Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle October Reveal

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

We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.


We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  

We have four new rubber stamp sets and one digi only stamp set being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

Lovely As A Leaf 869
(Digital Version: DIGI869FS)

(Digital Version: DIGI871BG)

When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On the 17th of the month, 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 the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

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 comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (This is checked for compliance.) 

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

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!

 The new and improved Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is up and running on Facebook.  Click on the link and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  Come join in one the fun today!

 The challenges will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the SNS website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Here is my card I did for our October Reveal using the new stamp set
'Lovely as a Leaf'.

I first cut a Tutti Designs Stitched rectangle and made sure my stamp would fit
entirely on it, knowing I was going to 'frame' it later.

I then applied Nuvo Glue Pen (large pen) directly to the stamp
and stamped onto the die cut.
This glue is 'blue' which I love as you can see it quite well,
but dries perfectly clear.
The glue is a 'tacky' glue, meaning it is quite sticky
and by setting it aside for a minute or so, it becomes even more 'sticky'.

While the glue was 'setting up', I mixed up 3 different Nuvo Gilding Flakes
in a container, Silver Bullion, Radiant Gold, and Sunkissed Copper.
I used my fingers to break apart the larger pieces and mixed them all together.

Next, you simply apply to your image, pressing down slightly
and covering the entire 'glue stamped' piece.

Next using a somewhat stiff brush (or scootchy foam like I used)
you simply brush off the flakes and your result is a beautifully 'gilded' image!
By mixing the 3 colors of gilding flakes together,
it gave a variation of colors on the leaf.

I die cut frames using an Impression Obsession frame set,
I once again used the Nuvo Glue Pen  and coated both frames entirely,
then sprinkled Copper Penny Glitter on the smaller frame and
Golden Wheat glitter on the larger frame.
Using Versamark embossing ink, I stamped the sentiment and 
embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder.
I hand cut the sentiment, then used the gold pen color 
from the Nuvo Marker set Ember Glow to edge around it.

Next on the hop is the very talented and lovely 'Eret'

Entering the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine .... ATG using a stamp (m)
Creative Artist .... ATG Mixed Media


Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Diane! Love your autumnal colors along with the gorgeous frames.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That leaf is so gorgeous with the gold leafing on it. And, your frames are so elegant as well with the pretty glitter.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous Diane! Love the foiling and great step by step photos.

BHess said...

Love it. Just played with the flakes this week for the first time!!

Patti L. said...

Love the flakes, beautiful card

Donna Ellis said...

Diane, thank you for all the photos showcasing your creative process. I LOVE the elegance of your card, and maybe I can even CASE it and do it on another project, if you don't mind. It's so pretty and definitely shows off Nature at her finest. She really does bring forth the Gold (and other mined minerals) and you've displayed it beautifully. Gorgeousness! hugs, de

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

That leaf is incredible. I love your gilding, and thanks for the step-by-step instructions on how to do technique. This card is gorgeous, and all the colors work so well together. Fall is here!

Eret said...

Your card is amazing Diane! Love your multi colored leaf. All the glitters, gilding flakes and embossing powder are really stunning against the black backround. Love your card!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, I've used a glue pad before, but never tried applying glue pen directly to my stamp. Cool idea! Those gilding flakes are spectacular and the glittery frame on dark background is the most perfect way to show everything off. I love the sentiments with this set, too.

Loose Stitches said...

Very beautiful card! I love how you made the gilded leaf, so very pretty and love the glittery frames!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Lisa said...

So stunning!! The sparkle is amazing!! Wow!! I love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue Bug said...

I love this card!! I like the idea of the glitter, embossing powder, and guilding flakes. Thanks!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is awesome with the gold foil, Diane. Love it. I'm off to hop along and see everyone's Sparkle & Sprinkle projects.
Karen Letchworth

Unknown said...

What a lovely card, Diane. I love the leave and the technique you've shared. This is such a cool new stamp release. Great job.

Me said...

Love how you did the leaf. Going to try that technique

Chessie girl said...

Beautiful gilded leaf!

Valerija said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the sparkle and wonderful colours.

Christi said...

WOW! I have never used the flakes for I never knew what or how to use them. Thank you for the instructions and inspiration. This came out beautiful! New follower and sooo happy to be here!

Unknown said...

Wow, too much work for me, but I enjoy admiring the work you put into this card.

FiKenward said...

What a beautiful little piece, lovely sparkly detail. Thanks for playing along with us over at