Sunday, November 22, 2009

Round Bells On A Square Card!

I really have had a hard time keeping embossed corners, etc. off my mind lately. I did the corners of this card using this stencil:
that I purchased Here. This time I made sure the link works!

Cardfront Base:

1. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 5"X5". Next I taped the first corner using removeable tape to attach the stencil.

2. I cut a square piece of Matt board to match the corner stencil. It was easier to handle than cutting just the angle you see out of the board.

3. I used the Cuttlebug with the following layers:

  • A Plate

  • B plate

  • stencil

  • Wizard embossing mat or a piece of gasket mat (from Lowes or Home Depot) I place it so one of its corners was exactly even with the corner of the stencil.

  • I placed the piece of square matt board so it was squared and exactly even with the embossing mat.

  • I put it through holding the matt board and as it started through to stabilize it.

I repeated these steps on all four corners.

4. I cut out the selected areas with an X-acto Knife with a really sharp blade. When it dulls, I sharpen it with my knife sharpening steel. I have shown you a picture of one. I use it to sharpen my scissors too. Very old fashioned. I saw my dad use it.

5. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 5"X5.25. I scored the 5.25 length at the 5.0" mark with my Scor-Pal, folded it, and then straighted it out. I taped the .25 piece. Next I placed the embossed and cut front over the taped portion. Next I cut out the extra parts show through with my X-acto Knife.


1. The image was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet, MOss Green, Sweet Alfalfa, Olive Vine and Solar Gold.

2. It was put through the Cuttlebug using the next to largest Splellbinders Large Scalloped Circle die and then embossed too.

3. I stamped duplicate bells and used the left one to mount as shown. I mounted the left bell and the ringing parts for both bells with 3D pop dots.

4. I mounted 2mm Pearls and Ruby rhinestones with Glossy Accents as shown.

5. A bow was tied using Bow-Easy and done. A card for any Winter occasion.


Stamps: Hero Arts Wreath With Bells on Cling

Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's Garnet, Olive Vine, Sweet Alfalfa, Moss Green, and Solar Gold

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, Mark Richards 2mm pearls and 2mm Ruby rhinestone stickers, Spellbinders Large Circles Scalloped Dies, Michael's Ribbon, Bow-Easy

Thank for stopping by to look and share.





Cheryl said...

Simply stunning Shirley!

Maria Matter said...

oh wow, I love this look Shirley...looks so intricate...gorgeous!!!
take care
Blessings, Maria

Cindy Haffner said...


Elena said...

Wow! This card is stunning, Shirley!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! The background is just gorgeous! Love how you have created such a delicate frame for your beautiful bells.

Cat Tidwell said...

Oh wow Shirley! This is just gorgeous! so lacy and elegant! LOVE it! what patience you have to make such a creation!!

craftimamma said...

Just back from 2 weeks hols Shirley, so catching up on all my fave blogs.

You've posted some gorgeous work while I've been away but no surprise there, Lol!

This one is fabulous and so, so pretty!

Lesley Xx

Sharon said...

Shirley this is gorgeous!! You are so talented!! I am always so impressed by your cards!!

Unknown said...

Изящная работа!

Anonymous said...

This is just GORGEOUS Shirley!! I love your elegant card!! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday my friend!! Have fun and be safe!! HUGS

Deborah March said...

OH MY!! Such an elegant GORGEOUS card Shirley!!

Vicki G said...

This card is gorgeous. The lacey base is so elegant!


6 wacky women said...

Oh, Shirley this card is absolutely gorgeous. Your cut work is just fabulous. I love it!!

Karen x

Anne said...

Wow what a stunning and amazing card, looks like richlieu lace

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Gorgeous! Such a beautifull card! love everything about it! The colours look amazing on a white base! x

Stamp and Smile said...

Just beautiful Shirley!!! So many fun details and the bells are prefect for the Holiday Season!! :)

Etha said...

Oh cool that just looks amazing, so delicate! Super idea for a card front.

Unknown said...

Well GF you have done it again! You are the queen of detail in my opinion, LOL!

Jenny Gropp said...

LOTSA LOTSA work on this beauty!!! I really love it! I think this is one of my faves ever from you -- I just love the lattice backdrop and the image is festive and colored perfectly! Would be the stand out card on a mantle!!!

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, such a beautiful card. Must have taken you ages to do. Have a great weekend. Anesha

Deborah March said...

Such a lovely card Shirley. My IO challenge card was late because of a blogger scheduler glitch, but it's finally on my blog.

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! That is a GORGEOUS background. Awesome tutorial Shirley!!

Oxana said...

SO beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!! love how you did the corners! I colored the bells for copic creations blog and wow would they have been awesome w/this stencil!
Pam Going Postal

Michele Spera said...

Oh My Gosh!! Beautiful is all I can come up with! I love it:-)
really nice job

Nancy Jensen said...

Your card is AMAZING! I'm sure it was a lot of work but well worth it. It's gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial.

Lyn S said...

This is so stunning Shirley, just awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

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