Monday, January 4, 2016

Jingle....all the way!

I know I know Christmas is over.. but you can never be too much a head of the game so why not play along at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge JINGLE and get a head of the game! Go on let us inspire you to make a card. I guarantee you'll feel better! I know I did.

I had this idea for a grey bell. So I took two of the Happy Little Stampers sentiments (jingle bells and jingle all the way) from the mixed christmas sentiments. I black heat embossed JINGLE ALL THE WAY in the very center... then I white heat embossed JINGLE BELLS all the way across the rest of the panel. 

I used my peerless water color Pearl Gray and Neutral Tint and I just painted them across in stripes and let them blend together.. it looks to me like a cloudy night.. I simply love how it turned out. I dried it then started my die cutting... instead of stacking them with white paper I cut out of black paper and stacked 4 layers up together and then put my pannel on top.

I think the black card stock gives it an instant shadow. 

Go on make a card.. I bet already you are singing Jingle Bells.. Jingle Bells.. Jingle all the way!


  1. It's lovely card. Great idea to just die cut the bell and then set it back in its place - and perfect to use the black cs to create the shadow..

  2. Love how you created that stamped and watercoloured background, LesLee - it is so effective! The die cut bell looks great too.

  3. Fabulous card LesLee, love the background too. Carol x

  4. That is a brilliant design, LesLee! Love the background with all the sentiments! xx

  5. Wow Leslee this is a fabulous creation and such a clever idea!
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Carol x

  6. This is another great card and surprising design. I'm very impressed.
    Happy New Year.

  7. Fantastic use of the HLS sentiments to make this super background. Love the monotone look of the design, and I've never used my Peerless. Who knew they could be so beautiful?! Great design & wonderful colors too. Very modern composition altogether. TFS - Happy New Year