Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's January 1, 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop!
We're starting the New Year off with a BANG! We have a huge reveal to share with you - our largest ever!
There are TEN new stamp sets (one is a digi-only set) being released this month! These new sets are 20% off until January 3, 2017. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.
The sets are:
On Jan 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:
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!
Happy New Year Everyone!
I decided to use the "Right Beside You" Stamp Set for the reveal! I just love it!
Right Beside You Stamp Set - 812
Right Beside You Stamp Set - 812
So to start this card, let's talk about how I created the background. I decided to try the Marbled Background technique that Demo Donna used here. To summarize - you simply sprinkle on your choice of coordinating embossing powders onto your cardstock, cover with non-stick foil and heat with your iron. It creates this cool marble look!
After I finished the background, I simply stamped on my tree and swing images using Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Black Detail Embossing Powder, heat setting carefully. I used the Clematis Vine Die to add an impression into my background. Originally I was going to use the die to cut a design, but it didn't cut clean through the first pass through my Big Shot and I just LOVED the look of the impression, so I left it!
I added some accents using Nuvo Glitter Drops in Dazzling Blue and let dry.
I wanted to add something else to the card, so I used a Diamond Embossing Folder on a dark blue piece of cardstock. Then, I rubbed on some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pure Platinum. I just love the look of it!
To assemble the card, I just used Tear-ific Tape to adhere the layers. I added a doily for something extra along with a piece of bakers twine.
The next stop on our blog hop is the talented Diane and you can find her blog HERE.
Good luck along the blog hop and cheers to a fabulous New Year!