Friday, January 27, 2012

Wait, wasn't Christmas just a few weeks ago? (Jingle Belles and Merry Monday challenges)


Well, yes it was just a few weeks ago! ;) but I'm trying to get a jump-start on next year's cards. I haven't played along at Jingle Belles since last year, and I missed those gals! Also, Lesley is doing a new Christmas card challenge at her blog, too! This week, Jingle Belles challenge is to make a card inspired by their AWESOME new banner! Check it:
jingle belles


And Lesley's Merry Monday challenge this week is to use the following sketch:


Yesterday, I saw this GORGEOUS card over at Christina's blog. I LOVE the way she used the negative space & anything with rainbow stripes makes me happy! I thought this might be a cool sketch to try the negative space idea with. Here's another shot of my card:


I used the elements of the line of bells, the red glitter and the idea to use a vintage looking font from the banner. I didn't take too many liberties with the sketch, except for the fact that I didn't put my sentiment in the corner. You can see I'm still challenging myself to go more CAS. I cut my DP to size, punched a partial circle and added a strip of red glitter paper to the side where the circle had been punched & trimmed. I punched the bells from some foil paper and added a baker's twine bow and red gem to each bell. 


Well that is all for me today! Hope you are having a good week! Hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamp: Inkadinkado; circle & corner punches: EK Success; bell punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; red glitter paper & red gems: Recollections; silver paper: Martha Stewart Crafts; decorative paper:  Memory Box

10 comments:

Lesley said...

Hi Noelle,
What a cool way to do the sketch! Absolutely love this idea. Glad you played along at Merry Monday, one card down! Yippee!
Lesley

SmilynStef said...

I adore those big bold jingle belles ... and that red glitter strip is a perfect accent ... and I would have to say you truly rocked the negative-space design ... so very glad you're starting Christmas prep early and joining us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

oh how i ♥LOVE♥ this gorgeous card miss noelle! looooooooooove the use of negative space--especially the way you made that idea work with the fab sketch! loooooove the bells and of course the RED GLITTER--♥♥♥! amazing and all-round wonderful!

Debbie said...

This is such a pretty card!! I really like the bells and paper, but the sentiment on the bg and the circle punched to show it is so cool!!!

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Electra said...

This card is terrific! I Love the bells!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this is really lovely!

Crafting Rebellion said...

Your cards are always just so gorgeous!
www.craftingrebellion.com

Lorraine said...

What a clever way to use that negative space. I love those big jingle bells. Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

I just had to pin this right away because it's so gorgeous. what a wonderful way to interpret the design - I adore it

Marie B. said...

Oh, this is way cool Noelle! I definitely have to try this sometime! :)