Monday, November 22, 2010

STV Spotlight Sketch #3

Good morning! Happy Monday and welcome to another Sketch Spotlight challenge with StampTV, Gina K and the team!
If you follow my blog or are familiar with my sets, you know I love puns! I'd been thinking about making a card like this for a couple weeks, after I was reminded by many of our GKD customers and fans during our peeks of holiday images that Christmas isn't associated with Wintery weather in their part of the world, but summer! o this holiday card is beach inspired, "Jingle Shells", get it? hee!! This sketch I thought was perfect for using the border from "A Year of Borders", large sand dollar from "Gifts from the Sea" as the focal point and some little bells as accents!
I created a computer generated sentiment and printed it on white layering weight CS to go below the border. Images are embossed with Versamark and gold EP.

Base and mats are Red Hot, ribbon is 5/8" stitched Pure Luxury. I pierced holes through the border layer and hung the bells from jump rings.


After working on this, I have a couple more ideas I'm really excited about it for beachy Christmas cards I'm going to have to make with these sets will share soon, (a virtual high five from me if you beat me to it!) ;) I think our family members in Florida (where it WILL be winter but won't feel like it!) will really get a kick out of them!!

Hope you'll pay along with our challenge! Be sure to upload your card with the keyword STVSKSP3 to the StampTV gallery, and be sure to check out Gina's newest video with this sketch and more samples from our team!

Talk to you soon, it's abusy, BUSY week getting ready for Thanksgiving, house guests, AND our new release next week, eek! :)

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Cute idea, Mel! I love the embossed gold and those jingle bells. I'm in Florida, BTW! he he

Cathy said...

Fabulous idea! Especially for those that live by the beach! It's a beautiful card! :)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Fabulous idea! Love the creativity to use the bells as the three embellishments, so clever!

Becky said...

This is so pretty Mel! Love the bells.

Jan Castle said...

Very cute card...love the bells! Need to make one of these for our kids in Ocala, FL!
Jan Castle

MaxineD said...

Love your puns and that card is spectacular!! It would go down well here in N.Z.

Brenda said...

Melanie what a fabulous idea!!! Very pretty and effective with the classic colors.

Anita said...

What a perfect sentiment! I love the simplicity of the card.

Kary said...

Melanie, this card is so pretty!! I love the embossed shells in gold and the bells are super cute!! Perfect Christmas cards for us in warmer places ;)

Elaine said...

Fun idea using the jingle bells!