Monday, September 30, 2013

Snow One Like You - 2 Sparkly Ways To Win!


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's October 1 Release,
my dear blogging friends, and my newest followers - Penny and "Fit Kitty",  - and my latest friends from Bloglovin and other Readers!

2 chances to win

the 1st with our "Snow One Like You" Release Contest
 and
the 2nd with the SNS monthly challenge!

As you discovered last month, Sparkle N Sprinkle has changed things up a bit. At the beginning of each month, one or two new affordably-priced sets will be featured on our Facebook Page, Blog, Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month, Designers' Blogs, and our Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog, where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking." (There are three winners each month, badges and awards too!)



But Today...
 Sparkle N Sprinkle is releasing a darling little "Snow One Like You" set created by artist Beccy Muir. Jazzy Jill is also releasing the new Technique Video kit for October which uses this sweet new set. Click here for details about the monthly Technique Video Club.

For a chance to win the Snow One Like You stamp set and an embossing powder and a glitterwe are kicking things off with our 2nd Mystery Designer Party!


At the same time we are releasing a pretty new Flourishes Set #516 by artist Rosiland Solomon, created by popular demand from our designers and customers (thank you for the suggestions).

How to Party with Us:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
Snow One knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winner will be announced on October 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Emmy van den Heuvel (Debuting Designer)
Mayra Duran-Hernandez (Debuting Designer)
Eret's Kaardimaania (Debuting Designer)
Donna Ellis (so happy you're here!)
Jill Jacobsen (October's Technique Video)

Here's a SPECIAL TREAT
A shared Reveal Day with artist Beccy Muir and her fabulous designers so you can gain even MORE wonderful ideas in using this sweet set! To see what Beccy's digi team has created using these images, please click here.

AND AND AND

This darling Snow One Like You Set#515 and the pretty Flourishes One set #516 are available available  at 20% off 
as part of our Snow One specials. 
Just use the code SNOWONE20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through October 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Wednesday and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).



Did you know Silver is very difficult to photograph? No matter what the light conditions, I could not capture the real colors. The card looks amazing in person!

The entire back panel is made using Pretty Silver Lightning EP which actually contains beautiful glitter. 



It's a detail EP, so you would not think that a single coat would cover white cardstock so completely, but it did.


The sentiment is embossed in the same EP, and is glittery as well, yet the pretty detail of the calligraphy in the letters is still clearly visible.



First I cut the pretty heart border from white cardstock, smooshed on the VersaMark, and dumped on the EP to heat set.

TIP
when using EPs that contain other ingredients, shake well before using and "dredge" the area being covered.

The effect really is quite exquisite.

The metallic layer which looks blue is actually a silvery lavender - the same color as the little snowman.

Every layer but the metallic cardstock has lots of glitter.

To achieve these looks, check out my complete directions here.

It was fun making this card!

Even the white background behind the woven ribbon is all glittery!

The Reflection (silver) Velvet Glitter 
and 
the Cloud Nine (white) Velvet Glitter 
are both shaded with
 Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance pad. 

TIP: 

All of the Velvet Glitters can be distressed and altered in color, yet retain their glittery sparkle. 

They also feel very soft, and won't come off the card once adhered. 

Where the silver and white velvet colors meet, is a narrow layer of glue topped with Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Diamond Dust Chunky Glitter.

The texture of the glitter in the Silver Lightning EP shows up best below, but the colors are much darker than the actual card:


Products Used:

SNS "Snow One Like You" stamp set #515
SNS "Flourishes One" stamp set #516
SNS Silver Lightning Detail EP with Glitter in it (EP262)(background with heart border)
SNS Starfire Ultrafine Glitter (G1017) (base white card)
SNS Silver Leaf Tinsel GT3004
SNS Diamond Dust Chunky Glitter G1116
SNS Copics: YR16, R35, B16, BV04, 0, R32, Y08, B63, E35
SNS 3/4" Tear-ific Tape (double sided)
SNS Super Adhesive Sheets SAS02

