Friday, August 8, 2014

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday, everyone!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog...you can see the post HERE. I am sharing a project with you today using a die from the latest Die-Versions Christmas in July release. As fast as this year is flying by, Christmas will be here before we know it :)


For this card, I used the new Whispers Merry Christmas Script die. Isn't it beautiful!! It's such a fabulous focal point for cards. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA. The organza ribbon was dyed with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Stain. A Wee Petite Button die was used on the center.


The Whispers Merry Christmas Script die was cut twice, once in black for a shadow and once in grunge board. It was colored with TH Festive Berries Distress Ink. I then applied crackle medium to script for some texture. Once it dried, I added TH Tea Dye Distress Ink in the cracks to make them more visible.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - August Linky
  2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

49 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous card with beautiful colors and pretty design!

Karon said...

Beautiful card - love how you offset the die cuts to get the shadow effect - stunning. TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

Brenda said...

Wow Lisa, I am so loving this Christmas card!! But shush about Christmas being here before we know it!! lol I don't even want to think about it, as it always comes way to fast for me. lol That die is to die for-you are right it makes a great focal point and I love the way you have shadowed it. Beautiful card as always my friend. Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Lisa, wow absolutely gorgeous creation,loving the colour combo and super added beauties.xx.♥aNNie

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Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa love the crackle effect you achieved
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Nana said...

Beautiful card. Love the crackling on the sentiment. As always fabulous card design and papers.
Have a creative day.
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Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - great background and the bow is beautiful great job as always, Have a wonderful weekend thanks for sharing!!!

vic said...

Oohh this is beautiful Hun! Love the colours and that lovely bow, a perfect christmas card :)
Have a lovely day
Hugs
Vic x

Pam said...

Lovely Christmas card! Love the Christmas die!
Pam
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paperpapier said...

lovely card, Lisa. I like the Christmas Script die too, so versatile for making various Christmas themed card by just varying the card design!

Gwen said...

So so pretty! Love the sparkle! I haven't even thought of Christmas yet! Yikes!!

katieo said...

Beautiful card Lisa. The die is very pretty. Have a great day

Mulberry Mindy said...

Such a pretty, pretty, card, Lisa! I have been so busy lately, since I joined the CCNS DT, I have fallen behind in my blog perusing. You have been so busy, too, I hope you are having a great summer. Christmas??????? Oh dear!

Kathy Salido said...

Wow this is just gorgeous Lisa!! How beautiful is that die!!! Love the crackle paint you added.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

I was looking at the card trying to figure out how you made that beautiful die sentiment pop...black die cut underneath, too! You are so clever! Fabulous card!

Have a good weekend. :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Merry Christmas Lisa this is a stunner I love the raised die cut sentiment it really pops
Kevin xx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a stunning ,gorgeous Christmas card Lisa !!!! Beautiful in every single way !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :) !!
Hugs,
Mayra
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snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Lisa and the scrumptious bow ties everything together superbly.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Gerda said...

Beautiful as always!!! Love all the papers you used and pretty bow!!! Have a great weekend ,
Gerda

Sherrie K. said...

Ofta, gorgeous card Lisa! The Merry Christmas script is a beauty! I LOVE the crackle effect and all the papers are beautiful! The distress edges look amazing! Beautiful!
On my way out of town as we speak. Just getting in a few post quickly! Have a GREAT weekend my friend:) Will catch up next wk!
hugs,
Sherrie K

Creative M said...

I am obsessed with the BEAUTIFUL bow!! WOW!! Such a GORGEOUS card!
The Whispers Merry Christmas Script is just BEAUTIFUL!! With the distress technique your cards are more Beautiful!! I truly enjoy that. I hope that you enjoy your weekend my friend!!
Have a wonderful day,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Createology said...

Lovely and so smart to be ahead of the calendar. I am frantically working on Halloween for a couple of swaps I am participating in. Whew! Creative Holiday Bliss...

MaryH said...

Indeed, this gorgeous die makes a marvelous focal point, and I love the way you add the shadow behind it. That never seems to work so well when I try. Love it here though. The papers were so pretty with this lovely red sentiment, and the dyed ribbon was such a soft color to go with the brilliant red lettering. Great card. Happy wkend, and TFS. Hugs

Lisa said...

Super Christmas card, Lisa! That die is just beautiful. Love what you've done here ♡
Hugs,
Lisa

Sukie said...

