Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Hi again!  I'm back with a new Stamping Bella card... this time it's one that I think is really cool... well, cold.  I love (!!) this image "Door Wreath" by Mo Manning.

Haven't done the inside yet.  Going to wait and see if I want to make this a Christmas card or just a winter card. 

Added LOTS of glitter and restamped the image to colour & cut out the wreath to re-add with foam tape. 

Okay... now see that rhinestone flourish?  I'm HORRIBLE at applying those.  For me they usually come with zero patience, 10 thumbs and one hissy-fit.  Yes I've seen the tutorials and no I still can't manage it calmly.  This one actually ended up in a ball.  (Actually I was quite surprised how resilient it was.)  And the design I ended up with is nothing like what was intended.... but I did a happy dance just knowing I got it on there without it looking like it was something I stepped on.  8)  Yeah me!!


Stamping Bella: door with wreath by Mo Manning

Bella's Bestest paper, Whisper White, Early Espresso, MME Miss Caroline & Destinations Travelogue

SB... classic rectangle

E40, 41, 42, 43, 44
YG11, 13, 25, 63
W1, C1, 2
E11, 15, 17

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

sewing machine, stitched sheer ribbon, adhesive pearls, glitter, rhinestone flourish

Well that's it from me tonight!  Hope you're enjoying your week and really hope you join us on Friday when the theme is BACK TO SCHOOL.  See you then!



Vicki Garrett said...


Gabriela said...

Whoa Nellie! What a fabulous card. The wood DP and glittery snow are my faves. Well, that popped up wreath with the tiny pearls too.

Leslie said...

Beautiful! Love those swirling rhinestones and the popped up wreath and your colouring of the door is fantastic!

Crafty Lark said...

Great card and it would certainly make a brilliant New Year card or party invitation also. xx Flora

Dana White said...

Carla this is gorgeous. I can totally relate to the flourishes and the lack of patience! They look fab. The popped upk wreath & glitter are perfect

Susan said...

Lol about the rhinestones :) I so agree with you about those things and yes, I have seen the tutorials too :)

I really love how you made this card. It's so 3d and does indeed look cool/cold! I love that the shovel is propped against the door like that.

Just beautiful, Carla!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Carla! Love all the elements of this card. This is one of my favourite Mo winter images. You did a wonderful colouring this up, love the 3d wreath, and those rhinestones you did a wonderful job with this. I too struggle at getting them to look decent (guess that's why I seldom use them) but you pulled it off!

Crafty Cath said...

Wow Carla this is gorgeous! It's one of my favorite holiday images probably because it means more than just Christmas it means home and family and hunkering down in a storm. Your version is filled with such warmth... The colors, the flourish, the raised wreath. Love it all!