Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Release

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

We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 5.  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.  

We are so happy to announce that with this Reveal, we have begun a new partnership with Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  So now you can get some of your favorite Bugaboo digi images in rubber!

The sets are:

Milton Catching Snow Flakes 787 
(digi version DIGI787)
  Christmas Skates 789 (digi version DIGI789)
  Wetlands #1 790 (digi version DIGI790)
Wetlands #2 791 (digi version DIGI791)
Deer Duo 797 (digi version DIGI797)

On July 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

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 hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to visit and comment on each of the eight Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (Checked for compliance.) 
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

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.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

Now on to my project.

Christmas in July is what I am all about with this new
release for July from Sparkle N Sprinkle!

I love it when companies come out  with holiday stamps early,
early enough that you have plenty of time to work on  them
before all the holiday hustle and bustle!

That being said, one of the new stamps released is

I loved this set as soon as I saw it...
well heck, who can resist a giraffe stamp anyhow??

I decided to make a 'faux' leather background for Milton.
You will need a roll of masking tape for this.
First start by tearing off small pieces of tape and
sticking down to your card stock.
(smaller pieces work best)

Completely cover your card stock without any of it showing.

Next sponge on your inks.
I used all Distress Inks, Wild Honey, Tea Dye, and Old Paper.

Once you are satisfied with the color,
completely coat with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.
(It will stick to the ink)
then heat set.

Now you have a finished background piece!
(sorry I didn't get a picture of just the finished background..sigh)!

I colored Milton with Copics and added Lemonade glitter to his scarf
then fussy cut him out.

I added Sparkling Snow glitter to

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark,
then embossed with Coffee embossing powder.
It was then die cut with a 
Memory Box Stitched Circle.

was applied to  card stock, then using a
Wild Rose Snowflake die,
I die cut it out.
The adhesive was then exposed, and I added the sentiment to the center.
Then I added Sparkling Snow glitter to it.
To finish I used little dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops 'Morning Dew'.

Thank you for visiting with me today
and make sure to visit 'Chris' next 
and leave a comment for  each designer along the way for
your chance to win the entire release!

entering the following challenges:
Inky chicks .... Christmas in Summer (7-22)


Anne Temple said...

Your faux leather background looks amazing. Thanks for the photo tutorial. I love your design with Milton licking one of the snowflakes.

Jessica K said...

Such a cool background technique! Thanks for sharing! :) Milton is adorable!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Everything about this card is happy and fun! I love the background, and I love Milton's scarf! The colors are so sassy!!

Eret said...

I don't know which is more prettier - Milton or your leather background... Love the faux leather look. Such a clever technique. Thanks for sharing it. Your card is stunning!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card Diane!!!
Milton is ADORABLE, how could ANYONE resist a snowflake licking giraffe, especially when they SPARKLE as much as yours do!!! ADORE your faux leather background too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial, I look forward to trying my hand at making some faux leather just like yours :)

April said...

I love how you used the cute giraffe for a winter card. Great job!

sjkrueg said...

Love the faux leather technique. I really like this set since it has a giraffe!

Peg Klitch said...

This stamp and sentiment are so dang cute! Your card is precious.

AuntDi said...

This card is so cute! I love the giraffe and snow flakes. Thank you for telling us how to use the masking tape to make your background. I'll have to try that.

annms said...

great idea for the background. My friend loves giraffes so this cute card would be wonderful to send to her.

Pam English said...

I love that stamp! And it is brilliant how you have it licking the snowflake

Mary Holshouser said...

Fun idea to have Milton licking the snowflake.
Great idea for making the background - will
have to try that.
Love this card. I'd be thrilled to get
it in the mail at Christmas.
thanks for sharing.

Kara said...

What a fantastic idea! Love this

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so cute and fun! Love the gorgeous background you made and the sentiment is so cute - I love puns! I'm doing Christmas in July too - it's a great way to avoid the scramble in November/December! This is a fun stamp set! Loving all the new stamp sets! I've got some favorites picked out! I've never tried a SNS stamp before so I'm hoping to win and give them a try! Thanks for the fun and inspirational blog hop!

Becky said...

My daughter is ga-ga for giraffes, so she would LOVE this little guy. I love the faux leather background you made for him, and the card is just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Diane!! The faux leather background looks amazing!! I love Milton!! He's so cute licking the snowflake!! The sentiment is perfect!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a safe and happy 4th weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing how you made the fabulous background. Your instructions are very easy to understand which is wonderful. Love the idea of Milton licking a adorable, your card is so cute and well-done!

Cherri B said...

The idea for the faux leather background is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your super cute card!

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! So adorable, Diane! hugs, de

Unknown said...

Nice background coloring for the giraffe who is just too cute with his colorful scarf. Like the snowflake die that was glittered to match the filling snowflake.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and details on this adorable card! That giraffe is just darling!

Darlene C. said...

Cool background along with a cute holiday image.

RuthJ said...

Made me laugh! Have to have that giraffe!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love me a cute giraffe! I also have a giraffe Christmas stamp and it's so adorable. Must use it again this year. Now is the perfect time to release Christmas stamps so a person can at least start thinking about them if not actually making the cards. Love that! Your faux leather background is fantastic!

Unknown said...

What an amazing technique. I have been stamping for over 20 years and I have never seen this done before. It seems the perfect background for a whimsical image

Unknown said...

Milton is so cute and licking the snowflake makes this card just darlin'.
What a clever technique of the faux leather look for the background. I will be trying this for sure.....thanks for sharing.

Gina H said...

I love giraffes! How adorable! I haven't done the faux leather technique since grade school when I made my mom a 'vase' out of a ketchup bottle (when they were still glass - LONG time ago!).

Barbara Burgess said...

The card is so adorable. I really love how he is licking the beautiful glittered snowflakes. The whole thing is really cute.
Barb B. CZT

cghundley said...

What a cool
look with the
masking tape
Super cute
Carla from Utah

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cute! Loving what you did with Milton. The background is amazing and just perfect for an animal image!