Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jingle Belles 2012:08b - As I Promised

As promised, here is my second card for the Jingle Belles sketch challenge.  (The check engine light went out in the car, and they said to wait until it happens again so I had a little more time to finish this up today.)

I took my inspiration from the star in the sketch and the stars in the sky on the stamped image.  The background was made by punching out a bunch of stars and running them through my Xyron sticker maker and adding them to the card front.  (Can you tell that I really love this Marina Mist color!)  

I've also been trying to tap into some of the supplies that I've accumulated and haven't used much or at all.  For this card that would include the stamped image which was in the $bin at Mike's this winter, and the nestabilities die.  I actually have an embossing folder with stars on it that I had tried to use, but the stars were  a little to, shall we say, orderly and I wanted a more random pattern.  

The image was heat embossed with SU's pewter embossing powder and looks much nicer and shinier IRL.   I tore down the edges of the Bashful Blue and Night of Navy cs just because.  

I'll be visiting the rest of the Jingle Belles a little later to see the wonderful creations for this challenge.  You can also view them by clicking here.


  1. Love that cool tone-on-tone starry background ... and glad your check engine light went out (mine happened recently and it was some computer thing they had to program) ... always glad to see you join us at jingle belles.

  2. awesome use of your stash! I think we all probably have a bunch of stuff we haven't used:) Hope your car is okay...thanks for playing with us at Jingle Belles!

  3. oh my goodness! this is soooooooooooo very cool and just SO LOVELY!!! a brilliant use of stash elements and the color scheme (w/those FABULOUS embossed stars in the background... and the TORN paper strip!!!) is ♥PERFECTION♥!!!!!

    ps: good news re the car; my fingers are crossed that it was just a fault in the light or something... we have had quite a range of TEMPS this week, too!!! :)

  4. Ack, I hate warning messages in cars! And for all the fancy computer diagnostics it seems to me that they still can't find the fault most of the time.
    The star-embossed background is an inspired choice to use with that simple nativity scene.


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