Monday, November 25, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Holidays

   It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is 'Holiday'.

  I live in the Midwest, so 'Holiday' means (Hopefully) Snow, and Evergreens and Christmas Carols!

  I had fun with the Winter Village Scene die. I took 2" double sided Scor-Tape, applied it to white cardstock and cut the die out. I placed the die down onto the side the tape was applied to. After you run the die through your machine, the cut out portions stay in their places. (Clarify-the cut out pieces do not fall out of the frame of the die like they do if you use cardstock without the Scor-Tape applied).  I removed only the frame and added Gold Glitter.

 Whoops- I had one section where the top layer came off where I did not want it off when I removed the outer edge- so I just gingerly removed the gold glitter that stuck to the adhesive in that section with my pointy tool.
 Next, I removed all of the small sections left on the die with the pointy tool, and applied Micro Fine glitter. I colored all of the sections in with Copic markers.
 After I colored the die in, I decided to take a picture of the back- just to show what it looks like.

 Here are the supplies I used for the card:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 11/15-12/14-Microbeads. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles- Buttons and Twine
Glitter and Sparkle- Show Us Some Snow
Sentimental Sundays- Winter Wonderland
Corrosive Challenge- Happy Holidays
Sparkle N Sprinkle- Anything Goes with Glitter, Flocking or EP
Crafts 4 Eternity- Glitter and Sparkle

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful. Love the design paper and twine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fascinating way to use the die Shelly - and the result is stunning!

Donna K said...

This is amazing, Shelley! Thanks for sharing the "how to" with the glitter and die. I love glitter but don't use it as much as I'd like….this technique makes me want to get it out! Love your card…Happy Holidays!

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, Shelly - Lovely, peaceful card. Thanks, too, for the tutorial. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Birgit said...

OK I know I am slow:) I don;t quite know how you did it but it is beautiful none the less!! I love the snowy scene. I saw this on MIM

Cards By MI said...

What a lovely looking Christmas card. I do hope we'll get some snow here in the southern part of Sweden too. I love that white stuff. LoL
Thank so much for dropping by my blog.
Love n hugs
Marie who also came via MIM

jimlynn said...

Another WOW card!!! So gorgeous and thanks for explaining how you did it too. Beautiful card!
No snow here - but I can always dream about it.

Margaret said...

Shelly, this is just so gorgeous! Don't think I could manage something like this, but I love to look at it.

Diana Enns said...

Beautiful card and I love how you used the die like this.

Denise said...

Wow this is so beautiful!!! Just love what you have done with this card!!! Fantastic!!!
Sweet hugs

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the leaf and added the button to it. Very clever. Love the sentiment and musical dp too.

Terry said...

Beautiful card, Shelly! I just love that village and all the wonderful details! You are my glitter rock! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Michele said...

this is outstandingly beautiful! a wonderful elaborate scene. xo

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful. Gorgeous colours and layout. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my effort.


Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful the gold looks Shelly
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

A stunning card. It looks like a lot of work. Happy Thanksgiving.

Unknown said...

How gorgeous!! All the details! :o Wow!!! Absolutely stunning!! Saw you on MIM!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Donna said...

Wow! I love the sparkle! Beautifully done!

Mayras Designs said...

Wow , very beautiful card ! Each and every detail is lovely ! Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkle N sprinkle Creative Challenges !


michele said...

Gorgeous card Shelley! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Leslie said...

Your card is awesome with so many great details! Saw it over at Make It Monday and thanks for sharing!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Shelly! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,thanks for sharing the way you use the die...very clever
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Ime said...

beautiful card! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Fran said...

Fab , thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty! Love the glitter outline.

Marilyn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and I love the technique! Of course, you had me when I saw the glitter...

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love your design and how you used the Winter Village die. Love all the added layers and the twine and little button.

~ Kendra ~ said...

So beautiful!! Love what you did with the die! Such a beautiful winter scene! Great job! Amazing!!

Penny said...

Shelly, this is so gorgeous! I love the image, embossing, die cuts, twine and paper! And such a wonderful design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Roxie said...

Lovely card using the village die, that sparkle and twine really dress up the card.

julie said...

Beautiful !!
Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !