While I was in the Christmas mood and had festive stuff on my work table I thought I’d work up these Holly Berry House Christmas Bells. Stampers Dream has quite a few different bells in stock and the one I chose to work on is called Holly Bell. They come as one stamp, with assembly instructions, that you simply stamp 5 times, cut out and glue on the tabs. So you’re wondering if it was easy? Yes, this was just the task I needed to work on this weekend . . . stamp, cut, assemble.
I experimented around with different papers and coloring methods and to my delight found that you can go any way you want to. For these I embossed with gold on 140lb watercolor paper and colored in the holly with my Tombow Markers. After cutting and gluing I put a ribbon through the top of the bell and a jingle bell inside. I think these will be perfect for a Christmas tree and you can color them to match any theme. I’ll be making more of these :) the instruction sheet shows that if you don’t care for the square look, you can assemble these same panels for a round bell!
The poinsettia on top is another Holly Berry House stamp – Persnickety Poinsettia Medallion Medium. It’s one stamp that is cut out four times – each time it’s cut you lop off a set of outer leaves and it makes it perfect for stacking. I embossed with gold on a dark red velvet paper, and cut out my four layers. I mounted two of the cut outs behind the bow and two in front.
Stamps: Holly Berry House Originals – Holly Bell, Persnickety Poinsettia Medallion Medium
Paper: 140lb Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Ribbon
Weekend, what weekend, right?!!!? I hope yours was fabulous. It has been so busy with my daughter starting college. I have a feeling it will be another week before we’re all back in the groove :)