Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snow Thankful

Hey! Today I'll share a Panorama Card made with three stamp sets. Snowman Couple - Christmas  Stamp set 872 is from latest Sparkle N Sprinkle reveal. A Winter Wonderland 517 and Tree Scene 723 are from last year but I think they are brilliant with Snowman Couple. My card has for layers: Background with A Winter Wonderland, second layer with Tree Scene, third layer with Snowman Couple - Christmas and top frame with sentiment.


One must have tool to make this card was Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. It was a huge help for me because I did all the stamping to watercolor cardstock. Thanks to the Stamp Platform I was able to get perfect impression by re-stamping images several times exactly to the same place. All the stamping is done with Metro Grey Nuvo Hybrid Ink. For coloring I used Nuvo Aqua Flow Brushes from Autumn Woodland set. I also used Bianyo Watercolor Brush Markers. I added sparkle to the Snowman Couple with Sakura Glue Pen and Meadow Spark and Fire Engine Red Glitters. To the snow pile in front of the Snowman I adhered some Shaved Ice Glitter with Sakura Glue Pen. And on top of that I added Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone).  I fussy cut top part of the images and left bottoms wide enough to adhere them to my Panorama folds. Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Marker was used to hide the white peeking from the sides of the stamped images.  To the Snowman Couple I also added some Nuvo Jewel DropsGrey Mist to their buttons and Orange Marmalade to their noses.


All the snow on the trees are covered with Dimensional Glue and Princess Elsa Frost from Frozen Glitter set. Snow on the ground is covered with Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste


Sentiment is stamped with two inks to the Watrcolor Cardstock and then it is heat embossed. At first I stamped it with Metro Grey Nuvo Hybrid Ink and second time with Versamark ink. Because I used Stamp Platform, two stamped layers are exactly on top of each other. Versamark ink is covered with Clear Embossing Powder and it's heat set with Heat Tool. I drew a sign post my self and colored it with Nuvo Aqua Flow Brushes from Autumn Woodland set and few others Watercolor Brush Markers. I fussy cut it out and added some snow with Dimensional Glue and Princess Elsa Frost from Frozen Glitter set.


Following picture gives you a slight idea how this card is put together and you can see the layers. I had so much fun to make this card. 


For the top layer I used a piece of pattern paper and cut an opening to it with Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six. Last week I shared a card where I was left with  2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape protective sheet with snowflake shape holes in it.  Now I used it as a mask to make snowflakes with Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste on top of the pattern paper. Edges of the top layer are covered with with Dimensional Glue and Princess Elsa Frost Glitter.


Materials used:
StampsSnowman Couple - Christmas #872, A Winter Wonderland #517, Tree Scene #723;
Glitters: Princess Elsa Frost [G1123] from Frozen Glitter set, Shaved Ice [SH101], Meadow Spark [G1014], Fire Engine Red [G1007];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120];
InksNuvo Hybrid Ink (Metro Grey), Versamark;
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Thirty-Six), MemoryBox (Twilight Snowflakes);
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Autumn Woodland), Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black), Watercolor Brush Markers;
AdhesivesDimensional Glue [539], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Pattern Paper (Studio Light - PPSL39);
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone), Nuvo Jewel Drops (Grey MistOrange Marmalade);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cat's Christmas

Are you done with your Christmas cards for this year or you still need to make some more? I have a fun card idea for you. I used a two stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle: Cat's Meow #870 and Snowman Couple - Christmas #872.


Those cats on Cat's Meow stamp set are adorable. I couldn't resist not to use them on the Christmas card. Both cats are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and they are heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Their ears, nose and eyes are colored with Promarkers. To color the cats fur I adhered Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft and Elephant Flocking to them with Sakura Glue Pen. First I added glue to the places where I applied grey flocking. Then I moved on to adhere sparkling white. Rose Water Nuvo Jewel Drops is added to the cats noses.


