Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Halloween Cat {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop}

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

We have four new rubber stamp sets to share with you today and one new digi-only stamp set.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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:

Puppy Girl 793   (digi version DIGI793)
 Crafting Is Exercise 795   (digi version DIGI795)
Halloween Cat 799   (digi version DIGI799)
Stella-Call Me Witch 800   (digi version DIGI800)
Fruit Note  DIGI3126  (digi only)

On Sept 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:

Anne  (you are here)

(*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.  (Compliance is checked.)
 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 for a bit about my project.  

I originally learned about this fun fold card from my friend Ann (she does lots of fun stuff, but doesn't have a blog).  She didn't name this type of fold, but I'm calling it the Double Box card.  It's super fun to make and decorate. The really cool thing about it is that it folds flat so you can mail it in a normal envelope without having to add any extra postage.  I actually made mine a bit bigger than an A2 card, but it will still fit in a 5" x 7" envelope. 

I used the digi version of Halloween Cat and changed the color of the ink to a dark blue.  Pan Pastels were used to fill in the large moon and Blue Raven glitter was added to the body of the cat.  I only added glue to certain areas of the cat, letting the dark blue ink show through for more dimension.  Margarita velvet glitter was added to his glowing eyes.  I also added some Tiger Orange velvet glitter to some of the swirls and to some of the open spaces in the letters using a Sakura glue pen.

The card base, and main box, is orange cardstock and then the panels were covered with purple cardstock and some patterned papers.  The second box was created from the purple cardstock and then a piece of Sticker Paper was adhered to the purple cardstock.  Tiger Orange glitter was added to the exposed adhesive, after adhering the focal image to the front.

Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black and White - for the eyes) were used to create the bodies of the small spiders on the image and the large spider on the top of the second box.  All of the spiders (other than those on the image) are die cuts from a Die Versions die (Spider Web).  Two of these spiders are covered with Black Suede velvet glitter (bottom left and the one climbing onto the sentiment).  

The bat is an older Spellbinders die (Nesting Bats) and he was covered with Night Sky Sparkle N Soft.  (You can really see the furry details on the bat photo.)  The Skeleton is also a Die-Versions die and he was heat embossed with Opaline embossing powder.

The sentiment, which is part of the set, is also a digi version as I wanted to make it larger.  After printing it in orange ink, I used a Sakura glue pen to add glue to each of the letters and covered them with Tiger Orange velvet glitter.  I also added a few squiggly lines with the glue pen and added more Tiger Orange glitter.  Before the glue dried completely, I rubbed some of the glitter off as I wanted it to be more spotty looking instead of solid lines.  

You will probably be seeing more of these Double Box cards in the future as I had such a fun time making and embellishing this one.  :-)

Now it's time to visit Chris and see what she's come up with for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to visit each of the Designers' blogs and leave a comment (it is checked for compliance) for your chance to win all of the new sets revealed this month.

Happy Hopping!


Jessica K said...

I love how creative this card is! Love the box style :)

Gina H said...

I love the box card idea. The bat looks great with the flocking! I also like that you used colored ink when printing the digi stamps. That is thinking outside of the box, LOL!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the fold of this card and all your awesome details! Great stamp that you featured and beautiful coloring of the moon! Love that spooky cat!

Unknown said...

Wonderful dimension and detail on this card...kept my eyes busy for awhile, love it!

Unknown said...

I would love to make a Halloween card with the cat to my friend. She take care of a lot of cats n she would love it.. Love the coloring n the texture

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love your box of Halloween tricks, Anne. Lots of sparkle and fun elements. Really cute little skeleton.

Diane said...

Fabulous and so very creative...what a fun fun card this would be to receive, such a surprise when you open it...another stunner my friend!!

Lori Kobular said...

Awesome Halloween card! That cat and bat are so much fun with their glitters on! I love the fold on your card too!

Unknown said...

Sparkly and scary Nice job.

April said...

So creative! I love the fold and all the wonderful elements!

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous, Anne!! I love the design of the card and all of the amazing sparkle!! It's spook-tacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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NanaConnie said...

I love that particular digi cat image, Anne, and have used it myself several times for Halloween. Excellent work on the sparkle and and card folds!

AuntDi said...

This card is really cool. I love the double box. It's not only a great card but a good Halloween decoration too.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Perfect color combination. Love all of the sparkle. TFS

Donna Ellis said...

Creepily funtastic, Anne! Love all the wonderful flocking, glitter, and EP on all these spooky characters! Typical of a cat - just lazily enjoying the scenery despite what is happening around her. LOL Fabulous card! hugs, de (secret have fun message to you!)

Donna Ellis said...

PS - I looked up the double box card on google, and I could not find one like yours! Maybe next month you can share how to make one, since your friend showed you? hint hint LOL thanks a lot for sharing a fun project!

Unknown said...

I loved the way you colored the cat and then added glitter. Halloween cats are my favorite but I don't think I would have ever thought of using a dark blue Thanks so much for the good advise!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Your friend is very clever.
the card is so unique and fun.
Will have to try constructing one
of these. thanks to you and your
friend for sharing.

Pat said...

Great Halloween card! Great idea to make the bat fuzzy.

Unknown said...

The cat with those sparkely eyes is really scary. Love the realistic look of the spiders covered with black suede velvet glitter. Spooky card!!

Donna said...

This is just stunning Anne, very creative design and great embellishing!

Robin Perkins said...

very creative

Lena said...

What a great Halloween card, Anne. Love all the sparkle which of course is perfect for Halloween. The details you added are amazing. Love the furry bat - too darn cute. Fun card fold too and it's great that it flattens for posting.
PS: Sorry about the marathon commenting, but I'm doing my rounds trying to catch up from our vacation :-)

Debi said...

Anne, I'll definitively be trying this fold. Your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing all the details. It's a wonderful example for the hop.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Wow! Love this!! Please share the box recipe. It looks so cool! Your Tiger Orange sentiment is perfect. Wonderful!

Jean Bullock said...

I love that card fold and you decorated it in perfect Halloween style. Very cool!

Eret said...

Anne, your card is am-az-ing! Love this card fold and the way you decorated it. All these little spders and your furry bat are awesome. Love your sparkling cat too - his eyes are fantastic. Really cool Halloween card!

TracyM #6773 said...

BOO-tiful card!!!
LOVE your FANCY folds, ADORE your SPARKLE and SPOOKINESS, especially on your cat, it adds great texture!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Billie Dee said...

What a fun card!

loulou said...

Amazing card. It's a shame your friend doesn't have a blog as she could share her genius designs with us.

Kathy E. said...

Nothing better than a fuzzy cat at Halloween! Who wouldn't love to make or get one of these in their mail? Thanks for showing us how to do it!