3/4” Light Silver Satin Ribbon (RRR)
SB S140 Petite Oval Small (2 largest)
SB S4-110 Classic Ovals Large (largest)
SB S4-356 Floral Ovals (largest)
SB S4-190 Labels 4
MS Loops Heart Punch Around the Page
SU Oval Punch
SU Oval Scallop Punch
Platinum Brilliance Pearlescent Ink
Lavender Brilliance Pearlescent Ink
Cardstock: White, Metallic Lavender

This card has been submitted to the following wonderful challenges:


  1. Crimbo Crackers - #51 Christmas Embossing (lots of Silver Embossing Powder) ends Oct 9
  2. Simon Says Monday's ChallengeSay It With Stamps - (a single word or a lot!) Sometimes a single word says it all - ends Oct 7
  3. Crafts4Eternity - #143 Anything Goes - ends Oct 4
  4. Cute Card Thursday - #288 Pretty Ribbons - ends Oct 3 (3/4" satin ribbon woven in card)
  5. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges - #98 Punches and Dies - (7 dies and punches) ends Oct 4, ann'd Oct 11
  6. Paper Pretties Challenge - #277 No Patterned Paper - (only contains white and silver blue CS) ends Oct 2.
  7. ChristmasCardChallenges - #44 Anything Goes Christmas -ends Oct 6
  8. Scribble and Scrap - #2 Anything Goes - ends Oct 11



Thanks, always, for stopping by.
Snowy Hugs,

68 comments:

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I am in love with this card !! Wow , I love every single thing you did Donna , I am very inspired by your beautiful creations !!

Hugs,
Mayra

E. Marie said...

Donna, I had to wear my sunglasses to look at all that sparkle!! Stunning card with so much detail. Love all the silver and how you wove the ribbon around it. Beautiful!

Berni Cuttino said...

Oh my, the details on this eye catching beauty is remarkable, so stunning and elegant, perfect for that special person for the holidays. Beautifully composed and lovin the woven ribbon, details, details are astonshing.
Hugs

Anita Braddock said...

wow how super Beautiful I love love the shimmer and the glitter. the colors are amazing and the added ribbon is perfect. thanks for sharing

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

was für eine wundervolle Karte. Ich liebe Schneemannmotive und bin von dem Glitzer total begeistert. Was für eine wundervolle Arbeit.

Ich würde sehr gern teilnehmen, meine Übersetzung ist leider nicht so gut, das ich alles verstehe, was ich tun müsste.

Da ich aber in letzter Zeit so viele wundervolle Gewinne bekommen habe, freue ich mich für den glücklichen, der dieses Set gewinnt.

Ganz liebe Grüße big Hugs Silvi

Shirley Chillman said...

Gorgeous sparkly snowman in fact everything is gorgeously sparkly Donna. Me thinks that's what Christmas is all about. Have to check this glitter out it looks amazing.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Donna. Such an adorable snowman and I LOVE all that sparkle, I bet it looks even more amazing in real life.
hugs Sue xx

Ab Fab Designs said...

Wow love it so much i love a bit of sparkle and bling ,and the snow man is soooooooo cute .
Thank you for sharing this will have a play
Hugs xxx

Eret said...

This is beyond stunning, Donna! Oh my goodness! How much sparkle! Love it! This little guy is adorable in his sparkling surrounding. Your card is so gorgeous!
This is not about the card but I love the wooden block behind your VersaMark pad. I'll steal your idea :) It would make much easier to apply ink on a larger surface. Thank you for this idea!
Hugs,
Eret

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Donna, so much fabulous sparkle and your little Snowman is adorable. I love the way you have woven the ribbon through the heart border - a truly stunning card.
Pauline
x

Shona Erlenborn said...

I guess you're making up for the last card you did without sparkle, right? This little guy is just precious. A stunning piece of art, Donna!

Jill Jacobsen said...

OMG!!! De you out did yourself with this one!! I love blue and silver together in winter cards and this is sooo fulll of those luscious colors....love all the wonderful sparkly details...and the added Diamond Dust is awesome!! Can't wait to see it in person because I know it sparkles beyond belief!! Thanks for sharing so many tips in your card making!

