Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I Heard the Bells

Yes - another Christmas card -  for this week's Merry Monday challenge!

I used a piece of Luxe Foil DP (PapertreyInk - no longer available) for the background.  
(I thought the swirly circles looked like the reverberations of the bell ringing!) 
  
 I die cut the bell out of gold metalic paper, stamped it using Versamark and gold embossed it.  Stamps and die from Folk Art Christmas (retired by Waltzingmouse)
I added a piece of holly cut from a Layered Accent from K&CO 
(it was an ornament with a sprig of holly on top.) 
 Then I adhered one red rhinestone.
The bell is adhered to the base with thick foam dots in the center so the bell curves.
Here's what I gold embossed on the inside of my card - from Inside and Out Holiday by PTI.
I made a second card with a different background panel from the same paper pack.



Stamps:  Fold Art Christmas Additions - Waltzingmouse (retired), Inside and Out Holiday - PTI
Paper:  White, Luxe Foil DP - PTI, Kraft Stock Metallic Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, red rhinestone, Folk Art Christmas Die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Tombow Glue, thick foam dots, Ornament Layered Accents - K&Co.

16 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Julia, love that foiled background and your gorgeous bell.

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a beautiful design again Julia! Fabulous! Hugs, Susi

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous bell cards, Julia! Especially love the swirly paper with the bell on card one!! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! Love the modern look of the swirly circles on the first one - I agree, it looks like the reverberations of the bell ringing.

Bonnie said...

Your embossed bells are so elegant, Julia! I love the stamping on the first card that makes you "hear" the bell ringing! The second card really lets the bell shine!

nancy littrell said...

Two Stunning gold bell designs, Julia. So different from each other and both so beautiful. TFS my friend. Hugs

Redanne said...

I really thought the bell was 3D, it is beautiful and I love the swirly background on the first one, the second one is very elegant. Two very beautiful Christmas cards Julia! Hugs, Anne xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow what classy and elegant cards. Yes the background paper does look like the bell is ringing. Wonderful cards...both of them x

Petra said...

A very elegant card, Nice effect with the swirls and gold

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful and classical; rich and perfect. Loving the visual impact and the whole design. Gold really works well here. Great job my friend xx

Sara Barker said...

What a classy looking pair of Christmas cards, Julia! I love the idea of the bells reverberating and the paper you chose to portray that! Gorgeous, elegant cards! I'm very impressed you can make Christmas cards when it's this hot and humid out! Ha! Ha! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Golly - look at you getting ahead with Christmas cards! These are so glamorous with the gleam of the golden bells, and I particularly like the fabulous swirling circles of the first one.
Alison x

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards with the elegant gold bell, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful cards Julia and so elegant, I love all the gold. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards with the gold bells. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.