Sunday, September 4, 2016

Christmas In Song

Hello!!! It's time for a new Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. This month's theme is : song. There is so much you can do with this one. I can't wait to see what you  come up with!

Here are some fun songs to play with:

White Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus is coming to Town
Jingle Bell Rock
Deck the Halls
All I want for Christmas is You
Winter Wonderland
Joy to the World
Frosty the Snowman
Silver Bells

And here is my take:
Can you guess the Christmas song? Not too much of a mystery: Silver Bells. When I saw the challenge theme, I immediately thought of these wonderful bells from PTI's Bells and Boughs set and the song to go with it! I die cut the bells from SU Brushed Silver card stock with the matching die, then embossed with silver EP. Before adhering the bells and boughs to the top panel, I gave it a quick spritz of Ranger Brushed Pewter Distress Mica Spray to give it a little depth and shine. (This is really fun stuff!) I used Paper Smooches Wreath Builder dies for the greens, embellished with red enamel dots and a snippet of ribbon in my ribbon box. The beautiful script sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments. I love, love, love the font on this stamp.

Please head on over to the HLS Christmas Challenge Blog and see what the wonderful and talented HLS Christmas Challenge Design Team has created to inspire you. Christmas is less than 4 months away, so get going on your cards, and play with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. This is a fun one!

I am also linking up at Jingle Belles where this week's holiday card prompt is all about MUSIC ... you might incorporate sheet music, musical instruments, music-themed stamps ... or even make a card inspired by your favorite Christmas Carol. My card is inspired by one of my favorite Christmas songs: Silver Bells.

I used some things for this card that have been sitting in my stash, never used, patiently awaiting some love. My Paper Smooches Wreath Builder dies I am linking to Darnell Krauss's NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff ) as well. I love NBUS Challenges!!

I am also linking to a new to me challenge: Christmas Card Challenges #38 where the theme is Anything Goes.

Thans for stopping in today!


Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!

Inkyfingers said...

I love the song Stephanie and so did my Mum who was a big Bing Crosby fan! Your bells are beautiful and I love the tone on tone look you gave them. I really like the sprayed background too!

Susan said...

I love your silver bells and the evergreen boughs behind them. Great stamping, embossing, and spritzing on the bells to give them depth! This was such a fun HLS challenge!

Bo┼╝enA said...

great composition card. I perfectly illustrates selected by you Christmas song. Excellent inspiration.

SmilynStef said...

Those bells are fantastic ... and the little spritz of color on the background is really a great touch ... so glad you got musical with us at jingle belles.

Joyce said...

This is fantastic. Now, I have that silver bells song in my head. I thought of it immediately. Also, your greenery is so realistic looking, I feel like I can smell the pine.

Darnell said...

It's wonderful that you were able to combine your love of art with your love of music on this lovely Silver Bells card, Stephanie! I REALLY need to get a move on with my Christmas cards, so thank you for the inspiration! And thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Jane said...

Super song choice and your card is a wonderful traditional Christmas memory jerker.

lauren bergold said...

sooooooo VERY VERY lovely! thanks for sharing this beautiful card and celebrating the music of the holidays with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! <3

Jenny Colacicco said...

This is the first card post that got me in the christmas spirit this year!!! I love this card! That bow is gorge!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Your silver bells look so pretty with the pine!

Linda said...

Your silver bells look beautiful! xx

cm said...

Silver of my favourite Christmas carols! Your silver bells here: gorgeous, especially with the pine sprigs and pretty bow! Festive spirit sparked!