cool project that Marie has created for you.  I know you won't be disappointed!  Be sure to leave a comment on all of our blogs for you chance to win all 7 of these rubber stamp sets!  


47 comments:

fresh.by jess said...

Oh my goodness I love what you did with the glasses! Genius!!!!! Now I want this set too!! :)

Sherry Willis said...

What a unique card-very cute!

Belinda said...

Anne, this is just to cute!! Love how you used the eye glasses with background paper being in focus.

Sara Dee said...

Neat effect! & love the pop of red!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne - This is AMAZING! I love the pop of red, and of course, the "clear" view through the lenses. So cute, so adorable, so creative!! Your creation is truly unique and wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Gina Howe said...

Very clever card! I love all of the techniques and details that you used. Now I have to add the Abracadabra EP to my shopping list...Awesome!

April said...

I love how you used the glasses for this card. So clever! Great job! xo

Shona Austin said...

Wow the pan pastels really add another dimension. LOve the sparkle.

Lena's Creations said...

What a wonderful and fun card, Anne. Love it! :-)
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Roey said...

very different and cute card, looks so real...thanks

Frann said...

Your card is oh, so clever. What a brilliant idea to use the clear eye chart only in the lens of the glasses. Great techniques too!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Anne, love the sentiment too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

loulou said...

Great card. What a clever idea with the blurry eye chart. Goes so well with that wonderful sentiment. I absolutely love that abracadabra embossing powder.

Colleen Howell said...

Another great card, love how you added the eye chart, you did a lot of fussy cutting, you have more patience than me that is for sure. I love the purple glitter you used, one of my favorite colors.

nancylee said...

So clever, love all the work you put into it, very detail oriented... Think I need a pair of red glasses!

beverly said...

Love this card, the red glasses are perfect!

Paula said...

the glasses are adorable. Great way to use the stamps

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ those glasses look fantastic! Love your card with the blurry and clear eye chart!!

Donna said...

Fabulous card Anne! I like the glittery frame around the letters, your stunning red eyeglasses, the saying, and the purple frame really sets it off!

Eret said...

Anne, your card is fabulous. The red glasses are just awesome. Love how they caught the attension.

Patti said...

So cute! And since I'm an ophthalmic tech by trade - my husband is an ophthalmologist - it really sings for me!

Carol Jones said...

Very creative use of color, and the whole card is clever and eye-catching (lol, no pun intended...).

Josette said...

Ingenious. Love it

jimlynn said...

Cute and fun card and of course I love all that shine! The little glasses really pop on here.
Cute new sets!
Lynn

Barbara Rosen said...

Wow!Lots of sparkle on this card. I like the shadow effect of the fun foam on the arrow too. I didn't realize that Liquid Applique was available in colors other than white. Need to look into that!

Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is amazing!! I love what you did with the glasses!! They are so fabulous!! What a creative, awesome card!! I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so clever! Love the idea of the eye chart, and those glasses are so cute. Thanks for the tip about not heating the liquid applique - I did not know that.

Caliboo said...

What an awesome card! I love everything about it. Red was a great color to make the glasses pop. Of course the clear letters inside the glasses really make the card - CLEVER!

Jacee said...

Lovely design Anne, what a great idea, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Debbie said...

love the pop of red on the glasses and how they highlight the letters
upnurse at aol dot com

Jan Knecht said...

What a darlin' card....love these eyeglass designs.

Alane Jackson said...

The glasses, of course, are darling. I didn't know that the liquitex stays shining so thank you for that tip. The layering of the items is great, and I really like the way you used the glasses to, "clear", up some of the letters!

E. Marie said...

Anne, this is a fantastic card. I would never have thought to use this stamp set this way. I was wondering how you got the the eye chart to be blurry and clear. Love how the glasses came out!! Super job!

pgc said...

Love this card, so unusual.

Margie Dischinger said...

Love this card. Just got new glasses, Wish I had chosen RED!!!

Miss Mashawn said...

thanks for the opportunity to win the SNS stamps!

Mary Holshouser said...

Clever way to do the eye chart.
Love how the section seen through the glasses is so clear.
Great idea.
thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

How creative and clever you are. I love the red glasses and what you did with the eye chart. Pure genius!

Susan Smith said...

This is way too cool. The sentiment says it all. Great card.

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, this is an absolute DREAM of a card! I love the directionals, the glitteriness, and the sentiment - You are so clever with the eye-charts, too. LOVE your card! hugs, de

Janet LoBianco said...

Your detailed card is clever in so many ways - especially the clear eye chart behind the eyeglass lens.

AuntDi said...

What a unique card! I love this and would never have thought of anything like it. The glasses are a great idea.

E.T. (Erum) said...

Oh my goodness! That texture is killing me (in a very good way). Super cool!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the red glasses- I love the shiney look- and the liq applique look- plus- holy guacamole- that fussy cutting is so worth it! Awesome Bg too y=using the eye chart. Love all of the glimmer as well!

Katy said...

This is the coolest card! I love how you did the eye chart with the glasses. That is just brilliant! Love the glitter too! :)

Marian Desrosiers said...

Really clever card. Like everything about it. Marian

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a fun card, Anne! I think the sentiment is wonderful. Love the glitter.