Friday, August 15, 2014

Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop




Welcome to the Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!

The joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle begins today (7am EST) and goes until Aug 17th (5pm EST), so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.  The theme is Christmas, so you'll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming Holiday cards.

Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States and Sparkle N Sprinkle manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US.  This is like a match made in heaven - low profile dies combined with lots of bling!  Doesn't get much better than that.

One winner will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for a total of $100.  The winner will be announced on Aug 17th on both the DV Blog and the SNS Blog as well as their Facebook pages.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, please: 
  • Leave a comment on each Designer's blog
  • Follow both companies on Facebook (DV Facebook pageSNS Facebook page) if you haven't already so you can keep up to date on all of the latest goings on.   (I'm sure that all of the Designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn't a requirement to win this prize.)

You should have arrived here from Belinda’s blog.  If not, then you should begin at the Die-Versions Blog and end at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog to see the complete list of participants.

We'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment at either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog telling us which projects were your favorites.




My card features the new Die-Versions’ dies, Whispers-Christmas Town Scene and Santa’s Reindeers, combined with Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Pine Forest from the Winter Swirl stamp set.
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I started with a two pieces of dark blue cardstock and stamped the Pine Forest with Versamark Ink on each side of these and heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder.  I used more Versamark Ink and Velvet Sparkle embossing powder to cover the largest piece, which created a sparkly background for the Christmas Town Scene, die cut from white cardstock



I created icicles with Dimensional glue on acetate, covered with Crystal Ice glitter.  When this was dry, I removed it from the acetate and adhered it along the top of the die cut.



I cut a window from the smaller stamped piece of blue cardstock, the size of the ChristmasTown Scene die, and layered it on white cardstock with a slightly smaller cut out window.  The thin white border on the inside and outside edges were covered with SNS Dimensional Glue and Crystal Ice glitter to give an icy look and I used a strip of torn cardstock, covered with Dimensional Glue, Crystal Ice glitter, and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft , to create snow drifts.




This was centered over the die cut, using dimensionals to pop it up.  Additional trees were embossed, cut out, and popped up over the other trees.
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Santa’s Reindeer were die cut from white cardstock and covered with Versamark ink and Velvet Sparkle embossing powder.  After heat setting, this was glued to the top of the card, across the moon created with a large dauber and White Cloud Versamagic ink.



This combination of stamped images and dies, along with the glitters and embossing powders, create a frosty wintery scene.  You can find the detailed instructions in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Anne’s blog.

We hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle on Facebook.


E. Marie

46 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Love all the details in your card! The white embossed trees are just beautiful and I really love the layering!!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the dimension and the details!! It looks amazing!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way you made the card 3 D-- stunning white !
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and the 3D aspect and how you incorporated the tree stamp in there as well.

Karon said...

Gorgeous card - love the blue and white. Beautiful.

Patti J said...

Your scene is so elegant and serene! I love the way you did this, and may just have to case it sometime! Beautiful use of the stamps, glitters, ep's, and dies! Thanks for hopping today with the Dynamo's - what fun!

Archana Joshi said...

WOW, Very very pretty scene. Love it. TFS
Hugs,
Archana

April said...

So sparkly and lovely! I love the layers and dimension. Great job! xo

Donna Ellis said...

wow WOW double WOW! how gorgeous, Anne! I love the die cuts, and the way you have used them in the framed layers. You are so imaginative, and this scene is pure magic! (Love the moon!) beautiful. xo

Glittered Paws said...

Love scene cards and this one is beautiful - love the dies and all the sparkle too,.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Marie, you are always so amazing! LOVE this card with it dimensional look. Fuzzy cutting those trees really make this pop too! All the extra details make this one really special.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is my favorite !!! This is gorgeous Marie !!!! I am in love with everything about this wonderful project !!!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Love your gorgeous scene with all the wonderful glittery details. Awesome!

Carolyn Carter said...

What a wonderful card! The die cut village is super, and really love what you did with the layers of trees and the sparkly blue background.

Jean Bullock said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. Love how you stamped over the beautiful layers. Adding the fussy cut trees on the top completed the feeling of perspective. Very creative way to make the icicles. Love all the dies and all the Sparkle N Sprinklies you used. It's just ...WOW!

Sandra H said...

Wow this is stunning x

rachel said...

this is so pretty - love those trees - gorgeous make xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Marie. I love that die cut - thanks for being an enabler!!! Love what you did with it and the SNS products. Like the white and blue combo too! Stunning!

greggers said...

blue and white are gorgeous together, especially for a wintery scene. I really like the sparkle embossing.

Susie A said...

The 3-D effect is great. I love the fact that us white and blue. It brings everything together. Beautiful.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful scene card. Great colors too.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love santa and the deer!

Katy said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the glitter and layer of this card. Love love love! :)

Kim S said...

Pretty Santa card!
TFS
Kim S

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous and love the fantastic details! The trees looks amazing-the dimension is awesome!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

loulou said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your card is absolutely stunning. I love the blue and white colour scheme. That velvet sparkle embossing powder is stunning. I love how you have embossed and cut out the SNS pine trees and the die-versions santa's reindeer is very sweet.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a fabulous card. The details are just stunning...those dies are awesome!

Nancy Carroll said...

Fabulous card, awesome details. Wonderful inspiration.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous card ... lovin all your sparkle :)

Joan Smith said...

Your card is gorgeous...WOW what a beautiful scene you created when I saw it I have to say it took my breath away...you really did one outstanding creative job and wow what you did with the dies is amazing and love how you glittered you really did a beautiful job!!

Karen Shipman said...

Love your trees, snowdrifts and icicles!

Colleen Howell said...

This is my favorite card so far. I love the colors and the scene just reminds me of my childhood.

scrappinC said...

Beautiful card. Love the blue and white and how sparkly everything is. The santa and his sleigh are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful project.
Cindy Lou

Barbara Mitchel said...

Love the blue and white

AuntDi said...

This card is very elegant. I love the sparkle, dies, and dimensions. So creative!

Bug Girl said...

love the winter scene die cut. gorgeous card.

Janet Mack said...

I love the blue and white together. The Town Scene makes a pretty Christmas card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love the layers. TFS

Auntie Em said...

Your Christmas Eve scene in the blue and white glitter is spectacular. It looks almost vintage with the sparkly snow. I like the layers to give it the dimension.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome combination of stamps and dies on this gorgeous card! Love the Christmas Town Scene and Santa's Reindeer dies, and all that gorgeous glitter to make it sparkle!

Ramona Simpson said...

The town town die is great. I'll have to get it. Simple way to make a beautiful winter card.

Mary M. said...

Marie, really cute card... love it!

Cheryl B said...

Those dies are too cute,and love how you used the glitter!

David Strohmetz said...

THe way you used all the dies together to create one scene that so exemplifies the elements of Christmas makes me want to live right in that town.

Roseanna C said...

The card is stunning!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Love all the blue! Wonderful layers and you brought sparkle to an new level. Amazing!