Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #65 Rubber Stamped Triple Heart Card [02.15.2018]

The current challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is: Rubber or Acrylic Stamping (no digis). I stamped a sentiment and some hearts using Simon Says Stamp's Really Like You stamp set, and added lots of stickers from Simon Says Stamp's Main Squeeze Puffy Stickers. Here is the card.


Supply List:
Simon Says Stamp Really Like You stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Main Squeeze Puffy Stickers
Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Heliotrope embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Tonic Tangerine machine
Heart dies
assorted Washi tape


I used my Tonic Tangerine to die cut out three hearts from red cardstock. I scored them down the center, and folded two in half. I scored them on opposite sides on the "inside" edge of the folded heart. I adhered one of the red hearts to a white heart panel, and then adhered the two folded hearts to the front. This way, the hearts opened kinda like a gatefold card. The center small pink heart and puffy sticker is the latch and holds the two folded hearts shut. I stuck the Simon Says Stamp Main Squeeze Puffy Stickers all over the card front too, along with some blingy rhinestones and some washi tape strips from my stash.



For my actual stamping, I stamped out a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Really Like You stamp set. I mounted my stamp in my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and inked up the stamp with Versamark Ink. I stamped it to the red heart, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Detail embossing powder. I heat set it and had this awesome huge sentiment inside the card! I stamped out some of the smaller hearts in the stamp set using the same technique and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Heliotrope embossing powder and heat set those too.

This was a really fun card to make and even though it is fairly simple, I really like the heart gatefold that folds out to three hearts in a row. So cool! I look forward to seeing your rubber or clear/acrylic stamped creations in our Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle February 2018 Reveal [02.15.2018]


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

Hello! Here is one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new February 2018 Reveal stamp sets! I used Bonnet Birdie. Let's check it out, and see all the great information about the February 2018 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.)
  
Lisa
Irit
Diane
Chris You are here!
Donna
Sabrina
Jess
Eret
Anne
Shona

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The Blog Hop runs from the 15th - 17th

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.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook and runs from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.
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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.



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And now, back to my sweet little birdie!



Supply List:
Bonnet Birdie stamp set [00-885P7]
Sparkle embossing powder [EP107]
White Detail embossing powder [EP298]
Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Tangerine glitter [GM2043]
Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Hickory glitter [GM2044]
Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Mini Blender Brush Set [1558e]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]
Versafine Black Onyx Ink [VF-82]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Basics Die Set [1453e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Nuvo Royal Aubergine Embellishment Mousse [821N]
Nuvo Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse [800N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes [850N]
Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops [665N]
Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops [650N]
Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents [948N]


I started out by stamping my little birdie in her bonnet with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I had positioned my stamp in my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and stamped it onto colored paper. I removed it from the stamp platform, and then colored with my colored pencils. When I was done with all the coloring, I placed it back inside my stamp platform. Since I still had my stamp in the same location (I didn't remove it from the stamp platform), and I lined up my paper in to the upper corner of the platform, I was able to restamp the image EXACTLY over the original image. I like to do this because sometimes pencils can dull the crisp black ink lines while coloring. Stamping the image with the positioner, then coloring, then stamping again makes the lines pop! After stamping that second time, I sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This gave the black lines a bit of sparkle and shine! I die cut out the birdie image using Tonic's Scalloped Square Layering Basics Die Set and my Tangerine die machine. I also treated a piece of balsa wood for my background panel. I laid down a layer of Gesso. Once it was dry, I swiped some Royal Aubergine and Peony Pink embellishment mousse across the balsa panel to give it some color. I intentionally left the colors "streaky" so that the white would show through, as well as letting the pink and purple colors blend. I also laid some stencils down and blended more Royal Aubergine purple embellishment mousse through the stencil to give some additional texture and color to the background.

I also shaped some paper flowers I had, and dredged them through some ink smooshed onto my Easy Clean Craft Mat, and then spritzed with water. This gave some light colors to my flowers. I layered the petals and made some dimensional flowers using Nuvo Dimensional Adhesive. I adhered them to my project, and squeezed in Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents into the flower centers for some additional sparkle.

I added glitters and crystal drops to the birdie, branch and flowers. I rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to strategic areas, and then sprinkled on glitters: I used Pink Fizz on her hat, Tangerine for the flower centers, and Hickory for the branch. I also squeezed on some Ripened Pumpkin crystal drops to the polka dots on her hat scarf, and to her beak and feet. I squeezed on teeny drops of Ebony Black crystal drops to her eyes to make them pop a bit more. For the sentiment, I treated black cardstock with my Anti Static Bag and stamped the Chirp sentiment with Versamark Ink, using my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I trimmed the black cardstock with my Tonic Guillotine, and then rolled on some more Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to the edges and let it dry to tacky. Once it was tacky, I pressed in some Radiant Gold gilding flakes and then whisked away the remnants with my Mini Blender Brush. This brush works really well to remove all the excess gilding flakes.

