Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Your Support {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop}



Welcome to the ALL NEW Sparkle N Sprinkle
 February Reveal Blog Hop!


NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES!


We have another HUGE reveal for you this month, plus something new!



The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!



On February 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  


 There are SEVEN new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set (with 12 amazing papers), and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras.   

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.


The new sets are:


* 815 Leafy Flower Spring Wreath
Leafy Flower Spring Wreath digi version DIGI815B

* 826 Pansies (set one)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* Pansies fabulous digi bundle, includes papers DIGI826-833FS

* 832 Girlfriend Support Set 1
Girlfriend Support Set 1 digi version DIGI832

* 833 Pansies in Teacup (set two)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* 835 Sitting Pretty Kitty
Sitting Pretty Kitty digi version DIGI835LS

* 836 Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day
Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day  digi version DIGI836LS

* 837 Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day
Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day digi version DIGI837LS

* Eleven Watercolor Papers - Purple Pink (to coordinate with the Pansies sets)  DIGI4003FS



This month the digi versions of the Pansies (826FS) and the Teacup Pansies (833FS) have been combined into one HUGE digi bundle set: 
DIGI826-833FS  
There are tons of bonuses in this set, including decoupage sheet sets, a total of 34 images, 11 gorgeous digi papers, and a cut file.


The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On Feb 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.


The Blog Hop Order this month is:

Chris
Diane
Shona
Belinda
Anne (you are here)
Donna
Eret
Jess

(*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 do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????




Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!






My card that I want to share with you today is fun and multi-purpose card.  The Girlfriends Support Set 1 stamp set was used to create this.

I've added a swing mechanism at the top so that the recipient can remove that portion and use it as a bookmark (yes, there are still some people who prefer to read a real book instead of an electronic book😊.)  When you swing this part to the side, the rest of the sentiment is revealed, plus room to write your own message.



To begin this mixed media project, I started with watercolor paper and added several different colors of Nuance pigment powders. Once I was happy with the results, I embossed one of the sentiments from the set and one of the images with White Detail embossing powder.  I added touches of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Rhubarb Crumble) to the flowers in the sentiment as well as the ends of the ribbons on the corset.  Daisy velvet glitter was also added to the lacy edges of the corset.

Next I placed a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Chicken Wire Reversed) around the edges and applied Pink Opal Nuvo Glimmer Paste.  I let the glimmer paste dry slightly (long enough to go clean my stencil and spatula) and then I used my finger to remove most of it.  I wanted traces of the glimmer paste and I wanted it to blend with the background more.

When you hold it in different angles in the light, you see the various iridescent colors and the shapes versus straight on, which shows you more of the pink hue  (Very hard to capture in a photo, but you can see the difference when you compare the first photo with the mechanism closed to this one on the left.)

Once you swing the bookmark to the side, you see the rest of the message.  To create this layer, I began with a piece of white cardstock and randomly stamped the small flower (part of the set) with VersaMark over the entire area.  This was heat set with White Spark embossing powder.


Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade) were then applied to give it color.  I stamped the bra and the sentiment onto white cardstock, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the yellow layer.  I also added more Rhubarb Crumble to the heart as well as the flower center.  Lavender Iris glitter was added to the bra.

The base layer was dry embossed using a Sue Wilson embossing folder (Quilted Flower).  A brad was used to hold the bookmark onto the card base.

You're next stop on the Blog Hop is Donna and I know she has lots of fun goodies to share with you.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be eligible to win all the rubber stamps revealed this month.

Happy Hopping,


26 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very creative Anne! Love the idea of the bookmark! Great backgrounds.

Jessica Kaiser said...

I love this! That bookmark is such a good idea! I love to read real books :) You did a fantastic job!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the sentiment with the stamp! Pretty details, colors and sparkle!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Knock me over with your fantastic, ingenious design, Anne! Lots of sparkle - just perfect for a girl friend card, and such pretty colors. Purple and yellow are my favorite personal colors. My mom used to argue with me all the time that they don't go together, and yet, Nature puts them together all the time! I like the variety of yellow intensity in your background color, and that amazing tag, as well! So much texture and sparkle. Wonderful design! hugs, de

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Nice! I love the hidden message under the bookmark. Such a cool idea. I love the colors, and the ghost glimmer. Another great idea! So incredible. I love it.

Betty Huffman said...

Such an amazing and thoughtful card.

Pam English said...

I love the idea of this whole stamp set and would have so much fun playing with it

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Anne with an extra a surprise gift :-) I'm one of those people that still loves reading real books. Nothing feels like that turn of a page. It's just so much more relaxing to sit with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and a real book in your hands :-) Am I showing my age? :-)
Well done with this beautiful project my friend. I had a few minutes to spare today, so enjoy hoping along and having fun :-)
Hugs,
Lena

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love everything about it.
Valerija xx

ionabunny said...

Fun card and a wonderful set. A lovely way to show support. Hugz

Diane said...

Such a creative and fun design and how clever to have the bookmark as an added 'gift' to the recipient!! I still read books...lots...lovely color combo, too, one of my favorites!!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Very cute. Love the colors and details

Cindy Pryor said...

What a fun card to give to a friend. I really like the techniques you used on the background. Also a clever way to gift a bookmark.

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ I love your bookmark, perfect reminder to check yourself! Love it!

Eret said...

Really fantastic card Anne! Love the sparkle and texture. Colors are very nice and white embossing looks beautiful on top of them. Such a good idea to attach a bookmark to the card front. Stunning work!

Marsha Cesena said...

What a fun and creative card! Any girlfriend would love it and the sentiment!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing, Anne!! I love the gorgeous sparkle!! It gives such fabulous texture!! The colors are beautiful!! And I just love how the top panel slides up to reveal the sentiment!! This is stunning my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

karlalala said...

Very Fun Card!! Saw it in Donna's video and loved the peek-a-boo factor!! Thanks for sharing!

jimlynn said...

Outstanding plus!!! Love all the sparkle on this and the way you raise that main panel. FUN and pretty!
Lynn

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun and fabulous card. TFS

Kelly G said...

Great card. Love looking at all the new things on the blogs!

Donna said...

What a fabulous design and choice of colors Anne! This would be a very useful set.

Mary Ann P said...

Love the bookmark!! What an uplifting card!!

Gina Howe said...

Very nice multipurpose card. I love the colors that you used.

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card!
LOVE the colours and sparkle, LOVE your CLEVER bookmark and design too, a WONDERFUL way to say Thank You :)

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful new release sets, Anne, and I love your card! I'm off to check out the new SnS blog.