On the original version of this chubby cat he looks like he's about to cry. That wouldn't be nice on a Christmas card. So I was careful while inking the stamp and made sure that part of his mouth was left without the ink. Rest of the mouth is drawn with a fine tip permanent black pen. He is much happier now :)


Sentiment from the Snowman Couple - Christmas stamp set is stamped to the vellum with Versamark ink. I heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder.  I drew couple lines with Sakura Glue Pen to above and below the sentiment and covered them with Ballerina Microfine Glitter. After I had assembled entire card, it felt that the sentiment din't show up as good as needed. So I took a fine tip permanent black marker and covered embossed words with it.


To make the background I covered piece of white cardstock with 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. Then I used MemoryBox Twilight Snowflakes die to cut snowflakes to the protective sheet of the tape. Because I used heavier paper underneath the tape and not too much presser while diecutting, I didn't had to worry about cutting the snowflakes out. It just cut the top layer. 
I removed most of the protective sheet (left the snowflakes in place) and covered the tape with Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Silver Bullion). I saved the protective sheet. Come back on next Saturday to see how I use it on the other card :) 
Then I removed protective sheet from the snowflakes and covered the tape with Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. 


All was left to too was make a matting layer and add some embellishments. For matting layer I adhered 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape all around the edges of the cardstock and adhered background layer to the center. Then I covered revealed tape with Ballerina Microfine Glitter. 
As a final touch I added Rose Water Nuvo Jewel Drops in center of each snowflake. 


And now, something exited! Do you know already about the SNS 2018 Creative Team Call? No: take a look to the SNS blog to read all about it. Yes: Well, what are you waiting for? Apply immediately! Your going to love it!

Materials used:
StampsCat's Meow #870, Snowman Couple - Christmas #872;
GlittersCloud Nine [GM2000], Ballerina [GM2024];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120], Silver Detail [EP257];
FlockingTwinkling Clouds [S107], Elephant [FL111]
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Versamark;
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Dies: MemoryBox (Twilight Snowflakes)
Adhesives2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11], Sakura Glue Pen1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White, Vellum;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Gilding Flakes (Silver Bullion), Nuvo Jewel Drops (Rose Water);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs and smiles,
Eret

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sending Smiles

Hi! I had a piece of corrugated cardboard from a cookie box. And because flowers makes everything pretty, I thought Botanical Orchid Flowers stamp set #874 will give a new and beautiful life to a recycled cardboard as well. Here's my take on that.

Flower from Sparkle N Sprinkle Botanical Orchid Flowers rubber stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink to the watercolor cardstock. Tonic Stamp Platform was a huge help to get a nice and grisp image to a textured paper. It allowed me to double stamp the image without any issue. I heat embossed the image with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. For coloring I used Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens from Autumn Woodland and Spring Meadow sets. For the pink I diluted Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse water and got myself a nice and shimmery pink watercolor. I adhered some Berry Red Glitter with Sakura Glue Pen to inside of the flowers and also added Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops.


And now, a bit more about the background. As I said, I used a corrugated cardboard from cookie box. I brushed some white paint here and there. After paint was dried, I sponged some Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse on top of the painted parts, making sure I don't cover all the white. I added Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen some places and let it become tacky. Then I covered the glue with Radiant Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes. For sparkle and texture I added Shaved Ice and Berry Red Glitter with Brushable Glue.


This cardboard had folds in it and I didn't want to glue them down. So I covered piece of cardstock with 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (any width tape will work, I just had it on hand) and Berry Red Glitter. Cardboard was adhered to the center. Because flaps are not adhered down, the glitter will peek from the both ends. 


Flowers didn't show up on the background very well, so I made a circle vellum background to it with white scalloped circle frame. Sentiment is from same Botanical Orchid Flowers Stamp Set. It's stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I drew a straight line underneath the sentiment with Sakura Glue Pen and covered it with  Berry Red Glitter. 


If you feel inspired, please make a project with any SNS image (either rubber or digi) and share it with us on Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge at the Facebook group.
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. 

