Friday, March 31, 2017

Corner Garden {Sparkle N Sprinkle April New Reveal Blog Hop}

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 April Reveal Blog Hop!


The sets are:

(Digi version DIGI839BG)
(Digi version DIGI841B - includes extra sentiment)
**Limited Edition**

Corner Garden - 842  
(Digi version DIGI842FS - includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)

Corner Garden Digi Bundle set - DIGI842FS (includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)
(Digi version DIGI843J)

The new sets are 20% off until April 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 STUDIOS, STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On April 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.  

 There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a huge Corner Garden Digi Bundle. 

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

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

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On April 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 the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

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 (including the Corner Garden surprise post).  
 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!

And now for a bit about my project.

I created a square card with the new  Corner Garden stamp set and a stamp positioner.  The new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform would be the perfect tool to make this super easy.  (SNS is taking pre-sales of this awesome tool, which begins shipping in a couple weeks.)

I began this project a little backwards from what I normally do.  I die cut the background first using the Tonic Studios Greek Temple layering set then I preceded to do my stamping.

I stamped the corner image in one corner and then turned the paper to stamp the same image in the opposite corner.  Next I placed the sentiment in the center and then stamped it with Memento Cottage Ivy ink.  I immediately poured Clear embossing powder over the ink and heat set it.  Even though this is a dye ink, if you are fast, you can emboss it 😊.

The flowers are colored with Copic markers and Fuchsia Glass Glitter was added to the centers.

Several Nuance pigment powders (Violet, Hot Pink, Bright Yellow, Cerulean Blue) were added to my craft mat and then spritzed with water.  I then ran plain white cardstock through the puddles to create a watercolor background for my butterflies.  Once I was happy with it and the cardstock was completely dry, I stamped several butterflies onto the cardstock with VersaMark and heat set them with Brown Fizz embossing powder.  Then I fussy cut a few of them and adhered them here and there.

I wanted to add color behind the die cut, so I used 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape, cut my strips down the middle, and then adhered it to the backside of my project.  this allowed the openings on the front to have adhesive.  I then added Dogwood Rose velvet glitter to the adhesive and burnished it into the openings with my fingertip.

The focal panel was then adhered to green cardstock.  The final step was to dry emboss the card base with a Sue Wilson embossing folder (Climbing Vines) before pop dotting the focal panel on top.

I'm the last stop on the SNS Blog Hop.  We hope you have enjoyed what the Designers have created for you.  Be sure to leave each of us a comment for you chance to win all the rubber stamps revealed this month.


Shona Erlenborn said...

I love this Anne. That border is to "die" for! The Nuance colors are beautiful on your glittery butterflies. Love the awesome sentiment too!

Donna Ellis said...

Wahhhh! I want that die cut set! LOL It's gorgeous. If I cannot have one in my stash, at least I can see the pretties you make with it, Anne. Your card is beautiful. Looks like with both used the Dogwood Rose Velvet glitter - great minds! Loving the highlights in your flowers, and the pretty multi-color butterflies that bring just the right amount of yellow and orange to pop out the lovely purple-pink theme! Lovely! Wishing you a fantastic week-end. hugs, de

Jessica K said...

Anne - this is sooo elegant and gorgeous! I love that die cut - sooo pretty! You did such an amazing job with this stamp set! Great job!!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Anne!! the border is amazing!! I love the beautiful flowers and the gorgeous butterflies fluttering about!! This is stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Gorgeous! The border die / frame is AMAZING! I love it! I love that you put the tear-ific tape behind and burnished glitter into those die cut holes. I also love the flowers and butterflies - and how colorful the butterflies are. Definitely gorgeous. Beautiful card!

Diane said...

Beautiful Anne, I loved it the minute I saw it...all that glorious glitter and the beautiful the entire card...gorgeous~gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

I need that edge die. This card is beautiful

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card Anne! I love the sentiment on your card and those butterflies are beautiful!

jimlynn said...

Anne, this is gorgeous! WOW! Love the framework around that image and your coloring is outstanding. Very pretty card.

Diamond said...

The butterflies are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love the watercolor butterflies. I will have to try this technique. Thanks!

Donna said...

Gorgeous layout and beautiful coloring Anne!

carrie said...

Very pretty card! I love all the layers and especially love the technique you used for the border.

Gina H said...

Gorgeous card! I love all of the glittery goodness!

Audrey said...

Your card is great. Love, love, love, the butterflies! Just beautiful!!

Eret said...

So elegant card Anne! Love the glitter peeking through this lovely frame. Your flowers are gorgeous with Glass Glitter centers. And butterflies... oh my... Stunning card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! Love the BG die- so pretty! The flowers are colored beautifully. I love the butterflies- and all of the gorgeous shimmer!

Lena said...

Gorgeous card, Anne. Love the die cut border. The flowers are beautiful as are the sparkly butterflies.

Paulettebowls said...

The border is so pretty!

Gloria S said...

Your project is beautiful! I love to fame my sentiment when I make a card. It looks so much nicer to me. But, I'm still learning.

namabearx10 said...

Such a soft beautiful card Anne luv the coloring thanks for sharing