Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle's January 1 Reveal

Happy New Year and welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's January Reveal.  We hope you enjoy all the new SNS products in 2014, including new, less expensive stamp sets, our own line of digital stamps, and an exclusive line of designer papers to match our glitters and embossing powders.

This month there are 4 new stamp sets being debuted by artists Michelle Perkett and Beccy Muir: Spunky Valentine, Rocco with Roses, Cinderella Slipper, and Dress Up.  

There are EIGHT chances to win: four chances in the "January 1 Reveal" contest and four more chances with the SNS Creative Challenge where the monthly theme is always Anything Goes, using Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

The Spunky Valentine rubber stamp set is the set included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video of the month kit.

Four Winners (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by Random.org during the Designers Mystery Party. Winners will also get to choose one Glitter and one Embossing Powder to go with their new stamp set.

#521 Spunky Valentine
#525 Dress Up

#527 Rocco with Roses
#528 Cinderella Slipper

How the Mystery Party works:

On four of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the FOUR Mystery Designers are, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winners will be announced on January 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Each of the four stamp sets are available at 20% off as part of our 2014 NEW YEAR specials.   The price should automatically be adjusted when checking out in the SNS on-line store.  Promotion valid through January 3.   You may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

Now, on to my card using Rocco Raccoon.

Rocco was stamped and fussy cut out.  I colored his tail and face with Copic markers and the rest of his body is covered with Swanky Gray Sparkle N Soft flocking.  I used SNS dimensional glue and laid it on heavy so his body would have dimension and look like it was another layer.  A Sakura glue pen was used to outline the roses and Daisy velvet glitter was added to the petals for additional sparkle.

The frame around Rocco was created by first embossing white cardstock with the Fancy Frame embossing folder by Sizzix and then applying VersaMark to the raised edges and heat setting Shimmer embossing powder for a shimmery, but subtle look.  The corners were punched with an old EK Success punch (heart corner adorner punch) that I haven't used in ages.  Behind the open hearts, squares of Super Adhesive Sheets were applied and then I covered them with more Daisy velvet glitter.

I die cut the tag (part of a Sizzix die set) for the sentiment from Super Adhesive Sheets and then covered it with Daisy velvet glitter again.  The sentiment, which is part of the set, was stamped onto a tag with StazOn.  To create the rolled rose (Sizzix - Flowers 3D), I randomly applied Daisy velvet glitter and Bubblegum glitter to a scrap of Super Adhesive Sheets and then die cut it out.  Not to waste my newly created glitter paper, I colored an area with my Distress Marker (Mowed Lawn) to die cut the leaves (Spellbinders - Foliage).

The next layer peeking out, also cut from some Super Adhesive Sheets, was die cut from the Taylored Expressions Circles cutting plate and covered with Shimmer embossing powder.  The pale pink card base pulls it all together for a nice Springtime/anytime card.

Your next stop is Belinda.  Don't forget to leave everyone a comment in order to have a chance to win.  We'd all love it if you wanted to become a follower of our blogs too. :-)


Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, Anne! What a fabulous write up, and terrific photos. Your card looks amazing - awesome textures and such wonderful colors! Very pretty, and great combination of techniques! Happy New Year! hugs, de

April said...

Happy New Year! Wonderful layout. I love the sparkly yellow hearts in the corners.

Mayras Designs said...

I love the touches of yellow sparkle !!! The whole card is lovely !!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year !!!


Belinda said...

Happy New Year Anne!! I just love your cute card, with all the sparkle and yellow colors!

Desire Fourie said...

Ths is so cute. Love the slanted layers.
{I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful card to start a happy year with!!! I love it , the stamps is gorgeous, he really looks dangeroud but olso sweet!!!

Have a happy, healthy and creative 2014!!


Eret said...

Happy New Year, Anne! Ooh how sweet card. Love your Rocco. Soft pink background and lovely sparkling yellow are so nice together. Stunning work!

Linda Simpson said...

Happy New year Anne! This is just gorgeous, loving Rocco and all the fabulous texture.

Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Such an adorable card and I love the touch of yellow with the pink! Great new release!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE how you offset each of the layers and the popped up hearts are awesome! Rocco is my absolute favorite of this release! You did a great job making him look even MORE adorable! TFS!

rachel said...

rocco looks brilliant Anne and that flower is awesome - love it! Happy 2014! Hugs Rachel xx

jimlynn said...

What a cute little guy he is!!! Precious image and a wonderful card. Love all that sparkle!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great card.

Winterseve said...

I love your Rocco card! It is well balanced and so adorable. Great ideas!

Brenda said...

Nice job - love the flowers on the side....

Claire said...

First, I love your blog name!! Second, your off set design rocks! Great color combo as well...thanks for inspiring us.
Happy CREATIVE New Year!
Creative wishes,
Claire S

elizabeth said...

he is cute

AuntDi said...

Cute card. The raccoon is cute with a little bit of mischievous going on. Love the sparkle!

Pat said...

I've never connected yellow with Valentine's, but it is very effective in this design.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Anne, he is so handsome with his flowers hidden behind him and I like the way you framed him
Kevin xx

Emily said...

Love this racoon

Pam said...

The raccoon is wonderful and I like the concept of something other than pink and red for a valentine card. So very pretty

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your raccoon is great- the sparkle is so cool! He is so precious- fun card!

Linda Gibb said...

Hi Anne,
your cute little raccoon with his bunch of yel. roses would make a cute get well card as well as a Valentine. Hmmm, maybe I can talk friend Pam into buying this set if I buy the skunk set.
Thanks for sharing your cute card with us.
Linda Gibb

Annie said...

Fabulous Anne I love that little guy he is so sweet. Sending you Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year 2014,

Thank you for your visits and comments last year, which were truly appreciated.

Crafty hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

rocco looks like he thinks he might be in trouble and is bringing flowers to get back into good graces. All of the stamp sets are great. thanks for sharing.

Janis said...

Nice card and terrific corner treatments!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Jean Bullock said...

Darling card. The punched edges of the top panel kind of make it look like a playing card which I think is very cool.

nancy carroll said...

Happy New Year, Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely prizes. Love the inspiration, the coloring on Rocco were amazing

HelenM said...

so cute. thanks for the inspiration

nwilliams6 said...

I can't believe I missed all these super fun creations! Congrats on the new teams (well one old one). I can't wait to see all the fun new things you come up with. I really like all of these - they are super fun, very colorful, and very sparkly! Hugz! Hope you are staying warm!

MaryH said...

April, thanks for your visit, and I popped over to see your beautiful Rocco. So enjoyed reading the post to find out the how-tos. I am trying to learn to use glitters more so it was very inspirational. Loved all the details you achieved on this card, and really liked your use of the Sizzix EF which left a nice flat area to place your cutout. Nice idea to use EP on the embossed areas of the EF too. Will have to try that one. I'll be joining as your newest follower, and look forward to seeing more of your work! TFS