Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ring those Christmas Bells

The Mixed Media Card Challenge continues with this month’s Christmas theme and an optional bell element.  Shery Russ the creator and administrator of the MMCC challenge site also owns a terrific stamp company called STAMPlorations.  The challenge this month is sponsored STAMPlorations.  All the entry details are explained on the challenge site.
Card details:  The background base is made with a wood grain background stamp and distress inks are blend on top and distressed edges.  Similarly the die cut window frame is stamped with the same wood grain but positioned vertically. The stain glass effect is created by coloring aluminum foil with alcohol inks, scrunching and attaching to the window frame.
My use of the STAMPlorations bells differ from my original example with new colors and berries. The dimension of the bells is made by shaping each bell over a the base of a Sharpie pen and adding 2 layers of pop dots at the base.    

I always enjoy some metallic splashes on my holiday cards so I am excited that Virginia’s View Challenge #9 this month is all things metallic.  I am entering my card in this challenge.

Hope you find some creative time soon!  Here's a link to the Mixed Media challenge if you would like to give it try!

Happy creative moments!...Jan

Supplies-STAMPlorations-bells  Stampin Up-woods grain Die-Sizzix-window with flower box  Aluminum foil, alcohol inks and distress inks.


  1. You have showed off this image so BEAUTIFULLY, Jan! I love the colors--so warm and homey! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge! Happy to see your blog, too!

  2. This is so stunning! Love the stained glass - so clever!

  3. How cool is this? What a great "stained glass" effect.

  4. Wow Jan! love that stained glass window - what a lovely background for your pretty bells!

  5. What a wonderful stained glass effect...clever and so pretty!

  6. Beautiful card! The stained glass window looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. This is an outstanding card. Love the stainglass feel.


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