The challenge on SCS today was to use metallic card stock.  I have a new stamp by Rubbernecker that is a wonderful and traditional set of bells with a wonderful bow and holly surrounding. I knew the bells would look great being embossed on silver card stock with silver embossing powder.  I stamped the image on silver with versa and embossed and stamped a couple of times on watercolor paper with gray Stazon. One was for my main layer to build my pieces on.  The second was painted with re inkers and cut out to pop up over the main image. I painted the main image borders all the way around the so they would show well under the popped up layers. I sponged around the main image with Distress Scattered Straw before I cut out the bells and started pieces together to create a 3D effect.  I put a touch of Diamond Glaze on areas of the holly and berries and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamond but it doesn’t show well.  I had this lovely silver trimmed white satin ribbon that I wanted to use but it was too white to go well with the Scattered Straw shading.  I sponged Scattered Straw on a length of the ribbon to make it match and attached.  I love the look of this card.  It is so old fashioned.  It reminds me so much of the kind of cards my parents used to get when I was a kid. Thanks for looking.

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Stamps:  Rubbernecker

Paper:  Red, Olive, Watercolor, Metallic Silver

Ink:  Gray Stazon, Adirondack Re Inkers and Pads, Distress Ink-Scattered Straw, Versa

Accessories:  Satin Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Corner Punch