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Monday, April 8, 2013

Merry Monday....Christmas Bells


Merry Monday Peeps!!!
Today Lesley at Always Playing with Paper has a fun new sketch for us:


I flipped the sketch, well actually it is a mirror image of the sketch.
I moved the flag panel piece to the opposite side to accommodate my sentiment piece. 
My image of the pretty bells  comes from the Stampin Up "Bells and Bough" stamp set and I was very much inspired by THIS BEAUTY created by the super talented Amy White.
I loved how she colored and layered the image and wanted to try it myself. 

Here is a closeup pic of the layers:


The DSP on here is from the Festival of Prints pack and the pretty plaid is from the Storytime pack.
The sentiment is from the "Open Sleigh" stamp set.
I added some crystal effects to the berries and covered the rest of the image with a bit of shimmer paint:


The base of the card is Riding Hood Red, one of the colors that is retiring. I then added a lyer of white and then the DSP.
I think this may be my favorite Christmas card, I have made so far this year!


Now be sure and hop on over to Lesley's Blog to see what the rest of the Merry makers 
did with this great sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today and 
HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki




18 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is absolutely beautiful Vicki! I love the way you've coloured and cut the bells, Perfection!

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my gosh, Vicki! This is amazing! I absolutely love this stamp and you've done gorgeous things with it. I adore the bit of sparkle you've added! I need to try this layering technique myself now!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Absolutely stunning! I love all the layers.

LeAnne said...

This sure is one of MY favorite cards you've ever done...but I love all your cards! The colors are just so pretty, and your bells are stunning!

Marisa said...

Way to use the sketch, Vicki! Love the shimmer on the bells and the great colour combo too.

Wendy said...

Lovely! Beautiful! Gorgeous!
Have a wonderful week, Vicki! :)

Lesley said...

Oh wow Vicki, this is one beautiful card, love the glimmer on the bells. So very pretty!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Vicki, these bells are beautiful! I never thought of putting them in front of this doily! It's perfect!

Lisa Lynn said...

Vicki, your card is gorgeous. The layers look wonderful and add a lot of depth. I always enjoy your cards.

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, this is fantastic! I love the dimension you gave the bells!!! GREAT card my friend!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Goodness this is gorgeous Vicki! I LOVE the colours you've used and the gorgeous way you've coloured your bell and layered it!

~amy~ said...

LOVE the multi-layered paper piecing! gorgeous!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Vicki, I love the layers.

Allisa said...

Great card, love the details in your bell image!

Benzi said...

Wow! I love those layered bells and all the shimmer. It's beautifully create.

Nikki Stalker said...

I so LOVE this Vicki!!! I never would have thought to layer this image and I love the doily. Beautiful.

Nikki

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Oh my, the coloring and the layering are unbelievable! So happy I got to see this;0

Margaret Moody said...

What a gorgeous card, Vicki! Beautiful job of adding color to your bells! Love the touch of glimmer too!