Materials used: 
StampsBotanical Orchid Flowers #874;
GlittersShaved Ice [SH101], Berry Red [G1138];
Embossing PowdersGold Detail [EP168];
InksVersamark;
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large);
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Autumn WoodlandSpring Meadow), Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Peony Pink);
AdhesivesMedium Nuvo Glue Pen, Brushable Glue [540], 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT05], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum, Corrugated Cardboard;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Drops (Honey Gold);
Others: White Paint, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Peony Pink), Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Radiant Gold);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal

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


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

The sets are:

Cat's Meow 870
(Digital Version: DIGI870B)



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.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new!


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.)

Chris
Diane
Shona
Belinda
Anne
Donna
Eret
Jess

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.

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My card features two sad cats and one of the sentiments from Cat's Meow stamp set. This set is very versatile. During next four weeks, I'll share a Christmas card made with other two cats from Cat's Meow.

I stamped both cats with Versafine (Onyx Black) ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I did some coloring with Promarkers (ears, nose, butterfly) but most of the cats are covered with Flocking. Sitting cat is "colored" with Sakura Glue Pen and Buff Flocking. To exhausted cat I also added patches of Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft and Dark Chocolate Flocking.

I used two Wooden Popsicle Sticks on my card. To make them nice and shiny, I brushed Mother of Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on top of them. Then I pounced one of the popsicle stick with Anti Static Bag to remove the static electricity. I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.


I ripped some holes to the shabby blue wooden pattern paper and adhered another pattern paper underneath to peek out from the openings. To the two corners of the background I applied some glue and covered it with Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft. 


Across the background I sprinkled Blackened Bronze Embossing Powder and heat set it from underneath the paper. And because my card wasn't enough worn-out and gloomy... actually it was but I just had to adhere Oceanic Glass Glitter here and there... 

The next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is Jess with her amazing project.

Materials used:
StampsCat's Meow #870;
GlittersOceanic Glass Glitter [GG15];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120], Blackened Bronze [EP454];
FlockingTwinkling Clouds [SS107], Buff [FL109], Dark Chocolate [FL104]
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Ground Espresso);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (Studiolight - PPSL39, PPSL47);
Others: Wooden popsicle Sticks;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Best Fishes

Hi! I struggle with masculine cards. But Sparkle N Sprinkle Gus - Fish Whisper rubber stamp set and Digital Set will make it very easy. 

Sentiment is from Gus-Fish Whisper rubber set. It's stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Antiquities Embossing Powder. I cut it out with a die from Spellbinders Labels Two set. While the die was still in place I inked the paper with Broken China Distress ink. Then I used Sakura Glue Pen to draw a frame around the inking and covered the glue with Sea Spray Glitter. 


Image is from Gus-Fish Whisper Digital Set. I used the pre-colored image and cut it out with a die from Spellbinders Radiant rectangle set. Same thing in here as with sentiment layer: while the die was still in place I inked the paper with Broken China Distress ink. Then I used Sakura Glue Pen to draw a frame around the inking and covered the glue with Sea Spray Glitter. 
I glued some Shaved Ice Glitter to the fish. Love how it gives a look like the fish has a shiny scales. I covered fish, fisherman glasses, boots, fishing rod and few more things with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops.


For the background I used a dull pattern paper. I made it prettier with an older Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set named Wonky Lines Background. I placed the stamp to the Stamp Platform and used Versamark ink to make the impression. First stamped image was heat embossed with Sky Blue Spark Embossing Powder. Then I placed the paper to Stamp Platform up side down and made another impression. This time it was heat embossed with Antiquities Embossing Powder. 


Edges of the matting layer are covered with  1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Sea Spray Glitter. Some finishing touches was added with Dazzling BlueHoney Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops. Cattails on the image was also covered with Honey Gold Glitter Drops.


Materials used:
Stamps: Gus - Fish Whisper 871 and Digital Set Digi871, Wonky Lines Background 659;
GlittersShaved Ice [SH101], Sea Spray [G1023];
Embossing PowdersSky Blue Spark [EP162], Antiquities [EP266];
Inks: Distress Ink (Broken China), Versamark;
Dies: Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles, Labels Two);
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Dazzling BlueHoney Gold);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Nature's Elegance

Hi! My favorite stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle October reveal is Lovely as a Leaf #869. I decided to make a simple watercolor card with it. 

