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All That Sparkles Blog Hop!

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Welcome to our December blog hop!  This month we are celebrating ALL THAT SPARKLES and there is definitely a celebratory feel to the projects you’ll enjoy today along the hop!  As always, there are prizes to be given randomly to some of you who leave comments along the hop!  There will be a prize from each blog- a fun sparkly surprise pack (5 total) plus a $25 gift certificate to the SNS online store!  So please, leave us some love- we so enjoy reading your comments and hearing your favorite things about our projects!

 

We also have a challenge with the same theme on Facebook, which has already been so much sparkly fun!  You’ve got until the end of the month to play along with us there!

I decided to create a card with the Holly Collage Paper by Tim Holtz, and make it my most glittery element!  The roll is 6″ tall and I tore a piece to glue onto a 5″ card, crumpling it up a bit for extra texture.  I covered the card base with Multi Medium, smoothed out the crumpled collage paper over it and painted over it again to adhere it.  Once it was dry, I used a palette knife to scrape Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the entire surface, covering it in glittery, sparkly goodness!  I used the Moonstone paste, which is clear with shimmers in shades of gold, green & purple depending on the angle!  Definitely a sparkly background!

Once that was dry, I decided to go with a 5×7 card as my base, so I trimmed it down to 4.75″ wide and adhered it to the base.  I cut a rounded edge from a pearlescent cardstock to top my card, adding the Merry Cursive die cut from Memory Box across it (it’s a few years old, so not in stock… but there are plenty of other pretty ones, like this).  I die cut large holly leaves by Tim Holtz, inked them a bit and added some embossing powder for a bit of shimmer.  I added a mix of three different holly berries to finish my card.

My finished card design is simple, but oh so sparkly!  I hope you like it.  I still have a ton of collage paper left on the roll, so I just might be making more of these pretty backgrounds!  I apologize for the shadowy photos… but I wasn’t about to pass up a rare pre-Christmas snow fall as the backdrop to my pictures!

Now it’s time to visit the rest of the design team!  Hop on over and see what the girls have made…

Jessica

Nancy

Amy

Kia

Laurie

 

Don’t forget to leave comments for a chance to win!  And be sure to join our Challenge as well for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 179}

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

For the first time since I moved south to North Carolina, we’ve had a snow storm in December (aka SNOWPOCALYPSE 2018)!  While most of the south shuts down with snow & ice like this, I’ve got to say that I’m kinda loving it and it is definitely helping to put me in the Christmas mood!  I’m so glad I saved this card to share with y’all today 🙂  I’ve been having fun with my Snowflakes Turnabout Stamp by Concord & 9th!  For this card, I decided to use the entire design on a 5.5″ square card, stamping in four different colors of Distress Oxide Ink.

I love the combination of brown & teal, especially on a snowy card.  I know brown snowflakes aren’t typical, but they work great with this stamp design mixed in with the other colors of Distress Oxide Inks on a kraft base.  For this card I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo.  I really loved how this background came out, so decided to keep most of it uncovered- adding just a few die cuts and some crinkle ribbon! I didn’t capture it well with photos, but there is some sparkle on that large snowflake and ‘believe’ is cut from pearly white card stock.  I added bits of Nuvo Glitter Drops (Aquatic Mist & Honey Gold) in the background for a bit of extra shine.

I’m a big fan of adding some subtle sparkle, but I’m currently working on pulling out ALL THE SPARKLE for our current challenge and upcoming blog hop- check back here on Friday afternoon for some sparkly seasonal inspiration!  Until then,

Inky hugs,

Tara

Poinsetta Christmas

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Hello fellow stampers, Kia here with you today to share this Poinsettia card.

To start this card and using watercolour paper I first die cut my panel using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle STAX.

I thought I would do something a bit different today, by painting my stamp with Color Burst Powders. Some time ago I was trying to ink up a background stamp with Color Burst powders, and the colour was something less than desirable. I needed something to give the paint something to grip to, and of course what came to mind is Versamark embossing ink. It worked perfectly, so I have done this every time I want to use a different kind of colour medium with my stamps. Excuse my shaky picture, I was taking it with my phone and only one hand available. lol

You can see how the colour attaches easily to the stamp. This is the second color I was using for this card, being Phthalo Green. I started by mixing up Turquoise Color Burst with a few spritzes of water, inking the stamp with the Versamark and painting on the colour. I then cleaned the stamp and did a second colour using Phthalo Green, using the same process. Once everything was dry, I inked up the stamp again with Ranger Paradise Teal and Library Green inks, then directly on top of the inks I used the Versamark embossing ink, and heat embossed with Nuvo embossing powder, which gave the flower back some definition. And yes, I get a bit of contamination in my Versamark, but I keep and use an older ink pad for when I do this, keeping a clean pad for my daily use.

Once my panel was dry I then placed it back in the container with new saran, and sprinkled on Lemon Yellow Color Burst, again using water sparingly. As I spritzed, the colours from the previous stamp also migrated out to join the new colours. Love it! I tend to let my paints dry naturally as I think heating deadens the vibrancy of the colours, and it warps the watercolour paper. So, once the panel was dry, I attached fun foam to the back using Be Creative Tape and attached the panel, I also prepared the other side of the fun foam so I could attach the panel to my card base once I was done with the next step, which was to splatter with acrylic paint in turquoise. I used a liner brush to do this splatter, I like the differences in the splatters I get with it. I then attached the piece to my card base. Even though it was not dry, I could still finish the card. I then added Liquid Pearls (note to self, get the Dandelion Nuvo Crystal Drops) to the flower centres and a scattering of sequins to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed this card. I have other pictures of my process over on my blog in this post.

Thank you for joining us here at Scrap’n Stamp, I look forward to seeing you next time.