Sunday, November 1, 2015

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: New Challenge #11 - Sparkle, Sparkle, Everywhere

Happy November, everyone!

Did you have a Spooktacular Halloween Weekend?  Now that Halloween is over, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner.  Today I'm here with another 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Design Challenge.  This month we're featuring some really fun digi stamps by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The team at Sparkle N Sprinkle were super sweet and let us choose which image to feature.  Of course, I gravitated to their awesome Bubble Gum Machine digi stamp set!

Here are the challenge details:
  • Blog link: The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up 
  • Challenge dates: November 1-30, 2015
  • Optional theme: "Sparkle, Sparkle, Everywhere" - if you would like to participate in the optional theme for the month, create a holiday card that is filled with tons of sparkle and shine.  You can use glitter, sparkles, bling, anything shiny!  Also add "FT" after your name, so we can include it in the prize drawing.  This theme is optional.  You only need to follow the theme if you are interested in the $15 Gift Certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Store.
  • As always: All card submissions (with or without optional theme) will be eligible to earn a free paper each month and some extra digital goodies.
  • Guest Sponsor: Sparkle N Sprinkle (see info below).
  • Additional Sponsor: Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Prize Info: 
    • From Sparkle N Sprinkle: $15 gift certificate to one random winner chosen from those who participate in the optional theme.
    • From Décosse's Dynamite Doodles: 
      • Prize 1: one free digital paper to EVERYONE who links up a minimum of two cards. The theme for these cards is optional
      • Prize 2: a mini-set of six digital papers called Glitteratti Set 1 to a winner picked at random.
For some inspiration, here is the card I designed and details on how I made the card.

  • White card stock for card base: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
  • Bubble Gum Machine digital stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle
  • Glitterati patterned paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • White card stock for coloring
  • Copic Markers
  • Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Adhesive
  • Metallic Thread
  • Wink of Stella Marker
  • Glossy Accents
  • Enamel Accents in White
  • Print the Bubble Gum Machine digital stamp on some white copic-friendly card stock. Color in with Copic Markers. Accent the gumboils with Glossy Accents and Enamel Accents.  Cover the glass and base with wink of stella for additional SPARKLE!
  • Die cut two different sized scalloped rectangles from the the green and red glitteratti patterned paper; Die cut two different sized stitched rectangles from white card stock
  • Assemble the layers of the card according to the picture. 
  • Roll some metallic thread around your hand and glue the messy pile into the center of the card using glossy accents to hold in place
  • Using foam adhesive, attach the Bubble Gum Machine to the front of the card.
  • Here is a close-up of the gumballs:


As I mentioned above, this month's challenge is brought to you by our Guest Sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle. Here's some info about them:

  • Sparkle N Sprinkle is a small company with a big heart owned and operated by Margaret Myers. SNS specializes in hand-mixed embossing powders and glitters. Our quality, deeply etched rubber stamps are closely cropped on Cling Mount Cushion ready for your acrylic block. Produced in our local Shoppe in Ruskin, Florida, the stamps are already indexed on a laminated color storage sheet for your convenience. SNS sells a variety of other paper crafting tools and products, including a new line of digital stamps and many other exclusive products. 
  • Visit the Sparkle and Sprinkle team at the store or on their Sparkle N Sprinkle blog.

Our additional sponsor is Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Now it's your turn!  Create a holiday card and be sure to add it to the 12 Month of Christmas Link Up Challenge blog!  Look forward to seeing your amazing designs!

Happy Card Making!

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