Joy Bells

A die cut Christmas card w/ metallic gold bells, pierced background & a pretty designer paper strip. Add a die cut word & a pierced background to finish it. Change out the designer paper & make a lot of same but different Christmas cards. Great way to use up leftover strips or bands of pretty paper.

A big congrats to Brenda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS864)! She has a sweet gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & Christmas theme, put I used different dies, paper strip instead of ribbon & pierced bg instead of embossed.

My card was entirely die cut. The bells were cut out of 3 shades of brushed metallic gold & the clappers are brushed metallic bronze. I used a resized slimline die to cut the strip of designer paper, added narrow gold strips down the side, then die cut the green scallop edges w/ a mini slimline die & used just the 2 long edges.

The holly, greenery & shadow for Joy were cut out of 2 different shades of dk green & the Joy was the lightest of the brushed gold. I used a diamond piercing die for the white panel & added some red gems instead of holly berries. I used the back of a small teaspoon on the back of the bells to push out the shape & make them appear more 3D.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples 110# white, 2 shades of pine green, 2 shades of red, 3 shades of brushed gold, brushed bronze, Rubbernecker Stamps: Country Christmas paper pad
Ink: none
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline w/Scallop Stitch, Slimline Stitch, Circle,  Holly #1, Bells & Bow, Diamond Pierced Background Cover, Greenery #3 dies, Crossover II, red gems

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