Monday, November 15, 2010

DCBD 207–A Christmas Card With Bells and Bow!

It’s another week with the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team!  Today’s challenge is sketch based… and I’ve made a special Christmas Card featuring the Bells and Boughs Stamp Set.  Hope you like it!

Here’s the Design Team Sketch for DCBD 207:


LOL… when I sketched this out for my stamp room table, I must not have included the greeting… it seems I’ve added a bow to the card where the greeting was supposed to go… hope they don’t fire me!  Here’s my Christmas Card for DCBD207:


Isn’t the brushed gold cardstock stunning?  It really does shimmer and shine just like in the photo!  I colored the Bells with my Stampin’ Write Markers in River Rock, Always Artichoke, and Real Red before punching them out with a 1 3/4” circle punch.  It was a tight fit, and clipped the bow off a little bit.. but it looks ok I think!

I didn’t have a scallop circle punch that measured 2” so I just used my Stampin’ Up! Scallop Circle Punch and punched the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock twice.  After punching, I cut approximately 3/8” wide strip of just the scallop edge, and snipped almost to the V between the scallops… It took one full scallop circle punch and 4 extra scallops to go around bells, and I attached it with mini glue dots.

Here’s a close up…


When I first got the Bells and Boughs stamp set, I couldn’t figure out how to color the bells… More Mustard just wasn’t the right shade of gold I was looking for.  After seeing a card shared by Ilina Crouse, I realized I was using the wrong color for my bells!  Switching to River Rock made a world of difference!  I’ve mentioned Ilina before… she’s the one who came up with that fabulous double loop bow tying technique!

Stamps and Supplies used in today’s DCBD207 Sketch Challenge:

  • Stamps:  Bells & Boughs
  • Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
  • Classic Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stampin’ Write Markers:  Always Artichoke, River Rock, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Series Paper:  Deck the Halls
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle and 1 3/4” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Regals Buttons, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

See you tomorrow with another Sketch Frenzy Friday Card Share… 



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for2nately said...

Very festive! TFS!

nana_cindy42 said...

I really like this one, too! I love the layout, the papers, the buttons 'n bow - in a word: Everything!