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Monday, July 24, 2017

Jingle Bells

Ho, ho, ho - Merry Monday! Back with a Christmas card for Merry Monday's Summer Link-up. It's week 4 of the Merry Makers' summer holiday and plenty of card makers have added wonderful cards to the gallery.

Merry Monday

Today I made a card harking back to Challenge 240 to use bells. Here's my card:

Merry and Bright Bells
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and DCWV green A2 card
Stamps - Your Next Stamp Holiday Postage and Mini Star Ink Splatter
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 21
Ink - Distress Inks Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - Crayola colored pencils, Wink of Stella, Michael's gems, Copic black pen

My friend Lin recently posted a card using some darling mini-splatter stamps from Your Next Stamp. I love hearts so I headed over to their online store to order them. Of course, many more items found their way into my cart, including various splatter stamps and the set I used for this card. I was delighted with the quick service I got from YNS - the package came from Canada in less than a week! I'm still waiting on an order placed the same day from an American company - hmmmm.

I outlined the words "Merry" & "Bright" with a black Copic pen. You can see from the "and" what they would've looked like with just the Lucky Clover stamping. They just didn't seem to stand out enough after I stamped the bells in black. Let me know what you think! I was going to do a one-layer but I started by practicing on a piece of white card. I liked it enough to go ahead and use it. Might still try a one-layer...

Thanks for stopping and I hope you have a crafty week!!

10 comments:

!neke said...

Beautiful card!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Linda love your card and those splatters are gorgeous. I also saw Lin had used the hearts splatters they are so cute. Thanks for the tip ,I have added my card to Merry Mondays Summer Link up.

Betty Keefe said...

love that star splatter - just bought it and haven't even taken it out of pkg. - very cute card!

Rosemary said...

super cute card, linda!! love that splatter background you created!!

Cheryl S said...

Great card! Love the splatter and the colors you used :)

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful card Linda. Those splatter stamps are really awesome. I might have to get some myself. Perfect on this card

Karen YourNextStamp said...

Love how you combined the different stamp sets! Fabulous and fun holiday card! TFS!

Jean said...

Very fun! Your splatters are a great accent!

Greta said...

Fun, festive card, Linda! I like how you outlined the letters & those splatters are really neat!

Bonnie said...

Sweet jingle bells! Love the heart splats!