Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's A Girl!


For today's project, I create a criss cross baby card using some of the new baby dies from Die-Versions.  


To start out, I die cut the Baby Border from white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops (Carnation Pink) to the baby rattle and the diaper pin.


The stamped image is by Joy Clair Clear Stamps (Oh Baby!).  I colored the image with Copic markers and stamped the head twice, so that I could adhere it on top of the base.  This added layer gives it a touch more dimension without any added bulk.

For the inside panel, I die cut the Bassinet a couple of times and colored it with Copics.  I layered the top die cut slightly off from the base for a bit of a shadow.  I also inserted a couple of the negative pieces to represent the blanket better.

The pull tab is one of the dies in the Die-Versions Nesting Flowers set.  I cut a small slit in the center to thread the ribbon in and then adhered it to the top of the panel.  Both the pull ribbon here and the ribbon across the diagonal portion of the criss cross card is part of the Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon set from DLART.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is part of the Oh Baby! stamp set and was heat embossed with Mulberry Star embossing powder.  I cut the cream panel slightly shorter than the length of the card so that I could add a stip of the patterned paper to the bottom.  I covered the seam with a small strip of double sided tape and covered it with Bubblegum glitter.

Don't forget to use the code anne15 if you'd like to receive a 15% discount on all regularly priced dies from Die-Versions.  Just add the code when you get ready to check out.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Grilling


Today's invitation/card combines two of the newly released stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle: Summer Grilling #1 and Summer Grilling #2.  This is actually a hybrid card as part of it is digital and part of it is stamped.

To start out, I designed the apron on the computer and went ahead and placed the tongs, spatula, and bbq brush in the pockets.  I also used the digi version for the hot dog, cheese burger, the BBQ bottle, and the message on the top pocket.  I printed the apron twice so that I could pop dot both the top single pocket as well as the bottom row of pockets (and add BBQ bottle into the pocket).

After coloring everything with Copics, I fussy cut out the apron and all the food.  These were adhered to mats die cut using a Spellbinders die (Grand Labels Four)

Clear embossing powder was added to the BBQ bottle, Daffodil embossing powder to the spatula and brush, and Silver Detail embossing powder to the tongs.

Sparkling Snow glitter was added to the relish on the hot dog and to the pickles on the cheese burger.  I stamped the sentiment with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then used a Sakura glue pen to go over the letters.  I sprinkled some more Sparkling Snow onto the glue and then wiped part of it away.  I wanted the glitter to not only be on the letters, but also around the sentiment.  It's an easy way to add a bit of sparkle to a larger area without a lot of glue or glitter.

Hyacinth velvet glitter and 1/8" Tear-ific Tape was used to create my glitter ribbon.  As you can see, I wrapped it around the card base several times before attaching it to the back of the card.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebration Blog Hop

This is my second post for the day.  Please scroll down for my first post of the day.  Thanks





We here at Die-Versions have collaborated with two awesome companies:  Joy Clair Stamps and DL.ART  to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together.  Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.


The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th.  Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays!  All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!


There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day  and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!!  The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies  Die-VersionsJoy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.


DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code:  DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.


You should have come here from Donna's blog; if not, then please start at the beginning on the Die-Versions Blog.   The complete list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog.



Now for a bit about my projects.  I created three different projects for today's Blog Hop: a graduation layout, a baby card, and a Father's Day card. 

 My graduation layout showcases the following products from each of the companies: 

   Joy Clair: Oh Baby (congratulations sentiment); Hugs and Smiles (swirl flowers, smile sentiment); Raise Your Glass (Cheers! sentiment)
   DLART: Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon (blue)




I started out with white cardstock and I heat embossed the various stamps using VersaMark ink and Pumpkin and Sapphire embossing powders.  Once these were cool, I spritzed on Dylusions Ink Sprays (calypso teal, squeezed orange).  

I also heat embossed the negative portions of the Cap (from the Graduation set) with Black embossing powder for a shine look and added Pumpkin embossing powder to the end of the tassel.  I also cut the diploma twice so that I could add back the negative pieces.  I altered the diploma die slightly by cutting of the ribbon that is part of the die cut and added my own bow using the Baby Blue crinkle ribbon.  Another piece of the crinkle ribbon was added to my journaling tag, which is tucked behind one of the photos.


