Thursday, September 29, 2016

86 days to Christmas

Hi crafty friends!
It's hard to believe how fast does the time fly. Christmas is around the corner :).
Yesterday I made my first Christmas cards for this season.
I prepared the base from scrapbooking papers, which I distressed with scissors. I also used a light paste and mask, because I would like to have a snow effect on the base.
For the first card I used these Die- Versions dies:
Sweet Petites - ReindeerExpress Edges Mini - Good Times
  
For the second card I used:
Whispers - Reindeer SleighSweet Petites -  House With ChimneyExpress Edges Mini - Good Times

I hope you like both of my cards and I gave you a reason to start your very own Christmas productions :)
 
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Have a nice day :)
Alicja

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Merry Christmas


Anne here for today's blog post and I've created another Christmas card using the lovely Elegant Poinsettia die and the Merry Christmas Sweet Wordlet die.

I wanted to keep it simple and flat for easy mailing, so I die cut the Elegant Poinsettia twice, once from the gold cardstock and once from white cardstock, and used the inlay technique.  I've saved the gold poinsettia for future use and used the negative portion for the background.  The Glueless Glitter technique was used to create the sparkle on the main image.  This is a super easy technique and so much quicker than trying to add glue to a die cut.  First, heat emboss your die cut with embossing powder.  I usually use clear, but today I used Ranger's White Pearls embossing powder.  Once this is heat set, cover the die cut again with VersaMark and then with your favorite glitter color.  I used Sparkling Snow from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  (It's a semi-transparent glitter so I knew a bit of the White Pearls would show through. )  Heat set the die cut again and all the glitter magically melts into the embossing powder :-).

For the leaves that are inlayed into the focal image, I added Spectrum Noir Glitter (Crystal Clear) markers for a different kind of sparkle.  I wanted them to stand out from the rest of the die cut.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Merry Christmas Skates

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a couple of Christmas cards with you today using several Die-Versions dies.


For the focal point of my cards, I used the Whispers Skate Around die. I cut them several times for the different colors of the skates, and then applied crackle paint to the boots to give them an aged look.


Once the crackle paint dried and cracked, I added raw umber antiquing medium to highlight the cracks. The blades were cut with aluminum tape. The skates were popped up with foam tape for dimension on a Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die.


A Whispers Snowflake Corner (not currently in stock) die was added to the corner and covered with Decoart Snow Writer paint. A Sweet Petite Snowflake die (not currently in stock) was covered in crystal ice glitter.


A Whispers Lacey Dots border die (not currently in stock) was added beneath the middle layers.
Merry Christmas and...


Seasons Greetings are from the Compliments Holiday 1 die set.


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

WITCH SHOE AND SPOOKY GREETINGS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card inspiration for Halloween. Are you ready for Halloween? Take a look at my card:


To create this card I used one of my favorites die cuts for this season: the Witch Shoe. It is perfect for a lot of things - it is a great size and can be used in tags, cards or any type of decorations.

The base of my card is Whisper White card stock. I partially inked it with distress ink to create the color base for my die cut. I cut the Witch Shoe die cut in basic black card stock and pasted it directly over the inked layer.


Then I stamped the great sentiment from the stamp set Spooky Greetings by Joy Clair using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

To finalize the decoration, I stamped in the right corner of one of the skeleton faces with the same ink.

Easy and beautiful, don't you think?

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See you soon!

Martha Lucia

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Window

Hello crafty friends,

I love FALL, so when I received the O'Christmas Tree die in my recent design team package I knew right away I wanted to show that this tree doesn't have to be used as just a Christmas tree.

I gathered my supplies...  the O'Christmas Tree, the Bricks Background and the largest of the Stitched Nesting Squares dies and created this card:

I started by die cutting the brick background from red card stock.  Before removing the die cut from the die, I added double sided tape to the back in a few areas (see photo below).  I did this, so that some of the little "bricks" stayed in the die cut.  I backed the red brick die cut with black card stock trimmed to fit the front of an A2 size card.

Using the largest of the Stitched Nesting Squares dies, I die cut a "window" into my brick "wall".  I also used this die to die cut two black card stock squares, which I made into "shutters" for my window.

Next I die cut three trees from red, green and orange card stocks using the O'Christmas Tree die.  I arranged them on the back of my "window wall", added some foam for dimension and a blue piece of pattern paper for a sky background.




 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Peaceful Christmas Card with Sun Art Paper


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here again and today I am sharing a peaceful Christmas card I made with Die-Versions dies and Tedco Sun Art Paper. I discovered this unique paper recently and made this card front using sunlight and Die-Version’s Snowflake Corner and Sweet Petites Dove. The Tedco Sun Art kit gives the instructions for a sandwich on the specialty paper and once it is set out in the sun, the images appear almost immediately. After they do, the last step is to rinse the paper with water and let it dry. I flipped the dove diecut and raised it opposite of the sun created dove. Then I attached the Snowflake Corner diecut alongside the sun created one and then layered the piece on a white A2 card base. I added some pearls to complete the card.

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