Thursday 31 March 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - April Reveal!

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

This month the Designers were asked to create projects with Want 2 Scrap chipboard products.  If you are able to visit any of the shows that SNS is participating in this year, you will notice SNS now has a larger booth.  Margaret and crew are sharing this new, larger space with Want 2 Scrap.  

We wanted to showcase various projects using both SNS products and W2S products together.  Hopefully, you'll see some new uses of these products that you may not have thought of before.  Chipboard can be used for more than scrapbook layouts or mini albums :-).  So sit back, enjoy the Hop and get ready to have those creative juices flowing!  

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long for more projects and ideas that incorporate your favorite glitters, embossing powders, and more with the Want 2 Scrap chipboard.   

On April 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 on April 4, will receive a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at the SNS Shoppe.

The Blog Hop order this month is:
Jess (you are here!)

(*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.  
 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!

The Design Team at SparkleNSprinkle are doing the April Reveal a little differently this month - it's all about Want2Scrap products!  Chipboard, stencils, bling....oh ya!  They have some really fun new products in the shop from this amazing company. I'm going to share with you how I used some of them!

Supply List:

I made this amazing "brick" background using the Brick Stencil and Embossing Paste. To make the background, I set my Brick Stencil overtop of the piece of cardstock and secured with Removable Tape.  I applied my Embossing Paste with a palette knife, being careful not to get the paste underneath the stencil. I then removed the stencil (placing in a dish of water immediately to clean) and set the background aside to dry. After drying (overnight was enough for this piece!), I took a sponge and added some light brown and red ink to "distress" the bricks. I distressed the edges using a distressing tool and poked a hole using an oval punch (so my sentiment could peek out!).


To make the chipboard element, I covered the piece with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on my Checkers Enamel Embossing Powder.  As this is a super thick powder, I heat set from underneath the piece (otherwise all the powder would just fly away!).  I did a second coat of Embossing powder to fully cover the Chipboard Piece.  So pretty!

To finish the card, I stamped my sentiment from Donna's Stylin' Sayings in Versamark on a piece of white Cardstock.  I covered it with Super Thick Red Embossing Powder and heat set from underneath.  I stamped the "speckles" from the stamp set with Versamark and used Gold Detail Embossing powder to finish off the sentiment.  I lined up my sentiment piece underneath the brick background and used some Brushable Glue to adhere it from the under side.  I then attached the entire background to a red pre-folded card base using Tear-ific Tape.

To finish off the card, I attached my Chipboard piece using Foam Squares and used the Nuvo Glitter Drops in Ruby Slippers to add some embellishment to the corners.  I set the card aside to dry for about 24 hours.  I added some red ink to the distressed edges and called it finished! :)

I'm the last stop on the hop, so if you missed the beginning, you can find Eret HERE.  Thanks for joining us this week and I hope you pick up some of the AMAZING Want2Scrap products this month!



  1. Love the look of the chipboard piece! Great textures on your card!

  2. Great card Jess. Love your design and all the dimension.

  3. Love the distressed edging! And the brick background is perfect!

  4. So cool! I love the sentiment bursting out :) This is really fun. GREAT job!

  5. Lovely project Jess. Love how the sentiment pokes through the brick background! You got a lot of wonderful texture on this piece.

  6. How many fantastic ideas on one card! Love the sentiment peeking through the brick "wall". And all the distressed layers looks super. Really awesome card!

  7. Such pretty texture and absolutely love what you did with the flourish..gorgeous!!

  8. Wow! What a fabulous, masculine card! To be honest, Jess, I'd love the card, too! But masculine cards are so difficult to create at times, and this one is made so well using non-masculine elements! How clever you are! I've pinned it. The textures are really fantastic. Thanks for sharing how you created the color and deep dimension in your bricks, too. I love it! hugs, de

  9. Wow, the texture on the bricks and the color is fabulously done, and the shine of the swirl! Great card Jess!

  10. I really like this card. The swirl is outstanding. Thank you for sharing

  11. What a beautiful card. The bricks look so real. The chipboard piece is really pretty.

  12. What a neat card! Love the distress look.

  13. Fantastic card. Love your distressed and tattered edges. And of course the sparkle. TFS

  14. Your brick background is really good. It really looks like bricks.

  15. I love all of the techniques that you used! That super thick EP is something else. huh?! I also love the Donna's Stylin' Sayings stamp set - so versatile! Awesome!

  16. So pretty! I love the way you embossed the chipboard flourish, it looks gorgeous! I love the brick background and the way you tore the oval for the "thanks"! Beautiful design!

  17. Clean and simple but so pretty.
    Love that brick wall.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. Thank you all for such kind comments! :)

  19. Cool card- love the brick look and the beautiful EP you used on the chipboard.