Monday, 31 March 2014

April Reveal - Sparkle N Sprinkle


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal.


Hello lovelies :-)
I was super excited to be invited on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team!!!! What a lovely and talented group of ladies and the products that SNS has to offer is amazing! Stamps, Glitters, Embossing Powders, Flocking, Adhesives and many many more fun stuff for a paper craft enthusiast to go wild over :-0
So...

This month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced. Until April 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

April Showers #555P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Ellie the Elephant #553P7
Diamond Medallion #530P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Flamingo Bay #512P6
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Crackle Background #609P5

On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:


Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Steff Munnings - new designer!
Donna Ellis



Now for my card  :-) 
I have always enjoyed making special folds card when I can and for this one I chose the center step fold and as you can see I have used the Flamingo Bay #512P6 stamp set, it remind of when I first saw "Pink" Flamingo two years ago in California... I've never seen a Flamingo before and a "Pink" one!!! Pretty awesome! 








Here we go:


  • I layered my mat using pink and blue card stock and embossing the blue with Anna Griffins embossing folder, rubbing green ink using my finger on the embossed designs. Then I used gesso and my fingers to create a clouds scene on the blue card stock, giving the illusion of the stamp image continuing.
  • I colored my image using Prisma color Pencils, added Crystal Ice glitters to the wings of the Flamingo, the petals of the Lotus flowers, pink butterfly on my sentiment and the ripples in the water. For the Lotus flower center I used Carnation glitters, Evening Glow for the sun and for the butterflies and dragon fly Champagne. I add a touch of glossy accents to the eyes of the Flamingo :-)
  • Next I fussy cut both edges of the stamp image to bring some interest to the grass in the scene. Also colored an extra set of Flamingos and fussy cut them and pop them up using 3D Foam Squares - Variety Pack White  so two flamingos are placed in the front of the card one on the left and other on the right, the third one placed at back left panel so when the card is displayed he looks further away in the background.
  • For my sentiment I used a ticket punch and added a tiny butterfly.
  • Inside I used Spellbinders die labels two and fussy cut one of the Flamingo.  
I hope you enjoyed my card and looking forward to seeing you all over at the SNS Creative Challenges.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

~Steff~



42 comments:

  1. Steff, thank you for the marvelous scene - love how you expanded the scene into the side panels, and used gesso for the clouds! Beautiful coloring and shading, and lovely uses of glitters. Gorgeous card, beautiful photos, and a fab write-up. Thanks! hugs, de

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  2. What a beautiful card with a gorgeous scene !! You did an amazing job on this card !!!

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. Your center step card is fabulous! So glad you're part of the team.

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  4. This is beautiful! I love this fold and all the wonderful elements! Great job. I am so glad you are on the team!

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  5. Your card is stunning! I love the embossing folder that you used-it goes perfectly with the stamped design. Your coloring and use of glitters put it over the top! Awesome!

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  6. Love this. The center step card fold was a great vehicle for your lovely scene. Love all the sparkle too. Well done.

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  7. Such a pretty card Steff. The fold of the card lends itself well to the flamingo scene. Love all the added sparkle, Great job!

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  8. nice job for your first time, just beautiful, you have much talent! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This worked out great as a center fold card. Gives the picture a lot of depth.

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  10. Welcome to the team, Steff. I'm very happy to work (read: play) with you. Cards with different folds are the best, right :) You made a stunning step card. Love your scene.
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  11. Congratulation!!! This image is fantastic - beautiful card, hugs Agnieszka :)

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS on joining the SNS Team!!!

    DELIGHTFUL card - LOVE your flamingo scene, LOVE your colouring and LOVE the sparkle too!!!
    I confess that I'm partial to fancy folds and think it is wonderful how you have fussy cut the scene & flamingos, layering on the panels to give great dimension and interest ALL OVER - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration :)

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  13. Your card is beautiful. Loving the clouds.

