Saturday, July 25, 2015

Letter from Christmas Goose

Today I'm sharing a card with two new stamp sets: Christmas Goose 721 digi version DIGI721B and Tree Scene 723 digi version DIGI723J


For the focal point I combined both digi images and printed it to the smooth white cardstock. Image is colored with alcohol base markers. I added Crystal Ice Glitter with Sakura Glue Pen to the tree branches and light bulbs. Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape. After adhering image layer in center of it I added Laser Blue Glitter rest of the revealed tape.


For the background I added sentiment from Christmas Goose to the Tree Scene digi image and printed them to the watercolor cardstock. I used Distress Ink pads for coloring. I also added Crystal Ice Glitter with Sakura Glue Pen to the tree branches and the stars.


For the fun red-blue-white edge I adhered 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape to the edges of the white cardstock and used x-acto knife to cut the protective sheet of the tape. This way I could add different glitters where I wanted. I used Bridal, Fire Engine Red, Laser Blue glitters. 


Because the background edge looks like an old envelope I couldn't resist not to used Spellbinders Postage Stamps die behind the Christmas Goose image.


Materials used:
Stamp credits:
Christmas Goose #721 digi version DIGI721B, Tree Scene #723 digi version DIGI723J
Glitters: Crystal Ice (G1058), Bridal (G1029), Fire Engine Red  (G1007), Laser Blue (G1074);
Inks: Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers; 
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen
, 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT 04), Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Postage Stamps);
Cardstock: White, Watercolor;
Others: Rhinestones;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Christmas Goose Gift Bag

It's very fun to make all kind of boxes and bags. Today I show you a simple little gift bag. 


I used stamps from new Christmas Goose #721 digi version DIGI721B set. I printed image and sentiment to the white cardstock and colored with alcohol markers. I added dots of Dimensional Glue on top of the light bulbs.


The flap of the bag is diecutted with dies from Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One set. I added Sakura Glue Pen and Fire Engine Red Glitter to the filigree part. Bag is held closed with a magnet. Big pearl on the flap is only for decorative purpose. 



Magnets are hidden under the pattern papers. This gives the bag more finished look. Window in front is covered with acetate.


Striped pattern paper in front and back are jazzed up with glitters. I draw lines with Sakura Glue Pen and covered some of them with Fire Engine Red Glitter and others with Meadow Spark glitter.


I wanted to keep the bag simple, so I just added some tiny colorful pearl around the image and the sentiment. 


Here's the template if you want to make your own. This template will give you a bag in size of 10 x 13 x 3 cm. It's easy to change the measurements according to your needs.
Click to the template to see it larger


Materials used:
Stamp credits:
Christmas Goose #721 digi version DIGI721B;
Glitters: Fire Engine Red (G1007), Meadow Spark (G1014);
Inks: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers; 
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen
, Dimensional Glue (539), Foam Tape, 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT01);
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Ovals Large, Labels 18, A2 Scalloped Borders One);
Cardstock: White, Pattern Papers;
Others: Acetate, Pearls, Magnets;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chicks - Mini Blog Hop

Surprise!!  
Sparkle N Sprinkle is having a Mid-Month Mini Blog Hop


We have TWO new stamp sets that we couldn't wait to share with you.  These new sets are 20% off until July 18.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:


Cool Chicks 725   (digi version DIGI725B)
Birds of a Feather 726   (digi version DIGI726B)


A WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs and will receive BOTH of these new sets.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for this Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The Grand Prize Winner, will be announced on July 19 on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog.



The Blog Hop order for our Mini Reveal is:

Irit
Chris
Diane
Marie
Jess
Ani
Eret
Anne
Ashley
Shona


(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy this surprise Mini Reveal as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  And hopefully, we have inspired you as well.  Look for more of these cute chicks in the future too :-).

  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading your comments since they also inspire us.)  No one knows who the Mystery Designer will be for this Mid-Month Blog Hop.

Then I saw this bird from the Cool Chicks #725 stamp set I new I had to make a card with him. Hi is hilarious, specially with this sentiment. I'm sure then I'm looking in to the mirror today, this is how I look and this is what I think. Yeahh... Happy Birthday to me...


I used digis from DIGI725B set. The bird and sentiment are printed to the white cardstock and it's colored with Promarkers. I masked the bird and inked around him with Salty Ocean and Evergreen Borough Disteress inks. Bird eyes and peak are covered with Dimensional Glue. Then the glue is dry it gives nice dimensional and glossy look.


