Saturday, May 19, 2018

Season of Gladness

Hi! I love to make cards with beautiful stamps. Sparkle N Sprinkle Happy Holidays 897 is a must have for all your Christmas cards. It comes with two beautiful sentiments and Holly Leaves (there are even more options on the Happy Holidays Digital Stamp [Digi897DE]. This time I decided to play with the Rubber Stamp. 


Materials used:
Stamps: Happy Holidays 897;
Glitters: Diamond Dust [G1116];
Embossing Powders: Timber [EP469], Frosted Juniper [EP406];
InksVersamark [VM001], Nuvo Hybrid Ink Safari Green [215N];
Dies: Nellie Snellen (Photo Frames);
Coloring MediumNuvo Embellishment Mousse Indian Gold [802N];
Cardstock: White, Green;
Embellishments: Adhesive Backed Snowflakes from Frozen Glitter Set [SQAF15], Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red [683N];
Tools: Tonic Mini Blender Brush Set [1558E], Anti Static Bag [99512];

I started with the sentiment layer. For that, I colored piece of white cardstock with Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse using Mini Blender Brush by Tonic. After it was dry, I prepared the surface with Anti Static Bag, Stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Timber Embossing Powder. I adhered two die cut frames on top of each other to make it look like the sentiment is inside of the picture frame.


I wanted to keep this card simple, so I didn't add many embellishments. I took two Adhesive Backed Snowflakes from Frozen Glitter Set and covered them with Diamond Dust Glitter. Then I cut them in half and tucked them behind the sentiment layer. Holly leaves was stamped with Nuvo Hybrid Ink Safari Green to the white cardstock. Immediately after stamping, I covered the leaves with Frosted Juniper Embossing Powder and heat set with heat tool. I fussy cut them with scissors and adhered to the card. I used Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops to make few berries. I squeezed the drops to Non-Stick Craft Mat and let them dry. After card was done, I simply picked them from the Craft Mat and adhered them with the glue to my card. This way I can move the Crystal Drops around until I find their place :)


Background is made out of green cardstock. I stamped the Holly leaves all around with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Frosted Juniper Embossing Powder. Frosted Juniper has a very nice green shimmer on it if the light hits on the right angle. 
I made a paint Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a bit of water and painted the edges of the background and centers of the leaves to gold. I splattered same gold paint to all over the background as well. 


This is my simple Christmas card with Vintage feel. Take a look to the SNS blog to see what other Designers has made with this stamp set.


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Eret

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Visitor from Heaven

Hi! It feels like Summer outside but here I am, sharing a Winter card with you. Well, it's never too early to prepare for Christmas. Cardinal and Holly Stamp Set 895 by Sparkle N Sprinkle is a good reason to make a start with Christmas cards. 



Materials used:
StampsCardinal and Holly #895;
Embossing PowdersSilver Detail [EP257];
InksTuxedo Black Memento ink [ME-900], Versamark [VM001];
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large), Sizzix (Holiday Greens Mini);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Cardstock: White, Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver [9452E], pattern paper;
Others: Acetate;

I stamped the bird from Cardinal and Holly Stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to a white cardstock and colored it with scissors. I fussy cut the image out with scissors. To make my life easier, I left a white edge all around. Berries are covered with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops
I used Sizzix (Holiday Greens Mini) die to cut few Holly branches out of Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver. I made lovely 'nest' out of them for the bird to sit in.


I colored piece of white cardstock with Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder.


I placed the sentiment layer inside of the shaker element. I used Spellbinders Circle dies to cut a frame out of Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver. Shaker is filled with Elsa Blue Sequins.


I added some Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone to different places on the background. It will peek out here and there. I curled up two corners of the background and adhered piece of paper, colored with Cornflower Blue Mousse, to peek out from the corners. Some Elsa Blue Sequins has adhered to the background as well.

Instead of my regular glitter matting layer, this time I used  Craft Perfect Mirror Card Chrome Silver.


