Saturday, 7 October 2017

Darling Christmas

Hello, Crafters.

I arrived back home later than I expected yesterday, which left me a bit short on time to get a card done for today! 

I decided to use the large bell sentiment in the Darling Christmas Stamp Set because it wouldn't take long....I thought!

Unfortunately for me, I just can't make quick cards! 

Although it doesn't show up very well in the photographs, I gave my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen a really good work out! 
It looks beautifully glittery in real life!

I started by stamping the bell image onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Basic Black Archival Ink. 

I used my Pear Pizzazz Marker Pen to colour the holly, the leaves, and to draw over the lines of the fir, making sure I went over the edges so the green could be seen. 

Next I used my Real Red Marker Pen to colour the berries. 

I felt it all looked rather flat, and to give it a lift, I went over all the snowflakes with my Wink of Stella. 

I liked the effect, and decided to carefully paint over the sentiment which was quite easy as it's fairly large, and also very thick in places. 

Although I took care while I was doing this, I didn't worry too much if I went over the edge. 

I was really pleased with the effect, and decided to go over the writing and the snowflakes again, which made it all look more glittery. 
Next I went over all the Pear Pizzazz colouring with my Wink of Stella, and then the berries. 

I was extremely cautious with the berries as Wink of Stella can make colours bleed, and I find the colour this is most likely to happen to is Real Red! 

Finally I went round the outside of the bell twice, so everything sparkled!  

I cut the bell out and left a narrow edge of white round the outside, and was then ready to start assembling my card. 

I cut some Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the top layer, and adhered it to a layer of Whisper White CS. 

I adhered some thin red ribbon over the top of the layer, and on the front where it'd be disappearing behind the bell. 

I used Fast Fuse to anchor both ends of the ribbon, and Dimensionals to adhere the bell. I tied a small bow, and adhered it in place with a Glue Dot.

I wanted a bell to decorate the inside of my card but the only one I could find was in Seasonal Bells.

It was too big for my liking, so I went for some holly and berries from the Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set. 

I used Pear Pizzazz and Real Red Ink on a layer of Whisper White CS, which I adhered inside the card using Tombow. 

A simple but very pleasing card, methinks!

I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Quite lovely.. thank you for sharing

    Bernice P

    1. Many thanks, Bernice. I really enjoyed making this card. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.