It is my turn to set the theme for the girls over at the Christmas card club so I made sure I was bang on time today. I have chosen Bells as we don't seem to have used those for quite a while. In fact the one digi image I have is from a Lady Anne's Progressive challenge way back in May 2013 and I think I have only used it once more since then! I found some silver sticker bells in my stash and then I bought a further 2 digi images from Etsy shops that caught my eye.
Card 1 using the image by Priscilla Styles from the progressive challenge but neither Prisciulla's blog or the challenge are current anymore.
I decided to make easel cards and this one uses circle dies from Clarity Stamps to make the base and cut the image out which is a circle design anyway.
Entering this card into the following challenge:
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics # Anything festive goes.
Card 2 using a digi image called Bells and Holly by 'A Creative Need'. Coloured again using my Graph'it markers, Gold gel pen and gold stickles glitter glue. The sentiment is a stamp by Woodware embossed with gold powder. Gold glitter cardstock used on the base card.
Card 3 using a digi image called Jingle Bells 3 by' Hellens Ar't. I have used a' Press - Cut ' Scalloped Edge die cut for the layers. The sentiment is by Dovecraft and embossed in gold powder. The image coloured using my graph'it pens, gold gel pen and gold stickles glue. The jingle die cuts are by Xcut. Gems from my stash.
Card 4 using silver stickers I found in my stash so I made a monochromatic card with them. The large Merry Christmas die is by' Sweet Dixie' and cut using silver holographic paper which I had adhered to plain card stock before cutting out. If you look closely you can see that the stars came from the inside of the bells. I used another one on the inside of the card.
This last card is to enter into Mo's January Rudolph Challenge using a recycled christmas card front.
I have challenged myself this year to not only make 12 christmas cards per month Jan -Nov but to also do one extra one each month using the 12 days of christmas as my theme. January is 'A Partridge in A Pear Tree' which this card is perfect for.
I have used a First Edition Nesting Stamp die cut for the layers and drop shadowed them by offsetting slightly and using scraps of cardstock glued beneath to give the extra height needed. (I rarely use 3D pads anymore, only for very small items such as flowers. I have drop shadowed the sentiment too which is by Tonic.
I am pleased to say I have managed my Bakers Dozen for January. Yay!!.
Stay Safe and Well