Saturday, June 2, 2012

Christmas Bells

I'm squeezing in the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge (MFTWSC74) before the June Sweet November previews start tomorrow. 

I'm not only trying to get a few of the MFT sketch challenges completed but I'm also starting on my 2012 Christmas cards. I used one of the images from the Inspired by Christmas set, stamping the beribboned bells onto a piece cut with the Vertical Greetings Die-namics, adding patterned paper strips at the top and bottom. I used a Wilton paper doily for the circle portion of the sketch and the Double Scallop border Die-namics for the bottom edge of the next panel. A bit of stitching, twill ribbon in a big bow and a white circle topped with a cream colored snowflake for a tone on tone look provided the finishing touches (cut with the Let it Snowflake Die-namics). The paper is from the Echo Park Season's Greetings pad from last year. Even with the lumpy bow I'm hoping I can mail this without using extra postage which is always a plus at Christmas time when every nickel seems like it flies out the door.

Products: My Favorite Things stamp and Die-namics, Echo Park dp, May Arts twill, Copic Markers
Copics: E81, E84, E87, R24, R29, R59, C00, C1, C3, 0

I hope you stop by tomorrow for the first of five days of Sweet November and then  C.C. Designs previews starting Tuesday. Next week is going to be a busy one on the blog.

Have a great weekend. The weather here has given us a bit of a break from the heat and humidity. It's really quite pleasant.