On to the reason why I am here...and that would be our Bellarific Friday Christmas/Holiday theme card challenge. Now really, it could NOT have gotten easier than that. Like make a Christmas card 6 weeks before Christmas? Who couldn't use one of those?...me, I need about 45 of them and this one is #19 I think. I got a LONG way to go! But I plan on getting 11 more done over the next three weeks and then blitz 15 of them with some simple stamping that won't involve an hour or two of colouring per card. This year my goal is to have them in the mail by December 12th! (I'll let you know how that goes, okay)
Like my last ornament card, this Stamping Bella cutsey ornament one was coloured with mostly pencils, those new Caran d'Ache, but I started with a solid base coat of copic. This is a LARGE card too, I broke from my traditional 5.5" square card and went with a 5x7 this time. Based on the oooh's and ahhh's I got from my Mom when she saw it, I think I'll be sending this one to my folks this year. The paper is Basic Grey and the image is mounted on heavy gold foil paper so it screams elegant, glitzy and glam!
All the green areas were covered in Ranger Glossy Accents and the little white 'pearls' were created with my trusty Viva Decor Pearl Pen. And of course there is glitter! No Christmas card is ever complete without glitter!
Next week our challenge will be a sketch provided by our very own Cathabella....YAY! That will surely take some stress off me because I always struggle with layouts. You also must have guessed by now that I WILL be putting this sketch to use in another Christmas card! How 'bout you do the same, you just might win some bella bucks and can get yourself an early Christmas prezzie!!!
See you all soon!