Monday, October 29, 2018

CtS and City Crafter: Silver Bells

Twice this week, I saw mention of a new-to-me challenge, City Crafter.  I figured that was a sign that I needed to play along!!  Particularly when I checked it and the current challenge is Silver Bells.  The challenge isn't necessarily bells - but you do have to use silver.  I also had earmarked the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch as a must-do.  The two of them came together for this card....

Silver Bells

I've had this die in my not-yet-used stash for a few years - it's the Holiday Bell by Echo Park.  My original plan was to do some shading and highlighting but then I decided to keep it simple and modern.  The silvery paper is all from Michaels.  It's hard to see but the strips have a herringbone pattern on them.

Silver Bells Close

This is  a rare time that I did not adhere everything - I wanted the pine branches to tip up for some dimension.  But I'm fairly certain that I'm going go back and adhere it all because I'm quite worried about mailing.  I love when people make their die cuts look like they are floating, but I don't know how those cards survive the post office, let alone even getting it into an envelope.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
Dies: Echo Park Holiday Bells, Cottage Cutz Spruce Stems, CC Designs Conversation Hearts
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Bermuda Bay, Michaels glitter cardstock
Ink: Stampin' Up Gray Granite


  1. This is festive and fabulous KIm! Love the glittery accents!

  2. love your take on this sketch, Kim!

  3. A perfect marriage of two challenges - so elegant and a beautiful and unexpected colour scheme. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter - glad you found us.

  4. Your bells/design fit both challenges perfectly! I think I hear 'winner' bells ringing!


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