Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jingle Belles

There's another Christmas challenge out there called Jingle Belles.  Don't you just love that name?  They have a sketch this week and when I saw it, I knew I had to enter this challenge.  Have a look.


Here's what I did.


I love these little Jolly Bingo Bits and I'm so happy they will stay with us another year. 

I used markers to ink the poinsettia, Real Red for the bracts and more mustard for the center flowers.  Then I stamped the poinsettia on a sticky note and cut it out for a mask.  I inked the holly stamp from the set with Pear Pizzazz and stamped off on scrap paper, then stamped over the masked flower.

The design was punched with the 1" Circle Punch and matted with a 1 1/4" circle punched from Real Red.

Quick and simple.  My kind of card fun.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits, To You and Yours (retired)
Ink:  SU Markers (Real Red, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White
Other:  1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF

My stash of Christmas cards is growing.  It will be so nice to have a good supply in December so I don't have to fit making Christmas cards into an already frantic schedule.

I'm so glad you stopped by.  Thanks so much for your kind comments and the inspiration I get from your creations.


12 comments:

jimlynn said...

Look perfect! Love the masking on the poinsettia. Lovely CAS - yet elegant - card!
Lynn

Victoria said...

I know what you mean about this sketch - it is a clean and simple masterpiece of a card just waiting to take shape. So simple yet so so effective and stylish.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous CAS card Bonnie, I love it! I have the Jolly Bingo Bits also and can you believe it, I dont think I've ever inked any of them up! Your card has certainly inspired me to take them out!

Faith A said...

Another classy card Bonnie, love it

Catie Cuddles said...

This is beautiful ... Just stunning in fact!

Cynthia said...

What a gorgeous card!! I know the recipient will OOOO and AAAAH over it!! Love the poinsettia. So cute.

SmilynStef said...

Love your tall version of this layout .... so glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

~amy~ said...

clean, crisp and wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Jingle Belles!

Benzi said...

Yes, that is a cute, cute name. Your card is so gorgeous. I love quick and simple, too. Sometimes, I get to make one of those. :-)

Aileen said...

Super design Bonnie. Love the embossing on the top and your eye is drawn straight to your focal point. x

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥ that is just such a gorgeous C&S card by ANY standard... and an utterly magnificent version of amy's lovely sketch! super bonus ninja points for the "tall card" design... i don't know why i don't make more of those b/c they always look FABULOUS when i see others... as you've proven quite well here! :)

Susan said...

A perfect and gorgeous interpretation of the sketch! I agree it's so nice to have a stash of Christmas cards growing throughout the year. I do it by participating in SCS's Christmas Card Challenge - my personal goal for it is 6 cards a month. But the cards you make for Merry Monday and now Jingle Belles tempt me to participate in those challenges at the same time - just haven't got organized to try it yet!