Friday, May 15, 2020

Bells for Christmas

Happy Friday, peeps! I haven't done a Christmas card for a while, and since there were a couple of challenges out there that intrigued me, I decided to dust off an older holiday stamp and get to work!  FMS has a very cool sketch from Kim; Jingle Belles wants bells, and Krafty Chicks just wants Christmas!  And here's the sketch:

I stamped the bells and holly from Bells & Boughs, scrounged through my DSPs for some pretty plaid, and here's what I came up with:

I watercolored the image and added some Wink of Stella to the bells, which I wish you could sparkly! I fussy-cut it out and mounted on top of strips of Garden Green, Real Red and Gold Foil, and Christmas From Around the World DSP:

Both sentiments, inside and out, are from Itty Bitty Christmas (SO happy that made it into the new catalog), and I stamped another image from the same set in Mint Macaron:

I love this layout, it has so many possibilities!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bells and Boughs (ret), Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Gold Foil, Christmas From Around the World DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Wink of Stella, Aquapainter, White Gel Pen


I Card Everyone said...

That Sketch was yearning for Christmas ribbon, LeAnne! Such a pretty Christmas card!

Kampin' Karen said...

LOVE this! I've seen so many wonderful cards today that my head is spinning! You did a great job of creating from the sketch.

Tracy said...

I love your card! So pretty!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this design made the sweetest Christmas card! Love the bells!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty take on the sketch LeAnne, this is marvelous!

SmilynStef said...

love what you did with that sketch ... the plaid is such a perfect touch ... so very glad to see you joining us and ringing the bells at jingle belles.

Amy O said...

I love this! That little bit of Christmas plaid is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Kim S said...

This is just gorgeous LeAnne! I love the traditional papers and the shine of the gold behind those lovely bells. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lori Turner said...

What a pretty CAS Christmas card, LeAnne! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoox

lauren bergold said...

oh! my! gosh! leanne, you have blown me away yet again! what a beautiful card by any standard and the most amazing take imaginable on that cool sketch! so pleased you could ring those xmas bells with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