Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cozy Fireplace



Die-Versions newest release is all about Winter.  For those of you who live in snowy areas (or takes vacations in those areas), the fun doesn't have to stop when you come inside.  Setting by a roaring fire after being out in the cold weather sounds pretty fun to me and combining the new Winter Fun Express Edge and the Cozy Fireplace Whispers die is the perfect way to express this idea.

To create this scene, I started out with the Cozy Fireplace Whispers die and die cut it several times from various papers so I could layer them on top of each other.  This gives it dimension without a lot of added bulk.

The greenery above the mantel was colored with Copic markers and I added a touch of green tinsel glitter to the wreath.  Glittered cardstock was used for the swag and to fill in the leaves.  To give the fire a bit more spark, Cloud Nine velvet glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was added.  The bucket of wood was pop dotted for even more dimension and a Spica glitter pen was used to create the bricks in the fireplace itself.  A bit of paper piercing finishes off the front panel.

What better way to complete the package than to go ahead and create a handmade envelope with the WR Memory Keepers envelope board AND create your own labels using the sleigh from the new Cold Weather Wee Petites?

First, I used standard labels that you buy at the office supply store, used Word to fill them out, and printed them.  Then I adhered my sleigh which, as you can see has been blinged up with Gypsy Red and Sonic Silver velvet glitter, both from SNS.  These little Wee-Petites are the perfect size to design your own address labels with.

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14 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card and love the address label!

rachel said...

cool card Anne - great use of the dies xx

jimlynn said...

SO pretty! I've always wanted a fireplace and this one looks so cozy and warm. VERY pretty card. Love the envelope too!!
Lynn

April said...

Cute card. I would love to be by that fireplace now. It has really turned cold here! Love the sparkle too!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and I do love a fire in the cold weather all snuggled up.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous! Love the hot embers! Great wintertime scene!

Eret said...

Fabulous use of those dies, Anne. Love the piercing on it and the way you made a fireplace. The envelope is really nice as well. So gorgeous projects!
Eret x

Donna Ellis said...

How cute this is, Anne, with the black shadow behind the red, and the tiny sleigh in the return address! Your card interior is so pretty! TFS. hugs, de

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, I'm so glad you got Follow by email... This way when you post something I will see it. It is so hard to keep track of our friends. I love your Christmas card and the stitching you did all around your card. I was trying to think where you live from what you said about those who live in snowy areas. Lots of die cuts, they are so many out now.
Hugs, Pat

Ellen said...

Wow That is really gorgeous Anne! I love the added sparkly sleigh and I will stick by your fireplace and skip the next 4 months of snow~LOL Love your sparklicious creation!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love all of the special touches- the shadow behind the fireplace, all of the colors you layered, and LOVE the paper piercing touch- adds such a nice look! LOVE the sparkly sleigh return address too!

Joan Ervin said...

I love the little fireplace image, Anne, and the die cut sentiment at the top looks fabulous!!!!

Annie said...

Love that fireplace and it remins me of the inglenook fireplace we sat beside last week. Love a real fire but hate the ashes etc.

Keep warm and cosy

TFS Annie x

nwilliams6 said...

What a cozy scene! Makes me want a fire right now! Beautifully done and very heartwarming. Love your labels too. Hugz! PS is it a lot colder there than in Birmingham?