Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glitter and Sparkle

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

This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of releasing new stamp sets, all the Designers have been creating projects with Dreamweaverstencils, using various techniques and products.

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long, as well as the Designers' blogs (you can click on the Designers' names to go directly to their blogs) to see different techniques used with the stencils.   Each Designer always posts 2 different projects to the SNS Blog and 4 different projects to their personal blogs each month.   
Some of the techniques you see throughout the month is dry embossing with your stencil; double glitter technique; combining embossing pastes with glitter, embossing powders, flock, and/or guilded flakes; using the embossing paste as a resist; double embossing paste technique and lots of other fun ideas.

 All Dreamweaver stencils, soap, and embossing pastes are 20% off until May 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  
Large Feather is the stencil featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

On May 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 winner will be able to choose $55 worth of any products listed under theStencils and Templates category, plus mica powders (Pearl Ex) and of course,glittersembossing powdersflock, and sticker paper or adhesive sheets.

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.  

We are pleased to have Diane and Ashley, two of our 2015 Guest Designers,  joining us again this month. They will be our Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.

The Blog Hop order this month is:


(*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 love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
Last month Diane was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month???

Hi All!!
This is my second month guest designing with Sparkle N Sprinkle.
This month it is all about stencils,
which by now I am sure you know I love!!

Now a little bit about how my card was created!
I started with a grey metallic card stock panel to stencil on my
Dreamweavers Stencil Bird & Branches (DR-LL526) on
using Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste (DR-DSP)
and applying with a Palette Knife (DR-DPK).

While the embossing paste was still wet, I applied
embossing powder  Midnight Madness (EP252),
then heat set it with my heat is so pretty and full of sparkle!

I set it aside to dry completely....(I left it alone overnight)

I cut a black panel that I added an Anna Griffin die to for the base.

I used  Black Detail (EP171) embossing powder on the sentiment 
which is from Shabby Chic Bird House (481).

The die cut and panel were adhered with

Thank you for visiting with me today...
don't forget to leave a comment on each blog
on the hop, one lucky person
will win a stencil package and it just might be YOU!!!!

You should have come from Belinda's blog
and will go to Shona's blog next...have fun hopping!!

Entering the following challenges:
As You Like It ...Favorite kind of Embossing and why. 
( I love using embossing powders, they just make a statement,
especially like the one I used here that has added glitter.
Aud Sentiment challenge....Things With Wings
Crafty Ribbons ....ATG with Ribbon
Frilly and Funky ....Stencil Mania
Word Art Wednesday ....ATG


Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing! Love how it looks with the Midnight Madness and the multicolored bow is a fantastic addition.

mob said...

Very pretty, especially the color of the embossing powder.

Unknown said...

Beautiful contrast with a pop of color! Very elegant!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous Diane. Love the Midnight Madness embossing powder! Your pretty bow just makes the card - a luscious pop of color!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous creation Diane - love the Midnight Madness sparkle against that gorgeous luscious bow! Superb.

Roey said...

love black and white cards, and the ribbons add so much, very nice job, thanks!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is soooooo gorgeous! What an amazing stenciled image, and the ribbon is a beautiful pop alongside it. Fantastic, Diane!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I love that midnight madness stencilled panel - gorgeous. Your rainbow coloured ribbon on the mostly black and white card really pops.

Jessica K said...

This is so, so pretty! I love the sparkly accents on the embossed image. Great job!

Gina H said...

I love the stencil and the die cut. Your card is STUNNING!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful use of the embossing paste, that design complements the black glitter design perfectly!

AuntDi said...

This card is very pretty. I love the sparkle and the bird and branches really pop.

Colleen said...

That is one Gorgeous card and with that colored ribbon, really gives it a nice pop of color.

Ros Crawford said...

This is gorgeous ... I'm hoping over to take a look at the rest of the blogs ... I love stencilling!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Diane!!!
LOVE your ELEGANT design, LOVE the GORGEOUS dimension & SPARKLE of your stencilled panel, LOVE the SHIMMERING rainbow in your bow too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I haven't used embossing paste before, NOW I am EXCITED at the thought of trying it, especially with some glitter or embossing powders :)

annms said...

love how you overlaid the designs.

Unknown said...

This is a stunning black and white card. The colorful ribbon is beautiful, but I think I would have put a white fancy ribbon.

Darlene said...

OH WOW Diane this is just gorgeous and I love that ribbon ... BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!!!
Thanks for inspiration and a fun hop!

Pat said...

Love the bird panel and your use of glitter to highlight the image.

April said...

This is beautiful with so much wonderful texture! Great job!

Jan said...

Great technique and very pretty card..

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous! Love the Midnight Madness embossing powder together with that gorgeous bow! Very dramatic look!

Frann said...

Simply beautiful! I love the white on black background that reverses to black on (almost) white for the focal.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. I love the bird on the vine. the white pieces on the sides are great.
the whole project is amazing.
I'd love to have it at my house.
thanks for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the sparkle! The colourful ribbon finishes it off nicely! I have just started using stencils - thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

super cute love the backgrounds

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Diane! I love how you achieved your look - and I'm so amazed that you did not even have to wait for the Embossing paste to dry before heat setting the EP - that's good to know! Thanks so much for the inspiration on your beautiful card! hugs, de

Donna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card- love the technique and pretty papers, and die. Your multicolored bow is just beautiful!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the design and the pop of color with the fabulous bow!! The sparkle is awesome!! Stunning my friend!! Have a great day :)

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AuntDi said...

This is a great card. Love the glitter with the bird and branch stencil.

Jean Bullock said...

The stenciled panel is beautiful against the beautiful die cut. You did an excellent job. Well done.

E. Marie said...

Great use of the stencil! Lovely card and I really like the die you used.

Unknown said...

Very nice use of the embossing paste with this stencil. Love the bow.

Kelli G said...

Loving the pop of color in the ribbon against all the black and white. Beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

Nice Card! I really enjoy seeing what the design team creates each month... keeps me inspired! Hugs, Jan

Margaret has encouraged me to join in on the Blogging thing... Learning! Any advice, comments or help would be appreciated!

downrightcrafty said...

what a fabulous creation, love it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
Hugs Kate x

Cec said...

Love how you made the stenciling the focal point of your card. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

NanaConnie said...

Beautifully done, Diane! Love the sparkle. It's terrific that you chose to enter our "Things with Wings" challenge at Aud Sentiments this week. Thanks and good luck. Hope to see you playing again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Mojca said...

What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge! Hugs! Mojca

Jenny Marples said...

That is stunning!!! Thank you so much for sharing a real stencil masterclass and for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

bonnie said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining in over at Crafty Ribbons 😄