Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Year of the Horse

Anne here with a card featuring the new DV Diamonds Background die.  Love the new background dies introduced this month.  And like the others, it cuts like butter.

Chinese New Year begins January 31 and it will be the Year of the Horse.  To help celebrate, I created this new year's card using a digi from Lacy Sunshine and colored her with Copic markers.  Since she's going to a party, she's all blinged out with Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Leaf tinsel for the stole and the dress and feathers are accented with Cloud Nine glitter.  The lanterns are fussy cut from patterned paper by Graphic 45 (Birdsong collection).    The sentiment is also a DV font die called Missy Micro.  I colored a piece of scrap cardstock the same colors as the dress and then cut out the letters.

To add a bit of twist, this is actually an acetate card and the image and lanterns are adhered to the front of the card and the DV Diamonds Background is actually on the inside right panel.

I also wanted lots of sparkle on the background.  After die cutting the white cardstock,  I inked it up with VersaMark and covered it with White Spark embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This makes the background really pop.  You can see a little bit of the sparkle in the photo below, but nothing like it looks in person.

So be sure to check back here each weekday for lots more inspiration from the DV Dynamos!  You'll definitely see something you're going to want to CASE.


  1. Wow!! Love that Diamond Background die!!

  2. Wow! What a great card! Your coloring and fussy cutting are incredible, and I totally LOVE what you did with that fabulous die!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! The Diamond Background looks amazing!! The image is so pretty and you colored her beautifully!! I love the sparkle on her stole!! What a fabulous card!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. WOW your card awesome and your girl is so sultry and gorgeous. Love what all you used and the back ground is out of bounds...I mean you card is magnificent.
    My goodness girl you are so talented and your coloring skill is phenomenal.

  6. Love the diamond die. Would not have been inspired to buy it if I had not seen it in use.