The boy cameos were added to the top right and left corners of the layout and I created a bottom border by die cutting the We Did It! die three times and adhering it to the bottom.  You can also see some of the stamped images peeking behind the die cuts.


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I created a shaker card for my second project and used the following products from each of the companies:
  Die-Versions: Baby Boy Bootie
  Joy Clair: Oh Baby! (footprints); Hugs and Smiles (sentiment)
  DLART: Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon (blue)


After creating the shaker card, I heat embossed my sentiment and the baby footprints using Black embossing powder.  The Baby Boy Bootie was colored with Copic markers as I love bright, primary colors for babies (and in general :-).).  It reminds me of some little sneakers someone had given us when our son was a baby.  I also took advantage of the openings on the shoe to thread my ribbon through it to create shoelaces.

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For my final project, I created a quick Father's Day card and I used the following products from each of the companies:

  Die-Versions: Stitched Nesting Stars
  Joy Clair: Dad's Day
  DLART: Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon (Sweet Dreams - white)


This is a pretty quick card to make.  I stamped the popsicles across a piece of white cardstock and colored them all the same with Copic markers.  Pan Pastels were used to quickly color the background.  I stamped the image again with the sentiment added to the center, fussy cut it out, and colored it with Copics.  The entire piece was then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.

I die cut the star using the largest and next to largest dies in the set to create a frame.  The frame was colored with Copic markers and the insert was heat embossed with Firefly embossing powder.  Then I adhered the focal image between the outer star frame and the insert.  This was then pop dotted above the line of popsicles.


I added a bit of Sweet Dreams crinkle ribbon behind the stamped images and adhered to a piece digi paper from Echo Park (Beach Party).


I hope you have enjoyed the Celebration Blog Hop!! Be sure to leave comments on on all the blogs for a chance at winning one of the many prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Penny's blog.  If you should get lost along the way please go back to the Die-Versions Blog and the whole list for each day will be listed there.


Guiding Light {Scrapy Land #42}

This is my first of two posts for today.  Please hit the Home tab for the Celebrations Blog Hop.



It's the third Wednesday of the month and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is Lots of Layers, plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Today's card uses the following dies:


Die-Versions: Lighthouse
Die-Versions: Life Preserver Border
Spellbinders: Grand Squares
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles


My nautical themed card has quite a few layers, plus I added even more dimension by curving the Life Preserver border (which was colored with Copics) at the bottom and only gluing the ends down.

The sentiment is part of the new Just Go Fishing stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would pair perfectly with the Die-Versions Lighthouse.  To start out, I sprinkled on some Nuance powder pigment  (Violet, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Cerulean Blue) onto the cardstock and spritzed it with water.  Once this was throughly dry, I stamped the sentiment with Black Soot Distress Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Detail embossing powder.

For the lighthouse, I kept some of the negative pieces and colored them with Copic markers.  After adding the negative pieces back into the die (and securing them on the back with tape), I covered the entire die cut piece with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Sparkle embossing powder.

I die cut the Lattice 1 die twice and added more Nuance pigment powders to both pieces.  Some cheese cloth and a couple more mats later, my card is completed.  Even though it has a number of layers, it's not too bulky and could easily be mailed in a square envelope.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for you.  You'll have until May 29th to upload your Lots of Layers projects onto the Scrapy Land Challenge.  The winner, chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gone Fishing


Today's card features the new Gone Fishing stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I used the digi version so that my silhouette is quite a bit larger.  Copics were used to created the sky and various glitters were added to give the sky highlights.  Starting from the top and working my way down, I added Hyacinth, Fairy Tale Lavender, Pink Jewels, Flaming Orange, Daisy,  and Hanauma Bay.

The frame around the silhouette was a Spellbinders die (Labels Twenty-Eight) and I covered it with Dark Night embossing powder.  This is such a cool color as it looks different depending on which way you hold it in the light.

