Sunday, October 11, 2009

Merry Christmas! FS140!!!

This card is for today's Feature Stamper Challenge(FS140)! Way to go, Chris..aka Glowbug. She got that username right as she is a beacon of light and so fabulous!!!

Since Chris and I both design for ODBD, I decided to choose one of her many gorgeous ODBD cards to case. I found a Christmas one. Here is the link.

  • I kept the theme, changed the stamp set. I am using ODBD Joy to the World.
  • I used similar patterns of dp, but changed the color.
  • I kept the basic layout, but added a band of ribbon behind the middle panel instead of doing the criss cross ribbon look Chris used.
  • I used a die cut center shape, but changed the shape.
  • I used a sewing machine, but not for sewing...just the holes for faux stitching.
  • I used some textured dry embossing instead of gold embossing my image.
  • Chris used a sparkle snowflake chipboard piece behind her image and some hardware. I used a big fu fu bow with a cross charm.

I am using basicgray wassail dp. This is one of the most gorgeous packs of dp. I love every sheet!!! I sponged my layers using Ranger inks in antique linen and vintage photo. I colored my image with copic markers, and the sheer ribbon can be found at ODBD, too.

ODBD Joy to the World
scarlet jewel, ivory, basicgray
momento tuxedo black, ranger antique linen, vintage photo
Copics, sheer ribbon, gold sparkle ribbon(my mom got me from a yard sale), bowdabra gold wire, mini bowdabra, gold pearls, sponges, foam circles, glue dots, cb ef, sewing macine
(for piercing), permanent marker for faux stitches, Nestabilities label 9, Cross charm


  1. So so beautiful!! I know Chris will love this too!! ;) HUGS

  2. Just gorgeous Betty! LOVE the dp and fabulous coloring, and love your big bow and charm!!! A great case!!!

  3. Beautiful! I love the paper you used, the soft sponging, your layering and the wonderful ribbon.
    Hugs and smiles

  4. This is just positively stunning - it's like looking at a work of art! Such a lovely beauty - the small cross ornament is the perfect touch! TFS!

  5. Gorgeous as always!! I love your peacock card too!! Love those colors!! Just gorgeous!

  6. Oh Betty ! This is just gorgeous! So elegant and so rich! Your use of colors is stunningly beautiful!

  7. You always seem to leave me speechless. I am in awe of your creativity & style.

  8. So pretty did a fabulous coloring job, and I love the papers, colors, and that charm and ribbon just sets it off and looks so gorgeous!

  9. What a gorgeous design, Betty, with these deep, rich colors and textures!! The perfect Christmas card!!!

  10. So regal and beautiful Betty!! LOVE the rich red background!!

  11. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!

  12. This is just stunning, Betty!! Love the ribbon treatment and charm...the curling of the ribbon is just so much fun, and very elegant looking!!

  13. Betty, great choice in papers and colors! So pretty! Love your ribbon too!

  14. This is so pretty Betty!! I just love your image, rich colors and the elegant design!! Thanks for casing one of my cards! You truly made my day as FS special. You have a heart of gold!

  15. What warm, rich colors and I LOVE the new ODBD stamps!!! Such beautiful coloring, too!!! I sooo need to get out all my Christmas stamps...thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!!


Thanks so much!

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