I also swiped on more Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to the edges of my birdie panel, and then let it dry to tacky too, and added more Radiant Gold gilding flakes. I used the Mini Blender Brush again, and got rid of all the loose flakes.

Now, keep HOPPING! Click to go straight to Donna's blog. She has an incredible card for you and you need to check it out! Remember to comment on ALL the Designer's blogs to be eligible for the grand prize, of $20 gift certificate to anything on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website and shoppe! Ya can't beat that!!


These stamps for February are incredible, and I hope you enjoy them. Remember that you can enter the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, which is on Facebook. All you have to do is upload a photo of your project, using any SNS stamp (rubber or digi) into our Facebook album, and you could win a $15 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle website and shoppe! Wow! All sorts of ways to WIN!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Sending Hugs Magic Slider Card [02.12.2018]

Today's card is a Magic Slider using a Lawn Fawn Die, some flowers from Alt E New, and Sparkle N Sprinkle embossing powders. Let's check it out. This photo below is fully "opened" so you can see all the color.

Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider
Alt E New Beautiful Day stamp set
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Gold Coast embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Embossable Acetate
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versamark Ink
Tonic Tangerine machine


I die cut out the Magic Slider components with my Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine. I positioned some Clear Embossable Acetate from Sparkle N Sprinkle in my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped the outline image of the Alt E New Beautiful Day flower in Versafine Black Onyx ink. I stamped it and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder, and heat set it. This created the top image that looks like it isn't colored when the slider is fully engaged (shut). In this photo, it is slid half-way open. I stamped the sentiment (I think a Lawn Fawn sentiment, but I can't remember!) with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Gold Coast embossing powder and heat set it.


And here is how it looks fully closed, when all you see is the black image over white cardstock. But, ya pull the tab and the slider slides open and reveals the awesome colored image below! So cool!

Magic Slider cards are really cool! I love how the image is revealed. So much fun. I hope you enjoyed it too!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Best Fishes Card [02.09.2018]

Hi! Check out these sweet fish! I used Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends stamp set, and a Spellbinders Label die to make this sweet little card.



Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sunset glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisy glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Denim glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Amber Wheat flocking
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape
Versamark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sakura Glue Pen
Lawn Fawn Fintastics Friends stamp set
Lawn Fawn Fintastics Friends dies
Tonic Tangerine machine
Copic markers


I stamped out the fish and bowl with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the fishies with Copic markers. I rolled on some glue pen and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sunset glitter on the orange fishie and Daisy glitter onto the yellow one. I also did the "glitter ribbon" technique: I got strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and pressed them into Denim glitter. I pulled off the release tape from the other side, and pressed it into the Denim glitter again. I ended up with thin glittery strips. I pressed the glitter ribbons onto the bowl part and tried to make a wave-type effect with bunching up the glitter ribbons. I also applied some glue to the base of the water bowl and pressed in some Amber Wheat flocking to make it look like sand. I stamped out the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Detail embossing powder and heat set it, onto a Spellbinders label die cut piece of cardstock for the card base.  



This was a fun little card to make, and it packs a lot of sparkle and pop for such a small card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Roses In My Heart Mixed Media [02.07.2018]

Hello from Designer Chris! Today's project is a mixed media card using the new Roses In My Heart stamp set. Let's check it out!

Supply List:
Roses In My Heart stamp set [00-879P6]
Ornate Greetings stamp set [00-880P5]
Silver Lightning embossing powder [EP262]
Heliotrope embossing powder [EP310]
Super Thick Silver embossing powder [EP467]
Surf glitter [G1117]
Rapture Blue glitter [G1078]
Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Gecko glitter [GM2045]
Cloud Nine glitter [GM2000]
Tonic Jasmine Sunset Layering Die Collection [1110e]
Nuvo Midnight Shadows Glitter Marker 3 Marker set [172N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky]
Tonic Tangerine machine
Tim Holtz Distress Inks


I started out by using my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the heart from Roses In My Heart stamp set onto watercolor paper. I treated my paper with my Anti Static Bag first, then inked up the stamp with Versamark ink, and stamped it. I sprinkled on Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it.


Here is a closeup of the rose part of the image after it was heat set! So pretty!


Then I started watercoloring ... I squished some distress inks onto my Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat. I spritzed a bit of water onto each ink splotch to create my watercolors. I brushed them onto the roses and leaves. This photo helps show how I created the distress ink watercolors.


