Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Musical Christmas

The challenge at Merry Monday this week is this beautiful vintage picture of carollers.



I used the music theme as well as the Deck the Halls sentiment from Christmas Messages.  




I gold-embossed the sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardtock then cut out into an oval shape.  The bells from Bells & Boughs were stamped and colored with Copic markers.  The DSP is one I've had since I first started stamping way back in about 2001 and this is the first time I've used it (NBUS)!  I don't even know who produced it as it has no name on it.  Here's a close-up of the gold music notes.



Head on over to Lesley's blog and check out the rest of the design team cards.  I can't wait to see all the entries!

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Christmas Messages; Bells & Boughs
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Very Vanilla; unknown DSP
Ink:  Versamark; Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories:  Gold EP; Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon; Oval Nesties; Copic Markers

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! A beautiful, opulent rich-looking card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. Wow!! Beautiful, elegant ... a stunning Christmas card. Loll xx

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous paper and I love the bells! Now Deck the Halls is in my mind and I'll be singing it for days! Falalalala.

Lesley Croghan said...

That paper is brilliant, love it and the way you did the gold bells. LOVE this card! It is so rich looking!

Scrappy Géri said...

Gorgeous card :)

Leslie Miller said...

Your paper looks somehow so perfect with the bells I thought it might all be part of a set! Very festive and fun Christmas card! I love using up the old stuff. It sure worked out great for your card!

Sue said...

Hi Karren, I love your card. The DP is very festive and the gold music is beautiful and goes so well with your gold embossed sentiment and bells.

Wendy said...

This card is perfect, Karren! Love the sentiment and how you created the background! :)

Karen D said...

Karren the designer paper you have used is lovely. The gold embossed sentiment with the bells go so beautifully with it. A very regal card.

Notes by Nina said...

This is such a fantastic card Karren, the rich red looks wonderful.

Susan Joyce said...

I love the DSP you used Karren and teamed with the gold, bells and sentiment, make a wonderful festive card.

stampwithsandy said...

Beautiful card, Karren! I can't believe you stashed this gorgeous DSP away all these years!