Monday, March 31

SPARKLE 'n SPRINKLE april release party

hello scrappy friends!

and welcome to SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's april 1st reveal.

this month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced. until april 3rd, the sets will be available with 20% off their regular price.
the april showers stamp set is available on cling mounted rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in jazzy jill's technique video for the month.

here is a bit of inspiration from me:

i used the lovely april showers #555P7 stamp set to create my card.

here are some close ups:

to create the 3d effect on my card, i stamped the image twice on white cardstock. the base one i coloured with copic ciao markers and SNS jasper blue microfine velvet glitter [GM2012] for the rain drops.

then i fussy cut the cute umbrellas and colour them with SNS jasper blue microfine velvet glitter [GM2012] and SNS peruvian lily velvet glitter [GM2014]. i removed the excessive glitter and adhered them with 3d foam squares to my card.

i used different SPELLBINDERS dies to create the layers on my card. i used white cardstock, pattern paper and my own tailor made glitter paper.

i adhered 2 1/2″ double sided “tear-ific tape” to a sheet of white cardstock and die cut the smaller frame with SPELLBINDERS "timeless rectangles" die. then i removed the protective layer and covered it with SNS peruvian lily velvet glitter [GM2014].

i stamped my sentiments on white cardstock and fussy cut the banner shapes by hand. then i dipped their edges in VERSAMARK ink and heat embossed them with SNS antiquities embossing powder [EP266].

here is a list with all SNS products i used on my project:

and here are all the new stamp sets released this month -

*NEW* also available as digital image HERE

april showers #555P7
*NEW* also available as digital image HERE

*NEW* also available as digital image HERE

ellie the elephant #553P7

crackle background #609P5

if you followed the right path, you came here from mayra hernandez' blog and your next step is belinda shupe's blog.

here is the complete list of the participating blogs, in case you get lost on the way:
anne temple
anita scroggins
steff munnings - new designer!
donna ellis
shona erlenborn
eret pank
mayra hernandez
emmy van den heuvel --> ME!!!
belinda shupe
marie berquist
april williams
jazzy jill

on april 3rd five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed above. each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

the new SNS creative challenge also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. this month, if you use a SPARKLE N SPRINKLE image in your challenge project, not only will you become a featured artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 ultra fine glitters and/or embossing powders.

the winners of the blog hop will be announced on april 3rd on facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Emmy! Thank you for a wonderful card design! WOW! LOVE all those layers and dimension, and the great way of enhancing the frame with the sentiments. Your colors are perfect for cloudy days, too. Beautiful sparkles everywhere - thank you for a wonderful design (grabbed your photos) and great write-up. hugs, de

Mayras Designs said...

Beautiful card !! Gorgeous layers and design !!


Anne Temple said...

Beautiful. Love all the layers and the glittery umbrellas.

April said...

Such a lovely card! I love the beautiful layers and sparkle!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fantastic glittery sparkle all round! Love all the dimension you've created with your layers of dies. The popped up umbrellas are awesome.

Jean Bullock said...

I am in layer heaven. Wonderful card. I love the color scheme and the wonderful glitter. Awesome job.

Gina H said...

I love all of the layers, especially the glittery ones! The popped up umbrellas really make it stand out. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love the sparkle on the frame around the design. the umbrellas look like they are wet. Great job.

Embellishments said...

I LOVE that glitter, so pretty! So many lovely layers and die cuts.. Beautiful :-)
hugs, Steff

Eret said...

Emmy, your card is wonderful. Love your sparkling umbrellas and all these beautiful layers. Really stunning card!

Paula said...

Love this card, and especially the Peruvian glitter. I must have some and we are going to SNS today, so you know it will be going home with me.

TracyM #6773 said...


GORGEOUS card - LOVE the dimension of your stamping (great idea to fussy cut the umbrellas), LOVE your delightful die cut layers, LOVE the colour combo, LOVE the sparkle, especially the Velvet Glitter - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!

THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful and sparkly inspiration :)

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I love this new stamp and sentiments. I really like how you have glittered and popped the umbrellas.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous! Love all your layers and how you popped up the glittery umbrellas! I just love glitter - this card rocks!

Winterseve said...

Your card is so elegant! I love the layout and dimension. The colors you used also appeal to me. Fantastic featuring of the new set!

Joy said...

Great colors and your raindrops rock! Good work.

Anonymous said...

Great layering and gorgeous colors!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Emmy. Love your choice of colours.

Pat said...

Great card; like the use of velvet glitter.

Anonymous said...

Great card! Love the layers, it adds so much depth and texture to the card. Wow!

santalady said...

this is so intrique (sp?) or at least it looks that way. very nice job.

happy said...

Layering it was a good idea-it makes me want to go for a splash walk.

Unknown said...

Emmy, your lovely work filled my with ideas ... thank you!!! Cute idea for the 3D effect, and all those layers!! If you read these comments, I would love to hear from you to find out what paper you stamped on, it really adds a punnch.

Debbie said...

love how the glitter adds so much dimension
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Unknown said...

Luv your color choice beautiful card all sparkly

AuntDi said...

Love the layers and the colors. This card is fun with a touch of elegance. Love the sparkle.

gobarb26 said...

Great card! I love all of the cutouts and glitter, etc.

Ramona said...

Love the colors you chose for your card. Not the usual and really like the umbrella kids stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

A very beautiful card. I love how you added dimension by cutting out the umbrella tops and using them with pop ups.

its4b said...

I am loving how each blogger highlighted a different element in the stamp. As a new beginning stamper, I'm finding great ideas. Thanks!

Diana said...

An awesome job you did! Love all the extras you did!

Janis said...

Such a pretty, glittery card. Love the blue raindrops!!
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