Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Can somebody help with these lights??

My little Stella... she's havin' herself a hard time with those lights. Hey, who doesn't? That's the only part of decorating I dread, THE LIGHTS!!! Seriously!! And no matter how hard you try to keep them little buggers straight, they always end up a tangled mess. And I'm one of those people who has to have a bazillion lights too, so needless to say, I'm at my wits end when I'm finished. But hey, they sure are PURTEE when they're all lit up, right? I SO loveee the holidays!!!

So I stamped Tangled Stella from Stamping Bella onto some Papertrey Ink CS and colored her with my Copics. She's Christmas card #24. Now I've been thinking about this design for awhile and it turned out exactly as I'd hoped. The weird part of the design is the bottom mauve colored oval. I traced the outer edge of the Nestie that I used to cut the bottom cream colored oval with. I only wanted the top and bottom of this mauve oval to be visible so I cut straight across to the sides from about 1/2" down from the top of the oval. I stitched the DP onto the mauve CS leaving the top and bottom oval parts uncovered and a 1/16" mat on the sides. Using the next size smaller, I cut a scalloped oval from the mauve CS and then a straight oval from the Papertrey Ink CS, which is the one Stella's stamped on. After coloring her, I replaced the die and sponged some chalk ink around the edges and added some Crystal Effects to the light bulbs. I chose a coordinating piece of DP and matted it with the mauve CS and then stitched around the edges of it too. I tied on some cute plaid ribbon I picked up from Michael's last weekend and tied a button in the middle. Ok, I hope that all made sense. If you have any questions, just send me an email. Okee dokee? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of her. I think she's the BEST!! Of course, you all know how partial I am to my Stella! Have a great day!

This week's theme for Bellarific Friday is "All Things Kids". Ooooh, I already have my idea... be sure to stop back by on Friday and see how it turns out. Wanna play along? Check out Em's blog for all the details and a chance to win some cool Bella Bucks!

Rubber Stamp - Tangled Stella from Stamping Bella; DP - My Minds Eye; Crystal Effects; Button; Copics; Ribbon; Nestabilities; Glamour Dust; CS - Papertrey Ink, Mauve


  1. This is SO pretty!!! LOVE all the oval layers and thanks for explaining how you did the mauve oval!

  2. Love, love LOVE this card, everything about it!! Great card!

  3. She is so cute and I feel the same way about those lights. They always get tangld up, but they sure are pretty when you get them up. Love the colors on the card and the way you did the oval mat.

  4. Oh she is sweet. Pretty little card. I love the holiday lights, but the hassle (without help from Scrouge Husband) is SO frusterating. So they have become fewer with age! Oh Well, I can enjoy everyone elses! Hugs..

  5. This is my fav dp for holidays. And this Stella just cracks me up. She looks a like she's hit the eggnog one too many times. TFS!

  6. is a beauty and the layout is totally...YUMMY!! love your paper!

  7. I can not beleive I missed a day. Shame on me. I love the plaid ribbon.

  8. All the colored paper look great together and poor Stella she is just trying to help. (sis)

  9. I Thought I had commented, but I see not! I love this, the colours, the layers, how'd you do the back cicle thingy, the ribbon, oh and Stella is the best - of course.
    Gorgeous card!!!


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