Monday, October 3, 2011

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day blog Hop. If you arrived here from Barbara’s blog then you are in the right place. If not, and you'd like to become eligible for the Grand Prize and three other mystery prizes, please begin on the SNS Home Blog

I am here in Florida with my very old dog, Savannah Jane. She is a Chesapeake Bay retriever and will be 14 next month. Her favorite pastime is looking for jelly beans in the evening. It is about the only time she is awake these days! To honor World Animal Day, I chose several animals for this blog hop.
 
For the first card I used Leo the Lion stamp. I stamped him with Archival Ink in Sepia on white cardstock. I then used watercolor pencils (Goldenrod for his body). I then used Dimensional Glue and covered the glue with Buff Flocking. It is important to lightly press the flocking into the glue. After waiting a few minutes brush a small amount of Brushable Glue on his tongue and gently pour Fire Engine Glitter. Try to keep the glitter from getting on the Buff Flocking. I loved this paw prints ribbon and wrapped it around the cardstock. I then took another small piece and tied a small know into it and attached it with a glue dot. Once the glue is set, apply ½” double-sided Tear-ific tape to the back and attached it to Stardream Antique Gold cardstock and then attach to the Stardream Bronze cardstock.



 


For the second card I used Ginger the Giraffe stamp on white cardstock. I stamped her with VersaMark ink and liberally poured Stickum powder over the image. Then I used a heat gun to set the Stickum Powder. As soon as the Stickum Powder becomes shiny I poured Autumn Sparkle Sparkle N Soft. For the background paper I used a napkin and Brushable glue. I brushed the glue on cardstock and placed the napkin over the glue. Once the glue was set, I used deckled-edged scissors to give the card stock an aged or torn look. Then I used ½” double-sided Tear-ific tape and attached Ginger to Stardream Antique Gold cardstock and then the napkin background to Stardream Bronze. The giraffe ribbon was tied into a loose knot and attached with a glue dot.
For the third card I used the Zebra stamp. I used the same technique as Ginger except I used Night Sky Sparkle N Soft to cover the zebra. I used ½” double-sided Tear-ific tape to attach the zebra to black cardstock and then used pop-dots to attach it to the silver mirrored cardstock. I wrapped the zebra striped ribbon around the back and then used the Tear-ific tape to attach it to black cardstock.

NOTE: It is very important to make sure the VersaMark pad is very juicy in order for the Stickum Powder to hold the Sparkle N Soft.

Please leave a comment on my blog to become eligible for two Grand prizes. Now head over to Judy’s blog to see what she has in store for you. Thanks for visiting and be kind to an animal today!


Here is the order for all the blog stops:

Dawn Thomas (you are here!)
Karalee Ingram (October’s Guest Designer)
 

39 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

It's a jungle out there! Love what you have done with these images, and creating backgrounds and flavors of animal life in Africa! Beautiful cards. Thank you for making them, Dawn!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Dawn, I felt like I was on safari! Great animal cards. Those animals all look terrific in their flocked coats. Love them all.
Cheesy

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your napkin technique Dawn. Great cards - all three of them.

Karin said...

Your cards make me want to go to the zoo and view these animals in person! I love all the embossing and creativity in each one :)

Linda L said...

Dawn, WOW thought I was at Busch Gardens on the train for a minute. Wonderful cards, the flocking on the lion is great, the giraffe is awesome and the zebra is well put together.

Anonymous said...

So cute!!! The flocking on the animals just makes you want to reach out and touch them.....
Brenda

NWFlamingo said...

More journeys to Africa, love it! I especially like your Ginger the giraffe card. I have a drawer full of napkins I should revisit. Thanks for the inspiration.

pjw said...

Love all the exotic paper background for the giraffe! Way too cute!

Janet said...

Like the simplicity of the lion card with dimension. The napkin background is just perfect for the giraffe.

April said...

Dawn, your cards are great! I love the tongue sticking out on the lion. I have him and haven't used him yet.

April said...

Dawn, your cards are great! I love the tongue sticking out on the lion. I have him and haven't used him yet.

Sharon from FL said...

The backgrounds that you used really makes these cards and sets them apart.

Anita Braddock said...

love your Cards you have done a beautiful job. it looks like you are in the jungle. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful cards and thanks so much for the tips on the flock. I also really like how you used the napkins, that is so cool!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful cards and thanks so much for the tips on the flock. I also really like how you used the napkins, that is so cool!

Amanda R said...

These are so great but I feel like I should send your poor doggie some treats!

Gerlinde said...

Great cards! Love the flocking on all of them! And the napkins! What a great idea!

Mary said...

Love the flocking -- the added dimension really makes these cards special.

Pat K said...

Your wild animal cards, are wild!
Great work!

Lynette said...

Great cards!! Love the animal prints.

Kathy Vogel said...

All three of your cards are absolutely fabulous. I can't pick a favorite. Your tips are great. I really like the paw print, giraffe, & zebra ribbon. I would love to get some too. Do yo recall where you got them?

AileenFreeman said...

I loved the use of the napkin as a background on the Leo card. Thanks for the technique hints.

Barbara Bruder said...

Dawn,your cards are so nice, I love all of the African animals and yours are great!!! Love your napkin background on the giraffe card. Love your choices for the critters theme.

Julie Z said...

Really like your Sparkle N Soft critters. Wish I could touch all that fuzzy goodness!(BTW, Great tip to use a really well inked Versamark with the Stickum powder.) Your napkin background is really neat too!

judys said...

The ribbons to match are the perfect finishing touch to these wonderful cards!

Booknplays said...

Ok, you have sold me on Sparkle and Soft, Need to get some! Love all three cards. I feel like I have been on safari after viewing them. Thay are all beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I like that you matched ribbon with animal. Very nice.
Pat

Anonymous said...

Dawn, all your cards are neat. I especially like the flocking on Leo. Most appropriate!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Jan Hobbs
janhobbs@bryrus.net

StampNK said...

First of all, I love that this blog hop is all about being kind to animals because I am an animal lover BIG TIME! Your cards are just wonderful and I love all the different techniques you've used. I can imagine they are even better in person...with the flocking and sparkle!

Frann said...

3 gorgeous cards! I love your different textures and the napkin background. Beautiful work.

Jann said...

Looks like my next purchase is anumal print tape/ribbon. The way you used them in both relly does the card justice and is just that pop for a small add-on.

happy said...

I like the quilt background look with the giraffe stamp.

creativearts said...

Love all of your jungle cards,Dawn.

Julie said...

I'm always inspired with animal prints. Julie T

Julie said...

Animal cards are always a favorite and giraffe's are mine. Love your background
Julie T

NanaConnie said...

Dawn, I already have both the lion and the giraffe -- guess it's time for the zebra. Great cards. Love the flocking you did.

chipielolo said...

Oh my! Those ribbons you use to pair with the animals skin are darling! Such a good idea!

E. Marie said...

Sorry I am late getting to your cards. Absolutely stunning. Love how you used the napkin background.

Lana said...

Fabulous furry creations Dawn. I'm now a follower too xx