Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome to the Sparkle N Spinkle Sparkling Wintry Sensations Blog Hop!

This is my first time participating in a Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop. I will start with a short introduction. I have been teaching at a local stamp store for almost two years.I originally heard about Sparkle N Sprinkle through their glitter and embossing powder then I used their double-sided Tear-ific tape. I threw away my tape runners and started telling everyone about it. In my opinion it is the best tape around. If you have not tried this tape, you should. It is almost as strong as red line tape but is more forgiving. It is extremely strong but you can tear it with your fingers.

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My card represents the essence of Sparkle N Sprinkle - Glitter!!


 
This is how I completed my card. I started off using Sparkle N Sprinkle sticker paper and the Spellbinders Snowflake Impressabilities. 

I placed this on a coffee filter and liberally poured Sparkling Snow Glitter (G1003). Rub the glitter onto the sticker paper to make sure it adheres well. Shake off excess glitter. 
Gently I pulled off the Impressabilities from the sticker paper. Since it is thin metal, I had to be very careful not to bend it.

I place the paper back on the coffee filter and sprinkle Meteor Blue Glitter (G1042) over it. Shake off excess glitter. 

I then used Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/2" double-sided Tear-ific tape to attach it to Stardream Sapphire cardstock.

Stardream papers are a high quality metallic colored paper that is thicker than average cardstock. What I use is 105# cardstock paper weight but it also comes in a text weight.
 
I stamped the Swirly Reindeer (3385-414G) with VersaMark embossing ink andI poured Black Detail Embossing Powder (EP171). Shake of excess embossing powder. With my heat gun, I watched until the image was shiny then I set it aside. Once the image is cooled, I used the Classic Oval LG to make an oval. 


I nested together two Spellbinder Nestabilities (Classic Oval LG and Classic Scalloped Oval SM) then placed them on Stardream Opal cardstock. With the Zig 2 Way Glue pen, I placed the scalloped frame on the swirly reindeer diecut and lightly pressed. Don't use too much glue or it will ooze out of the frame onto the image.

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/8" double-sided Tear-ific tape to attach the blue narrow ribbon to the wide silver sheer ribbon. Then I placed the 1/2" double-sided Tear-ific tape on the reverse side of the Sapphire cardstock and wrapped the ribbon around. With the rest of the tape exposed, I attached this to Stardream Silver cardstock.

Using pop-dots, I attached the Swirly Reindeer diecut to the glittered card front. Since the glitter sometimes makes it difficult to adhere, I used many small pop-dots. With a glue dot, I attached silver and white snowflake buttons to finish the card.

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65 comments:

Karin said...

Oooo, that snowy glittery embossed background is so festive! I love the reindeer stamp as the focal point too. Fabulous!

Donna said...

Oh boy! It's a great idea for our impressabilities! It's a beautiful card and a great tutorial for recreating the card, Dawn! Thank you for the tip about gently removing the impressabilities from the sticker paper.

Auntie Em said...

Your glittery snowflake background is so pretty!!! It looks perfect behind the graceful silhouette of the reindeer. Great card design.

Thank you for sharing and the great tutorial and hints! :)

Linda Beyer said...

Using glitter along with stencils on the sticky paper is one of my favorite techniques. Your example is perfect for the sparkling, snow that the reindeer is standing in. Great job!

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful background! I love that you showed how to do it too!!

Mitzi said...

awe inspiring background...want to try it using "Spakling Sands" & the shell impressabillity!

creativearts said...

Great tutorial, Dawn, and your card is fabulous! Love the way you did your background and all of the pics were very good!

Linda said...

Great card Dawn! I really like the backround. Your instructions are superb!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Beautiful, Dawn. I haven't done this technique with the impressabilities so now I will have to try it. And great step by step directions.

Susan said...

Love the technique. Thanks for sharing idea for impressabilites. Now I can share with others. Beautiful card.

Julie said...

Great card Dawn - love the glittered background! And your how to photo's & product pics are a really nice touch!

Barbara said...

What a great wintry card.I like that you used the impressabilities as a resist for the glitter. I will have to try that.Very pretty card.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a sparkly card, Dawn! Love all the glitter on the bg and the reindeer in the oval.

Brenda said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the sparkle!

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Our Sparkle Adventure said...

Background is very pretty and she likes it a lot. This is really from Nancy Demalignon. She couldn't leave a comment so here it is.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a beautiful card Dawn. Your tutorial is just great too. Great job on your first SNS Blog Hop!









what a beautiful card

Karen Howard said...

I absolutely love the background of your card and thank you for including such detailed directions.

donna/Dan Levine said...

