Monday, July 18, 2016

Milton Catching Snowflakes

Milton Catching Snowflakes is one of the five new stamp sets released this month by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I used the digi version and combined the image and sentiment when I printed it out.

The image is colored with Copic markers and the colors of one of his many scarves is highlighted with Purple Dust glitter.  The snowflake that Milton is catching with his tongue was given extra sparkle using Sparkling Snow glitter.

For the background, I started out by using one of the dies from the Tonic Studios die set (Merry Christmas - Christmas Strip die set) from green cardstock.  As I wanted the strip on both sides, I had to die cut it twice, leaving a small solid piece of cardstock in the center.

Next I adhered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet behind this green panel.  I exposed the side that went up against the green cardstock and left the protective sheet on the other/back side (for the time being). Sparkling Snow glitter was then poured on top of the exposed adhesive and burnished into the adhesive with my finger tool :-).  You want to make sure and firmly press the glitter into the adhesive for good coverage and to get into all of the little crevices.

Sparkling Snow is a semi-transparent glitter, so with the protective backing still on the backside, the glitter loos white.  But when I removed this protective backing and adhered this panel to purple patterned cardstock, the Sparkling Snow takes on that color.

A strip of glitter/flock ribbon was added below the image.  To create this, I started out with a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and added a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape down the center of the 1/2" strip, after removing the protective backing.   I left the protective backing on the 1/4" strip of Tear-ific Tape and covered the exposed adhesive with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

After brushing away the excess with my Glitter brush,  I then removed the protective backing from the 1/4" strip and covered it with Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft flock.  Be sure to burnish the flock in well with your fingertip.  The combination of the velvety softness of the glitter and the softness of the flock is wonderful.  You just want to run your finger over this glitter/flock ribbon over and over :-).

As a finishing touch, I added a piece of snowflake ribbon over glitter/flock ribbon.


Annie said...

Such a sweet card Anne x love that cute giraffe x TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Anne!! Milton is so adorable!! I love how you colored him!! The sparkle is amazing!! Absolutely stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna said...

Absolutely stunning! Fabulous set and your design is gorgeous, that background is great.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the sentiment.
Linda xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this darling card- and the shimmery BG. I bet you have glitter everywhere in hour house ) We used glitter outside for some Wedding shower decorations (that were hung up inside), and we are still sweeping up glitter 3 weeks later!

Diane said...

Super cute Anne, I just love this adorable stamp set and all your pretty and glittery details..I do want to run my hands over it and feel how soft it is!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely highlighting of all the SNS products! Full of sparkly goodness!

Lena's Creations said...

OMGoodness! Such a fun and happy card. Love sweet Milton and the beautiful background you made to showcase him. Great job, dear friend! :-)
Have a blessed day.
♥ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

NanaConnie said...

Oh, isn't he adorable, Anne? I'll have to get him since I have a dear friend who loves giraffes and I'm always on the lookout for another new one for her. Wonderful sentiment, too.

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely sparkliness and darling image to sparkle right along with the background! XXOO