Nov 05 2008

More Bella for Christmas

Published by at 12 43 am under Christmas Cards,Stampin' Up! Projects

Another Christmas card with Bella Rose DP, the bird from Always and this fun wide gingham! The color challenge colors today at SCS were Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, and Kiwi Kiss — how could I NOT use Bella Rose DP again today!!! Here’s my card.


This card is my favorite 5.5″ square size. Since I was going with non-Christmas papers, I thought I’d try a stamp that wasn’t really a Christmas stamp either — the pretty bird from Always.I stamped the branch from Always into her mouth, colored those berries with a red Spica Glitter pen, then adhered 2 of the Martha Stewart Punch branches and some sparkly red rhinestones!!! I then added a bit of Quickie Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds and called my main image done! Oh, the earth and sky were sponged on while the image was still in the Nestie, resulting in the crisp, white border! I used a cropadile to punch holes for the ribbon. Here’s a close up of the detailed image.


Can you now see how I made the branch in her mouth and all the sparkles added? There is also a black pearl in her eye, and adding that just finishes her off — she looked so plain with that white eye!!! LOL!!!

Stamps: SU Always and Many Merry Messages Paper: SU Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DP Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze Accessories: Ribbon, Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Cropadile, Sponges, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones, Pearl, Spica Glitter Pen, Mounting Tape

Just a quick post tonight — thanks so much for stopping in. I’ll be back tomorrow (I hope). I got several new Inkadinkado sets and my new SU order arrives on Friday, so I’ll be set!!! I have Christmas sets in both orders!!! Thanks much for stopping!!!

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “More Bella for Christmas”

  1. Wowee, this is gorgeous Sharon! I LOVE the gingham with the Bella Rose!

  2. Sue says:

    oh goodness this is very beautiful!

  3. jules p says:

    this is a beautiful card. i love all of your details. great job

  4. Kittie says:

    This is gorgeous, Sharon.

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, very pretty! Great idea to sponge the earth and sky while still in your Nesties! Love the colors too!


  6. Robin K says:

    Sharon, this is stunning! Love the color combination. Very clever little details.

  7. Kathie says:

    Cool Card – my favorite is the way you sponged the earth and the sky.

  8. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Your little scene is fantastic. I agree with Kathie. Your earth and sky looks terrific. And the Bella Rosa papers are fabulous.

  9. Amy Johnson says:

    Wow! This is absolutely fantastic! I love the non-traditional Xmas cards and image. Very creative. Love the papers, LO, and that big ribbon. Great job!

  10. Cindy H. says:

    Such a pretty card!! Love how you added the MS branch to the other branch – gives a lot of depth! TFS

  11. Amy/rohla says:

    Oh Sharon, this is just sweet! Love the dsp mix and the big gingham checks with your Christmas bird!

  12. This is absolutely beautiful!
    Hubby is heading your way next week – WOnder what his chances are for getting a deer….? Is it as warm there as it is for us trolls?

  13. Nancy says:

    Love the card. One question………doesn’t the large bow knot, pearl, rhinestones and size of the card require extra postage? I have a large family and send a LOT of cards. It costs a bunch to do that and I don’t want to pay extra postage on them. I’ve noticed many of the cards on the blogs are square, which always calls for more postage.

  14. michelle gall says:

    hi sharon still down state but got to check your blog out love the card so so so pretty miss the up hope to be home soon and start stamping

  15. Pat Adam says:

    Wow what a great color combo. I love it. I’m back in Michigan so can try to play the challenge this week. Played last week but didn’t link to you as I’m really a dunce with a lap top computer with no mouse. Felt like one of the three blind mice trying to manipulate Julie’s equipment. Pat

  16. Mary Anne in NJ says:

    Beautiful card, as usual..just a quick question..what size nestability is the oval? I don’t have any yet, and am debating buying some, but not all, to start, and I’m trying to decide if the petite or regular size are the most useful for card-making purposes? Thanks for sharing!

  17. Debbie Stelton says:

    Oh my what a very elegant holiday card you did such a wonderful job with this. Love the little details. TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  18. So cute! Love the branch with bling!

  19. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, this card is so beautiful! I love the hint of pink in the middle layer, and so awesome what you did with the branch. I think Kiwi kiss is fast becoming one of my favorite colors.

  20. This combination is just stunning, Sharon! I love the branch in the bird’s mouth!

  21. stampin jan says:

    Sharon…you are one creative and talented lady!!
    What a lovely country Christmas look to this card…so non-traditional yet very festive in its feel. Amazing what a little Bling can do. How obvious to sponge the background while still in the die-cut…at least it is obvious to me now…hahaha! I so enjoy you creative inspiration…and never tire of seeing what you”ve come up with. I will have to crack out my Bella and gingham now too.

  22. Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan) says:

    Oh la la! Sharon, so cute! Love the tiny bling in the branch!! Hugs,

  23. Marcie S. says:

    Gasp! How beautiful!! I love that gingham ribbon…it just “makes” the card.

  24. genevieve says:

    This is beautiful, Sharon! So much detail and color! I absolutely love it!

  25. Kathyc on SCS says:

    This is awesome Sharon! I love the punched branches that she is holding; fantastic idea! TFS!

  26. sue M says:

    oooooooh……..this is beautiful!! I LOVE the bird! very nice! TFS!!

  27. Lisa Brown says:

    Sharon…this card is so pretty! Love the branch in the birds mouth and the added sparkle is amazing! You’ve inspired me to try Bella Rose on a holiday card…TFS!

  28. Jennifer says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the colors, the branches, and the “bling”.

  29. Lynda says:

    WOW Sharon, this is SO beautiful! I love every little detail you included!

  30. leslierich says:

    This is marvelous, Sharon! I love the wide gingham with the pretty Bella Rose paper. What a beautiful image you made with the bird and the branch. I LOVE it!

  31. Dawn Easton says:

    Absolutely stunning Sharon!

  32. Troy Louise says:

    Sharon: This is so pretty – you made that bird so wintery. Thanks.

  33. Rose Ann says:

    This is gorgeous, Sharon!! I love that paper with the Always bird!! Your evergreen twig with bling and ribbon are such pretty additions!! LOVE this!!

  34. Joanne B says:

    SHARON (yes, I’m screaming) this is just FANTASTIC! I’m drooling.
    love love love it.

  35. Michelle says:

    WOW! I love this card! What a great bird and the colors are perfect. The gingham ribbon is the pefect finish!

  36. Danielle says:

    I love this! The combo of dp’s and that gingham ribbon is to die for! Fantastic card!

  37. Tanya says:

    Oh I just absolutely love this!!!! What a gorgeous card!!!

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