You can probably already tell it's a special event here at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ since we're rolling out a new prompt on Thursday rather than Friday. That's because this fortnight we've teamed up with one of our favorite Christmas card challenge blogs-- 'Tis the Season-- to give you DOUBLE the fun! It's a two-part challenge this time: we'd like you to use TTS' gorgeous sketch and add a little bling to your card, as well. Each new holiday card you make that incorporates both of those elements can be linked up here AND also at 'Tis the Season. Just to make it a little more fun, there will be a lovely little prize awarded randomly to one lucky cardmaker at each site! Have you got all that? Two challenge blogs, two challenge elements, two lovely prizes... and you need only make *ONE* gorgeous blingy sketch card!
Since we have "extra" inspiration cards this time, we've split those into two groups, as well: here at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we've got cards from 'Tis the Season co-creator Lisa Johansen and design team member Angel Johns, as well as our very own Stephanie Severin. Over at TTS you can see cards by co-creator Holly Endress and TTS design team members Sara Hoogendoorn and Lisa Runyon, as well as me, Lauren Bergold.
First take a look at the fabulous sketch:
Now here are some cards to inspire you, be sure to check out the rest at 'Tis the Season:
...embodies the sketch's clean and simple aesthetic, then adds some touches of glitter to Santa's coat!
...takes the sketch charmingly country, but glams it up a bit with those gorgeous sequins!
Stephanie says, "Using a 3-D glittery gift tag for my focal image made the rest of my sketch design come together quickly with glittery paper, some blingity-bling, and an SRM sticker sentiment."
And now I bet you'd like to see the prize, right? Or at least, half the prize, the one we'll be randomly awarding to one lucky cardmaker here at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥:
You can play as often as you'd like, but each time you must link up a brand new, holiday-themed card that uses the sketch AND has a little touch of bling... or heck, a LOT of bling, if that's the way you roll! Remember to link your cards at 'Tis the Season, too, for a chance at a second random prize that they'll be awarding! The link-ups will be open until 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, May 21st; keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB:14:10.