Saturday, November 23, 2013

Casology #71

I've been taking the Online Card Class and got some great ideas for holiday cards.  Debby Hughes did a dry embossing over embossing paste that looked like molten metal and I knew that was just what I needed for the CASology challenge this week.


I play in the hand bell choir at church and knew immediately that was how I was headed with this card.  It will be great to give the director for Christmas.


I cut the bell from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge.  It had a clapper hanging out, so I taped off the clapper and handle before using the negative cut to put on the embossing paste.  I poured gold embossing powder over the image and heat set it.  I cut the handle from the positive image, embossed it with black powder and glued it on.  The NBUS sentiment is from PTI's Signature Christmas stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink to match the background music paper.  I was originally going to center the white panel but not enough of the music showed, so I stuck it up in the corner, mounted on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  It's really cold here today so I'm planning to hibernate in my craft room.  How about you?

8 comments:

  1. Your choir director will love this card...the embossing is so shiny and the music background paper was perfect for this card.

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  2. The Director of the handbell choir is going to love this! What a beautiful bell!

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  3. Perfect card for the director! Thanks so much for adding this to the CASology Gallery!!!

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  4. Fabulous! That bell reminds me of the ones the nuns used in my elementary school :) Thanks so much for joining up at CASology this week!

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  5. The offset panel works so well with the DP, Bobby ... and that glittery, glisten-y bell is amazing! Perfect for your director! Anita :)

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  6. He will treasure this card, Bobby! You get an A+++ for the class! Your bell positively looks metallic!! Great job! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Wow! This is a great lesson about how a CAS card can come from a very unCAS process. I've never tried embossing paste - you've made it look fantastic! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  8. It was FREEZING here this weekend too! What a fantastic bell! This card really will be perfect for your music director!

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