Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Favorite Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's, My Favorite Technique Blog Hop!
If you've hopped over from Karalee's blog, then you're in the right place.
If not, then perhaps you'd like to start at the beginning
 so you don't miss any of the fabulous creations the
 Design Team has come up with.
PLUS - there are prizes hidden along the way.... 
you don't want to miss out on those....  
To ensure that you qualify for those prizes along with
the other prizes available, be sure to leave a comment on each and every blog.

I had such a difficult time selecting a favorite technique, that I'm doing
a combination of several.  I just love coloring with my Copics,  accenting with glitter and using my new favorite Velvet Glitters in various ways (glitter masking, using embossing folders on glittered cardstock and just adding it to my shapes for extra pizzaz).
Then there are all those beautiful Spellbinder Dies....
My favorites list just keeps going on and on and get the picture...

At any rate, here's my card.  It's using Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
After coloring the image with my Copics and die cutting it into an oval, I used Super Adhesive Sheets to create the glittered gold backdrop for the panel.  Check out the Tips & Techniques section called Glitter Masking to see how that's done. Also included in the Glitter Masking is how I made the gold and fuschia scalloped border with the gold glitter panel that's been embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder.  

I just love the new Spellbinder die set called 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4 - that's what I used for the cream and shimmer green background pieces.  The small floral print panel has distressed edges and it's all topped off with a rose seam binding bow, a few rhinestones, a yellow pearl, and four yellow plastic floral and rhinestone embellies....

Here are a couple of close-ups.

This shows off the Glitter Masking.

 This shows a little of the detail you get when using an embossing folder
after glittering up some cardstock using either the Tear-ific Tape (2 1/2" size) or
the Super Adhesive sheets and covering them with the beautiful Velvet Glitters.
Sparkle N Sprinkle's Ultra-Fine glitter line works equally as well with both techniques.

I really meant to highlight my flower with the Frosted Carmine Velvet Glitter, but picked up the wrong bottle instead - so Goldenrod Velvet  Glitter it is.....

Hope you've enjoyed the hop.....this is the end of the line.
If you see some things you can't live without, here's the link back to 

Don't forget to check back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog over the weekend
to see if you've won a prize....

Just in case you got lost along the way, or want to re-visit another of the 
Designer's blogs, here's the blog hop rotation complete with links.

Marie Berquist
Dawn Bennett
Cammy Vietzke
Barbara Bruder
Karin Martin
Jackie Smith
Julie Zippel
Shanna Shands
April Williams
Brigita Skopas
Shona Erlenborn
Anne Temple
Karalee Ingram
Brenda Smalle     YOU ARE HERE

Thanks for hopping with us.....


  1. This is so beautiful, Brenda! I love the dies and the technique is gorgeous. Great job!

  2. Fabulous card, love the the technique and all the details on your card! Plus I love those Spellbinders dies! Fantastic Job!

  3. Wow Brenda! I'm so glad you gave us close-ups. It really shows how awesome the masking technique really is. Just beautiful!

  4. Brenda, I too like the close ups. Your card is a great example of that masking technique. Great job on this card.

  5. Oh MY, Brenda! How gorgeous! Such beautiful colors on this springy card, and yet they are so vivid and rich! Love the contrast of the difference cardstock colors and textures, and then the textures in the glitter panels, too. A captivating card! Thanks for the inspiration tonight! hugs, de

  6. Velvet glitter is my favorite product at Sparkle N Sprinkle, its texture, its easy use. IT is awesome.

  7. Brenda,
    WOW-WOW-WOWWWWWW! I think my jaw just dropped. This is gorgeous!!! I love everything about it. The Goldenrod Velvet Glitter works perfectly with the color scheme. I love the new Spellbinders die that you've chosen, envious, even. ;) I love dies, one can never have too much dies. :) Your card just falls together perfectly. The colors, the elements, even down to the seam binding ribbon---just prefection! Not to mention your coloring is just gorgeous! What a way to end a blog I must go shopping for new Spellbinder's die and a rose-colored seam binding ribbon. ;)

    1. Thanks, Cammy -that's one of my new favorite dies and the rose seam binding is from Stampin Up - not sure if they still carry it or not.

