Friday, August 15, 2014

Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Joint 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 SNSBlog 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 Anne'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.  :-)


I used wonderful Santa's Reindeers die on my card. It is heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder and I also added a layer of Black Magic EP on top. This die is awesome for Christmas cards. Of course Versamark ink is essential to apply EP. You can learn all about the heat embossing from the SNS Tips and Techniques.



I used the same circle to the mask off the moon from the background and later for the moon. Because of that there are traces of blue EPs on it too. I love how it adds more texture and some color. On top of it I used White Detail and Belgian Cream EPs. They are very similar by the color but different by the thickness. If you apply a thin and uneven coats of powders they will melt a bit bumpy and gives awesome texture to the moon. 



I had so much fun for to make this awesome and sparkly background. I used three EPs to achieve the result of starry night sky: Satin Velvet, Dark Night and Sparkle EP. First I heat embossed cardstock with Satin Velvet EP. I added two coats of it to get a smooth result. Then I added  Dark Night EP to the edges and some to the middle. While heat embossing EP will melt to each other. Then I was happy with my blue sky I heat embossed entire layer  with Sparkle EP.


Sentiment is one of my recent favorite winter stamp set - Winter Stream. It is stamped with Versamark Ink directly on top of the embossed background and heat embossed with White Detail EP. 
Matting layer is done out of  Sticker Paper. Bottom part is punched with a border punch. Sticker Paper is covered with Victorian Christmas Glitter.



 You can find a full instructions of how this card was mad in the SNS gallery here.


Your next stop on the blog hop is Mary.

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.

Materials used:
Stamps: Winter Stream #601 
Embossing Powders: Satin Velvet (EP209), Dark Night (EP362), Sparkle (EP107), White Detail  (EP298), Belgian Cream (EP436), Black Detail (EP171), Black Magic (EP255)
Glitters: Victorian Christmas (G1054)
Inks: VersaMark ink*, VersaMarker pen* 
Adhesives: Sticker Paper (99558) , Foam Tape, Mega Tack Glue 
Dies: Die-Versions - Santa'sReindeers (DVW-400)
Embellishments: White Twine 
Cardstock: White 
All Other: DBCraft Border Punch 

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

48 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous!! I love the design!! What a fabulous card!! Love it!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Your card is beautiful!! I love how you put the Santa and Reindeer over that amazing moon!!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the sparkly night sky.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. WOW the moon is absolutely breathtaking!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  5. This is absolutely amazing! Love the texture of the moon with Santa riding off into that beautiful night sky. Gorgeous!!

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  6. Beautiful card, love the glitter and fabulous scene! TFS

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  7. Oh my goodness, Eret - I love your beautiful night scene! Very well done! Thanks for hopping with the Dynamo's today - we've had so much fun!

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  8. Oh so sparkly! I love the bright moon. Great job! xo

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  9. Hi, Eret! Darling and BEAUTIFUL! So magical in theme, and the shading with EP looks especially fabulous! Hope all is going well for you, Eret. hugs, de

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  10. Beautiful - love all the little extra details you used - I have always loved Santa and his reindeer flying through the night sky. Great job.

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  11. Gorgeous card Eret !!! Perfect scene you created !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. Eret, this looks like a simple card at first glance, but oh so not! Love all the texture created with the EP layers. Blue is my favorite Christmas card color!

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  13. Lovely card. The placement of all the elements look great. I was amazed to see how clear the embossed sentiment was. Excellent job. Thanks for the tips too.

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  14. Eret; Beautiful card. Love the reindeer passing the moon. Very exciting

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  15. this is lovely Eret - so atmospheric - brilliant make! hugs rachel xx

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  16. Your card is my favorite so far, love all the details you created with the glitter and embossing. Just gorgeous!!

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  17. This card is my favorite. Awesome.

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  18. WOW - not colors I would have picked, but you rocked it!

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  19. Outstanding Christmas design. Great colors and love all the glitters too.

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  20. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love it!!

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  21. Wow! This is awesome! Love the die cut against the big moon! Love! :)

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  22. Beautiful project!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kim S

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  23. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE all the sparkle:) Such a fantastic Christmas card:)
    TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  24. Very pretty Christmas scene, Eret! Love the effect of the moon, the gold sparkly border and that die is definitely another one I would love to have! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Eret your card is stunning. I love that gorgeous glittery sky and the shining moonwith Santa's reindeer die-versions floating over it. I can't believe how well the embossed sentiment came out on top of all the other embossing. I'm sure if I tried that it would just be an illegible white blob.

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  26. Stunning sky you have created! This is just stunning!

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  27. Amazing work, wonderful inspiration. THANKS for sharing.

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  28. Wow, what a stunner! Love your dies and the effect of your moon is fabulous :)

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  29. Love the big moon, it makes the card

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  30. Absolutely beautiful card. Love the santa and his sleigh and the moon is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing you wonderful project.
    Cindy Lou

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  31. This card is beautiful! I love how the night sky looks so real. It really looks like Santa and his reindeer are flying across the night sky.

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  32. Love the wintery night affect of the night sky, really like the way the moon turned out with like a halo around it.

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  33. beautiful card. sentiment is perfect and the santa and reindeer stand out against the background wonderfully.

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  34. I love the idea using different EP on the night sky. Such a beautiful card.

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  35. I jus Love the moon. Beautiful project. TFS

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  36. Wow, the layers upon layers on your card! No wonder it has so much depth and intense colour. I love the way the moon seems to glow in front of the sparkly sky and the silhouette of Santa flying in front. I like the white embossed sentiment on the front. I would never have thought of stamping it on with that technique. I will have to try it out. And the pretty finishing touch of the sparkly edging just adds to the magic. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work! :)

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  37. Awesome card! Love the embossing powders you used to get the Santa's Reindeer die to shine in the moonlight! Great effect!

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  38. Eret, what a great how to on EP. I LOVE the effect you got on your card's background. The moon looks like it is glowing :)

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  39. The sparkly border really sets off the night sky scene!

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  40. The glow of the night you created and the moon are beautiful.

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  41. Don't see many night cards for Christmas. Interesting idea.

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  42. Love the card, I love that the moon is blurry and realistic. Great card

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  43. Wow! A beautiful card filled with sparkle and such a great image! Beautiful!

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  44. Gorgeous card. Your background is stunning with all the different powders.

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Thank you so much for your comment. It is always so nice to read them. Hugs and smiles. Eret

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