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Hello Honey Bee friends! I think making Christmas cards is my most favorite thing to make! These gorgeous Layering Holiday Bells were fun to ink up and add to my stenciled background I made with the Under The Mistletoe stencil set! Keep reading for all of the details.

First I die cut some 110# cardstock with the second largest Deckle Edge A2 die. Then I used some detail blender brushes to add Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress ink through the Under The Mistletoe layer 1 and layer 2 stencils. Then I used a pallet knife to spread red glitter gel through the “berries” stencil. I set it aside to dry. Be sure to clean your stencil and pallet knife immediately!

Next I die cut the bell pieces of the Layering Holiday Bells Honey Cuts from 80# Neenah. (Be sure to check out the downloadable layering guide in the product description.) The bell’s center piece, berries, and ringer is die cut from some white glitter cardstock from my stash. I also die cut six of the mistletoe leaves and one of the berry clusters that are in the Lovely Layers: Winter Greenery Honey Cuts.

I used my blending brushes and the Distress Inks again to color the bells and leaves green with the same green Distress Inks. I kept going over them until I had the shading the way I wanted.

I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled piece and adhered it to an A2 card base. Next I played around with the arrangement of the leaves and bells. When I had the pieces arranged I picked them up with a piece of Press N Seal and added dots of glue to the back of the leaves. I laid the Press N Seal back down to adhere the leaves to the card.

I used thin foam tape on the bells to pop them up a bit. I topped the bells with a red die cut bow (also in the Layering Holiday Bells set).

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Jingle All The Way stamp set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I added some clear embossing powder to it and then heat set it. I cut the sentiment out with the coordinating Honey Cuts. A narrow foam strip pops it up onto the card!

I love the bright green color with the pops of red on my card and hope you do too! If you are in the States, I’m sending wishes to you for a very happy Thanksgiving! And to all, happy crafting!! Thank you for stopping by today!

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2 responses to “Christmas Bells Are Ringing!”

  1. Judy Inukai says:

    Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is wonderful

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