Thursday, April 26, 2012

~A Handbell Thank You~







This card took me a bit longer than I had hoped.


However, I learned a lot!



-PLASTIC will melt when covered with embossing powder and shot at with a heat gun.



-Embossing powder doesn't stay smooth on plastic.




-Don't take the time to "create" a handbell handle with ribbon and cardstock,



AND THEN try to attempt the above.



sigh.


live and learn.



live and learn.







I wanted to thank our wonderful director of our handbell choir with a handmade card.



Handbells are not a common trinket...but bells are!


Less is More inspired me to take these inexpensive plastic Christmas decorations and turn them into these instrument charms.


I was able to "color" these silver bells gold with a pastelike paint called INKA GOLD by Viva Decor (which I wouldn't have discovered if everything went right in my crafty world). 



-I learn so much from mistakes.


I should be BRILLIANT. ;)




Check out the sketch from Retro Sketches #8





Screaming for charms, don't you think?



I appreciate you stopping by, thank you so much!


(Supplies:Papertrey Ink Communique Curves sentiment,Versamark ink,October Afternoon Sidewalks DP,BoBunny Ambrosia DP,Stampendous Pearlustre Rubellite embossing powder,clear wire,American Crafts AC cardstock,Scor-Tape 1/8",Crop-A-Dile corner chomper)



10 comments:

  1. Marlena, this is so adorable! Love those cute bells! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!!!

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  2. Your handbells are so unique Marlena and the musical paper is a perfect compliment! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!!!

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  3. I love my handbell director and she definitely deserves a fantastic thank you - but I am most definitely not as brilliantly creative and crafty as you are!! I can't even imagine creating those bells...they are wonderful!!

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  4. This is fabulous! Well done on getting them looking so nice

    Margaret xx

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  5. Hi Marlena, I was in the middle of writing a comment and it disappeared... I'll start again!
    These little handbells are AMAZING!
    The recipient will be totally thrilled with this card.... there is a slight lack of white space, but maybe we can't have it all!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Oh my gosh Marlena I love those bells.

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  7. This is so beautiful, I love the bells with the music background!!

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  8. Marlena, this is BRILLIANT!! I just adore the pretty handbells you created. And that background sheet music is perfect for your design. Awesome work here!!

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  9. No white space for us but a terrific card
    So clever

    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  10. I enjoy when a card is uniquely personal and well thought out!! I know this card was very special to the receiver!
    Esther

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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)