Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas Town

Die-Versions is celebrating Christmas in July with it's newest release.  Today's card incorporates two of the 34 new dies released this month - Tis the Season Sweet Wordlet and Christmas Town Scene Whispers die.

This new die just shouted that it needed I gave it lots of sparkle.  I first die cut the Christmas Town Scene from black cardstock, covered the die cut with VersaMark and then heat set it using Velvet Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Love how this sparkly embossing powder looks on dark cardstock.

Next, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than my scene and repeated the process of heat embossing it with Velvet Sparkle embossing powder.  After adhering the white cardstock to the back of the black cardstock, I used markers to color some of the glittered areas.

Using the new Tis the Season Sweet Wordlet, I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock and used the card base to give it color.  A quick and easy way to insert those tiny little filler parts of the letters is to apply adhesive to the back of the words and then insert the little pieces.  To eliminate the rest of the stickiness behind the sentiment, I added Lavender Iris glitter and burnished it in with my fingertip.  Not only does it cover up the rest of the adhesive, it also adds a touch more shimmer to the project.

Paper piercing and ribbon are the finishing touches to this pretty quick and easy Christmas card.

Be sure to visit the Die-Versions blog often to see what great projects the rest of the DV Dynamos have come up with.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne I love the village and the sparkle.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

Such a beautiful Christmas scene you have created and loving all the sparkle.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! Yes, that die cut DOES require sparkle! I could hear it shouting all the way down here. So glad you answered its plea, because the scene looks amazing, and the layers are beautiful! The paper piercing is a very nice touch! Great card. hugs, de

Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is stunning!! I love the sparkle you added!! It looks amazing!! What a beautiful card!! So, so pretty!! Have a great day :)

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Tammy said...

Gorgeous! Love the die you used to crete this Christmas town!

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is so great! I love this little town and your totally beautiful ribbon/cord. THIS is a wonderful Christmas card! Hugz!

NanaConnie said...

I'm really crazy about that Velvet glitter, Anne, and your card is a great example of why! :-D Spectacular sky and stars. Love the trim. What a fabulous Christmas card. :-D

jimlynn said...

So sparkly and pretty! Love that beautiful scene with just the right amount of color added.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love that pop of red! That velvet glitter looks really cool : )