Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bell and Bough

I know, Christmas?!!!  I didn't plan on a Christmas card but I found some challenges that motivated me.  Plus, it doesn't hurt to get a jump on that busy holiday.  The challenges I chose are:  TGIF Challenge #159 - sketch, Merry Monday Challenge #290 - bell, and ABC Christmas Challenge - J for joy / K for keep it simple.  Here's the how to.

Card Base:  Shimmery White CS cut 4-1/4" x 11"; score at 5-1/2".  As you can see, I flipped the sketch.  At the top I stamped one of the pine boughs from the Christmas Pines stamp set on both corners using Old Olive ink.  I then used the other bough in the stamp set and stamped over the first one using Lemon Lime Twist.

Bell & Bow:  On Gold Foil CS, I heat embossed
a bell from the Seasonal Bells stamp set using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder.  It was punched out using the Bell Punch.  The bow was cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and glammed up with some Clear Wink of Stella.  I used some old gold elastic to "hang" the bell from the bow using Glue Dots.  The bow was attached with Glue Dots and the bell with Dimensionals.

Sentiment:  Since I didn't have the word joy by itself in any stamp set, I used the word enjoy from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, cut it out of Gold Foil CS, trimmed off the e and n, and attached "joy" to the card with Glue Dots.

The Finishing Touch:  Added a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape to the knot of the bow for a little more shine.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment, do so below.  Have a great rest of the week and a great weekend.  See you soon.

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Colleen said...

Fabulous design for your bell on the Christmas card for Merry Monday, thank you for joining us!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. Love the gold bell and greenery. The joy die cut is a perfect accent. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very classy card! LOVE that gold!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Dorte said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with our J and K challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. We would love to see you again.
Dorte x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Patti :-) I love the whole design go this, the bell and pine branches are fab!

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
Lols x x x