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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's May 1st Reveal

 Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 May 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of releasing new stamp sets, all the Designers have been creating projects with Dreamweaver stencils, using various techniques and products.

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long, as well as the Designers' blogs (you can click on the Designers' names to go directly to their blogs) to see different techniques used with the stencils.   Each Designer always posts 2 different projects to the SNS Blog and 4 different projects to their personal blogs each month.   
Some of the techniques you see throughout the month is dry embossing with your stencil; double glitter technique; combining embossing pastes with glitter, embossing powders, flock, and/or guilded flakes; using the embossing paste as a resist; double embossing paste technique and lots of other fun ideas.

 All Dreamweaver stencils, soap, and embossing pastes are 20% off until May 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  
Large Feather is the stencil featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

On May 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The winner will be able to choose $55 worth of any products listed under the Stencils and Templates category, plus mica powders (Pearl Ex) and of course, glitters, embossing powders, flock, and sticker paper or adhesive sheets.

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.  

We are pleased to have Diane and Ashley, two of our 2015 Guest Designers,  joining us again this month. They will be our Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

I just loved this month's reveal!!!  Stenciling, embossing paste, gesso and glitter are my favorite things to use!!  To start my card I covered a piece of cardstock with gesso and let dry this will be used to create the background paper. For my card I chose the Twisted Easel Card, you will need to cut your cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11". Score the front of the card in half to create a triangle, then decorate as you wish. You can find a tutorial on how to make a Twisted Easel Card here.

Once the gesso was dry I randomly covered it with gelatos.  The piece was lightly sprayed with water and blended together to create the background for my card.  I laid the Three Hibiscus Stencil on top of the background paper and started wiping different areas of the stencil to remove the color. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this)

Here you can see how the baby wipe removes the color and creates a beautiful look!

Next I placed a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-fic Tape on top of white cardstock, removed the protective backing.  You will need to rub Coconut Soap on the back of your stencil so that it will come off easily.  The stencil used to create this beautiful butterfly is Dreamweaver Heliconia Butterfly.  Place the stencil on top of the tape and I glittered and flocked using Autumn Sparkle SS, Periwinkle, Night Sky SS, you will need to work slowly and try not to mix the glitters.  I removed the stencil and covered the entire piece with Lavender Iris.  Next you will need to fussy cut the butterfly out.

The same procedure was used for the 2nd butterfly with different glitter.  The glitter used on the 2nd butterfly are Rapture Blue, Spirited Green, Golden Rod and Princess Anna Fuchia.

To create the center panel, I placed a piece of Fabric Adhesive Sheet on top of a piece of white cardstock, removed the backing from the top of the sheet.  Using the same Three Hibiscus stencil and rubbing the back with the Coconut Soap lay the stencil on top of the adhesive sheet.  Using Princess Anna Fichia, Green Nugget and Golden Rod glitter, I covered the stencil slowly and very careful. Here is a tutorial on how to apply glitter to  a stencil.  Once the stencil area was covered I removed the stencil and covered the entire piece with Sparkling Snow.  Oh how pretty and sparkly it was!!!!

To create my bottom panel I used the same technique and covered the piece with gelatos misted with water and blended them together.  Once dry I laid the Mini Quatrefoil Stencil on top and used a baby wipe to wipe away the color.  The stencil was then laid back on top and randomly covered with embossing paste.  While the paste was still wet I lightly dusted with Sparkling Snow glitter.

This card turned out so beautiful, I was so happy with the end results!!!  

Side view of my card the sentiment was stamped with black ink and layered.  A small strip of ribbon was placed on the bottom and the sentiment placed on top.

Here is a sneak peek of projects to come using Dreamweaver stencils, hope you will stop back by to see the reveal and all the details!!

We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Last month Diane was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

Next stop on your blog hop is Diane,  good luck to all!!

Thanks so much for stopping by have fun, see you soon!!


  1. This is an awesome project Belinda. The fold - the different techniques and your butterflies and doily. You really went all out. I love all the bright sparkle!

  2. A great use of soft and bright colors! Can't wait to try the Twisted Easel Card! Wonderfully done!

  3. love the stencil you choose and the color combinations, truly delightful to look at. Hope the lucky person who receives this card is very appreciative!

  4. Wow, Belinda your card is amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous. I love your technique with the gelatos and the stencil and your stunning glittered panel.

  5. This is a stunning project! I love your twist fold - need to try that out! It is so beautiful - and I just happened to pick myself up some Gelatos this weekend, so now I need to try this technique!

  6. This card is gorgeous! I love love love the hibiscus stencil! Gelatos are such an awesome medium to create with!

  7. Wow, this is positively gorgeous! Using baby wipes, other than for cleaning off stamps, is something I have not done, thank you for sharing. The softness you created by using the wipes is a wonderful contrast from the sparkling glitter!

  8. This card is beautiful! I love the colors (of course purple is my favorite color). I have never heard of many of the techniques you used and will be back to check out the tutorials you linked to.

  9. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING card Belinda!!!
    LOVE your FANCY folds, LOVE your butterflies, LOVE your backgrounds and ADORE your GORGEOUS SPARKLING hibiscus panel - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    SO MUCH for me to try, from the FABULOUS folds to the Tear-ific Tape, Embossing Paste and coconut soap too => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  10. oh how beautiful. You did a wonderful job in creating a masterpiece

  11. I love all that glitter. The butterfly looks like he is actually flying away.

  12. WOW! WOW! WOW! LOVE this creation! All the beautiful glitter, those amazing butterflies and the over all design ... AWESOME! Thanks for inspiration and a fun hop!

  13. What a great card! Love your use of glitters, especially the flowers on the top layer and the butterfly.

  14. Your card is beautiful! I love all the wonderful techniques you did on this! Great job. I love the fold too!

  15. Awesome card and techniques.... I love the vibrant colors

  16. Using the same stencil for the muted colors in the background and the bold glittery colors of your focal was very clever. Love the twisted easel. It all made a beautiful card!

  17. the butterflies are amazing - especially the pastel one. Love the design of the card.
    Beautiful project.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. What a gorgeous sparkly card! Thank you so much for showing how you made this! I like this style of easel card as well! Your center panel is stunning! I have just started using stencils - thank you for the inspiration!

  19. I love anything with butterflies...gorgeous card

  20. Love these ideas, Belinda, and what incredible techniques they are when all put together like that! Beautiful easel card - thanks so much for the inspiration! hugs, de

  21. Gorgeous card, colors and design!

  22. So many wonderful techniques- your project was just Wonderful!

  23. WOW! This is awesome and you combined so many techniques. Love everything about your card!

  24. Thanks for the great details about your technique. The card is wonderful. I love the interesting fold you used. The colors are amazing. Well done.

  25. Gorgeous! I love all the different steps and techniques you used to create this amazing card. It really did come out beautiful and sparkly!

  26. So many techniques, unique and very beautiful. A must try.

  27. Beautiful way to combine multiple techniques. Love the hibiscus and the argyle background!

  28. Beautiful Easel Card! Belinda, you have be wanting to try the techniques... I love seeing what the design team comes up with each month! You all inspire me... Hugs, Jan

    Margaret has encouraged me to join in on the Blogging thing. Learning.... any advice, comment or help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are very "special" to me...Belinda