Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
October 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!
We have SIX new stamp sets to share with you today. These new sets are 20% off until Oct 3. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping. All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.
The sets are:
Witching Hour 742 (digi version DIGI742B)
Cackle On 743 (digi version DIGI743B)
Sleigh Ride 744 (digi version DIGI744J)
Jefferson 745 (digi version DIGI745B)
Wilson 746 (digi version DIGI746B)
Hats DIGI3120 (digi only)
On Oct 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize. You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.
The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on Oct 3 on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).
In addition to our regular Designers, we are happy to introduce you to two new Guest Designers this month. Irit and Jess will be our Guest Designers for the months of October, November, and December. We'd also like to say Thank You to our second set of Guest Designers, Ani and Chris, for a job well done!
The Blog Hop order this month is:
(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)
We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it. We also hope that we have inspired you as well. Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (We love reading these as your comments also inspire us.) Our Latest Mystery Designer was Shona. Wonder who will be the Mystery Designer this month??
The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today. There are lots of prizes and recognition badges. Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well. The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.
We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do. Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Now for a bit about my fun fold project. The front of the card was created out of a synthetic watercolor paper called YUPO paper and Color Bursts. It's basically a type of plastic that you can water color on. You definitely need to let it air dry for a quite a while as the liquid sits on top of the paper and slowly dries. If you try to dry it with a heat gun, be careful as the heat can make the paper curl (ask me how I know :-).)
I started out by creating a mask. I die cut a large circle out a pice of cardstock that was larger than my YUPO paper. I used the negative portion to create the moon and once that was dry (I let it dry overnight), I used the circle to mask the moon and colored in the sky. Again, I let that dry overnight as well. Be aware that any liquid you use on this paper will reactivate the watercolor (think liquid glue.) The clouds are die cuts from MFT (Clouds) and Memory Box (Puffy Clouds) that were die cut from white cardstock and covered with Dimensional Glue and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft flock.
The witch was heat embossed on Embossable Acetate with Ebony Spark embossing powder. The broom bristles are a combination of Ebony Spark and Antique Gold embossing powder. I decide to use the embossable acetate as I knew the YUPO paper would melt/curl with the amount of heat needed to emboss the witch. The back side of the tags (the part that is seen when the card is closed) were covered with Sparkle embossing powder.
For the inside of the card, I created an accordion style piece using the top edge of a Taylored Expressions die (Tag Stacklets One). Each panel then uses a different die.
The Skeleton is from Die-Versions and he is covered with Super Thick White embossing powder. As I was melting the embossing powder, I was careful not to completely melt it so that it was smooth. I wanted rough parts to it so that it would look more like bones. The bat is an old Spellbinders die (Nested Bats) cut out of cryogen text weight paper.
The second panel is the Black Widow die, also from Die-Versions. He's covered with more Ebony Spark embossing powder and is inlayed into the background patterned paper.
The third panel is covered with some gauze that I glued down with a spray adhesive. The Ghosts are a really, really old die from Sizzix. Do you remember the Sizzix Original dies? That's how old this die is :-). Both of these guys are covered with White Spark embossing powder.
Finally, the sentiment on the last panel, which is part of the stamp set, was heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder. The RIP Tombstone is from Die-Versions and the letters and the crow are covered with Black Ice glitter.
This last photo shows what the card looks like from the top. This was a really fun card to put together and I'd like to thank my friend Ann Williams for the fun fold inspiration. She doesn't have a blog, but she creates amazing cards and projects.
Your next stop along the hop is Irit and I know she has something amazing for you too. Don't forget to leave a comment with each of the Designer's for your chance to win all of the stamps released this month!