Sunday, October 17, 2010

SNS Birthday Blog Hop!



The more visitors we have, the more prizes will be awarded, so tell your friends! To become eligible for a prize just leave a comment at each designer's blog about her card AND who you think has the Hidden Birthday Prizes. If you've only just arrived, please check the GAMES page at the SNS website, or the link above. Feel free to return to the SNS Home Blog if there is another comment you'd like to leave there. In the meantime, we hope you have enjoyed the hop and obtained some great technique ideas in the process.





My Fall Inspiration is a bit different over traditional Autumn Ideas. We live in Central West Florida. The colors are taken from an indigenous tree called the"Turkey Oak".  The vibrant colors only last a brief 3 or 4 days. Displaying a single stamp from the SNS "Frames and Borders Set #219" and two colors embossing powders, this project portrays a unique grasp on Autumn - the metallics reminiscent of icy-sparkly frost on the pumpkin, with golden leaves still waxy and dazzling in the Florida sunshine.
To show how much embossing powders can change the appearance of cardstock -- all the embossed images are stamped on the same color cardstock! What a difference the EP colors make! Cordial Red EP is very clear. Spiced Cider, one of the newest Essentials colors, creates the metallic look blended with glitter. Unfortunately, glitters and EPs don't show up well in photographs, but are amazing in person.


On a more traditional note, SNS Designer Barbara Bruder sent a surprise package containing blank die cuts just itching to be colored and used! One was a large pumpkin. I painted the pumpkin with regular acrylic paint, shaded with Createx translucent paint, and chalked in a reddish orange. Frosted with glitter, it appears to have frost on the pumpkin. 

The entire background has been coated in Black Ice Glitter. The vine and stalk have been coated with 3 colors of EP. The coats are thicker on the stalk to create dimension. VersaVine Onyx Black stamped "Wish" from our Fairy Dust set.

So... who do you think has the hidden birthday prize(s) on her blog? I'm interested in seeing what you say in the comments below. :-D The names of our winners will be placed on the SNS Home Blog October 20.

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck! 


Sparkle N Sprinkle images:

Flowers in the Square 0470-219V
Mirror Gold Cardstock 99570
Cordial Red Embossing Powder EP352
Spiced Cider Embossing Powder EP407
Brushable Glue #540
Dimensional Adhesive Dots
Cardstock: Red, Yellow Gold, Ivory, Gold Mirror
1/4” Tear-ific Tape SAT01
Grand Calibur
Spellbinders Standard Circle Sm S4 116
Spellbinders Petite Scallop Circle S4 117
Spellbinders In Spades Pendants S4 208
Corner punch
Scissors
Plain Tape

NOTES:
a) embossing powders can change the appearance of cardstock -- all the embossed images are stamped on the same color cardstock.

b) the base of this A8 card is actually the yellow gold CS (the background was for photographing)

1. With Yellow Gold CS, create A8 size card base. Corner punch red panel and adhere to card base. Set aside.

2. With VersaMark Ink, Stamp image twice on Ivory CS. Emboss one image with Cordial Red EP, and the other with Spiced Cider EP. Fussy cut image in manner pleasing for layering. Slip the two outer frames together to form an interlocking effect. Tape backs together so they don’t slip apart.

3. Cut dies for layering, adhering some with Tear-ific Tape, and others with Dimensionals, depending on the look you wish to achieve. Cut some of the dies in half, and piece together from the back side with plain tape.

4. When layers have been constructed to your liking, adhere to card base on the red panel. 


Pumpkin card:

Stamp Credits Sparkle N Sprinkle:
Wish 3131-394AA

Other Supplies:
Bullfrog EP404 
Bronze Rose EP335 
Butterscotch EP115 
Orange Crush Glitter G1092 
Black Ice Glitter G1020 
Brushable Glue 540 
VersaMark Ink 99702
VersaMarker 99561
1/4” Tear-ific Tape SAT01
cardstock (orange, black)
die cuts
optional border punch
heat tool
black ribbon


1. Paint die cuts (pumpkin, vine) with paints, inks, pencils or chalks. Apply a thick layer of VersaMark Ink (either with refill or VersaMarker on pumpkin stalk and vine. Sprinkle with the 3 colors of EP, as desired. Thicker application gives added texture and depth. Set vine aside.

2. With Brushable Glue, lightly “paint” a shaded area at the top of the pumpkin to resemble due or frost and sprinkle on Orange Crush Glitter.

3. Paint black background entirely with an even coat of Brushable Glue. Adhere pumpkin and sprinkle Black Ice glitter on the rest of the black cardstock. Allow 15 minutes to dry. Border punch if desired.

