Monday, August 14, 2017

For Someone Special {Sparkle N Sprinkle August New Reveal Blog Hop}



Welcome to the August
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 


We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.

NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES! 

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  


We have four new rubber stamp sets, a new digi-only stamp set, a new digital paper pack, plus one huge digi bonus bundle being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

Elf Sitter 859
Digital Version: DIGI859BG

Dream Catcher Maiden 865
Digital Version: DIGI865LS

Basket of Hope 866
Digital Version: DIGI866J

Autumn Berry Wreath 867
Digital Version: DIGI867



DIGI3131M Christmas Spirit Fairy (digi only)

DIGI4007LS Saguaro Desert Landscape Paper Pack

DIGI867-815-3128B Four Seasons Digi Bonus Bundle (combines Autumn Berry Wreath with lots of additional colored images, sentiments, and digi papers) 



You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.


The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Shona
Diane
Donna
Chris
Jess
Anne
Belinda
Eret



We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!





The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  

This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them. 

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store. 

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.



Now for a bit about my project using the Autumn Berry Wreath stamp set.



I started out with a plain manila tag.  First I die cut the leaves on top using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die (Tags and More 3 - Leaves).  Next I brought out my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and positioned the wreath where I wanted it on the tag.  Then I inked up the stamp using two different colors of green (VersaMagic Oasis Green; Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy). I stamped and reinked a couple different times.




Leaving the wreath stamp in place on the Platform, I took off the tag and colored it with Koh-I-Noor colored pencils.  Once I was happy with the coloring, I placed the tag back onto the Stamp Platform, inked up my wreath stamp with VersaMark and stamped on top of the colored image.  I then heat set it with Clear Detail embossing powder.  I repeated this step a second time as I really wanted the added dimension this process gives the stamped image.  I love how it shows off all the small details and plan on using this technique much more often.  This is one of those techniques that would be really hard to do if you didn't have a stamp positioner!  I then added Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew) to each of the berries for even more dimension.



Next I wanted to add my sentiment into the center of the wreath.  This can be a little tricky since this is a cling mounted stamp, but I have a trick for you.  I used a scrap of clear acetate packaging and placed the strip on top of the wreath where I wanted the sentiment to be stamped.  Then I used Distress Ink and stamped my sentiment onto the clear plastic.  That way I could make minor adjustments to the rubber stamp and know exactly where it was going to be stamped.  If I didn't like where it stamped on the plastic, I cleaned it off with water, moved the stamp a little and then re-stamped on the plastic.  I originally planned on having the sentiment parallel but I accidentally moved the clear plastic strip sideways and decided I liked that angled sentiment better.




I wasn't happy with the plain manilla background after stamping and coloring, so I brought out my stencils (Bo Bunny - Brocade Stickable Stencil) and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Mother of Pearl) and added a bit of subtle tone on tone color to the background.  The Mother of Pearl really picks up the light when held at various angles.  I added some Spring Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to the outside edge of the tag for a bit of contrast and then added a bit of Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) to the very edge of the tag.

At the bottom of the tag, I added a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and covered them with Silver Glass Glitter.  The bow is a piece of seam binding ribbon that was dyed using Various Copic marker reinkers (B26, B63).  (This was a happy accident.  I usually use my Distress reinkers, but picked up the wrong bottles.  I was wondering why the color wasn't absorbing as well as normal and why I still had some puddles of color on my craft mat that the ribbon wasn't picking up.  Then it hit me!  So I started adding more drops directly to the ribbon for full coverage.  The alcohol reinkers made the ribbon stiffer than ink pad reinkers do, but it also made the bow loops stand up more 😀.  I was happy with the way it turned out.)  The cording for the top of the tag was white, so I colored it with my Copic marker to match.

The background for the tag was created using the same stencil and more Spring Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  I also distressed the edges with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Your next stop on the New Reveal Blog Hop is Belinda and I know she has something special for you.  Be sure to leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs for your chance to win all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.  (This is checked for compliance and I'm sad to say the original winner last month was disqualified because she didn't comment on each of the Designers' blogs 😞.)



43 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely die cut leaves on that pretty tag, Anne, and gorgeous coloring choices in your wreath! that silver glass glitter REALLY sparkles! I need to use mine soon, so my cards can sparkle like this! Fantastic card. hugs, de

Diane said...

