Friday, October 24, 2014
I Heard the Bells....
Here is a quick card I made with the little bell and circle images from Fabulous Holiday Fillers and the dotted border from Fabulous Frame Fillers (stock is getting low again, heads up!). Aren't those dainty new 'ornaments" fun? Ink is GKD Ocean Mist, Christmas Pine and Red Hot, cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Christmas Pine. Greeting is from the Winter Cheer kit.
Do borders first and then add ornaments.The borders are stamped off in between to create the lighter shade. Tip: Vary the lengths to add interest and when you are stamping off, be sure to make that chain shorter than the full inked version next to it, as making it longer will result in a two tone effect (not in a good way), betraying where you hit the edge of the cardstock the first time you stamped. Full disclosure: Those pearls are fun, right? Well, two are covering up very small smudges of ink i got on my card, yes, they are! So "make it work"! I always try to use odd numbers, vary the size of the pearls or rhinestones, and add them in places were the smudges aren't to help make this seem intentional, but still random. This little pixie dust" scattering of small embellishments on a card is very popular right now, but it's also a great way to save your design. :)
I definitely think I will be mass producing this design. I am so happy with how that tiny bell detail can fill up this design for great impact. Hope this gives you ideas for how to use those tiny stamps! Maybe a Hanukkah card like this using blues and silver and the Star of David? You could even make a fun spring card in pastels hanging the tiny butterflies and flowers from this set, you know? Very festive and sweet!
Tell me: which pattern in here is your fave? Polka dots, plaid, or houndstooth? I want to hear from you!
Have a fabulous weekend! Make it so!