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Monday, May 14, 2018

Merry Monday #290 - Bells!

Welcome back for another Merry Monday challenge! This week, the delightful JoAnn would like us to use bells on a Christmas card for Challenge #290. What gorgeous gold bells in the inspiration photo!!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Paper Studio Red; Poptone Black Licorice
Stamps - Hero Arts Wreath with Bells (retired), Holiday Florals Bold Prints, &
 Merry & Bright Tag Set by Lia - sentiment (retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired); Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Other - Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black & Fired Brick Distress Oxide inks; 
Target Hot Spot gold sequins; foam tape; Faber Castell Metallic Gold PITT pen

I had to go with my favorite Hero Arts bell cling stamp. A stamping friend, Isha, sent it to me when she was my Secret Santa a few years ago. What a fun image to color and you can see two other examples of my cards using this stamp here and here. I was especially thrilled with the color of the bells this time! I used two new-to-me Copic colors Y26 Mustard & Y28 Lionet Gold. I colored the bell panel several weeks ago but finally had a chance to put a card together. By the time I did, I see that the wonderful Leanne also made a card with this bell stamp - oh well, great minds.... I just love her gorgeous blues!!

I started to make this a shaker card since I had a bag of yummy shaker mix. Alas - dismal failure - my acetate refused to cooperate (full of static & my anti-static activities failed to help...). So, I tossed my shaker panel and die cut a simple pierced rectangle panel with a circle opening. After gluing it over my bell panel, I decided to stamp on the window panel. Why do I do that?? Luckily I saved the die cut circle and popped it over my colored bells before stamping. Now I have a stamped circle for the future! After die cutting and embossing a banner, I decided to edge it with a metallic gold - so shimmery in real life. I popped the banner with foam tape, otherwise this would've been a nice flat card for mailing.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can join us at Merry Monday! See all the challenge details and inspiration from the fabulous Design Team HERE. Have a great week!!


Betty Keefe said...

WOW - gorgeous copic colouring Linda! wonderful with the gold accents!

Leanne said...

Great card, great minds think alike, awesome colors and the sentiment pops! Love it. Hugs, L

Jean said...

Wow - your Copic coloring is fantastic! Great image for the theme.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous design, linda! the coloring is fabulous and I love the addition of the sequins!

Marcia HIll said...

I'm loving this bell image that both you and Leanne used, and how beautifully you colored it! And I think it looks just as lovely without the shaker element, and you're right about it being flat now for easy mailing!! Hope you're having a great week Linda!! :0)

JoAnn said...

Love your beautifully colored bells Linda. The gold accent on the ribbon banner is perfect with the bells. A beautiful card.

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a beautiful classic delight!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Wow! Your coloring is phenomenal! Beautiful card!!

Greta said...

Oh wow--the perfect stamp for the challenge! This is gorgeous, Linda!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love the wonderful bright colours.