For the background I smudged Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to the plastic sheet, spritzed it with water and placed watercolor cardstock in to the inks. I used heat tool to speed up the drying process and dipped the cardstock back to the inks. I'm in watercolor mood :)


Edges of the image layer are inked with Versamark ink and heatembossed with Cerulean Star embossing powder. The splatters on the watercolor cardstock are also made with embossing powders. I used Ornament Glue to flick some splatters and covered them with Cerulean Star EP. After glue was dry I heated it with heat tool. I repeated same process with Opaline EP. It's hard to find them on the photos but they look like shimmering water drops.


It was easier to make 'splatters' to the image layer. I just sprinkled some Copper Flame EP to the cardstock and melted the powder underneath the paper. This is cool embossing powder. It has different size particles which will do all the work for you.


I used Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles dies to make the piercing along the edges and  Die-Versions Loopy Lace die for the decorative border. Full list of all the supplies is below.


I have one more little project. On this I used Birds of a Feather #726 digi version DIGI726B

Image is colored with Promarkers. I added  Purple Rain glitter with Sakura Glue pen to her handbag, flip-flops and to the frame of the glasses.To achieve shiny look to her glasses and her peak I covered them with Dimensional Glue.Bird is fussy cut with scissors.


Tag is made with watercolor cardstock. I played with some distress inks again to make the background. I used Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves inks. This background looked like a cosmos to me. So I added some sparkle. I used MemoryBox Honey Comb Stencil and added Versamark ink to the background. Then I covered the inked pattern with Stickum Powder and melted it with heat tool. Immediately I added Lavender Iris glitter and heated again to make the glitter to stick. It was pretty and sparkling but the honey comb pattern did show only in surten angle. So I added doodling with golden gel pen.
 

I added few pearls to embellish the tag and golden and blue stitching lines around the tag. 


After the front of the tag was colored with all those vibrant colors I had still some inks left on the plastic sheet. So I added more water and colored back side of the tag as well. I tied different ribbons and fussy yarns on top of the tag.

That was long post. I hope you are still here and will continue with the hop. The next stop on our blog hop is fabulous Anne. Can't wait to see what she has made.

The Card
Materials used:
Stamp credits:
Cool Chicks #725 digi version DIGI725B
Embossing Powders: Cerulean Star (EP433), Opaline (EP359), Copper Flame (EP453);
Inks: Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Brough), Versamark;
Coloring Medium: Promarkers; 
Adhesives:
Dimensional Glue (539), Ornament Glue (541), Foam Tape;

Dies: Spellbinders (Pierced Rectangles), Die-Versions (Loopy Lace);
Cardstock: White, Watercolor;
Others: Gelly Roll (White);

The Tag
Materials used:
Stamp credits:
Birds of a Feather #726 digi version DIGI726B
Glitters: Lavender Iris (G1061), Purple Rain (GM2020)
Embossing Powders: Stickum Powder (EP300)
Inks: Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves), Versamark;
Coloring Medium: Promarkers; 
Adhesives:
Dimensional Glue (539), Sakura Glue Pen;

Dies: Spellbinders (Pierced Rectangles);
Cardstock: White, Watercolor;
Others: MemoryBox (Honey Comb Stencil), Gel Pens (Gold, Blue), Eylet, Fuzzy Yarns, Ribbons, Pearls;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Deer Family

Hello sparkle friends! Here's a card which brings you some cool winter air into your hot summer day.


I combined two new stamps Reindeer #722 digi version DIGI722J and Tree Scene #723 digi version DIGI723J to make a darling winter scene. Images are printed to the watercolor cardstock and colored with Distress ink pads. I smudged some ink to the plastic sheet and used it as a paint palette.
 

I added Dimensional Glue to the tree branches and covered it with Crystal Ice glitter. It gives very nice raised and sparkly effect - just like a real snow.
I'm trying hard to remember how I made these big snowflakes... It was month ago. Knowing myself it had to be like this: I adhered Super Adhesive Sheets to the card front size piece of white cardstock. Removed protective sheet and covered adhesive side with Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft. Then I cutted rectangle, smaller the front panel, out in the middle. I just can't waste all this nice stuff :) This rectangle was big enough to die cut two large snowflake with Joy Crafts Ice Crystals Border. 



Left over Twinkling Clouds covered frame was dry embossed with embossing folder. I inked the raised snowflake pattern with blue ink to make them pop out. You can't even tell that under the front panel is big ugly nothing :)


For each star I added dot of Sakura Glue Pen and sprinkled Crystal Ice glitter on top. I also added few pearls to the card.


There are more Christmas projects to come in this month but I hope you visit my blog on 1st August. Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle are having a huge joint blog hop for Cancer Awareness. Proceeds from the sale of the dies and the stamps revealed will go to help with cancer research! So get ready as I know you will be inspired by the projects created by these two very talented teams!

