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:
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