Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pretty Blooms {Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop}

Welcome to the February 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

 873 Pretty Blooms
Digital Version: DIGI873B

883 Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea
Digital Version: DIGI883BG

885 Bonnet Birdie
Digital Version: DIGI885BG

886 Happiness Greetings
Digital Version: DIGI886DE

887 Balloon Bunch
Digital Version: DIGI887BG

DIGI3140M Snowman with a Heart (digi only) 

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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

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.)

The Blog Hop runs from the 15th - 17th of each month.  

SNS also has two kit clubs: The Stamp and Card-Making Video Kit Club is released on the 1st of each month and the new Multi-Project Kit Club is released on the 15th of each month.  Subscribe to the SNS You-Tube Channel to get great inspiration using all the products available in each kit.

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.

Products used:
Glitter: Butterscotch (GM2051)
Embossing Powder: Clear Detail (EP280)
Dies: Lil’Inker Designs (Quilted Stitched Pattern die)
Embossing Folder: Tonic Studios Layered Leaves
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Crushed Grape)
Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Radiant Gold)
¼” Tear-ific Tape
Nuvo Glue Pen (Medium)
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tangerine die cutting machine

Zig Clean Brush water markers

For this card, I stamped the Pretty Blooms image with Versafine ink onto watercolor paper.  I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform so that I could get good coverage and then I heat set it with Clear Detail embossing powder.

Next I watercolored the image and background using Zig Clean Brush watercolor markers.  I added Butterscotch microfine glitter to the flower petals and Nuvo Crystal Drops (Crushed Grape) to the flower centers.  The image was then fussy cut out.

The mat behind the focal image was stamped using VersaFine and heat set with Clear Detail embossing powder.  Then I ran it through my Tangerine using a Lil' Inkers die (Quilted Stitched Pattern die).  I tied a ribbon around this mat and adhered my focal image.

For the card base, I ran the Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen around the edges, let it get tacky, and then added Radiant Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes.  The next step was to run this through my Tangerine, this time using a Tonic Studios embossing folder (Layered Leaves).  I love how the dry embossed gilding flakes look.

Your next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is Shona and I know you'll love what she's created for the hop!  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at Sparkle N Sprinkle.


Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is so stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! I love how you've colored them!! The gold background is so elegant and showcased the flowers perfectly!! This is so gorgeous and I love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jessica Kaiser said...

Beautiful card Anne! I love your clean lines and the beautiful flowers!

Belinda said...

So pretty Anne! The colors are so bright and cheerful!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the pretty flowers!!!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So pretty! I love the layers and the embossed textures. Your colors are beautiful. So incredible!!

Eret said...

Amazing card Anne! I love your coloring of the flowers and added sparkle. All the textured layers and yellow ribbon makes your card wery heart warming. Stunning work.

Sabrina Lamarina said...

wow Anne!!! I love your coloring .... this card is stunning !!! Kiss Clicca Sabrina

Annie said...

Such a beautiful card Anne and those flowers are stunning

SEnding hugs
Annie x

Irit Shalom said...

What a perfect lovely card! The colors are just adorable! Never thought that sympathy card can be in these colors at all, but it can and is outstanding .

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Anne and I love the colors you have chosen and the entire design, so pretty!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Anne! Love the soft colors that you have used. Perfect for a card of sympathy.

Donna said...

Anne, your coloring and design are gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

Stunning! Anne this is so lovely!! Beautiful card and a great looking release too.

donna sherman said...

Stunning card, Anne! Love the simple but elegant design!!!!! The coloring of the flowers and colors used on the whole card word just beautifully together!!! Love how you used the guilding flakes on the embossed layer!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those flowers are so pretty the way you colored them. I love your wonderful card you made.

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous color choices, Anne. When I clicked on the photo to see all the sparkly details, I was really impressed with the shading accomplished via glitter! Wonderful creation!

Lorna said...

Love your colors on this card. The flowers are really pretty.

Vicki P said...

What a very beautiful deesign! Each layer has some dimension and detail to it! You've done a great job combining it all together with this beautiful flower image! :)

Linda Conway said...

Anne, this is a perfect sympathy card. It has layers that are understated but beautiful, the flowers are so nicely done and just enough glitter to make it pop.

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful card Anne, love the flowers!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Lori Kobular said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card! The flowers are gorgeous!

Lena said...

These cards are always so hard to make, but I'm sure this beautiful card will bring a measure of comfort to the recipient. Love it!