Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Get Well Friends {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal}

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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 icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

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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.
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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).

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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.


31 comments:

Belinda said...

This is so cute!! I love how you used the gauze for the closure, and the colors are so pretty!!

April said...

Great card! I love the way you used the gauze. That patterned paper is cute too. xo

fresh.by jess said...

This is so fun! LOve it Anne!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I have to get this image- I love this scene! I love your idea of the purple hair, and the well manicured nails! Awesome!

Eret said...

How fun card, Anne. I love the "gate" you made. Brilliant idea! Your coloring of the image is fabulous as well.

Donna Ellis said...

Great card design, Miss Anne! Love the use of the textured "bandage" with the sentiments overlapping in a kind of "gate fold" manner. You are so creative to use the sparkly rick-rack style layer on the back side to create a more sturdy application. Darling get well! hugs, de who LOVES the new sets - wouldn't they be so beautiful in gold EP?

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fun creation Anne! Your coloring/design are awesome and I must admit I've never seen a gate fold done this way ... how creative and clever of you! Thanks for a fun hop and wonderful inspiration!

Janet LoBianco said...

What great details in coloring! Also love the gauze as part of the get well scene.

E. Marie said...

Anne, what a super cute card. I love how you used the gauze to create the gate fold to reveal your sentiments. Your coloring on the image is wonderful. So creative!!

C. M. Taylor said...

You are so creative! I love the gauze wrap and the layering! What a surprise to see it unfold! You are an inspiration! Now that I have seen what you did with this stamp, I want it in art room as well! Crossing my fingers for a WIN!

Mary Holshouser said...

What a fun card. Love how the gauze folds over the front of the card and then folds back to reveal the rest of the card.
This will be a great get-well card.
thanks for sharing.

Lori Kobular said...

Well this is sure to bring a smile to the face of someone in who is sick or in the hospital! Love the bandage on the card! You are so very creative and talented!

Ashley H said...

I like this stamp set:):) Love that you used gauze!

Jean Bullock said...

Way fun! Using the gauze was so creative. Well done.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cleaver idea to use the gauze. Cute card. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

fun card... love the gauze!

Tracy Duffy said...

I love the way you used the white bandage material, makes the get well cards feel real.

Jen Rey said...

This is a great card! Such a fun stamp image. Love how you colored it. Great use of the glitter, embossing powder and glossy accents. Very cool how your used the gauze! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Absolutely adorable.

Gina Howe said...

Cute card! I love the sentiment feature. Great coloring, too!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card Anne :)
LOVE this stamp and your EXCITING design - WOW!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I look forward to trying my hand at some gauze gatefolds soon!!!

loulou said...

Fantastic card Anne. I love all your details. the glittered nails the paperpiecing and the patterning on Eunices nightie The gauze was a fun idea too.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a really fun card, Ann. I think it would make the person you are sending it to smile! That background paper is too perfect! And I especially like your bandage "gate" on the front.

Jodie Stoddard said...

Cute card. Clever use of gauze.

Pat said...

Great card. Love the use of interesting embellishments.

Shona Austin said...

Well, I know nursing has changed, your nurse is very adventurous. Not sure I have ever seen one like her. Very cute card.

AuntDi said...

What a fun card! This would make me feel better if I were sick. I love all the cool touches, including the gauze on the cover.

Donna said...

Fabulous image and your coloring and design are outstanding Anne!

Lisa said...

What an awesome card, Anne!! I love the use of gauze - so clever!! The scene is colored beautifully!! What a fabulous card this is!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Barbara Bruder said...

Such a cute card. Darling whimsical image.Great coloring.

Diane said...

OMGoodness, this is so creative and awesome...LOVE the use of the gauze and the wonderfully creative design!! Love it!!!