Friday, February 14, 2014

Going Red for Jingle Belles

Since today's prompt falls on Valentines Day the Jingle Belle ladies are all about the color red. They want to see that color take center stage on our Christmas cards!

I had to pick my oldest up from work this morning so instead of going back to bed like I normally do(I work nights and don't get to bed until 4am, I'm not a bum, LOL) I sucked it up and just stayed up, which gave me time today for some crafting (although I'm sure I'll be paying for it tonight at work, lol).

I started with an Early Espresso card base and layered some Very Vanilla and Real Red on top of that. I embossed the Real Red with the SU Snow Burst EF. The banners were created with Candlelight Christmas(retired) DSP, I love this paper and bought a few packs from the clearance rack, it is so pretty! I sponged the edges of the banners with Real Red for a more cohesive look.

The sentiment is from the set Welcome Home and was stamped in Real Red and then I fussy cut it and popped it up with dimensionals. I'll be making a total of 5 of these cards, I'll get them finished tomorrow.

My inspiration for the layout came from the
latest sketch at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, More Merry Messages(inside sentiment, not shown)
Paper: Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst EF(retired), sponge, dimensionals


  1. I hope work wasn't too bad tonight ... love those paper banners ... what a beautiful holiday card design ... so glad you went *red* with us at jingle belles.

  2. very nice! Love the embossed background. That adds just a bit of dimension to your card.

  3. oh wow, wow, WOW! how ***COOL*** is this? well, heck, it was made in alaska, so it's PRETTY COOL, lol!!! :) but seriously, i love EVERY single thing about this, from the banners to the sentiment to the embossing... an absolutely AMAZING version of both the sketch AND our red theme at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  4. Beautiful card! Love those banners and the embossed background!

  5. LOVE it!! Great take on the sketch!!!!

  6. first up! not bad and what a stunner of a card! Setting the bar pretty high you know! However can I complete with this gorgeousness? Just lovely

  7. This is gorgeous, I love all the red!!

  8. Beautiful card. Great way to use up scraps that are just too pretty to toss. TFS.

  9. Love those banners, Lisa. I also like how the sentiment takes center stage.


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