Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas is in the Air........Blog Hop!!

Welcome to day one of the Viva Las VegaStamps and Die~Namites Dies blog hop...

First up in our blog hop is Die~Namites Dies DT member Annmarie Colbert.....

I had so much fun creating this card using Die-Namites Dies and Viva Las VegaStamps. To create this card I used the die and stamps pictured below.

To create the background, I used the Set of Three Ornaments to stamp the image on red card stock with VersaMark. After stamping the image, I applied some clear embossing powder and heat set to give the illusion of Christmas bulbs hanging in the background.

To create the bulbs, I cut the die out in Whisper White card stock and then cut the bulbs away from the branches. I then took some mirror card stock and applied some tape to the back of the card stock and cut the die again. I cut the bulbs away from the die and glued the whisper white bulbs on top of the mirrored card stock so that the silver showed through the negatives. Using some pop dots, I then attached the bulbs to the card stock and applied some twine to give the appearance that the bulbs were hanging from the branches.

To create the branch I cut the die branch out 4 times in olive card stock. I glued one of the whole branches to the top of the card. I took two of the branches and cut away the branches so I could apply them with some glue in different directions on the card stock. After applying the single branches I took the last whole branch and applied it over the top of the single branches to give it a finished look. I then applied some stickles to the branches to give the branches a icicle appearance.

To finish off the card, I added some tiny bows I created using the same twine that I used to hang the bulbs. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Viva Las VegaStamps, I stamped  with VersaMark and applied some silver embossing power.

Die-Namite Dies Ornaments Branch  DN-1200
Viva Las VegaStamps Three Ornaments Stamp
Viva Las VegaStamps Merry Christmas
Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Studio G Glitter Glue
American Craft Clear Embossing Powder
EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch
White Card Stock
Red Card Stock
Olive Card Stock
Mirrored Card Stock

Thank you for Stopping by!
Annmarie Colbert

Next we have Die~Namites Dies DT member Tonya Gibbs

I had so much fun playing with the Die-namites Dies and Viva Las VegaStamps to create this beautiful Christmas card.   Today I used these dies and stamps:
 Bitty Candle Die

Pines Crown Die

From Viva Las Vegas Stamps  I used these Stamps:

For the background  I used  the Fire Brick Distress Paint at the top of my background paper. When the paint was dry, I used white embossing powder with the Brick Background stamp to give the illusion of a fireplace. I used the negative space of the stamp as a guide to tear away the top of the paper. Corrugated card board was then layered in the background. I love how this technique looks like the bricks have fallen off the wall.   

The candles were all cut from the Bitty Candle die, then layered on to a piece of no shed gold glitter paper.   Once the glue had dried, I trimmed the candles to make them different width and height sizes. This made them the perfect scale for my fireplace mantel.   I finished off the candles by coloring the flames with the Scattered Straw and Spiced Pumpkin Distress pens, blending the colors with water, then brushing a bit of Gold Wink of Stella glitter pen over the flame. 

I cut the Pines Crown die out of green patterned paper, and also from brown card stock. I layered the brown pine cones back in place to give my swag a more realistic look.  I used a gold Wink of Stella Pen on my pine cones to bring them to life as well. 

I used the same white embossing powder to heat emboss the  Poinsettia/Small stamp onto a piece of red card stock.  I fussy cut around stamped image, and finished off my poinsettia with a red Wink of Stella Pen to add sparkle to my flowers.   

To finish off my card, I added a twine bow to my mantel swag, and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in the bottom center of the card with Vermilion Red Archival Ink from Ranger. 

I hope you have enjoyed my share today. Don't forget to check out the Die-Namties Dies Store and the Viva Las VegaStamps Stores to get your supplies for your holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping in today, 
Tonya Gibbs

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  1. Awesome cards! Love the way the dies are layered!

  2. Lovely cards and I love the color choices to create them.

  3. you gals ROCK.....Love Love LOVE your cards!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!!

  4. Beautiful card Tonya. I love the dimension and the warmth of it. Gorgeous!

  5. How lovely! These
    cards came out so
    pretty and great ways
    to use the stamps
    and dies!
    Carla from Utah

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    Carla from Utah

  7. Annmarie and Tonya your cards are amazing!! Absolutely beautiful! ��

  8. Love the cards! Love the brick stamp and pine crown die.

  9. Beautiful cards, I love the 3d -look on them, especially the bulbs. Also such a simple and yet ingenious idea to trim the diecuts so that they appear different from each other, even though they have been made with the same pieces!

  10. Love these beautiful festive cards! The dies look fabulous with the VVLV stamps. My favorite card is the mantle with the candles and poinsettia!

  11. Awesome cards, ladies! I love the combination of stamped ornaments and die cut ornaments on Annmarie's card, and that wonderful garland! And the beautiful poinsettia and candles on Tonya's card!

  12. Great cards ladies!! The layering of the ornaments is great and the brick makes a great fireplace!!

  13. These are both such creative cards!
    I love the layered ornaments and the embossing
    on the 2nd card!

  14. Thanks for your inspiration! I especially like the mix of festive and distressed elements within Tonya's card - great job!
    hugs serafeena

  15. thanks for the inspiration !!! What a great combination the dies and stamps make. Great partnership

  16. Fabulous love your inspirational eye of creating...adorable!

  17. Oh these cards, so beautiful. Love the combo of the stamps and the dies!!

  18. Great cards!! beautiful. Love the amount of detail on Tonya's.

  19. Those hanging ornaments are so pretty and I love the glittery candles!

  20. I love the shadow ornaments hanging in the background. Great idea.
    The candles are so pretty in the second card. So pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  21. Great cards. Love the big ornaments stamped behind the die cuts and the wall perfectly sets off the lovely candle dies. Hugz

  22. Fabulous the dimension on each!

  23. Awesome cards. I get a lot of ideas! Thanks!

  24. Great idea using the ornament stamps as a shadow. Love both of your cards.