BOO!And welcome to my page on the Hop! Hopefully you've arrived here from Shona's Blog and have been enjoying everyone's great fall designs! If not, you may want to hop back to the SNS Home Blog to start at the beginning and get all the details about how to qualify for our great prizes too! Don't forget you can click on any of the bold, colored words for links to the other blogs or for further information
For my first card, I used one of our newest Halloween stamp designs....and a definite favorite amongst the designers! I have a feeling you have already (or will be) seeing more than one design using Celeste the Good Witch. Not only is it a a new favorite among the staff; it's a beautiful stamp that is now available in both a cling mount rubber stamp or as a digital stamp if you prefer that type (or like instant gratification lol!)
I chose to work with Celeste from a digital stamp this time and printed her out around 3".
If you're familiar with digital images, you might want to skip this paragraph. If you've never worked with digitals before, don't be scared off by them. This image is actually my first project using a digital image and I can assure you that it's quite easy. In a nutshell, you'll take the digital image(s) that are sent to you after you make a purchase and save them to your computer (create a file on your computer to store all your "digis" - as they're affectionately called). When you're ready to use the image - copy & paste the image into a Word Document or pdf file if you prefer. Adjust the size or make any other edits you'd like just as you would any other image in Word. Then print it off on your printer using the same paper you'd normally use for the type marker (or other coloring medium) you intend to you. Be sure to let the ink dry thoroughly or heat set it if you'd like to use it right away. If you're unsure, you can always test your paper & markers with a test image to make sure the print ink doesn't smear. If the printer ink does smudge; see if you can try a different printer - most inks are compatible if left to dry thoroughly or are heat set. Then just color & cut out by hand or better yet use one of the many great Spellbinder dies. Finish by decorating/embellishing like usual! (Digital images really come to life by adding glitter, flocking, or even embossing powder!) It's really quite simple to work with digitals, but if you ever have any trouble; let us know - the staff & designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle are always happy to help!
Now, a little more about the card..... I had spent a lot of time coloring Celeste, so I wanted her to really be the main focus of this card. Using a Step Card; she stands out front and center. A touch of Sparkling Snow glitter on her outfit and in the starry sky gives all her beautiful colors even more "pop". The sparkly Royal Purple embossing powder frames & accents her perfectly. And the Magical Day saying is the perfect complement to the the beautiful Celeste. To coordinate the rest of the card, touches of sparkling snow glitter were added randomly to the moons & stars in the designer paper and also around the saying piece. Full instructions for this card can be found here.
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My second design today is just pure FUN! Perfect for kids of all ages - it's sparkling & colorful design will make anyone's Halloween extra fun. Hocus Pocus which comes from the Wanda Witch Halloween set is colored with Copic markers and embossed with Midnight Madness embossing powder. The saying is cut out with what is actually the center portion of a Spellbinder Polka Dot Frame. That's the part you'd normally remove so you'd only have an outer frame left. But you know I love versatility and the size & shape was just perfect for this! A little black baker's twine was added as an accent behind the saying.
|Look at All The Sparkle when you move it!|
And for some final Halloween fun, I added the spooky eyes looking out all over the card. Oh my, I just love the fun element they add to the whole look! Full instructions for this card can be found in the SNS Art Gallery here.
I hope you've enjoyed yourself on my stop of today's hop and would love to hear what you thought of these projects. Plus, Don't forget that commenting on every stop also qualifies you for the prizes!! So leave a little comment and then hop on over to April's Blog - the next stop for the Fall Frolic! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I always appreciate your visits and hope you'll stop back!
Until next time,