Wow, beautifully created Anne and what an awesome use of the platform, making a perfect stamped image!! Of course you know I love tags, and yours is gorgeous!!

Jessica Kaiser said...

EEK! I love your layers and how you stamped your wreath (so going to try that technique!). I love the glass glitter layer too :) FABULOUS card!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! The wreath is so beautiful!! I love the leaves you cut into the tag, too!! The glass glitter is fabulous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Anne! Love the gorgeous ribbon! The tag idea is awesome.

Linda said...

I like the layering. A great looking card

Jill Boyd said...

Beautiful card... love the colors!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So beautiful!!!! I love the bright greens and blues. The Crystal Drops over the berries makes them so luscious and dreamy. I love the blue ribbon too, and love the glass glitter strips. Your colors are so pretty. I love, love, love this!

Susanright Lewis said...

I love the blues and greens. Of course the drops add so much to this tag.

Cindy Pryor said...

Your card is beautiful! You have shown another color palette for using the wreath stamp, and that's so helpful. Thanks for all the detailed instructions and hints for success.

Chris Pisoni said...

The wreath is really pretty but what really sets this card off is the background. It's always the fine details that complete the main design. Good job.

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful card!! I especially love the colors you've used on this and those blue shinny berries on the wreath look amazing!! Loving that luscious ribbon too!! Really beautiful design! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That bow really makes the colors of the wreath pop. Stunning project. TFS

Jodie Stoddard said...

I love the blue. Beautiful card.

Susan said...

Love this and the method you used to stamp your wreath. Very clever!

Alane Jackson said...

Adding the tag to the card is an idea I haven't thought of, maybe it could be removed and used as a bookmark? Lovely card!

Karen said...

So pretty! And versatile. Love the technique you used to really make that wreath pop!

Jane Proffitt said...

Very pretty! Love the color combo.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful tag card and I love that image and the colors you used for it.

Kandy Davidson said...

Loved the colors for this. Very pretty.

Deborah Van Ginkel said...

Beautiful tag, I don't do many of these, but this is great inspiration.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card with a tag is so beautiful! I love it!!

Sue Bug said...

Very nice card, and the colors were also nice.

Colleen Howell said...

Very pretty, love this stamp set

Linda Hott said...

Your tag is so pretty! I LOVE the nuvo crystal drops (morning dew) you used on the berries, they look like you could eat them! I think the technique with the clear detail embossing powder is something I would like to try. The stamps are awesome! Very pretty tag!

ticket2bfit said...

Love your work... beautiful tag card...thank you...

Robin Hardin said...

Very pretty

Nannette McKeel said...

Loved the tag on the card. Gave a whole new look.

AE Hodgins said...

Love the colours of this card.

Teresa Hoffman said...

Love your card, and your bow is perfect.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!
LOVE your wreath and your clever way of creating the pretty colours & textures, LOVE your colour combo and finishing touches of the sparkle & luscious bow too!
PS - I know your inky ribbon incident would have been stressful at the time but it sure turned out to be a happy accident ... a technique I will be trying :)

Sue LD said...

So pretty in these colors!

Larrissa Douglas said...

The detail on this is amazing. I love all the different ideas.

Rabbithunt said...

I like the colors on this wreath and the detail the double embossing brings out. I had not thought of dyeing ribbon with Copics. It's always nice to find a new way of using your supplies. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny McGee said...

So pretty, love the blue and green colors.

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card. Love the colour combo and the layers.
Have a great day.
Lena
xxx

Casteena Roberts said...

Lovely tag. This would brighten anyone's day. It's really pretty and would make a nice keepsake. Love the blue bow. It's a very pretty shade even if it was by accident.

April said...

Wow! Another fun way to use the wreath! I love your pretty bow too.

Carol said...

Such a great way to use the wreath stamp...so pretty but yet a little different.

Mary Ann P said...

Hi Anne, Very pretty card! Thanks for the tip on placing the sentiment!

Valerija said...

This is so gorgeous! The colors are amazing! I love the bits of texture you've added, too! Stunning!

Eret said...

Really beautiful card. I love the way you used the Stamping Platform. Your wreath is gorgeous... and so is the tag and entire card. Fantastic work!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours you used. Hugz