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  14. Congratulations on making the SnS team. Fantastic card, great design. I love your colouring especially the shading on the flamingos. Like the touches of glitter and gloss too.

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  15. Wow, that's gorgeous! Love the centre step style of this card and all those gorgeous flamingos!

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  16. Love the dimensions on this card and all the extra flamingos,

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  17. Now THIS is the first design I've printed to save the instructions on today. Great job, Steff! Love your use of dimension, glitter and color.

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  18. Welcome to the team! I love what I see! Your use of dimension and the special fold is fantastic! I really want to recreate this card. I love the extra touches of glitter to add further interest. Great job!

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  19. Gorgeous card, Steff!! And a fabulous sentiment! lol Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT!!! I'm excited for you and looking forward to seeing much more! :o)

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  20. how do you get the front to stick out? that is so cool. the color is awesome, what did you use for markers?
    Kim Petriga

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    1. Hi Kim, Thanks forthe lovely comments :-) It's a center step card so when it's open to stand for display, the center/front automatically sticks out... Here is the tutorial on how to create it http://sparklensprinkle.com/techniques_detail.php?title_keyword=fun Copy and paste this link in your browser.
      I colored the image with Prisma Premier Color Pencils.

      Thanks for stopping by :-)
      ~Steff~

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  21. Welcome to the team! I can see you will be a wonderful addition. The flamingo card is great. I will have to add it to my list. I also like your rainy day folks. Looking forward to your great ideas.
    Betsy Galbreath

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  22. I really love cards with different folds, and yours is beautiful! Clearly, you'll be a great addition to the design team!

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  23. Love step cards; great card.

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  24. Beautiful! Very nice intricate design.

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  25. Ya gotta love Flamingos! They're just so amazingly pretty. You did a great job, Steff. I love the glitter accents (as would my granddaughter), especially on the waves and the flowers.

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  26. love the stair step card great job
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  27. Awesome card Im luving all the PINK Flamingos.....

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  28. Great card! Love the way you put the center step fold to use with these flamingos.

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  29. This is a great card! Love the flamingos and the use of all the layers of the card.

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  30. Cute card, makes me wish I was in FL.

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  31. Love the flamingos and what you did with them! Can't believe you fussy cut them! 👏

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  32. WOW, WOW, WOW! This card is absolutely beautiful. I love the flamingo stamp set the minute I saw it and you really did an excellent job of using these stamps. Besides loving everything about this card I did want to mention that you captured the color of pink flamingos just right.

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  33. Ditto on all the comments. Love how you used the images on this type of card to make the flamingos "pop." something I definitely want to try.

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  34. That's one reeeeally nice card! Love the way you placed the flamingos to add depth and the way you glittered the cattails.

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  35. OMG. I just love flamingos and this card just beats all. Your techniques, choice of colors and sparkle are perfect. If I saw this card for sale I would definitely purchase it. Great job Steff. I love looking at other people's interpretation of a scene. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Very pretty-I love all the sparkles that are definitely sprinkled about. You are very talented, and I also like the card of the friends walking in the rain, splashing in puddles with their bright yellow slickers, boots and yellow umbrellas. My mom paid to have my yard decorated in 40 flamingos for my 40th birthday and I was so angry! When I called her on the phone and started ranting what nut would have done this, imagine my surprise by hearing her crying!! I had no idea it was she who did it, as they were very rusty and when I saw them in my yard at night, I removed them throwing them to the side of the driveway. But in the morning, there they were all out there again. She confessed that the firm told her they would be "delivered" so when she drove by and saw them at the side of the driveway, she hobbled all over the yard putting them in again with a huge sign saying, "Turning 40 is for the birds", so that could be a fun sentiment on a card. TFS!
    Sincerely, Suetta

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  37. Your card is amazing! TFS!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  38. Such pretty birds!! Love the sparkle on the water, the flowers, and the wings!! Lovely coloring!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leaving me a comment. Much appreciated :-)

~Steff~