I stamped the images with Nuvo Hybrid Ink (Acorn Brown) to the watercolor cardstock. For coloring I used few different mediums: Nuvo Aqua Flow brush pens from Autumn Woodland set, Dark Green from Nuvo Glitter Marker Northern Lights set and Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Broken China). After everything was dry, I took Sakura Glue Pen and drew some lines to the veins of the leaves. I covered the glue with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes and let it dry a bit. With stiff brush I removed extra Gilding Flakes. 



Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink. Because I stamped to the textured cardstock I used the Stamp Platform. Thanks to it I got a perfect impression. Sentiment was heat embossed with  Antiquities Embossing Powder.


Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. After adhering watercolor layer on top, it felt that something is missing. So I took Sakura Glue Pen and drew a straight line to all around the edges of the watercolored layer. Then I added Antiquities Embossing Powder on top and heat set the powder. I wanted the shaggy edge so I didn't bother to use the Anti Static Bag or brushing off the extra powder. 

Dies from MemoryBox Classic Upper Alphabet Set was used to cut the word 'autumn' from the watercolored layer. Same letters was also die cut out of White Craft Foam. I inlaid foam letters to the watercolor background and glued watercolored letters on top of the foam. Then I covered letters with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops.


I made this card in the end of the August. That time the leaves on my Maple trees was still green. It's really nice to see them change their colors. And it's fun to walk through the thick layer of fallen leaves. I spent entire last weekend to rake all the Maple leaves from my garden. I was ready to give up and continue on next weekend but I'm glad I didn't. They would be under snow now. 



Materials used:
StampsLovely as a Leaf 869;
Embossing PowdersAntiquities [EP266];
InksNuvo Hybrid Ink (Acorn Brown), Distress Ink (Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Broken China), Versamark;
Dies: MemoryBox (Classic Upper Alphabet Set);
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Autumn Woodland), Nuvo Glitter Marker (Northern Lights - Green);
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: Watercolor, White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew);
Others: White Craft Foam;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Herd

My card Today is showcasing mostly digital images and one rubber stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used sentiment stamp from Farm Fresh - Cows rubber set and images from same Digital Set. I also used digital paper from Lovely Magnolia Digital Set.


I placed the cows from Farm Fresh - Cows Digital Set on top of the green pattern paper from Lovely Magnolia Digital Set and printed it out. After cutting the panel to the size I needed I inked the edges with Distress Ink (Peeled Paint). Then I covered entire panel with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I added Versamark ink and Clear EP few times until I cot a smooth shiny layer.


Sentiment is from Farm Fresh - Cows rubber set. It's stamped with Versamark ink on top of the Clear embossed panel. I used Stamping Platform for stamping. It was very helpful because the panel curled up from all the previous heat embossing. Thanks to the magnets I was able to place the panel straight down to the surface and get the nice stamped impression. Sentiment was heat embossed with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. It's really cool how the powder melts in to the previously heat embossed powder.


Background is made in the same way as the main panel.I placed several copies of the same image from Farm Fresh - Cows Digital Set on top of the green pattern paper from Lovely Magnolia Digital Set. After printing it out I inked the edges with Peeled Paint Distress ink. It needed some glitter so I took Sakura Glue Pen and draw couple straight lines with it. Glue was covered with Reflection  Microfine Glitter.

And of course I had to make my usual glittery matting layers. For that I covered edges of the paper with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape, adhered top layer in center and covered rest of the tape with Margarita Microfine glitter. As a final touch I added Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners of the main panel.  



Materials used:
Stamps: Farm Fresh - Cows 878 and Digital Set Digi878, Lovely Magnolia Digital Set Digi853;
Glitters: Margarita [GM2032], Reflection [GM2007];
Embossing Powders: Clear [EP120], Silver Detail [EP257];
Inks: Distress Ink (Peeled Paint), Versamark;
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining);

Than you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles
Eret
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