Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Bells

I made this card for the clean and simple challenge on SCS. This week it's a sketch challenge. I've been in a Christmas mood - and it's going to be time to send out Christmas cards soon enough, so I went with another holiday card. And what do you know, it also fits the Paper Players color challenge for the week!

I based the design around the Deck the Halls paper, choosing one of the printed holly designs for the bottom panel and stamping the sentiment, which is from the coordinating stamp set Bells & Boughs, in Early Espresso right onto the DP. The background is another one of the prints from that pack. I colored the bell image with Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake markers and a blender pen. To add dimension I cut the image out and mounted it onto a Nestabilities circle. I kept the embellishments simple with a strip of artichoke seam binding and three (retired) vintage brads.

That's it for this CAS Christmas card - have a wonderful day!


LeAnne said...

I commented on SCS, but I wanted to let you know this also qualifies for the Paper Players challenge this week; you can see it here!! Just a perfectly lovely card!

Hanne said...

Such a beautiful card!

Ann Schach said...

Love how you used the Deck the Halls DSP! Great layout! Beautiful! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Michelle said...


What an absolutely STUNNING Christmas card.

I love the layout and the papers and the image you have chosen as the focal point.

It is just all so beautifully co-ordinated.

Michelle :-)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a gorgeous, classic holiday card! Your image is colored beautifuly and I love how you used the pretty DSP. Very elegant! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week. :)

Nance Leedy said...

This is just beautiful! I love your stamping on the DSP and the coloring is perfection. Such a gorgeous holiday card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How pretty this is. It has such a vintage flair.

Pam~ said...

This is so elegant and gorgeous! Wonderful job with your coloring and cutting!!!

jaydee said...

Lori, this is a fabulous card to showcase the DSP. I love the clean and simple lines. Yet, you have created so much interest that I keep on wanting to look at it. The layout is fabulous, too.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week.