Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Patriotic Girlfriends {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop}

Welcome to the ALL NEW 
Sparkle N Sprinkle
 March Reveal Blog Hop!


There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras.   

The sets are:

Flower Silhouettes - 824  (digi version - DIGI824BG)

Patriotic Girlfriends - 827  (digi version - DIGI827J)

Irish Blessings - St. Patrick's Day - 834  (digi version  DIGI834B - includes additional images)

Bonnet Bouquet - 838  (digi version - DIGI838J)

DIGI3130FS - Blue Pansies Digi Bundle Pack   (includes lots of images, decoupage sheets, sentiments, and papers)

DIGI4002FS - Digi Watercolor Papers: Blue 

When you purchase the digital versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that are not available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, sentiments, digi papers, or decoupage sheets that not available with the rubber version.  

Every new digi set purchased always includes the following:
 ~ black and white images
~ colored images
  ~ .jpeg format (white background) 
~ .png format (transparent background) 
 ~ a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions AND the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until March 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blogwhich can be found here!

On March 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

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.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

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 created my own version of a Z fold card using the Patriotic Girlfriends.  

Here's what it looks like open:

I started out by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloring the image with Copic markers.  I also added some shading and highlights with colored pencils.  The stars on the flag were given a bit of bling with Sparkling Snow glitter.   This was adhered to a piece of blue cardstock die cut from a Tonic Studios die (Mixed Edge Rectangles Layering Basics die set).  This set has small notches on the sides of each die to make it easier to line up and cut out straight frames 😀.

On the first portion of the Z fold band, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed Firecracker Red embossing powder.  The Bursting Stars die cut, by Die-Versions, was also heat embossed with Firecracker Red.  I used the stars (negative pieces from the die cut) on the second portion of the Z fold band.

I stamped "America", also part of the stamp set, with Memento Ink (Lady Bug).  Then I colored it with Copics and used colored pencils for highlights.  

After it was colored, I added VersaMark on top and then heat set it with Sparkle embossing powder.  I pop dotted the sentiment to the USA die cut, by Die-Versions.  The die cut was colored with Copics and Sparkling Snow glitter adds bling to the stars.  

Here is one more look at my version of the Z fold completely open: 

Now it's time for you to visit Jess's blog.  I know she has something really special to share with you.

Happy Hopping and don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog for you chance to win all the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.


Donna Ellis said...

Anne -- WOW! the front of your card is gorgeously colored, and with such vibrant colors! The interior of your card is a complete surprise! Your z-fold card is full of surprises, and a great home decor item for any of our national holidays. You've put a lot of yourself into this pretty creation, and I love every historical representation! hugs, de

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is so cool! I love the Z-fold design, and how much you have going on in this card. The colors are fabulous, and the whole thing is amazing. So neat!!!

Jessica K said...

WOW! I love this card! It's so colorful, patriotic and FUN! All the little details are simply gorgeous! Great job!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image, the colours and the design. Great job!
Valerija xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cool card! Your coloring is amazing on those gals! Creative Z fold with all the added details. Fabulous work Anne!

Donna said...

Amazing as always. Love the card and the folding just makes it more interesting! Coloring is exceptional!

Lori Kobular said...

Anne this is such a beautiful patriotic card! I love the image and all the elements in your card!

Darlene said...

OH WOW! This is AWESOME Anne! Love the design and your coloring is AMAZING! Awesome inspiration ... thanks so much!

Mary Ann said...

Woohoo! Love these Patriotic Gals! This card is awesome! Great texture and color!

Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is spectacular!! Your coloring is amazing!! I love the fold and the details you added!! It's the perfect patriotic card!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Audrey said...

I love this Z card I have never tried to make one but will definitely give it a try now. What and inspirational card in tribute to our wonderful country. America truly is the land of the free and the home of the brave!

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your image and colouring, LOVE your fancy folds too!

April said...

What a neat card and bright card! Love the fold and your wonderful coloring!

namabearx10 said...

Luv the Z fold and your colors are so vibrant Beautiful card thanks for sharing

Gina H said...

Very nice! Great coloring and I love the z fold!

Eret said...

Such a fun z-fold card. Love the added z-fold strip. It makes your card even more special and unique. Stunning work of art, Anne!

Diane said...

WOW Anne, this is so fabulously beautiful, such pretty, pretty vibrant colors and love the overall design!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous coloring and I like the z fold.

Unknown said...

Wow, love the vivid colors, this is gorgeous!