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 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 Marie'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.  :-)

Now for a bit about my project:


To start off, I used the Holiday Bird rubber stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle and colored him with Copic markers.  Blue Jewel glitter has been added to the bow and Silver Detail embossing powder was heat set onto the ornament cap and stripe.  Lavender Iris glitter was added to the star for more sparkle.  He is also pop dotted above the background.

To create the background, I started with a piece of Sticker Paper, covered it with Christmas Cheer glitter, and then cut it into three panels.  This background is really shimmery and sparkly in person. 

The Die-Versions Sweet Wordlet, Tis the Season, sentiment was die cut from a piece of cardstock that I had applied a piece of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to and covered with Blue Jewel glitter.  This was then glued to a strip of white ribbon.  

All in all, this is actually a pretty quick card to create and definitely will make an impression on the recipient (or a publishing company - wink, wink :-).) 



Your next stop on the blog hop is Eret.  I know she has something special in store for you.

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.


50 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ I love all the glitter in the background! That bird perched on the holly and bow is just perfect with that sentiment! Great job!

Lisa said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Anne!! I love the beautiful image!! The glittery background looks amazing!! What a fabulous card!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love all the sparkle Especially on the sentiment
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Karon said...

Wonderful creation. Love how you added the sentiment to the ribbon. TFS

Patti J said...

Anne, this is lovely! That stamp is so sweet, and has made such a beautiful card. Great mix of the dies and SNS products! Hugs...

Archana Joshi said...

Super cute card Anne. TFS.
Hugs

April said...

I always love this bird! Great sparkle on your card. xo

Donna Ellis said...

So pretty, Anne! I love the celebratory yet earthy background, and the pretty blue ribbon looks fantastic. I like the yellow bird, too! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Very pretty and love the beautiful background.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - lovin all the sparkle everyone is using. Great job.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is very pretty !!! I love the sparkle !!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!
Hugs,
Mayra

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very nice card, Anne. I like the unusual bg color. This bird is one of my favs.

Joan Ervin said...

Isn't this a beautiful Christmas card with that sweet little bird and all the sparkle...WOW!!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous! Love the bird stamp. Your coloring is awesome. Love all the glitz. That should catch any publisher's eye.

Carolyn Carter said...

Wonderful card. Really like this bird stamp with all the Christmas decorations. The sparkly background is super, but I really like how you used the sentiment cut out and glittered and placed on a ribbon.

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty card. Love how you treated the background. That Christmas Cheer glitter looks awesome. Well done.

Tammy said...

Absolutely amazing card Anne! Gorgeous sparkle and shine of the image and fabulation background

rachel said...

brilliant birdies Anne - love this - so cute! hugs rachel xx

greggers said...

Love the "Holiday Bird" it is stunning admits all the glitter!!

Susie A said...

I love the bright colors and glitter used. Not the normal Christmas card. Good work.

Brenda said...

Nice job and love the glittered greeting.... Christmas Cheer makes a nice sparkly background :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful glittered background for that lovely little bird. I like your card design.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What an adorable Christmas card! I love the birdie!

Katy said...

This is very pretty! The background is very cool! Love the stamp you used also! :)

Kim S said...

Beautiful project!
Thanks for sharing!
Kim S

Sherrie K. said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Fantastic color, sparkle and amazing design! LOVE it!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card Anne! Love the image you chose and the use of the bright colors you've selected. The background is awesome. what a creative idea and love how you did the sentiment.

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. That bird is very sweet. I love that gorgeous glittery background and fantastic die-versions sentiment.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic card...love the image against the background!

Nancy Carroll said...

Fantastic card, wonderful inspiration.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card! Love your image and I'll bet all that sparkle looks amazing in real life :)

Karen Shipman said...

Beautiful coloring and sparkling of the Christmas bird

Colleen Howell said...

Love the ribbon! It really makes the card, but the bird is really nice also

scrappinC said...

Beautiful card. Love how you colored the the stamped image. All the sparkles are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your wonderful project.
Cindy Lou

Barbara Mitchel said...

How sweet, love it

AuntDi said...

The colors on this card are wonderful. I love all the sparkle.

Bug Girl said...

great coloring. I need to improve in this area. so inspirational

Janet Mack said...

I love the glittered background and the stamp is a fun one to color.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So beautiful. Great. Coloring of the image. TFS

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet and festive. We enjoy the little gold finches at our feeders but this little guy looks like he has a smile on his face, he's so happy. The glittery background is so festive and looks great with your pretty image.
Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Denise Bryant said...

The Holiday Bird stamp is a sweet design! Pretty card with lots of great sparkle!

Mary M. said...

Anne, great card! I love the unexpected pop of blue... makes me happy :)

Cheryl B said...

The glitter paper looks great, love how you used the words on the ribbon.

David Strohmetz said...

I like how you broke up the background with the glitter and solid. The detail in the bird and how it pops is very appealing

Roseanna C said...

Very pretty card, love all the colors and the glitter.

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool image - great detail and colors and sparkle, but your bg is totally beautiful with all the gorgeous sparkle! Great Christmas card Anne! Hugz!

nwilliams6 said...

I just visited all the pages - love all the fun sparkle! Hope you had a great weekend Anne!

E. Marie said...

Super sweet card. Great coloring on this little cutie, and gorgeous sparkly background.

Lady E said...

Anne this is so beautiful! Love the colors! :)

NanaConnie said...

Love that background, and that stamp is one of my favorites for Christmas!