Hello everyone and Happy November!
I’ve just started making my Christmas cards…pretty late for a paper crafter, right? I was away on a fabulous trip to Thailand with my husband to celebrate our 25th anniversary and was too busy to even color anything, even though I took lots of images and Copic markers on the trip with us! Even though the trip was amazing, I’m happy to be home and creating again…I really missed it!
So…the great news is that today is the first day of the Serendipity Stamps November Blog Hop 1!!
Serendipity showcases a new set of stamps every two weeks. Just comment on the Design Team’s blogs listed below to enter to win a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps! Also…please note that the stamp and die of the month are Covered Bridge and Merry Christmas, respectively…both are half off for the month of November!
Here’s a list of all the designers participating in the blog hop today…
For today’s card I used the adorable One Jingle Bell stamp.
I created my own background paper by stamping the bell multiple times onto Neenah 100lb Solar White cardstock and coloring using Copic markers. I used the following colors:
W1, W3, W5, W7, YR21, YR23, R46, R39, G24, YG97, YG99
The warm greys were used to color the “metal” part of the bell, and then I added touches of YR21 and YR23 to give it a tarnished look.
I die-cut my paper into a stitched 4.25” x 5.5” rectangle and adhered this onto a black A2 sized card. I then added some glossy accents to the berries and a beautiful red ribbon down the left side.
For my sentiment, I die-cut the Joy Die three times from red cardstock and layered these on top of one another using liquid glue. This created a sentiment with more dimension and interest than just die-cutting the sentiment once.
I used the Joy to the World stamp for the inside panel of my card, stamping it using a lobster-colored ink that matched my red ribbon.
And there you have it…a clean and simple card for the holidays using only a few supplies! Thank you all for visiting with me today!