Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Christmas Bells {Scrapy Land Challenge #51}

Christmas is a little over two months away and it's never too early to get those Christmas cards started.  It's also time to join us for the latest Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  The winner, which is chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Today I'd like to share with you this card which uses a Bugaboo Digi image (Mini set-Christmas tags) and a Sue Wilson Designs (Italian Collection - Umbria) die.

Sue Wilson Designs - Italian Collection: Umbria

After choosing which tag I wanted, I enlarged it and then die cut it out with the Sue Wilson die.   This set is so versatile and each image could also be used as  ornament or a To:/From: tag.  It's a pretty quick and easy card to make and would be easy to reproduce and make lots of them.  The bell was colored with Copic markers and then accentuated with glitters and Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Silver Dreams glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was added to the lines on the bell as well as the string holding the bell.  Olaf White glitter gives the snowflakes added sparkle and the centers of the snow flakes have a small dot of White Blizzard Nuvo Crystal Drops on each of them.  The ringer of the bell was given dimension by using another Nuvo Crystal Drops color: Silver Moondust.

For the mat behind the focal point, I wanted to have some sparkle here and there, not everywhere.  To achieve this, I lightly sprayed the patterned paper with an adhesive spray and then sprinkled on some more Olaf White glitter on top.  This gave it the random sparkle that I was looking for.

As a finishing touch, the corners and edges of both the card base and the mat were highlighted with more Silver Moondust enamel dots.

Now it's your turn to play along with us.  Upload your project by October 16 for your chance to win.  Be sure to visit the Scrapy Land Challenge blog to see what the rest of this very talented team has created for your viewing pleasure.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Great colors Anne. Beautiful die and the added sparkle on the background is awesome!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeously cheerful card Anne! Thank you for the inspiration.
Paper Talk with Samra

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow Gorgeous Colors , and Love the sparkle effect !!!
Stunning card , Love this Sue Wilson Die !
Have a nice day

Sara Barker said...

Ooh, la, la! What a stunning and festive Christmas card! I love that image and your touches of glitter make this card so special! Hugs!

Annie said...

A beautiful card Anne x I particularly love the SW looks like you could use it for everything x Great image and sentiment for Christmas too

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

Lori Kobular said...

Anne this is such a pretty Christmas card! I love the way you colored the image and that Sue Wilson die is gorgeous!

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful job with that digital, Anne. I wondered how you were able to do so much pretty shading on those tiny bell designs. THEN an aha moment struck! I saw the beautiful SW die cut and so that the image was larger in format. How clever - thank you for that inspiration - and for your lovely glittery-sparkly elements, both in the background and on the bell and snowflakes! Fantastic card! xo

NanaConnie said...

This is beautiful, Anne, and I dearly love that square doily die! I'm adding that to my Wish List. :-D

April said...

I like that you used non traditional colors on your card. Love the die and image!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is really pretty! How wonderful!

Patricia Chalas said...

Anne your card is so cute and love the color used!!

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful! Love the Sue Wilson dies - makes such elegant cards.