TMS #173: Sleigh Bells

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hi Friends! It's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge time! It's also Thanksgiving week for us in the United States, so I'll be brief. I'm busy, and I'll bet you are, too. :)

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and Bonnie has come up with a unique, fun sketch. Don't you love that banner element?

For my banner, I used some punched pine branches, twine, and bells. The glittery brads were originally brown brads that I colored with a red Copic, then covered with Xmas Red Stickles.

The doily was white, but I used brown and lime green Dylusions Ink Spray on it to get the golden color. The sleigh was heat embossed with a sparkle embossing powder, then fussy cut. I really like that EP. It's different than glitter EP-- more shine than glitter.

I used the same gold embossing powder for the sentiment, and I couldn't get it to photograph well, but in person, it's really pretty. It says, "May beautiful moments and happy memories surround you with joy this holiday season." And, that's my wish for you, too! :D

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to head over to the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge blog to see the awesome cards the DT came up with, then link your own creation up for a chance to win a fun prize from Digital Delights!

And remember, the DT call for TMS is open until November 30. Check out the details here.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Stamps: Sparkle & Cheer (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Susan Winget: Glad Tidings (K&Co)
Ink: Versamark; Distress; Dylusions Ink Sprays
Dies: Classic Scalloped Circles Small, A2 Matting Basics B, Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Designer Pine punch (McGill); Gold Sparkle embossing powder (Recollections); twine (household & The Twinery); velvet ribbon; brads; bells; doily; Stickles
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Jessi Fogan said...

I love the banner you created! The pine branches are the perfect background. Amazing fussy cutting on that sleigh too, btw - that swirl, my goodness!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl!! I love the gold embossing! All the detail in that banner is fantastic!!

Angela said...

Love, love, love your amazing Christmas "greenery"...what a wonderful creation you have made!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love your banner with the pine and bells. So pretty!

Melissa Craig said...

Your card is so classy and I love the pretty jingle bells.

Conniecrafter said...

neat idea for the banner, and like all the gold accenting

Peanut said...

Such a warm and cosy card, Cheryl. Love it!!!


Heather Jensen said...

Looks like you got spammed! :(

This is such an elegant card Cheryl. Love the gold embossed sleigh and darling little bells. :)


Silke Ledlow said...

Cheryl, this card is so elegant! The gold embossing and the bells are perfect with this sketch!

Shelby said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Love all of the textures you've brought into your card and the sleigh is gorgeous.


Stacy Morgan said...

Those bells are fun and beautiful sleigh image.