Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tassel is worth the Hassle {SNS May Reveal Blog Hop}

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 May Reveal Blog Hop!


 There are EIGHT new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and two huge Digi Bundles.

The sets are:

840 - Happy Flowers  
(digi version DIGI840FS - see below)

844 - True Beauty  
(digi version DIGI844B)
(digi version DIGI845BG)
(digi version DIGI846BG)

847 - Kaitlyn Mermaid  
(digi version DIGI847LS)

848 - Rory Batter Up  
(digi version DIGI848LS)
(digi version Digi849-850B - see below)
(digi version  Digi849-850B - see below)

Digi849-850B - Graduation Bundle (combines both sets plus includes additional images)

Digi840FS - Happy Flowers Bundle (includes additional images, decoupage sheets, digi papers)

Digi4004FS - Rainbow of Pastels Patterned Paper Pack (Digi Papers)

The new sets are 20% off until May 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! 

Be sure to check out the new SNS Blog, which can be found here!

On May 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.  

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 May 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

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

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????

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!

Here's how I created my hybrid (both digi and rubber stamps) Graduation - Party Time! project:

I started out by layering one of the digi banners that come with the digi bundle on top of the digi graduation cap.  One of the great things about digi versions is that you can resize the image and then move it or angle it however you want.  Once I was happy with the size and angle of the banner's placement, I printed out the completed image and colored it with Copic markers.

I then added Glossy Accents to the bottles and used a Sakura glue pen to add glue to the letters on the banner and covered the glue with Periwinkle glitter.

Using the Nesting Stars die (from Lifestyle Crafts), I die cut the largest star from a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet.  I added pop dots behind the center of the image and then adhered the focal point to the center of the star.

The banner edges are adhered directly to the star base (not pop dotted).  It is curved, like a banner would be in real life.

Once the focal image was adhered, I covered the rest of the adhesive on the star with more Periwinkle glitter.

The sentiment was created by first die cutting a scrap of white cardstock using an old Spellbinders die (Ribbon Tag Trio Two).  Once it was die cut, Distress Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin) were used to give it some color.  I dripped droplets of water on the ink for a two-toned look.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Versa Fine ink and heat set it with Clear embossing powder.   This really gives the ink a lot of dimension.  This was then treaded through some twill ribbon and adhered to the front of the card.

Your next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is Diane.  Be sure to comment on each of the Designers' Blogs so that you will be eligible to win all of the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

Happy Hopping,


Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulous idea to layer the two images PRIOR to printing and and cutting them out! DUH! I keep forgetting to do that sometimes. Did you use your Scan n Cut? I want to get mine out, and start using it for this fussy cutting. If you did, may I ask what the size is of the white halo around the cut out image? It's done so perfectly. I LOVE the way you have put the sentiment across the layers and woven with the tag. Your colors are both unexpected and vibrant! Have you ever cut your SAS out with the SNC yet? Or would it gunk up the blade pretty badly?

Wonderful creation, Anne - VERY unique. I think any graduate would be thrilled with the celebration on your card! hugs, de

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO cute, Anne. Your dimension on this card is amazing and really brings these fabulous new stamps to life. Thanks for the great inspiration.
Karen L

Jessica K said...

This is such a fun card! I love all the little details you have added - especially the glossy accents on the bottles! Just perfect for a celebration card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super fun and glitzy - perfect for the new grad!! Love the color scheme and the extra shine to the bottles! Fabulous work Anne!

cinderella said...

This is such a beautiful card, so much detail in it. Should be extremely proud of your work.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne! I don't even know where to start, except ... WOW! This is SO COOL! It is gorgeous, fun, glittery, bright, cheerful, and celebratory! Yes, any grad would love to get this, and be so honored. This card is incredible. Just WOW!

Lena said...

Such a super cute and fun card. Love it Anne!

Unknown said...

This is a really cute card and great for all the graduatiins coming up.

Diane said...

Fabulous use of this set everything about it from the colors to the awesome are very talented with the digitals and printing them (I have to learn to do more of that) the sparkle-y goodness too...!!

Valerija said...

This is such a pretty card. I just love everything about it.
Valerija xx

Belinda said...

Super cute and fun!! Love all the pretty sparkle! Perfect for any grad

ionabunny said...

Love this. Fun and perfect for the occasion. That periwinkle glitter is gorgeous. Hugz

Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is amazing!! The sparkle is fabulous!! I love the colors and the layers!! So stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Anne, this is such a fantastic graduation card! Love all the sparkle and the sentiment brings a smile to my face. :-D

Lori Kobular said...

Super Graduation card! I love all the sparkle and the festive look to go along with that great sentiment!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome card. I love all of the great details and colors. TFS

Robin Perkins said...

Super cut great job!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow! What a great job! I love the awesome colors and the sparkle! Fantastic layers and such a fun design!
Sherrie K

sammi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkle and the vibrant colors - And the layering is awesome!

Unknown said...

You did a great job on this card. It's creative beyond words.
Sierra Winters

Michele H. said...

I really like this graduation card!