Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Botanical Orchids {Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop}




Welcome to the November
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:



Cat's Meow 870
(Digital Version: DIGI870B)





You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new!


One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

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


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!



The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.



Now for a bit about my project.  I had a hard time deciding which stamp set I wanted to showcase for the Blog Hop, but finally decided on the Botanical Orchid Flowers.

I stamped the image using the Stamp Platform with Memento (Tuxedo Black) ink and colored it with Koh-I-Noor colored pencils.  Leaving the stamp in place on the Stamp Platform, I cleaned the stamp, and then applied VersaMark to the stamp and stamp on top of the colored image.  Cover with Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set.  This really makes the detailed lines pop.  One unexpected, yet happy, surprise was when I covered the image with the Clear embossing powder, the embossing powder adhered to the entire image.  When blending the colored pencils on the cardstock, I used the trick of adding a small bit of Vasaline to a Q-Tip and using that tool to blend the colors.  In hindsite, I should have realized that the petroleum jelly would leave a film (even though I didn't feel it).  So, not only were the detail lines embossed, the entire image had a nice shiny look to it.


Once my focal image was complete, I die cut it using a Simon Say Stamp die (Stitched Circles).  This die leaves stitches in both the positive and negative pieces of cardstock.

For the focal mat, I used a Tonic Studios die (Swirling Frame layering die set) and die cut a piece of cream cardstock as well as some specialty embossed paper (Craft Perfect Embossed Paper - Coral Confetti).  These two die cuts were adhered together and offset slightly so that the cream would show through the openings.   I wanted to see the stitches left on a negative cut from the Stitched Circles, so I before adhering the two die cuts together, I die cut the circle out of the specialty paper.  Then I inserted the focal image, so it has an inlayed affect.

This was then adhered on top of brown cardstock, which was die cut with the largest die from the Swirling Frame die set  I added drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Copper Penny) for accents on this textured cardstock.

I also cut a small slit on the right side of my focal mat so that I could insert my ribbon through the opening and have the ribbon wrap around the entire card and have the bow be centered to the right of the focal image.

Now it's time to visit with Donna.  I know she's got something fabulous for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to comment on each of our blogs for your chance to win all the stamp sets revealed this month.  You have plenty of time (by 5pm Eastern time on the 17th) to leave comments.



39 comments:

Wendy Baker said...

Beautiful!

Jessica Kaiser said...

Gorgeous as always Anne! I love that paper - it's soooo elegant! You did a fantastic job showcasing this elegant stamp set! :)

Ashley H said...

Your coloring is so pretty!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is stunning! I love your completely embossed image ... I learned another way to blend colored pencils AND have it double as an anchor for embossing powder :) Your colors are amazing, and I love that specialty paper too. Your inlaid circle is fabulous. This is absolutely beautiful!

Patti Leighton said...

Love the colors. Awesome card

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!
LOVE your orchids, colour combo and elegant design! WOW - the heat embossing really adds POP and magic to the image, I look forward to giving it a try!
Thank You for sharing :)

Shirley Heinemann said...

Very lovely card.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely card, Anne, and beautifully sparkle-full! LOL I especially like the pretty embossed paper done in that die cut, and shadowed with the pale ivory piece in the background! hugs, de

Denise Price said...

Very pretty. Nice choice of colors.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Anne, so soft and full of sparkle and the perfect specialty paper for it too!

Linda said...

This is a pretty card. Love the background.

Deborah LeMarbre said...

Gorgeous! Great job love it!

Joy Huttenburg said...

Love the gold embossing

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous make Anne. I love the clean cut that you got with the Tonic die on the specialty paper. Your coloring of the Orchid is gorgeous, does the vaseline not stay sticky? Wonderful job!

Diane said...

Stunning card! Amazing design.

Lorna said...

Really nice card Anne.

Luvs2paint and Create said...

this is a wonderful choice of colors and would be so versatile for many occasions thank you for sharing it

Lori Kobular said...

You colored that orchid beautifully Anne! I love the paper and dies you used to showcase this gorgeous stamp set!

Karen H said...

Lovely card, Anne. Your vasolene trick turned into a beautiful technique. Very pretty indeed.

Valerija said...

Lovely card Anne, I love the wonderful image.

Virginia Abbe said...

Your card is very elegant. Can't wait to try your technique

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty!! Love how you colored the flowers. TFS

Penny S said...

Lovely card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and I love how you colored the orchid.

Katherine A Scales said...

Beautiful inspiration thank you!

Cindy M-Team PIG said...

Stunning Card

MiamiKel said...

Anne - your card is just as lovely as a fresh spring day! The orchid is just gorgeous and I love the card layout, too. Fabulous card! TFS!

Doodlebopgirl said...

I love the beautiful papers and the dies used for this card.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty layering and color combo! The orchid image is lovely!

Tigerberry said...

You turned lemons into lemonade. Congrats. I love how we learn something new unexpectedly. The card looks great.

Karen Cummings said...

Beautiful framed art.

KMo said...

Very nice....and there's that wonderful embossed paper again.

Leah Johnson said...

I have to get some of that coral embossed paper! It really makes this card.

Connie Dawson said...

Such a beautiful card!

Sharon Maldonado said...

Very pretty card!

Bev Behal said...

I love the inset circle! Can’t wait to use that idea. Your color combination is beautiful.

Lena said...

Lovely and cheerful card, Anne. Love the new stamp sets!
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Lena

Cathy Congdon said...

The card is elegant and totally beautiful.

Terri said...

A sympathy card can present a challenge and you have done such a wonderful job! Nice card!