  8. SO PRETTY!! Love the Velvet:) Great card!

  9. What a stunning card Brenda! When I saw the first photo, I was saying "why did she cover up the masking with the ribbon?" Thanks for all the photos, so we could see all the gorgeous details you put into the card. .... and yes, that die is really pretty!

  10. Adding the glitter frame really adds a nice detail element! TFS!

  11. I have to try this -- glitter masking is so gorgeous and offers endless possibilities. Thanks so much!

  12. Love all the velvet glitter! Looks beautiful!!

  13. I just love how you color with copics. Your designs are awsome.

  14. Oh my Brenda, love your beautiful card. Those dies are addicting and I am an addict! Right to my wish list. Flower is colored to perfection. The sparkly glitter is gorgeous.
    Just lovely.


  15. You created such a beautiful card! I love the flower, I love the masking, I love all the layered textures, I love it all! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  16. Beautiful card. Love the glitter masking technique, now to get out of my safe zone and give it a try. Love all the details you put into your card. simply gorgeous....

  17. Wow! So many amazing techniques! I am in love with all of them and I know what I will be doing this weekend! It is going to be very sparkly in my house with trying all these techniques! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project!

  18. Oh, wow! Your card is fantastic! So beautiful and elegant and features a lot of texture. I love those dies you used too. Might have to try some of these ideas out myself soon. Thanks for sharing and I so enjoyed the hop showcasing so many wonderful techniques and beautiful artwork.

  19. Gold glitter looks great. Love all of the layers. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing

  20. This is beautiful! Love the gold glitter and those new Spellbinder dies look awesome.

  21. What a beautiful card. I love all the glitter and the flower is lovely.

  22. Wow What a Beautiful Card the layering and the embossing is super. Love the colors and the techniques are Awesome. thanks for sharing.

  23. Beautiful card, I am going to have to give technique a try. Love, Love Spellbinders dies!

  24. A very elegant card indeed. I think it's one of my favorites from the hop. I will be spending some more time at SNS for some tutorial time. I'm very inspired. Thanks for the great fun.

  25. Beautiful card. I love the way you mounted the bow on the opening side of the card. Quite a unique idea.
    Great job.
    Candy Meyers

  26. Wow! What a beautiful card!! The bow on the side was pure elegance along with the background. What a motivational blog! TFS

  27. Rosalinda Cruz: I love all the techniques you used. And you made an amazing card!!! Love all the glitter. The flower is beautiful! The shapes cut out by the spellbinder. All AMAZING!!!!

  28. What a great combination of techniques. Love the card.

  29. Wonderful layering of the Spellbinder dies and the image. That bow is so beautiful with its unique sideways form. Love all the glitter and beautiful coloring!

  30. Your card is so elegant. Love the masking technique.

  31. A very elegant card!

  32. You have made a beautifully detailed card. The velvet glitter is so elegant.

  33. I love the dies, the colors and the flowers.

  34. Wow Brenda! You sure have piled on the details and created a lovely card! I think this qualifies as a bunch of great techniques! Wonderful card!!

  35. Beautiful card, I just love the colors! I have used the glitter masking before and it really makes a nice dimension to a card or scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Brenda what a beautiful card luv all the delicate detail. I luv the velvet glitters and your technique is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Very pretty card. Such detail. Thanks for sharing.

  38. I'm an absolute nut for flowers! I love your use of glitter and as soon as I finish the blog hop, I will be ordering this stamp set! Thank you for sharing.

  39. Anything with flowers make me smile but I have to say that this card takes cardmaking to a whole new level(s) Absolutely beautiful

  40. Wow! This is gorgeous, Brenda! Love all that glittery goodness!

  41. Brenda, your card is stunning!! Love all the sparkle and your coloring on the floral image is awesome!!


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