Sunday 14 January 2018

SparkleNSprinkle - January 2018 Reveal

Welcome to the January 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave acomment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Jess ---> you are here!

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  

This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet, there are freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.


SNS Supply List:

Eggplant Glitter - G1066 - (This has been discontinued.  Use Periwinkle Ultrafine Glitter G1060)

WHEW! Where to start on this card? There's a lot going on - but I will break it down for you.

I started by creating my background. I used a piece of purple cardstock and grabbed the Tonic Studios Essentials Filligree Affections Embossing folder & Die Set. First, I die cut the piece of cardstock, then embossed it!  I love this set - it's soo pretty!  I did a little distressing to the panel with some sand paper. I really wanted the white core of the paper so show through.  I set that aside and went to work on the rest of the card.

I added my Cherished Moments stamps to my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (I stamped 2 at once for a later project).  I love how easy the platform makes it to perfectly stamp your images (even when you don't ink it up perfect the first time round!). I used Versafine Onyx Black Ink to stamp the images.


Pretty awesome, huh?  I used the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens from the Spring Meadow & Summer Holiday sets to color up this beautiful bride. The way I love using the Aqua Flow pens is to add some color to a clear block, then use a paint brush (or aqua painter pen) to add color. Kind of like making my own color palette.

I set that aside to dry and moved onto my flowers. I had some paper flowers in my stash that matched the stamped flower image perfectly! So I decided to put an actual flower in her hair. I lightly brushed the flower with adhesive from the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen then dipped the flower directly into my glitter! I had used the Eggplant Glitter, but it has been discontinued (booooo! oops!) - but you can substitute in the Periwinkle Glitter ;)


Next steps.....

Check out this super cool new die from Tonic Studios - the Entwined Leaves Dot & Drop Die!  It cuts your image....and then leaves a trail of dots where you would apply your Nuvo Crystal Drops!!! How cool is that?


I used another purple piece of cardstock.  Once it was cut out, I added a few small pieces of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape behind the cut outs and sprinkled on Impulsive Purple Glitter


Again I distressed the piece slightly to add extra texture. Isn't this a cool die?

I wanted to add a little extra "something" to my background layer pieces, so I applied strips of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape to the edges of my cardstock and applied Lana Pink Embossing Powder (heat setting of course!)  I'm really lovin' this shade right now! So pretty.


The Sentiment....

For the sentiment, I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock with Versamark Ink and embossed with Amethyst Spray Embossing Powder. I layered everything onto pieces of distressed purple carstock (I really got into the sandpaper for this project! hehe).

We're into the home stretch! Up next, the flowers!  Once again I used the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere some of the glitter to my paper flowers.  Easy peasy technique!

One last technique I used was from Demo Donna's video on making glitter twine last year!  You can find the full video HERE on how to create it. I used the 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and Luau Green Glitter to created the twine.


All the layers were attached with our ever famous 1/2" Tear-ific Tape! Finally, Nuvo Crystal Drops in Raspberry Pink and Sweet Lilac were added. The cabochon flower, paper flowers and flower in the bride's hair were adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.


I also added an extra bit of Impulsive Purple Glitter to the bride's stamped flowers and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Honey Gold on her jewelry.

Whew! That was a lot of information for one card!  I hope you stayed with me there! hehe. One last comment - as you can see the diecut area on the bottom of the background is quite ornate. I adhered the Tear-ific Tape to the top part of the paper and used some of the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive on the ornate part to hold it down. :)

The next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is the AMAZINGLY talented Donna and you can find her blog HERE!

See ya real soon and if you have any questions on my instructions, please ask away!! I'm happy to answer. 

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Classic Design Team - Challenge #21
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #01



  1. WOW! Yes, a whole lot is going on ... thanks for breaking it all down for us. I thought I had noticed everything about your card, but reading through I realized how much I didn't notice! Everything works so well together, and everything is PERFECT! I LOVE this card. I love the colors, the distressing, all the layers, the glittered flowers, the glittered negative spaces, and all the crystal drops. Your colors work so well together, and the water coloring you did for the image was also perfect! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  2. Beautiful keepsake card! So many pretty layers and accents.

  3. Wow Jess this is beautiful!! Love everything about this card

  4. Fantastic photo journal of your creative process, Jess, and beautiful contrast with the purple and yellow! It's a lovely card! hugs, de

  5. Love the dimension on this with all the lovely layers and textures. Great colors too!

  6. Gorgeous card Jess. Love all the step by step photos.

  7. This is a beautiful project. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing

  8. Beautiful cards. My favorite colors. Inspirational.

  9. Beautiful! Love the purple color and something I would love to try doing. Thanks for sharing 😊

  10. Beautiful! Love the purples! Love all the techniques!

  11. Love, love, love the background detail on this card. Beautiful way to display this beautiful lady!

  12. Love, love, love the background detail on this card. Beautiful way to display this beautiful lady!

  13. WONDERFUL card!
    SUPER SWEET image, SO MANY FABULOUS techniques & products, SO MUCH I NEED to try!

  14. Super pretty card! Thanks for the breakdown of your steps, love your color choices, too.

  15. Such a beautiful design! Really love the pinks and deep purples as well as your textures!! TFS!

  16. Love the layers. You really did a great job!

  17. Lots of great details on this wonderful card.

  18. Love all the details u added! Elegant!

  19. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you made it.

  20. Thanks for sharing all the lovely details you put into you beautiful card!! Love the added glitter to the paper flower!! Brilliant!!

  21. Love how the background totally changes thr bride image.

  22. Love how the background totally changes thr bride image.

  23. this would be a lovely aniversary card or wedding card great job love the coloring

  24. Gorgeous make, thanks for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Angie DT

  25. Wow there is so much going on with this card and all the great details you really gave great directions. This is really a spectacular card !

  26. Gorgeous card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  27. Oh Wow. This is stunning project you have created here. Fabulous colours and design and I just love that image too. Thank you for the beautifully illustrated pics on step-by-step tutorial. I is lovely to see just how much work does go into these projects. Nice job. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  28. Very pretty. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  29. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Irene DT for

  30. Beautiful card, love your flowers and colors! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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