Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jingle Belles - Sketch-tivus for the Rest of Us - Festive Friday Too!

Well it is and it possibly isn't what you think.  My family, as avid Seinfeld fans, would probably associate this title with the celebration of holidays other than Christmas - as in "Festivus" - which rhymes with our title Sketch-tivus which actually means that we have a lovely sketch guiding us to our creations this time.

I turned the sketch on it's side and used it that way for my card this time.  

I also used the inspiration photo from Festive Friday  and not one stamp believe it or not.

I went with the pink despite my thinking that perhaps, as in the past, we will be using pink in October on the Jingle Belles challenge.  But not to worry, as I'm not afraid to use pink for Christmas and if we do have that challenge, I'm up for it.

I'm actually thinking that this might be a good card for my daughter to use as hers for the holidays this year, possibly in other pastel shades or even Crumb Cake, hmmmmmmmmm...... I'll have to check with her on that.  

Just as a designing note - the sentiment banner is vellum cardstock and I had to figure out how to attach it to the card front without seeing the adhesive, therefore I adhered the PEACE die cut to the vellum first and was able to dot glue on the back of the vellum behind the die cut before, there is some sticky tape on it behind where the trees are, and another dab of glue under where I placed the sequin.  Vellum can be tricky, but not impossible, depending on how many embellishments you add.

For the deets - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter, and Vellum cardstock were used.  Memory Box dies for the corner snow swirl and PEACE.  The trees where punched with SU punches.  Silver glitter gel pen was added to the edges of the sentiment banner and I started it all by using SU's Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Please head on over to the Jingle Belles and Festive Friday blogs to see the other lovely creations.


  1. Beautiful! Great idea to turn the sketch, love the dies you used!

  2. Very clever with your vellum attachment ... and the silver glitter gel pen takes it to the next level ... love those soft hues ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

  3. Such pretty soft hues and a touch of sparkle - just lovely and very feminine !!!

  4. So pretty! I love the sparkle and shimmer! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  5. Beautiful sparking card! Gorgeous embossed background, love it!

  6. love the look of this and YES you have been verrrrrry clever with the layering of the vellum. (so clever in fact that i didn't even NOTICE you'd been clever until you mentioned the adhesive... which is the proof of being REALLY clever, isn't it?) such a great take on both the inspo pic AND the fab sketch amy made for us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

    ps: pink in october??!?!? hmmmmmm... :) :) :)

  7. Love how you got that vellum on the card!!!!! Hope you are continuing to heal!!!!! Happy Fall!!!!! :)

  8. Such a pretty card, I love the glitz.
    You know, I just read that Crystal Effects works as a vellum adhesive...I haven't tried it yet but will!


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