Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nasturtium 2 {SNS May Reveal}

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 May 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until May 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:

 Gone Fishing 778 (digi version DIGI778)
 Just Go Fishing 779 (digi version DIGI779)
  Summer Grilling #1 780 (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781 (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782 (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783 (digi version DIGI783)

On May 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 on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

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 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????

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.

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!

Now a little about my card.

I used the digi version of Nasturtium #2 to create both the card front and the background mat of my reveal card.

To start out, I designed a three panel card front which I printed and then colored with Copic markers.   I used the same design for the background.  Instead of printing the images out in black ink, I changed the ink color to a light green, increased the size of each panel, and then printed it.

The sentiment, which is part of the set, was printed out onto vellum paper and then heat set with Clear embossing powder.  I placed the vellum on top of the colored panel and then framed the entire piece using a die cut from Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles).  Using the Glueless Glitter Technique, Orchid Rose velvet glitter was added to the frame for a big splash of color.  The frame was also pop dotted for more visual interest.

A piece of light pink tulle was added for the bottom as the finishing touch.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Shona.  Be sure to leave a comment for each designer so you'll be eligible to win each of the six new stamp sets revealed this month.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be.


Lisa said...

This is stunning, Anne!! The flower background looks amazing!! I love the sparkly frame and the sentiment!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Donna Ellis said...

Such a beautiful new set, Anne! I definitely need to get this one! I would love to gold emboss it. Fantastic idea to create three identical panels. It's a lovely creation. Hugs, de

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne this is stunning! I love the green background, and the three panel Nasturtiums are gorgeous! Everything is beautiful!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous! I just love the background flowers, and love the pink frame around the sentiment .

Diane said...

Wow Anne, not only is this a very creative project is is how you did the backgrounds!!

Lori Kobular said...

Awesome card Anne! I really love that sentiment and the nasturtiums look amazing!

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Anne, I love the background and the sentiment is wonderful.
Linda xxx

NanaConnie said...

This is incredible, Anne! Love the idea of the sentiment printed onto the vellum.

Jessica K said...

So, so pretty Anne! I love how you created your background! I learn so much from you girls each and every month! I love it!!!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fantastic sentiment. I love the background!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the sentiment embossed on the vellum. Looks great over the colored panels. Lovely frame too.

Gina H said...

Very nice card! Love the vellum!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all the new sets and your card is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful flowers.

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Fabulous Ànne ! Love this digi !
Gorgeous colouring and card

April said...

Such a beautiful card and I love the saying. Great job!

Rhonda Walker said...

This is a beautiful card Anne. I love this!

Lena said...

Beautiful! Love the background and the beautiful sentiment. Well gone!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful design. I love your gorgeous copic colouring of the nasturtiums and how you used the outline again in the background. The vellum adds a lovely softness.

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous card, love this saying!!!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! I still haven't played with the digi stamps and now I need to. I am so impressed and love the use of vellum. Fabulous card!!

AuntDi said...

Very classy card.

Donna said...

Stunning design and so beautifully colored! This set is fabulous, I have such a weakness for flowers, I see two must haves!