I used my Tangerine to cut a mat board on which to create my mixed media project. I used the Tonic Jasmine Sunset Layering Die set to create this funky squareish board. I painted Gesso over the base and then started all my layers (mixed media has a lot of layers - the  most the better!). I ripped some dictionary pages into pieces and gessoed them onto the board too. I swiped all three colors of the Midnight Shadows glitter marker pens (teal, blue, and silver) onto areas of the base as well, and spritzed them with water. They dilute really well (I didn't know what would happen, but I gave it a whirl and it worked out really well!). I swiped and spritzed a bit until I got what felt right. I laid down a brick stencil and stenciled on some embossing paste. Another hint with mixed media - little bits of things all over the board are good, so I did just a bit of brick stenciling. Once I pulled away the stencil, I sprinkled on Surf glitter over the still-wet embossing paste. The glitter stuck to it really well too. I also laid a strip of lace across the bottom part of the board and gessoed over it too to anchor it down.


I wanted to add some more sparkle to the base, so I created a little mound of white embossing paste on my Easy Clean Craft Mat, then sprinkled on some Rapture Blue glitter. I stirred it together and created some glittery paste.


Here is a close up of what the glitter paste looked like. I stenciled it through a dot stencil. The glitter worked really well in the embossing paste.


I also added some adhesive to the paper flowers. I squeezed some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive onto my Easy Clean Craft Mat. I brushed on the glue onto the petal edges. Then, I sprinkled on Cloud Nine glitter. 


Here is a photo of what the flower looked like after the glitter was applied and the adhesive dried. The adhesive dries clears, so this is a perfect way to add any type of glitter or sparkle to flower petals! 


I used my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp out one of the sentiments from the Ornate Greetings stamp set, which is another new January reveal stamp set! It is perfect. I treated my cardstock with my Anti Static Bag and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink. I sprinkled on Heliotrope embossing powder and heat set it. Then I fussy cut around the sentiment and blended some ink over the cardstock to give it some depth. I also swiped more Versamark ink along the edges and added more Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it. I also added on some Super Thick Silver embossing powder around the sentiment and I heat set it. These pieces of embossing powder are pretty thick and chunky so it is best to heat the paper from below to keep the embossing powder from flying around. 


Here is a photo of the roses after I colored them with the watercolors, and then I glittered them up! I rolled out some adhesive from my Sakura Glue Pen. I sprinkled on Pink Fizz glitter to the roses and Gecko glitter to the leaves.


Here is a another close up of how light and sparkly the spritzed Midnight Shadow Glitter pens look. The color seeped into the burlap strip and it made it look pretty cool.


I had fun with this mixed media project, and the Roses in the Heart and Ornate Greetings stamp sets are amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with them, or any of our other stamp sets. Remember to post your creations in our Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. The February Challenge opened on February 1 and runs through February 25. Our challenge is on Facebook. Go find it, and post your amazing creations!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, February 5, 2018

BuJo Starter Kit tag [02.05.2018]

Today's project is a little tag for a gift of pens for a friend who is starting up a Bullet Journal. I just got into Bullet Journals (BuJo for short) at the beginning of the year. Let's check out this tag.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Lawn Fawn Harold's ABCs stamp set
Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs dies
Tonic Tangerine machine
Circle dies


I used my Tangerine die cutting machine to die cut several circles with coordinating patterned paper from my stash. I also die cut the "bujo" letters from Lawn Fawn's Cole's ABCs dies. I stamped out the sentiment with Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs stamps onto vellum with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I trimmed the vellum with my Tonic Guillotine trimmer, and then cut each end into tails. I adhered this all together with foam dimensionals, and this little giftie was done.




I hope my friend enjoys playing in her BuJo and enjoys these pens!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Roses [02.02.2018]

Today's card is a birthday card for a dear friend of mine. This sentiment was just perfect I used Alt E New's Best Buds and Budding Thanks stamp sets. Here is the card.

Supply List:
Alt E New Best Buds Stamp & Budding Thanks Stamp & Die Bundle
Sparkle N Sprinkle Gold Coast embossing powder
Anti Static Bag
Versamark ink
Tonic Tangerine machine
Gina K Designs Inks
Gold metallic water colors

I used the AltENew stamps and several shades of Gina K Designs inks to stamp out each flower. I lined up the stamps in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped each one. I masked off the flower and stamped another one next to it. I did this along the bottom right and top left of my card panel that I had die cut using my Tonic Tangerine machine (all's I can say about it, is it is awesome!). While the flowers were masked, I stamped the leaves too, and then finished up all the images with their outline stamp to give a little extra pop. I squeezed on some Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the flowers and leaves to give some actual morning dew drops to the flowers! Boom!


I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set, and treated my card panel with my Anti Static Bag. I lined up the sentiment with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and then inked up my stamp with Versamark ink. I stamped the sentiment and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Gold Coast embossing powder and heat set it. This color is so dreamy and my favorite shade of gold embossing powder! Then, I added some gold splatter! I wet my gold metallic water color medium, and then flicked splatters across the card. I also swiped some gold along the edge of the card panel and then framed it in a black frame which was also die cut.

I really hope my friend enjoyed her birthday card. I love pink, and I love flowers, and this Alt E New stamp set is the perfect choice for several gorgeous layering flowers!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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