Monday, April 25, 2022

Jingle Bells Christmas Card

Hey there, everyone. Happy Monday to you. Hope you are doing well. We are still suffering with our Spring allergies. Honey has red puffy eyes from his and my equilibrium is off due to my allergy meds on top of the arthritis meds...and I fell. No sprains or broken bones (thankfully!), I'm only nursing a bruised left knee and foot with bruised and swollen toe tops. Still can't figure out what I tripped over. If it's not one thing, then it's another, sheesh! Anyway, once again, so blessed to have a hobby to escape into! 😌
I've been working on design team stuff to share later in the week, but I did stop and finish this card to share now since it fits a few current challenges. Kraft card base and KI Memories coated vellum papers cut using CC Die'sire Create-A-Card Stacey dies. Stamplorations bells and sentiment stamped with Versamark and white-heat-embossed on kraft cut with a Spellbinders Labels 10 die.
Here's the inking drying. I used a stencil brush to apply white pigment ink to the edges of the Kraft base card, then white paint flicked and splattered over that using a small round brush. Same with the Kraft focal card, and I used a liner brush to paint the bow with the Brilliance Pearlescent Purple ink, which I also used to ink-distressed the paper edges. I used a white gel pen to outline the focal card and also a white Posca paint pen along the entire edge, so that it looks like a double outlining but one with ink and one with paint.
After I adhered the focal card layer, I used a gold Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to color in the bells. I had to have some glitter! Last step was glue-dotting 3 holographic snowflakes.
Inside I adhered two more of the Stacey die cuts, one cut from KI Memories paper and the other with Springhill Digital. On that I stamped the Stamplorations sentiments using Purple Delight Versafine Clair ink.
The back has more die cut KI Memories paper layers and a stamped and punched siggie I loosely stencil-brushed with the purple Brilliance ink. Both papers were ink-distressed as well. 
This angle shows the shimmer of the vellum paper, the paint splatters and inking ("snow-dusting"), and the pearlescent shine on the bow, as well as the glitter on the bells.
Here you can better see the bells and bow - the glitter, white-heat-embossing and the way the snowflakes pick up the light. Okay, confess: have you begun singing the song in your head yet? 😁😁
And the final view. I just love the look of white on Kraft. Another Christmas card done, yay! And I got to stamp and play with my inks and paint a bit, too. Win-win! Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is a good one. I'll be hobbling through mine and praying I don't stub my hurt toes, lol. XOX

I stamped Stamplorations' Jingle Bells image and sentiment, and used text papers
Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge


Donna Walls said...

Lovely card for the holidays and for Rudolph Day! I'm glad to hear you were not seriously hurt in your fall...I think I trip over my own feet at times. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and we hope you'll visit us again soon.
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Julie B said...

Sorry to hear you've been in the wars, hope you are fully recovered soon. Anyway as you say you can always find distraction in making a card. Love the purple with the kraft and the white embossing. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

Becca Sadler said...

Aimeslee: Thank you so much for your entry support of MTTCC!! Your card is fantastic! I personally love purple in any of its tones and shades and especially when it's paired with silver. Lovely wintery bells card! --Becca/DT

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love your Christmas card Aimeslee! Easy on the knee though. I've fallen on my knees more than I'd like to admit. To this date I still don't know what I keep tripping over - probably my own two feet!

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous festive card Aimeslee! I love the colours and design.
Hope you and hubby are feeling better soon.
And thanks for the link to Jennifer and Donny. I've been a fan of hers since I first saw 13 Going On 30, one of my favourite films.
Take care,
Hugs Alison

Carol said...

Hi Aimeslee,
Sorry to read about your fall. So glad that nothing was broken. But I know the feeling of not really understanding how it happened. Welcome to the club. Love the card - especially the glitter and the little details. I do not know how you cover so much of your cards with your wonderful artwork.
Your card to me is still up in pride of place and will be there for some time. I may even have to dust it.
Hugs and hope you feel much more betterer soon. (family saying).

Darlene said...

OMG! Hope you are okay! And I agree ... always something!
Anyways, your creation is fabulous and very inspiring! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I'm so sorry to read you have had a fall and a painful one by the sound of it, things always seem to come together it's all or nothing as the saying goes. I really hope you feel better soon, both of you. Love your card, such pretty colours and shimmer, lovely details as always Aimes.
Faith x

My name is Erika. said...

Now I'm the one behind on commenting.Smile. I like how you combined this holiday classic and your Christmas card Aimeslee. I am still so impressed how you are making your cards in advance. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful shape of edges, colors, arrangement & more.
Melissa CHNC Christmas Design Team 2022
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Wendy said...

I hope you feel better very soon and enjoy yourself while healing/crafting. Your card is beautiful and I love the sentiment on the inside. Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The POE Christmas Challenge.

Catie Cuddles said...

This is excellent.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Fabiola said...

c'est une très mignonne création, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC Christmas Card, biz

Chris Dring said...

Allergies are the worst! Glad that nothing was broken when you fell and hope you feel better. This is such a fun card! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

Beverley said...

Great card, I love the design and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in our April 'Anything But Square' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Kanan Pandya said...

I love the card design and pretty details. Beautiful colours. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero Challenge.

Monika Skinner said...

Beautifully festive card. I'm really liking your colour scheme and the text background. Hope your bruises will heal soon. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A truly beautiful card Aimeslee- loving the colours! I hope you are healing well. I can totally sympathise on the fall - I am a regular faller - hubby says I could trip over a matchstick! Thanks for this lovely musical card for Try It On Tuesday, hugs, Chrisx