Hello friends! Back with you today to share a card I’ve made using the January release stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Early Spring Nest!
I had so much fun playing with this pretty Spring image and playing with some new embossing powders on this one!
To get the background, I’ve taken a piece of watercolor paper and sprinkled it with some Nuvo Blue Blitz Shimmer Powder and spritzed it with water to also move it around the paper until I got the look I was wanting for it. I set it aside to work on the rest of my card until it was COMPLETELY dry. After it dried, I took my Static Free Bag to rub over the area and prep for heat embossing. I stamped the Crackle Background stamp (Really love the versatility of this image!) with VersaMark and heat set the image with the SNS Robin’s Egg embossing powder. (Sounded like the perfect product to use for my card!) I also used my corner chomper to round the corners on this panel.
For the scallop layer behind this panel as well as the layer behind the sentiment, I took my VersaMark ink pad and smeared on a layer around the edges and heat embossed them with the SNS Coffee embossing powder. I also used this for the sentiment as well as the nest image, so this also works for a nice detailed embossing powder! I made the fishtail banner layer before I did the embossing with my Tim Holtz 5″ scissors. I took some craft foam and attached the front base panel to the embossed scalloped layer which was mounted onto a white A2 sized top folding card base.
Here’s a closer look at the stamped Crackle background with the Robin’s Egg heat embossing over the watercolor background. I just love the shimmer it has in it! You can also see the Coffee heat embossed layers. I love the pretty Copper sheen it has as well as the dark brown flecks in it! You can also see how well it embossed the fine detailed stamped images too.
There are so many different things going on with the embossing powder on this design that you really need to capture all the different angles throughout the design to see it!
For the coloring of the image, I just used some Clean Color Real Brush markers for it. I like to heat emboss the images when I do this sort of coloring as it helps to keep the watercoloring inside the lines and acts as sort of a “well” so that the colors stay where you want them.
For the eggs inside the nest, I took a VersaMarker pen and colored them in with it. Then I took the same Robin’s Egg embossing powder and heat set the eggs with it. It really creates a fun and unique look with the blue tint and speckle flakes in it, plus it gives it a nice embossed shine for an “egg like” appearance!
After coloring in the image, I used my scissors to fussy cut it out and then added a couple of feathers from my stash and attached this image over the card front panel with some foam tape. I finished off my design by adding a few random drops with some Nuvo Dazzling Blue Glitter Drops.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my card today and thank you so much for stopping in!
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Here’s quick list of Sparkle N Sprinkle products used today:
- Early Spring Nest stamp set 00-932-P5
- Crackle Background stamp set 00-609-P5
- Coffee embossing powder EP459
- Robin’s Egg embossing powder EP468
- VersaMark Embossing Ink Pad VM001
- VersaMarker Embossing Pen PV-000-001
- Static Free Bag 99512
- Tim Holtz 5″ Mini Scissor 816E
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