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Eret

I'd like to participate in following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Close To Nature
Angie' s Digital Stamps.blogspot.com - #20 AG/no twist
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - week 18 Anything goes coloring challenge

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Miracle

Hi! Today I'm showcasing one of the new Sparkle N Sprinkle May Releases called Aster Garden 893.  There are four new sets being revealed this month plus one digi only stamp. The designers will be showing sneak peeks until the 10th, when the video announcing all the new releases will be released.

 Materials used:
GlittersDaisy [GM2019], Hickory [GM2044], Margarita [GM2032];
Embossing PowdersTimber [EP469], Sparkle [EP107];
FlockingAmber Wheat [FL116]
InksVersamark [VM001], Distress Ink (Mustard Seed), Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
Dies: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals), Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger);
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen [Quicky], Medium Nuvo Glue Pen [203N], Dimensional Glue [539], 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Drops Dazzling Blue [759N];

I started with Aster Garden Digi893 set. I cut the butterfly from one flower and pasted it to another. I also changed the orientation and size of the pre-colored images to make them look a bit different. They are all printed and fussy cut. Following two photos will show how easy is to make it look that you are really good with fussy cutting. The first photo will show all the ugly white edges. The second photo is made after I 'colored' sides of the images with Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Marker.



The butterfly was covered with Versamark ink and I heat embossed it with Sparkle Embossing Powder. I adhered some Daisy Microfine Glitter to the flower petals with Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen. Flower centers are covered with Dimensional Glue and Amber Wheat Flocking. 


The sentiment is from Aster Garden 893 Rubber Stamp Set. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with new Timber Embossing Powder. I added some yellow to the word 'everything' with marker. I traced the oval with Spellbinders die (Floral Ovals) around the sentiment and cut it out with scissors. I took the Sakura Glue Pen and drew the line all around the edge of an oval and covered it with Daisy Microfine Glitter. I used the same Spellbinders die and die-cut a decorative oval to mat the sentiment. 



I adhered a piece of 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the white cardstock and cut the protective liner with kraft knife into five strips. I removed the liner from two narrow strips and covered the tape with Hickory Microfine Glitter. I removed all rest of the liners and covered the tape with Margarita Microfine Glitter. I adhered two decorative edges, made with Creative Expressions Trellis Edger die, to the back of the glitter layer.


On the background, I used a digital paper from Floral Surprise Papers collection. It's so pretty and works really well with Aster Garden Stamp Set. Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. After adhering the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Hickory Microfine Glitter. My card needed a bit more, so I added few drops of Nuvo Glitter Drops Dazzling Blue to finish it off.


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Eret

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Let Faith Light The Way

Hi! Today I want to share a card made with Sparkle N Sprinkle Calla Lillies 888 Rubber Stamp Set.

Materials used:
StampsCalla Lillies #888;
GlittersSterling [GM2035], Copper Jewel [G1059], Shaved Ice [SH101];
Embossing PowdersPebbled Copper [EP303], Silver Detail [EP257] (colored over with Brown marker);
InksVersafine Onyx Black, Versamark [VM001];
Dies: Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger), Nellie Snellen (Photo Frames);
Coloring Medium: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow (Fresh Green) [893N], Autumn Woodland (Spiced Ginger, Evergreen Fern) [890N], Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights [171N] (Green), Distress Ink (Salty Ocean);
Adhesives3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT05], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Ornament Glue [541], Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen [203N];
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum, Craft Perfect Mirror Card Satin Effect Burnished Rose [9488E];
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Dops Honey Gold [762N], Round Embossed Sequins [Q6-001];
Others: Brick Embossing Folder;

The image is stamped to watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Because the watercolor cardstock is slightly textured, I used Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707E] for stamping. This allowed stamping the image twice to get a perfect impression. The coloring is done with different water base mediums: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow and Autumn Woodland sets (I used Fresh Green, Spiced Ginger and Evergreen Fern), Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights set (Green) and Distress Ink (Salty Ocean). I covered the center of the flowers with Nuvo Glitter Dops Honey Gold
With my very old Nellie Snellen dies (Photo Frames), I die-cut three frames and adhered them on top of each other. An inner side of the frame was covered with Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Copper Jewel Glitter. After sentiment has adhered to the place, I glued the frame on top of all.