4. Adhere glitter black panel to an orange piece of cardstock. Attach embossed vine. Tape on the black bow.


33 comments:

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Boy when you do stamp you really go all out!! Love all the beautiful intricate layers!! The Cordial Red and Spiced Cider embossing powders are wonderful colors.

lakeslady said...

Georgeous cards Donna, lots of work in the first one and I love the brilliant colors of the second one.

I guess the hidden prize is at your house LOL

Jean W said...

The first card has an interesting mix of layers and "textures". Your pumpkin has great color for showing the "roundness". Great job, thanks for sharing. Think you have the prizes in your basket!

Jean W said...

The first card has a very interesting layering and texture effect. And your pumpkin is great, the coloring makes it feel "round". Thanks for sharing. Think you have the prizes in your basket.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards, Donna! I believe the prizes are in your basket!

Barbara said...

Donna, Both cards ae very pretty. I really love the first card. That stamp is so versatile. And the pumpkin looks fabulous.

Ciao Bella! said...

Wow, wow and Wow! Layering and color selection on first card is intricate and mind-boggling. The sharpness and incredible use of background on second card makes an eye-popping statement.

Sandy said...

Stunning cards. And what great colors - - its a real fall festival. You sure put a whole lot of work into these. Can't say which one I like best!

Ciao Bella! said...

De, your first card has got me totally fascinated! Look at all those layers! And the second card has such incredible drama with just the right touch of softness in the borders. Just lovely!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Donna! Love the colors and wonderful embossing. Both cards are just fabulous!

Teressa Thompson said...

I love those layers but your pumpkin glows! Wow!

I'm putting all my eggs into one basket - Donna's got the birthday prizes!

carrie said...

Both your cards are fantastic! It is amazing to think you used one color card stock with different embossing colors on your first card. I love all the layers. Love the vibrant colors on you pumpkin card. I think the prize is in Jill's basket.

Far North said...

Wow o wow all those layers, textures and colors in both the medallon and the pumpkin are Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
And if you have the prizes in your basket, I hope you share that too!

Far North said...

Wow-0-wow! LOVE all the texture, color and layers of the medallion and the pumpkin...Fabulous! Thanks for sharing...and I hope if you have the prizes in your basket yo share that too!

Jan said...

I was pleased to see your first card, as I've had that stamp set for a while and seldom see any examples of its use. I like your ideas. I think you have the birthday prize.
Jan

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! That black ice glitter looks amazing with the contrast of the pumpkin. And I love all the beautiful, elegant layers of your first card!

Connie C said...

De, What a wonderful use of that stamp set for card 1 ! I keep going back and looking at it again and again. Lots of detail and your color choices are magnificent. I think Joan Petty has the prizes in her basket. :-)

Connie C said...

De, I hope this doesn't post twice but I don't see my previous try at posting a comment. Especially love the first card, and all the detail. Great choice of colors.

Kathy Vogel said...

I think the prize is in your basket, Donna.
I particularly enjoyed your pumpkin card. What you did with the pumpkin sure stands out on the black background.

Brenda said...

De - what a gorgeous card!!! You do such beautiful work - love the colors too!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

How beautiful! I just love the textures and the colors too! TFS
I'm still believing that the prize is at Joan's blog....

guinslerb said...

what a wonderful pumpkin card!

guinslerb said...

what a wonderful pumpkin card - happy fall and happy birthday S N S

Kathy A said...

Your card was so detailed. It is beautiful. I think you have the prize.

judys said...

Thank you for example of the different colors on the same cardstock, its hard to believe that it changes so much. The pumpkin looks like it's going to fall off the card, it's so real looking. I think the prizes are in the SNS blog.

JAZ said...

Wow! Talk about detail - That first card is amazing! Such great colors too. Love, love the pumpkin card as well. You're shading on the pumpkin is great & I LOVE the black sparkle background to make it really POP. Just beautiful cards De!

Bridget C said...

Love the pumpkin card! I think that Barbara has the prize.

Mere Deaux said...

Both cards are wonderful. The first one has sooo many layers. I could just sit and wonder at it. Very very pretty!

Kathy Vogel said...

I really like your pumpkin card. The pumpkin really stands out on the black ice glitter background. I think the prize is in your basket, Donna.

Shona said...

I thought you said you had no time to create!! - that's one beautiful card Donna - love it!

NWFlamingo said...

Very pretty stuff! I think Julie is "IT".

sunnysideup said...

Wow lovely card!Love the black glitter and the pumpkin.
hugs
doreen
(just pop over from Aphra's blog)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh wow, look at all those beautiful layers!

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