Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tidings of Great Joy

Inspiration

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and here's another card made with a set from the Christmas Cheer Collection - this is one of my favorites so far! I paired the bells from the Poinsettia Bells & Bows set with paper from Authentique which I really this is sooo "Christmas-y" and some shiny gold mirror cardstock I found in a box of scraps. I like the final result, don't you?

Tidings of Great Joy

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Cherry Cobbler5 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2", and
4 1/4" x 4 1/4", and
4 1/2" x 4 1/2", and
2" x 2"
Wonder DSP (Authentique)5 3/8" x 5 3/8"
Old Olive (SU!)4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Ivory Metallics (Wassau)3" x 4"
Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink)4" x 4", and
2" x 2"
Gold mirror cardstock (unknown)4" x 4", and
4 3/8" x 4 3/8", and
2" x 2"

Inks

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cherry Cobbler (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3424: Poinsettia Bells & Bows PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3428: Script Christmas Tree PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Plain Circle Nestabilities - Small (Spellbinders)
Circle Nestabilities - Large (Spellbinders)
Circle punches (SU!)
COPIC markers (Imagination International)
Gold metallic paint pen (Sharpie)
Gold gel pen (Uniball)
Gold adhesive pearls (Recollections)
Ribbon (Michaels)
3-D Foam Squares (3L)
Zip-Dry
ATG (Scotch)
Scor-Pal
Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut the base card from red card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2", and fold. Cut the designer paper measuring 5 3/8" x 5 3/8". Glue a strip of ribbon across the middle of the designer paper layer. Adhere the designer paper with ribbon to the front of the base card.

IMAGE

Use the circle Nestabilities dies to cut a red circle, measuring 4", and a white circle measuring 3 7/8". Nest a 3 1/4" circle die inside the 3 7/8" circle die and cut a gold mirror circle with the center cut out. Stamp the bell image in black ink centered in the white circle.

Stamp the bell portion again onto the metallic ivory paper (about 3" square), and the flower portion again on white paper (about 2" x 3").

Color the ribbon on the bells image on the white circle using COPIC markers (R85, R89), and the leaves (G99). Outline the ribbon with the gold gel pen. Cut out the bells from the ivory metallic paper. Color the leaves with a COPIC marker (G99). Paint the stripe across the bells using the gold paint pen. Glue the bells onto the bells in the white circle. Adhere 5 gold pearls to the gold stripe of each bell.

Cut out the flowers, including the posie from the partial image on white card stock, and color with COPIC markers (R85, R89, R000, R02, Y35). Glue the flowers over the flowers and bell on the white circle. Glue the white circle onto the red circle, and the gold circle "rim" over the white circle.

Cut a 4 1/2" square of red card stock, a 4 3/8" square of gold mirror card stock, and a 4 1/8" square of olive card stock. Adhere together to build a mat stack, and mount the stack in the middle of the card face. Mount the image circle stack in the center of the green square.

SENTIMENT

Stamp the sentiment in red ink on white paper, and punch out with a 1 3/4" circle punch. Punch a 1 7/8" circle out of gold mirror card stock, and a 2" circle from red card stock. Mount the sentiment circle on the gold circle, and this set onto the red circle. Using foam squares, mount the sentiment circle in the lower right corner of the card.

HC Blog

Head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for all the beautiful creations by my design team sisters, and a sneak peek at the new release coming up next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

7 comments:

marsha said...

Beautiful Lisa Lynne! Your colors are just fabulous and your layering really make the bells stand out!
Hugs,
Marsha

Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa Lynne! I love the papers and how you did the bells! Very elegant!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is so appealing! Love all the layers and the colors you chose! Gorgeous!

Jan said...

so beautiful!

Angelica said...

Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous and such an elegant design.

Helen said...

So elegant - awesome card!

Post a Comment

Your kind comments make my day!

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin