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Monday, December 31, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Sketch Challenge and Technique Tuesday

Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and I am wishing you a Happy New Year! First I want to show you a card that I made following the Sparkle N Sprinkle sketch for their challenge this month. I used the Bird & Blossoms digi stamp by Beccy Muir. I love these digi stamps and you can see more by clicking here. The flowers are stamps from the Blossoms 429 set. The saying is from the Just For You set 444. I did a little twist to the sketch by making the strip into a flap to open for the saying. I hope you will join the challenge for a chance to win a stamp set! I can't wait to see what you make!

snssc15 Card due 12-25

Now on to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Technique Tuesday!

I hope you are ready for another year of great crafting. I want to show you a technique that I came up with last week that I call stained foil. I wanted a shimmery looking wintry background and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it and will try it out.

Supplies needed:
  1. Super Adhesive Sheets
  2. foil
  3. Distress stains -- white, blue and pink
  4. paper towel or tissue to wipe stain
  5. white card stock
Peel off one side of the sticky paper and adhere card stock to it. Peel off the other side of the sticky paper and adhere the foil.

Take the white stain and rub it all over the foil piece.  Then take a tissue and rub it lightly over the white stain to spread it out into a thin layer.

I let this dry. It did not take long and then I ran the card through an embossing folder.  I added blue stain for the sky and spread it with a tissue again.

Next I added some more white and smoothed it out and then added some pink. You may want to add some more and pink to get the effect that you want. The white stain seems to help the colored stains to not smear off the foil.

Here is the end result.

Here is another one I did using different colors.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I hope you will try this technique on some of your winter cards. Have a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Snow Birds 3044-385E
  2. Vanilla Ice embossing powder EP265
  3. Cloud Nine velvet glitter GM2000
  4. Super Adhesive Sheets 99558


Brenda said...

Such an adorable little bird card with a fun "flap" for the message. Love the foil card - how gorgeous - looks like a fun technique too.

Anne Temple said...

Love how you colored the little bird and how fun to have a hidden message. Love your foil technique too.

Gita said...

Pretty challenge card. The foil technique looks fun.

Karin said...

Your take on the sketch is so clever! Wonderful cards! Happy New Year :)

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What super cards! Your sweet little bird card has me yearning for spring on this cold, snowy day!! And your snow scene technique is fabulous! I love the embossed trees and the little snowman and his feathered friends are darling!

Happy New Year, April!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Brenda said...

Love the foil technique! Your challenge card is so soft and pretty and those flowers just pop off the page

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