Olga said...

Glad I flund your site, it's full of gorgeousness LOL, love this card!

Fit Kitty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love all the sparkle and silver - it's spectacular! And thanks for the shout-out - that is so sweet of you!

Donna Maligno said...

De, you always manage to add your touch of soft elegance to your cards. I love those whole effect of this card!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna, your card is soooo sparkly, elegant and amazing. Love the silver tones and the ribbon threaded through the lacy edge. The snow person is a cutie and colored beautiful as always. You put so much love & care into each of your designs, they are a treat to see :) Have a wonderful sparkly day! Hugs, Shirleyx

Monica said...

Oh my Donna,
This card sparkles and shines in all it's glory. This snowman is adorable and what super colouring. Now you need to teach me how to colour, heehee.
I love the ribbon weaving here - it gives it such a soft and cuddly look like a cuddly toy. And all that glitter looks so happy just like the sentiment.
So sorry that I have not sent an email in a long while. You are such a dear heart to leave me the kindest comments which warm up my heart. I always have a smile when I see your name spring up.

Much love and gratitude for the cheer you spread, rather sparkle you spread :-)

SusanH said...

Wow! This is beautiful! And I also love the ribbon weaving - very nice creation!!

Sabrina said...

Wow! TYFS all the details of your card. Beautiful creation! I really like how you wove the ribbon in the border, too. TYFS and joining in with all the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #44. :)

Anonymous said...

Your use of the satin ribbon adds a surprising feel of snow to the scene. It's a lovely snowy scene. I hope someone sends me a beautiful card such as this.
Jan Hobbs
janhobbs@bryrus.net

Lexie said...

This really is so beautiful Donna! Love all the sparkle and wish I could see it in the flesh. Great attention to detail and just love that little snowman!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

angeleyes5278 said...

Omg, this is so gorgeous! Gotta go shopping now...thanks for all your inspiration...

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous! Super sparkly and so very pretty love it xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this looks great Donna, so beautiful done.
love the glitter effect.

greetings akrin

Kat W said...

Now that is seriously sparkly! So gorgeous and perfect for your sweet little snowman :-)
Big hugs, Kat x

Pamela Selinski said...

Stunning card. Love all the glitter.

Winterseve said...

Fantastic card! So intricate! I would love to make this card! The border and ribbon just finish it perfectly! Wonderful job!

Tigerberry said...

Looks like a lot of work and fun. I love all the glitter and the colors. Beautiful.

pam said...

wow fantastic Donna, love the snow man stamp and all that glitter.
pam

LINDA said...

Thank you so much for the detailed supply list. Love those cute faces. Thank you for a chance to win one of the stamp sets.

NanaConnie said...

Ah, the glitter queen is at it again. This is stunning, De! Fabulous coloring under all that sparkle and I love the lacy, fancy, frame you chose. How beautiful it is with the silver and blue combo. Love your ribbon treatment!

Brenda said...

Can't wait to see this in person - it's got so much texture and brilliance. (esp. for such an ugly card LOL) - you always say they're ugly, but they're always drop dead gorgeous!!!

carrie said...

Absolutely love your outstanding snowman card! Love all the details of layers, glitz, and the ribbon surrounding the card.

Debi said...

This card is fantastic! The sparkle achieved with that silver EP is marvelous. Love the new snowman set. Very cute. TFS another wonderful card.
Hugs,
Debi

creativearts said...

Love your glittery card! Cute snowman!

SusieQ62N said...

It looks amazing online!! If it looks even better in person, I will have to do my best to recreate it!! The snowman medallion is beautiful.

Pat said...

Love all that glitter and silver shine with snowman.

Linda said...

Wowser Donna this is incredible. I love the silver and blue and the tinsel glitter. Your beautiful snowman looks a little vintage to me which I love. All the different dies, glitters, textures.....my eyes are happy, happy, happy!

Anne Temple said...

Wow! I bet it's even more shimmery and sparkly in person. Love the two-toned oval framing the cute snowman.

