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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