The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink on to the Vellum. I heat embossed it with  Silver Detail Embossing Powder. After placing the Vellum on top of the colored image, it didn't stand up as much as I would love. I wasn't sure, what color it should be. To test it out, Took the Brown Promarker and colored over the embossed sentiment. I loved the different color variations on it, so I decided to use it on my card. 


Background of the card looks difficult but it actually it is very simple to make. I dry embossed piece of Satin Effect Burnished Rose Craft Perfect Mirror Card with Brick Embossing Folder. Then I took a Versamark ink pad and added it to the raised parts. Then I covered it with Pebbled Copper Embossing Poder and heat embossed it with the heat tool. 
To add more texture and sparkle, I added Ornament Glue with the paint brush to the slightly larger area then my focal image was. The glue was covered with Shaved Ice Glitter. Ornament Glue will dry clear and is very liquid. Thanks to this, it is very easy to apply it to the textured surface. 


For the decorative strip, I adhered 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the thick white cardstock. I die cut it with Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger) die. It cut only the protective layer of the tape. I peeled off some parts of the layer, covered it with Copper Jewel Glitter. Then I took off all the little squares and covered the revealed tape with Sterling Microfine Glitter. 


Again, I had to make a glittered matting layer behind the background. I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer. After placing the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Sterling Microfine Glitter.
Few Round Embossed Sequins was added to the card as an embellishment.


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Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles
Eret

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Hi! Yesterday, I showed you a Christmas card. But Today, it's time something for the Spring. I used Beautiful Sparkle N Sprinkle Tulip Square 894 Rubber and Digital Stamps.


Materials used:
StampsTulip Square #894 and Digi894;
Glitters: Raspberry Soda [G1052], Gypsy Red [GM2005], Denim [GM2033];
Embossing Powders: Blue Ribbon [EP279];
InksVersamark [VM001], Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick) Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
Dies: PoppyStamps (Grassland Border), Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles);
Coloring Medium: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow (Fresh Green) [893N], Autumn Woodland (Evergreen Fern) [890N], ;
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum;

I used Digital version of the stamp set to make the background. I tilted pre-colored image and placed several copies of it next to each other. After printing it out, I adhered 1/8" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to cover all the caps between little squares and covered the tape with Raspberry Soda Glitter. Denim Glitter has adhered to the swirls and tiny dots with Sakura Glue Pen


For the sentiment, used the rubber stamp. It is stamped with Versamark ink to the Vellum and it is heat embossed with Blue Ribbon Embossing Powder. I cut it out with Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles) die. 


Those tulips are also pre-colored digital stamps. I just added some sparkle to them with Sakura Glue Pen and Raspberry Soda Glitter. Ladybugs are covered with Nuvo Jewel Drops (Strawberry Coulis). 
I made a grass border for the tulips to grow in. It is cut with PoppyStamps (Grassland Border) die. It is colored with AquaFlow Watercolors (Fresh Green from Spring Meadow set and Evergreen Fern from Autumn Woodland set. 


I also printed three colored Ladybugs from the digital set. I added Dimensional Glue to their wings and covered the glue with Gypsy Red. After letting them dry a bit, I covered rest of their bodies with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black). Same Crystal Drops was used to make the dots to their wings. After letting them dry overnight, I fussy cut the Ladybugs with scissors and adhered to the card. Their antennas are drawn with black marker. 


 And as on most of my cards, I made another glitter matting layer behind the background. For that, I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer, placed the background to the center and covered rest of the tape with Denim Microfine Glitter. 


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Thank you for the visit!
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Eret

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Christmas Baubles

Hi! Christmas card is probably the last thing you want to see right now, then Spring is slowly starting to show its face. But I'm going to share it anyway. Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Baubles Stamp Set is just too beautiful. I used both, rubber and digital sets, on my card. 


