Welcome to a brand new week and a new Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! No matter how busy life gets, I absolutely love the time I get to spend working on my cards for Merry Monday! It will be even more fun when I get to bring them all out in December to give them to family and friends!
This week JoAnn has asked us to add bells to our cards! Confession: I was SO HAPPY to see that bells were required for the challenge! I ordered the Holiday Style stamp set and it came a few weeks ago! I was so excited to use them on a challenge, but guess what? It was the "no stamping" challenge! LOL! I used them on THIS project, though, but I still couldn't wait to use them again!
To begin, I die cut a panel of white and a panel of red using the Card Front Element Builders SugarCuts. I really liked the detail on the challenge photo, so I thought it would be fun to include that onto today's design. I stamped the white bottom portion using the Happiest of Holidays stamp set using black ink. I really like this particular sentiment because it was long and horizontal and I knew it wouldn't take up too much room that I was planning for the bells.
The bells are stamped using Going Gray, Smokey Shadow and Black inks to create this realistic looking bell. I am seriously in love with them. I didn't use my MISTI when I made the project I linked above, but decided to for the bells today. The bows were stamped off once using Pure Poppy, then at full strength and then the last piece was stamped using Rose Red SU! ink.
All of the images, including the branch are die cut using the coordinating Holiday Style Dies. I can't wait to use the Christmas ball ornament images included in this set as well! I added a strip of red and white striped pattern paper from the Spots and Stripes Pattern Paper pad from SugarPea Designs. I added some red Nuvo drops here and there for some added detail. A good spritzing of Shimmer spray finishes this design off! Thanks for fluttering by!