October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Sparkle N Sprinkle!!!

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Fall Inspiration Blog Hop! If you hopped here by way of Eleanor's blog, then you're on the right track. If you've arrived from somewhere else, you might want to start from the beginning, at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, so you don't miss anyone's remarkable cards! At least one prize is involved. The more visitors we have, the more prizes will be awarded, so tell your friends! To become eligible for a prize just:
Leave a comment at each designer's blog about her card and who you think has the Hidden Birthday Prizes
Here is my card for Sparkle N Sprinkle's Birthday!!  I love this Birds stamp set, the birds have started migrating back for the winter and they are outside my window singing to me every morning.  I decided to use the Splitcoast Try a New Technique and Sketch challenge and the Wednesday Tutorial for my card.  The technique was Wet Paper Stamping, but of course I took it a step further, after stamping the image on wet watercolor paper instead of just stamping with ink I stamped with Versamark and embossed it with Log Cabin Embossing Powder.  Then I decided to use the faux brad technique that was featured on Splitcoast by our own designer Julie Warner.  I embossed all the brads with Jack O' Lantern Embossing Powder.  The base of the card is Old Olive, and the designer paper is some from DCWV.  The ribbon is some I recycled from a gift I got last year, and I tied the button on with copper cording.
For the inside of my card I cut another 1" strip of the designer paper and layered it on Mocha and adhered it to a piece of vanilla.  The sentiment is from our new Happy Birthday stamp set and I embossed it with Log Cabin as well.
 
Thanks for visiting, to continue the hop, please visit Joan Petty who will be sharing her spin on Autumn!

Happy Stamping,
Jill


25 comments:

Donna said...

Love the way the bird is done! Great cards!

lakeslady said...

Love your bird design Jil and that saying is just perfect.

Jean W said...

Love the bird card, and the verse on the second one. Think you have the prizes in your basket.

Susan said...

Very nice card! I think the prizes are in your basket!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful card, Jill! Love the colors and bow. Your faux brads are beautiful and the sparkle really shows.

barbara said...

Jill, beautiful card. Great colors and cool watercolor technique

DeeDee Maligno said...

Love all the elements you've pulled together in this card Jill!

June Palasek said...

Jill the bird card is awesome. I appreciate the way you pull all of the different uses of materials together.
I believe the secret is held in Donna's basket

Teressa Thompson said...

I love these birds too! Great technique and a beautiful card!

I'm putting all my eggs into one basket - Donna's got the birthday prizes!

carrie said...

Very nice card! Neat technique for the birds. I really like the fall colors and those embossed bright orange color brads really pop. I will say the birthday prize is in Donna's (Dee Dee) basket.

Far North said...
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Far North said...

What a beautiful card...love the wet paper technique,brads and beautiful sentiment...I will have to add that one to my list! I think you have the birthday prizes stashed in your basket!

creativearts said...

Lovely card!

Judy Rozema said...

I love your ribbon and bow with the button! Beautifully done~!

Connie C said...

Jill, I always look for your cards when they are posted to the SnS blog. Great technique with the wet paper. I've just begun playing with that. I think Joan Petty has the birthday prizes.

judys said...

Beautiful colors, the brads used are a great idea. I think the birthday prizes are in the SNS blog

Kathy Vogel said...

Jill, I think the prize is in your basket.
I love what you did with the bird on your card.

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! I love that technique you used. Gorgeous and a great sentiment.
I'm sticking with Joan's blog to be holding the prize.

guinslerb said...

what wonderful stamping - from guinslerb

Kathy A said...

I love your crds. I think you have the prize.

JAZ said...

Love those sparkly faux brads Jill! So pretty! Thanks for showing the inside too - I love how it coordinates so simply, but beautifully with the front. Very nice.

Bridget C said...

Very nice cards. I think that Barbara has the prize.

Shona said...

Very nicely co-ordinated card. Love the brads too

NWFlamingo said...

I've got to try that faux brad technique. Love the bird. I think Julie is "IT".

brochure printing said...

I love your cards. I think you have the prize. Thanks for showing the inside too, I love how it coordinates so simply, but beautifully with the front. Very nice.