Materials used:
StampsChristmas Baubles #891 and Digi891;
GlittersGecko [GM2045], Shamrock [GM2041], Cloud Nine [GM2000], Reflection [GM20007];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120], Vanilla Ice [EP265], Blueberry [EP240];
InksVersamark [VM001], Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke);
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen [Quicky], Dimensional Glue [539], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper;
Others: Adhesive Backed Snowflakes [SQAF15];

I love Sparkle N Sprinkle Digital Stamp Sets because they come with pre-colored images. On the Christmas Baubles Digi set you have several colored pictures to choose from. I picked three baubles and foliage and re-sized them to match my needs. After printing and fussy cutting them with scissors, I covered the baubles with Versamark ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Boubles get nice shiny finish after the powder was melted with the heat tool.
I printed two copies of the same foliage. One was fuzzy cut without pine branches. I wanted to add some sparkle to the foliage as well. I drew tiny lines with Sakura Glue Pen to them and added Gecko Microfine Glitter to the Holly Leaves and Shamrock Microfine Glitter to the Pine. Berries ware covered with Dimensional Glue and Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. 


The sentiment is from Christmas Baubles Rubber Stamp Set. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Blueberry Embossing Powder.


The background is made out of scrap pieces of pattern papers. I distressed the edges of each paper with scissors and Hickory Smoke Distress ink. Both blue papers were ripped in two. After assembling the background, I sprinkled a bit of Vanilla Ice Embossing Powder here and there and heated it with the heat tool from underneath the paper. 
I love glittered matting layers behind the background. For that, I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer. After placing the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Reflection Microfine Glitter. 


To add more interest to my card, I used three Adhesive Backed Snowflakes. I covered them with Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. Then I cut them in half and tucked them behind the pattern paper layers. I also added some Dimensional Glue to underneath some parts of the ripped paper and covered the glue with Reflection Microfine Glitter.


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Thank you for the visit!
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Eret

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Kindness Is Beautiful

I love all kind of flower stamps. Digital stamps are the best if you need a quick card. Sparkle N Sprinkle digis will come not only as a line art but also in colored versions. So you can dedicate your time to the card background. 

Materials used:

Glitters: Hickory [GM2044], Daisy [GM2019];
Embossing Powders: Melon Twist [EP402], Lemon Chiffon [EP315];
Inks: Nuvo Hybrid Ink Acorn Brown [213N], Versamark [VM001], Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry);
Coloring Medium: Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolors Autumn Woodland [890N] (Spiced Ginger), Nuance Watercolor Powder Hot Pink [MNU005], Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Eighteen);
Adhesives: Large Nuvo Glue Pen [204N], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky];
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS;
Embellishments: Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze [646N], Round Embossed Sequins [Q6-001];


I used one of the colored images from Bearded Iris Digital Version set. To cut it out, I placed the die from Spellbinders Labels Eighteen set on top of the image, traced the inner frame from the die with pencil and fussy cut it out. Edges of the shape were covered with Sakura Glue Pen and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. Matting layer is die cut with the same Spellbinder die out of cardstock. I covered the edges with Large Nuvo Glue Pen and Hickory Microfine Glitter. To add more interest to the flower, I printed out the same flower again and fussy cut the blossom. I added some details with Sakura Glue Pen and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes and Daisy Microfine Glitter.


The sentiment is also from the Bearded Iris Digital set. It's printed out on the white cardstock and fussy cut with scissors. I added sparkle to it with Sakura Glue Pen and Gilding Flakes.


The most time consuming / fun thing about my card was the background. I used the Watercolor cardstock and colored it with Spiced Ginger from Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolors Autumn Woodland set and Hot Pink Nuance Watercolor Powder. After it was dry, I placed it into the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped the Music Background with Acorn Brown Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Then I added Large Nuvo Glue Pen in few places directly to the stamp and pressed the impression on top of the stamped background. After the glue was dried tacky, I covered it with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes
I added Versamark ink to the two corners of the background, sprinkled Melon Twist and a bit of Lemon Chiffon Embossing Powder on top and heat embossed. 


I used Round Embossed Sequins to embellish my card. Some of them are covered with Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops.


I adhered 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape across the background and placed some Round Embossed Sequins on it. Rest of the tape was covered with Daisy Microfine Glitter.
Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Hickory Microfine Glitter.


Be sure to leave a comment both here, on my personal blog and then head on over to SNS blog post and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles

Eret
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