Saturday, November 01, 2014

Silver Bells


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of a new Mixed Media Card Challenge (#5 - Christmas with optional element: bells).  I don't know about you, but I am madly trying to add more Christmas cards to my stash ... the year has flown by and it will be Christmas Day before we know it.  I love all the wonderful Christmas challenges that are around right now to help inspire.





This challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations (owned by our wonder leader here at MMCC, Shery Russ).




I wanted to created a backdrop for my pretty silver bells, so used pine sprigs, stamped in two shades of green distress inks.  The bell was stamped with Versamark ink onto silver foil paper and heat embossed in black.  I used my stylus and mat to add a little bit of shaping to the bells.  I stamped the image a second time onto white card stock and heat embossed in black; cut out the ribbon, coloured it with Copics and glued it on top (paper piecing).  I wanted the ribbon to have a bit of shine, so coated it with clear Wink of Stella ... and also added WoS to the pine sprigs.

I hope you'll check out the challenge HERE to see the rest of the beautiful Christmas creations from the talented Design Team.  And I hope you'll play along with us ... the challenge is open until the 25th of November, so there's lots of time to join in.

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Don't forget ... the Twelve Tags of Christmas event starts in two days.  I hope you'll join us!! :)











Stamps:  Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells, Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles - sentiment (both from STAMPlorations; Watercolor Winter (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Silver Foil (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint; Copics: YG95, R27, R29; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Black embossing powder, heat tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, white gel pen, stylus and mat, clear Wink of Stella




26 comments:

  1. Fabulous use of the bell stamp! Love the pretty pine boughs accenting the bells.

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  2. Love this card, Loll... I never thought about embossing on foil paper - what a great look. Love the sprig of evergreens in the background and the bow adds just the right amount of extra color. beesmom at split coast

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  3. Love the shiny bells - how perfect to use foil paper! And you created great dimension in the pine branches by doing them in two colours.

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  4. And now I'm singing Silver Bells...way too early for that :) Love the shine from those bells, Loll! The pine sprigs look just lovely!

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  5. OMG Loll, your heat EB gold foil bells really shine. Your dimensional fussy cut ribbon is so beautiful too. All perfect for your pine boughs. I just spent time being inspired by ALL your DT's amazing samples. Wow!

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  6. The pine sprigs are the perfect backdrop for those fabulous bells, Loll!

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  7. Lovely card Loll and love the bells with the prig

    Anne

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  8. yet another beautiful card, Loll!!!

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  9. This is awesome :) Love the bells with the sprigs and how colored them

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  10. Beautiful image and beautiful card.

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  11. Beautiful image, love the bells! Gorgeous card!
    Two days! How exciting! :) xxx

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  12. Fab card Loll, love the bells and the way you created them!
    Val x

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  13. Wow! These bells look real! And I love the paper pieced ribbon that lays so prettily across the top of the bells! Gorgeous card, my friend!

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  14. This is just STUNNING Loll! Perfect for playing along with Virginia's View Metallics challenge too :)

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  15. I am so in love with this card!!!! STUNNING!

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  16. I love your SILVER bells Loll.

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  17. Wow, gorgeous, Loll ... these bells are amazing, they look so realistic! Anita :)

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  18. Beautiful card, Loll! I love those silver bells!

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  19. Gorgeous bells, and thanks for explaining how you did them so beautifully. Am loving your pine sprigs too. Great holiday card. TFS & Hugs

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  20. Wonderful holiday card Loll! Your silver bells really catch the light, gorgeous! I love the stamped foliage backdrop too! hugs :)

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  21. This is FABULOUS!! I love those silver bells!!!

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  22. Silver bells, silver bells, it's Christmastime in the blogland. I'm loving all of these Christmas cards and your is fantastic. I bet it really shines in real life. Great work!

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  23. Your candles card were amazing showcases of those pretty images, and now, you've replicated the 'amazing' with your treatment of the charming bells. Such an elegant card, crafted to perfection. Gorgeous!
    ~c

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  24. Love these silver bells among the pine boughs! So pretty, so elegant and so Christmas! You never ceased to amazed me Loll. Hugs, Brenda

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  25. Those pine tree sprigs make the perfect background for shiny silver bells. Gorgeous design.

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