Materials used:
Stamp credits: 
Reindeer #722 digi version DIGI722J, Tree Scene #723 digi version DIGI723J
Flock: Twinkling Clouds (SS107)
Glitters: Crystal Ice (G1058);
Inks: Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers; 
AdhesivesSuper Adhesive Sheets (SAS02), Dimensional Glue (539), Sakura Glue Pen
;
Dies: Spellbinders (Pierced Rectangles), Joy Crafts (Ice Crystals Border);
Cardstock: White, Watercolor;
Others: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Ice Crystal), Pearls;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Feature a Creature

This month our theme in the Stamping Sensation is: Feature a creature.  It can be any creature you can think of. I made a bookmark with little birdies.


For the bookmark base I smudged different Distress inks (colors listed below) to the plastic sheet, sprayed it with water and placed watercolor cardstock into the inks. After drying the bookmark with heat tool, I placed it to the inks again. After I was pleased with the background I stamped some script all over it with stamp from DoCraft Botanical Print set and Memento Rich Cocoa ink.


I used Crafty Individuals Birds and Branches stamp set. Branches and leaves was inked with Memento Pistachio ink and birds with Rich Cocoa ink.After stamping I took waterbrush and added some water to the image. Then everything was dry, I added some details with black, green and white pens.



Sentiment is computer generated and printed out to the white cardstock. I cutted sentiment to pieces and inked them with Memento Desert Sand ink.

Sentiment: "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

I kept the back sidde of my bookmark very simple. It is colored same as front and I draw some white stitching lines. 


We are thrilled to have Little Claire as this months sponsor again who are offering a fab £35 store voucher to spend on their products. Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not as beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!
http://www.littleclaire.co.uk/
 

Materials used:
Stamp credits: DoCraft (Botanical Print), Crafty Individuals (Birds and Branches);
Inks: Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Broken China),  Memento (Pistachio, Rich Cocoa, Deser Sand); 
Dies: Spellbinders (Pierced Rectangles, Labels Four Small);
Cardstock: Watercolor Cardstock;
Others: Cornner Rounder, Gelly Roll White Pen, Stabilo Pens, Twine, Fussy yarn, Printed sentiment;
Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 July 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!


We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:


3 Wisemen 720   (digi version DIGI720M)
Christmas Goose 721   (digi version DIGI721B)
Reindeer 722   (digi version DIGI722J)
Tree Scene 723   (digi version DIGI723J)


On July 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on July 3 on the SNS Facebook page and here on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).


In addition to our regular Designers, we are happy to introduce you to two new Guest Designers this month.  Ani and Chris will be our Guest Designers for the months of July, August, and September.  We'd also like to say Thank You to our first set of Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, for a job well done!

The Blog Hop order this month is:
Marie
Ani
Belinda
Chris
Shona
Eret (you are here)
Anne

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)  Last month the winning comment came from my blog.  Who will be the Mystery Designer this month?? 


The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post.  From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.


Time to time I like to make something else then card. This month I share two gift boxes. Here's one of them. It's a self closing box. I used a bit too thick cardstock for the base. Lighter cardstock will make the opening of the box easier.


I used Reindeer #722 digi version DIGI722J on my box. It's so easy to manipulate them. Just one easy step and mama reindeer was watching to the other side. Images are colored with alcohol base markers. I fussy cut them out and adhered them with foam tape.
I attached Reindeers then the box was flat. That was mistake. I should had assemble the box first. Right now it looks like they are falling to their butts.
I love Glittered Lacy Backgrounds. They are fun to make and looks stunning. I adhered 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to the white cardstock, placed lace on top and added Cloud Nine glitter. After glitter was rubbed on well, I removed the lace and covered rest of the tape with Reflection glitter. 
Sentiment is printed to the white cardstock. After diecutting it with Oval die, I inked the edges with Broken China Distress ink. It is matted to a kraft label.
I used Leann Creatief Pine Tree die to diecut all the trees. For snowy look I added Dimensional Glue and Bridal Glitter. Fuzzy yarn was tied around the top of the box.

Here's the template. Klick on the image to see it larger.



The next stop on our blog hop is our fabulous Anne

Materials used:
Stamp credits: Reindeer #722   (digi version DIGI722J)
Glitters: Reflection (GM2007), Cloud Nine (GM2000), Bridal (G1029); 
Inks: Distress Ink (Broken China, Tea Dye);

Coloring Medium: Promarkers; 
Adhesives 2 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape" (SAT11), Dimensional Glue (539), 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT 04),
Foam Tape;
Dies: Leann Creatief (Pine Tree), Spellbinders (Labels 18);
Cardstock:  Kraft, White, Green, Brown;
Others Lace, Envelope Punch Board, White Fuzzy Yarn;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

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