Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #174

Good Morning!  I have a new sketch posted for you on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and you're not going to want to miss playing with one.  It's easy and fun and very versatile.  I think you'll like it a lot.  We're also sponsored by DRS Designs and they've generously supplied us stamps to play with.

My card features Jingle all the Way and Bells & Bows.  I love my card, I hope you do, too.

I had a lot of fun making this one.  I started with punching out two sizes of snowflakes and glued them down to a red base.  Then I ran that thru my Cuttlebug with the basketweave embossing folder from SU! - I then stamped all my pieces:  the border, the sentiment and the bells and colored.  To add a bit more interest...

I added glossy glaze to the bells to give them a metal shine and also colored the rope with a gold paper liner pen.  I am very happy with the results.  I do hope you'll come join us this week.

Stamps:  Bells and Bows, Jingle All the Way (DRS Designs)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Red Delicious (Raisin Boat)
Copics:  C-1, C-3, C-5, R00, R27, R29
Tools:  circle cutters (CM),
Embellishments:  Gold Paper Pen (Raisin Boat), Diamond Glaze (JudiKins)

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

This is so pretty!! Red is my favorite color! :) I love how you embossed the snowflakes with the paper!!

Laura said...

This is gorgeous Melissa! I love the way you did the embossed snowflake background, and the gloss on the bells is a perfect touch!

Jessi Fogan said...

That background is stunning! I love the snowflakes embossed with the background, I've got to try that :) And glossy bells? Yes please!

Angela said...

Oooo, I love the textured background and your shiny bells...so pretty!

It was fun to pick our stamps for this week from DRS...it was a nice change to actually stamp! I love digis, but there is something to be said about the feel of the stamp in your hand....

Dawn said...

This is so fun Melissa! I love the DP you created! The red and white is fabulous!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Melissa! Love the textured background and shiny jingle bells! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

WOW! Gorgeous bg! I'm going to have to try that technique. Melissa, this is one of your very prettiest cards. Your coloring on the bow and bells is amazing, and all the other elements come together perfectly for a stunning Christmasy look.

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