Such a beautiful card, love the distress technique you used! The font on the die is so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is simply stunning! What a spectacular way to showcase the new sentiment die! It is a stunner, isn't it? What a beautiful font and I love the way you've used it. The crackle is lovely. Your papers are gorgeous as ever and the design is so pretty. I've been wanting to do the banner/pennant things lately! :o) The dyed ribbon is a perfectly festive touch. Beautifully done as always, my dear Lisa! I hope your weekend is filled with joyous inspiration. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

~ Jo ~ said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Love that beautiful sentiment.. and those papers are perfect! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
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Anne Temple said...

This is amazing looking! I definitely want that die and it looks great cut out of grungeboard. Love the crackle finish and the black shadow too.

jessica said...

WOW Lisa!
This is gorgeous!!!!
Another stunning card my friend!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!

Karen said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card, Lisa! I love the crackle and the bow looks so pretty! Love the papers you used too! I hope you have a great day! :)

Karen
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Tanya/Nonna said...

Absolutely stunning! Lisa, this card is just drop-dead gorgeous! Love the beautiful sentiment and it just POPS with the black layer underneath. You do the distressed look just beautifully my sweet friend!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend ♥

Angie C. D. said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!! The script die is fantastic and I love the texture you created with the crackle. I have a bottle of crackle that I've yet to open, but I just might now. Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa! Enjoy your weekend. :D

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! Love the crackle texture on the word die and I thought your button die was a real button! Wow - it looks great - I'm going to check out the die! Have a great weekend!

MaryH said...

Lisa, I don't see an email to contact you, so I'll just leave an Outlander comment here! I am so thrilled to find another lover of these books. I've been hooked since I read the first one (Dragonfly! - out of sequence). I was so concerned that even with DG as consultant - that the movie would not stay true to the storyline. I do realize that of course it cannot be exactly the same, words don't translate to video always. But I think the company has done an excellent job: from casting, to the scripts and I have watched the ep two times. And going downstairs to watch tonight's premier. Our cable provider had a sneak showing last week, and I got it on my DVR. I did it from On Demand, but then I searched all the Starz channels to find out which specific channel has it, so that I can also record to the DVR! Her MOBY (#8) is also extremely well done...I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Saved it for about a month as we planned to go to Fla. Then plans had to be postponed, so I went ahead & read it. I had intended to read it while at the daughter's, sitting outside and watching the boats go by! If you haven't bought that yet, oh you must!!! You have some great entertainment waiting on you. Will be interested in hearing your feedback! Hugs

Yoshira cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous Christmas card.I have that paper pad hanging around!!Love the distressed edges on the paper and bow!!

Diane said...

Beautiful card...love the red and the pink ribbon just makes it pop!! What a beautiful die and as always you went over and beyond the top not only cutting a shadow and then using the grunge board to crackle...stunning!! We are home from vacation...lots to catch up on...hope you are having a wonderful day!!

~Tammy~ said...

So beautiful Lisa! The sentiment really stands out beautifully! Love the sparkle!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Lisa,
Always beautiful creations found here. So loving this!

Susie

MaryH said...

Lisa, I am sure it will be on dvd. Also I think Starz is showing it again many times this week. If you could please send me your email address I may have a suggestion for you. I have moderate comments on, so no one but myself will see your info. Sorry you missed the show, but don't despair! Hugs

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa! I LOVE the crackled word art!! Such a fabulous look!

I'm a little disappointed about the reminder that Christmas will be here before we know it. I want summer to last forever! Good for you getting a head start before the busyness of the season hits - and what a BEAUTIFUL start you've made with your stunning card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Lisa! Your card is beautiful! Love the crackled detail on the sentiment!

Georgiana said...

I always learn so much from you since you use so many techniques. I looked at the Zutter Distresser but didn't get it. After seeing your beautiful project I am going back to look at it again. Do you think it makes a big difference? Easy to use?

Kate said...

Stunning Christmas Card. Love it.

Missy said...

As always Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love, love the texture in the letters and the pretty bow!

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

beautiful Christmas card my friend. hugs

yyam said...

Goodness! This is gorgeous! And I LOVE the effect with the crackle paint...:)

DIANA L. said...

gorgeous Christmas card Lisa.
I love the ribbon, I love everything about it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Norma said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love the touch with the lovely ribbon:) I'm off the check out all your other beautiful projects:)
Hugs,
Norma

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