Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas Card - ACC04

 This card was inspired by Linda Callahan -- using the Lil' Inkers Jingle Bell die set:

Gray card stock base is cut and scored at the top. Stripe card stock is Stampin Up. White card front is Stampin Up Whisper White. First I wanted to use a glittered card stock for the bells but I wanted a smooth texture. Earlier this week I made a trip to Mikes and picked up a sheet of their sparkly foil card stock in red. This card stock feels like fabric rather than a paper and it is not stiff. To give my bells extra stability and not be so flimsy I used the ATG and put adhesive on a scrap piece of white/GP cut larger than the bells die. Also cut out a piece of the red sparkly foil card stock to the same size and stuck that onto the white/GP piece. Ran the die through the machine on this card stock and cut out the large and smaller bell. Ran it through the machine again for a second smaller bell.

Used a corner rounder on the corners of the striped card stock. Put this onto the gray card stock base using the ATG. For the white piece for the card front -- as Linda had done she used a background stamp to stamp beneath the bells. Sounded easy.... what could happen???? I decided I wanted the background stamp to have some sparkle so I used a stamp from the Stampin Up Night in Bethlehem stamp set and metallic silver ink from Delicata. Well... that ink with Whisper White.... not a good combo.. The ink makes the stamp slip and slide so the little stars and dots were not clear images. Had to try this again so this is my second attempt - being sure to stamp straight up and down each time.

Set that aside to dry. Made my silver twine bows for the bells. Stamped "Merry and Bright" in red ink using the MISTI. Again used a corner rounder for the corners of the white piece. Using the ATG I put the stamped white card stock onto the card base. Used the ATG to put the bells on the card front. Glue dots were used to put the bows on the top of the bells. Added three stars using glue dots:

The above photo shows the sparkly of this sparkly foil card stock and the shimmer of the silver stamped background.  Easy card to put together -- a big thank you to Linda for sharing her cute holiday card with bells! TFL

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