Love the card and all the tips...this is where I can improve whenever I make a card. Every little bit helps. Thank you for sharing.

Peg Klitch said...

What a beautiful sparkly card Dawn. Thanks for sharing the directions too. Never done a card quite like this one...will try! Peg K.

Peg Klitch said...

Dawn, this is a beautiful card. I've not tried this technique with so much sparkly...thanks for including the instructions! Peg K.

Mary Strauser said...

Love everything able this card.
Great ideas and tips for using the impressabilites.

E. Marie said...

I love how you used the Spellbinder Impressablitity to create this gorgeous sparkly background. It is the perfect backgound setting for you elegant deer image.

pjw said...
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pjw said...

So glittery and I love the blue and white!

Janet said...

I like the blue snowflakes on the snowy white background. The reindeer is another focal point.

Alice said...
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Alice said...

the technique used with the impressabilities is unique and the tip about gently removing it is a huge plus - Donna is right.
the card is so soft and muted looking - just like fresh fallen snow when the moon glistens on it at night. I love this card.

Helen said...

Your directions are detailed and easy to follow. Will be helpful when I try a glittery, sparkly card.

chipielolo said...

Beautiful card! I like that technic, you make it seems so easy to realize... Thank you for sharing!

Pat said...

Great technique with the glitter and impressibilities. Will have to try it.

Ink n' knit up said...

Your embossing technique is genious!! I am going to have to try it!

Lois said...

I'm not much of a glitter person, but with this card its a must to learn to use it more. Thanks.

Jan said...

Your card is so cool looking. I appreciate your giving such good directions to make one similar to yours.

Jan said...

Your card is so cool looking. I appreciate your giving such good directions to make one similar to yours.
Jan Hobbs

Char said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the glittery effect and the snow and it's just terrific. Thank you for giving us the tutorial for the card. Great artistry. I love the use of the reindeer.

Dee in N.H. said...

How pretty! Love the way you made the background! I haven't tried the tape but sounds like I should!

lakeslady said...

Lovely card Donna,I adore blue white and silver together, makes for a stunning Christmas card. Thanks for sharing

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous card for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

April said...

I love the beautiful, glittery background! Your card is so pretty! Great job!

MrsETaylor said...

Beautiful background. How it glitters is just like new fallen snow. Love it

Vidette said...

Your card is simply adorable. What a great way to use up glitter and mix glitter. Great card.

Demra Collingwood said...

Your car is really great, I have never done the glitter technique and am now empelled to do so, thanks for the wonderful card.

Anita Braddock said...

Your Card is so very Beautiful. I love how you did the background that was a cool thing to do. I have some of those dies. will have to try this. thanks for sharing your great work. thanks for the chance to win.
Anita
abbraddock@msn.com

Sharon Hannifin said...

Loved your sprinkle and the deer as the feature that POPED!

Lynne Platt said...

I love glitter and you have made a gorgeous card with my favorite color sparkle - snow. Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

I love that card! The glittered background is beautiful and it really gives me a great idea for other cards!

JJP said...

The embossed background is beautiful.

Simply Sandy said...

What a beautiful glittery background...love the colors you used.

NWFlamingo said...

So pretty and sparkly. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

nancynelson1667@optonline.net said...

Impressive background

cosie said...

Never used my impressabilities this way but will do so now. It's such a beautiful background for those winter scene cards.... Love it.

slbela59 said...

Really love your card! Thanks for the step by step!!

Nana Connie said...

Incredible card and even more fabulous tutorial! I, too, have quit using anything other than Tear-iffic Tape. Nothing else compares for quality, strength or price.

jeannette stecik said...

Your card is beautiful! Never enough sparkle. The instructions are explained so well. thank you

Bridget said...

What a great card. I really love the background. It is really pretty.

Carol N said...

Love that snow (oops, I mean glitter). What a great card!

Candy Meyers said...

I love the background. Great idea.
I am for sure going to try it.
Candy Meyers

purusty said...

loved the card but could not read the directions due to the red confusing colors background,I would love clearer directions

Shirley Pysher said...

Great background - absolutely
beautiful. I am certainly going to
give this a try!
Love the card.

Shirley

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the background



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HelenM said...

Never used the sticker paper but I love it!! I do love the impressabilities! Thanks for sharing!

HelenM said...

I have not used the sticker paper but I think I will now. I love the impreeabilities! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

I've done this technique with lace, but now I'll have to try it with impressionabilities! The snow and flakes look just like they'd crunch if you were to walk on them!

cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card, the wonderful direction and hints.