Sunday, November 23, 2014

GOLDEN BELLS

The challenge for this week at Merry Monday is Christmas bells and I'm just getting this card in under the wire.

I didn't think I had anything with bells in all my stash of stuff and then remembered some PTI bell die cuts a friend had given me ages ago - didn't like the paper so embossed them (they curled a bit, but I rather like that).  Also just embossed the tips of some pine boughs with white to add the effect of snow.  I didn't add a sentiment on the front 'cause I thought it was "busy" enough with the paper.

I am also entering this in Card Concept Challenge which is krafty Christmas.  I think I would put this in the "classy and elegant" department because of the gold bells.

Edited to add: Card Concept Challenge picked my card as a winner - woo hoo!!

Supplies: PTI "Bells" die and pp; Ranger Liquid Platinum and HA white embossing powder; CheeryLynn pine dies

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.  Betty

26 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! That gorgeous paper is the perfect backdrop to your cleverly disguised bells. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  2. Way to shop your stash! I love the little swirls that are white against the print. Such a great design element!

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  3. A beautiful trio of silver bells, Betty! I love the musical paper behind them! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Beautiful card!! Love the music paper!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  5. love those bells... gorgeous card!

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  6. Love the bells on the musical background.

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  7. Beautiful card! Nice save changing the paper by embossing it. I'll have to remember that one.

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  8. Beautiful bells! What a great idea to emboss your die cuts that way! A great choice to have a sheet music background, too. :)

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  9. Just beautiful Betty...I love those bells on the sheet music paper.

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  10. Love the vintage feel to your gorgeous card Betty, so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday for my challenge.

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  11. I love this elegant color combo and sweet sheet music! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  12. Love your style, Betty, & here's a beautiful example of why! elegant & gorgeous--love those bells that appear to be in motion!

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  13. So classic and elegant!! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

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  14. Another beautiful card, thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. Such a gorgeous card, Betty! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday and the card Concept!

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  16. Your card is truly beautiful Betty!
    I love the vintage look here ;)
    Thank You~

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  17. this is so pretty-love the dp you selected-and how you embossed the pine tips-it all adds up to a classy & elegant look

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  18. Oh Betty, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the bells and your soft, elegant color combo! You have really out-done yourself with this beauty!!!

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  19. Betty, Love your card! Such a classy feel that screams the Holidays! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Card Concept!

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  20. Yes, it's very classy and elegant .. beautiful card, Betty

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  21. CONGRATS on your well deserved win at The Card Concept Challenge, Betty! This card really is a stunning work of art!

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  22. Beautiful, Betty ;-)
    Great idea to emboss the bells!

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  23. Beautiful take on the challenge! The pretty silver bells (isn't there a song somewhere about Silver Bells...hehehe) look so vintage with the snowy branches and the music background. I like the dies shaped for some definition too. Sometimes if I am in a hurry I will just run them over the edge of my desk to give them a curve. I guess time will do the same thing. :)

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  24. It's amazing what we find in our stash! Always loved the bells set and this card is just super.

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