Wanda Knott said...

WOW!!! what a beautiful card Donna I luv all the sparkle such an elegant card Thanks for sharing

karin said...

Donna,
What a lovely card you've made with the snow-one-like-you Stamps ! It's so beautiful !
Karin.

brenda trimmer said...

very nice! love the woven ribbon touch! Can i take my sunglasses off now?!

Cynthia Margaron said...

I love everything about this card. EVERYTHING!!!!

Gerlinde said...

What a wonderfully sparkly, happy card! You captured the sparkle beautifully in your photos! Absolutely gorgeous, Donna!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Donna!! That has to be the Cutest Sparkliest Snowman EVER!! 8-) Just makes me smile!! Love your Fabulous coloring lady! And OMGoodness I am loving all the fun Sparkle too! Just Fabulous! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Ema M said...

Absolutely breathtaking! :)

Charlene Mitchell said...

I'm not usually one for major glitter but this card is beyond stunning! I love every detail! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! wow!

Angela Westland said...

Great Techinques on your Snowman Card. Angela from Australia.

Donna said...

How special! I love the sparkle and your layout! Gorgeous color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie Miller said...

I'll bet this card looks amazing in person! You're absolutely the BEST when it comes to sparklin' and sprinklin'. I love the way you blend your powders and sprinkle in the little extras. The image is so cute! A work of art!

Candy C said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the silver and the die cuts. That little snowman is so adorable and you've done such a gorgeous job of coloring him. Just a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Sharon said...

Wow wow wow Donna this is stunning. So sparkly and gorgeous. Love the image and the ribbon round the edges is fabulous.
Hugs Sharon x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Donna, this is absolutely gorgeous I love all the sparkle the gorgeous snowman and the ribbon!! wonderful!
Kevin xx

Sue said...

THE CARD LOOKS AMAZING ONLINE! Wow, I never met a snowman I didn't love and this one is darling, as well as the other one in the set. All that glitter and silver is so you and turned out beautiful. Love your ribbon entwined in the heart border too. Just lovely.

Hugs
Sue

Olena said...

WOW! Beautiful card! Love it!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Holy Guacamole' Batman!!! I must put on my special polarized special protection sunglasses to view on the sparkle on this spectacular beauty least I injure my eyeballs....lol I love how it all sparkles. This image is so cute. I have a thing for snowmen. The snowman with the poinsettia has the cutest face ever! I melts my heart! Your card is just beautiful. Love every inch!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Stampsnob said...

I really love the look you created with the glitter This is a beautiful card...........Lis

soapHOUSEmama said...

WOW! beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Boy oh Boy would I be a glitter fairy making a sparkly card like this! I bet the shine is amazing!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Looks amazing De, so pretty with the silver glitter EP one I may just try....awesome finish. I have this wonderful set of snowmen and they are truely exquisite by Beccy...xxx

Planetsusie said...

Oh heavens Donna - this is simply superb! I just love the effect you have with that EP - I thought it was really special card stock. It all looks so frosty as if it has been in the freezer for a week! The little snowman is such a cutie as well! This really is amazing.

Love and hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Berni Cuttino said...

Hello Luv, passing by and stopping to say hello and praying for you, and hoping all is well. Sending hugs and smiles your way.
Blessings

Dawn said...

Hi Donna, your card is absolutely stunning! I love all the glitter, the ribbon woven through the beautiful heart border and the adorable snowman! I would never have thought to create a background with embossing powder - it is brilliant - you can make whatever colour you please and it looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Dawn

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

woooow I really love all the embossing you have done. The glitter is exquisite! Awesome image.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o) http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/09/400-followers-giveaway.html

Shirley said...

Glitter gorgeous!!! Love the details too!

ShersL84bed said...

Fabulous card Donna. I love all the photos you take of your cards, really helps in seeing the details. I also like that you made a handle to that stamp pad, what a smart idea!

Smiles SHer

Dr Sonia S V said...

Donna this is a stunner and I am so glad I was able to follow your blog using the tricks you posted about!!

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