I also pop dotted each of my layers, with the focal point being adhered directly to the card base, then the Dark Night frame a little higher, and ending with the white mat being the highest, giving it almost a tunnel effect.

I "painted" the first black mat with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black gloss) for a shiny effect and I also added some Nuvo Glitter Drops (Purple Rain) to the sides.

So even though this is a masculine card, it still has lots of shimmer and shine.  Don't let anyone tell you you can't you glitter on a guy card :-).


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thanks


Today's quick and easy card features four recently released Die-Versions dies: Bird, Curly Words "thanks", Curly Words "friends" (I cut off the "s" at the end of the word), and Curly Fries font (the letters that spell out "my"). The Curly Fries font was specifically designed to coordinate with the new Curly Words.

The background was created with Color Bursts (Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson) and a small piece of canvas paper.  After allowing the paper to dry, the various dies were adhered to the background and framed with a basic shape.  A few seed beads and sequins were added and the two curly words were embellished with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker (clear).  It's really hard to capture the sparkle these markers give to an image, but in person you can easily see it. 

The card base was spritzed with Dylusions Ink Spray (Lemon Zest) to coordinate with the watercolors.

If you'd like to save 15% on your next Die-Versions purchase, add the code anne15 when you're getting ready to check out.  This code is good anytime for all everyday priced dies.  Hve fun looking at all those fabulous dies.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Nasturtium 1


My card today features the image and one of the sentiments from the Nasturtium #1 stamp set by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This set also coordinates with the Nasturtium #2 stamp set.

I used the digi version and printed out my sentiment and the flowers at the same time.  Copic markers were used to color the flowers.  Then I used the Quilted Stitched Pattern die from Lil' Inkers Designs to add a quilted look to the focal panel.  This only die cuts the diamond hash marks, not your card edges.

Once this was die cut, I added some Sparkling Snow glitter to the flower centers and to the Memory Box Die (Tiny Bow).  The bow's streamers were cut twice.

Below the focal point, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss White) to three strips of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh (black).  This panel was then adhered to a dry embossed panel (Sue Wilson Designs - Eternity embossing folder) and then the yellow card base.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Baby Boy {Scrapy Land Challenge # 41}


It's the first Wednesday of the month and you know what that means.....time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge!  Today's challenge theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Easy, peasy since they have over 40 different brands to choose from!

For my card today, my Baby Boy card uses a number of dies:


Die-Namites: Baby Border
  Die-Versions: Sweet Wordlet Baby
Die-Versions: Sweet Wordlet It's A Boy  Girl
Sue Wilson Designs: Spanish Collection - Cordoba
Spellbinders: Scalloped Oval small
Marianne Design: COL1313 - Bassinet and coordinating stamp set  (special promotion die purchase)


Watercolors were used to create the background for the front panel.  Once this was dry, I used the Die-Cut Inlay technique to add the Baby Border from Die-Namites.  To achieve this look, you die cut the main panel, making sure to save all of the negative pieces, and then die cut the image again from a different color cardstock.  Insert the second die cut into the base panel and then adhere the negative pieces, like a puzzle piece.  This is what it should look like once you have completed your piece.



I then created a frame using the Sue Wilson Designs die and cut out my sentiment from the two Sweet Wordlets dies by Die-Versions.

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From time to time Scrapy Land has special promotions where you can order dies from European companies (Marianne Design, Joy Crafts, and others).  During one of these special promotions is when I purchased the Marianne Design Bassinet and coordinating stamp set (baby boy).

I die cut the bassinet twice so that I could insert the ivory striped paper to look like bedding.  Both the bassinet top and base were heat embossed with By the Lake embossing powder.  Ribbon was also threaded through the small openings along the top of the bassinet.  A Spellbinders die (small scalloped oval) was used to die cut the patterned paper behind the bassinet.  The stamped sentiment to the left of the bassinet was also heat set, using Clear embossing powder.  Unfortunately, I don't know the manufacturer of this baby sentiment.

You'll have until Sunday, May 15th to upload your project.  It would be really helpful to all the Designers if you list the dies that you use on your project.  The winner, chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  Be sure to visit the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to see the amazing projects created by the rest of team too - you won't be disappointed.