Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deck the Halls

For my guest spot at StampNation this week, our challenge is called Deck the Halls - add a little decoration to them in the spirit of this season.  Need ideas? Ornaments, tinsel, lights, banners, tags, wreath, garland, bows, glitter etc. They don't have to be 3-D, but this would be a great place to use those Christmas items with extra dimension.

I decided I needed to make a really 3-D card and I had bought some mini bells recently - just in case I might need to use them - so here's what I came up with...

I started by making my background.   I used a soft grey card and embossed with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix folder.  I made my base card out of a darker grey and used some of the scraps to embossed the sentiment in white.  It's a sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Wreath.  I made a wreath using some green Altenew inks and the layers in the set.  I die cut with the matching die and fussy cut out the centre.  I wound the tinsel around the wreath and then using some thread and a needle sewed the bells onto the wreath.  I used some dimensional tape to add it to the card. 

I must admit to really liking this card.  It turned out exactly as I envisioned it would.

I'm going to be busy for the next few days as I got an order to make some cards.... the lady went through my Flickr page and chose a few she want to to make with a few modifications.  2 down - 8 to go!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend all. 


Maxine D said...
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Maxine D said...

Congrats on your sales Dawn - always helpful to fund the addiction :-)
Love this card - it is wonderful with the sheen and dimension.

Betty Keefe said...

this is such a gorgeous card Dawn - the little bells are perfect - and such a fun addition! i sell my cards to friends and also in a little shop - then i don't feel so guilty spending on new stamps and dies!!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a fun card Dawn, love those cute bells on the wreath.

Greta said...

Wowzer, Dawn! This is absolutely perfect--LOVE it!