Friday, June 10, 2011

A double helping of Bellas

I sat down yesterday to make a card for this month's SFYTT sketch. Yes, early in the month....I'm just as shocked as you are. ;) The June sponsor is Stamping Bella and I adore their Bella line of stamps. I've been a fan since the very beginning. :) Not an obsessed fan, mind you. I only have 29 of them so far, three of which I was lucky to find at the latest used stamp sale. If I were to be honest, however, I would have all of them if money were no object. The images are too cute! (okay, so maybe I am slightly obsessed...)

I used my Copic markers to color her (love those!) and added just a touch of Stickles to the cupcake. Every cupcake needs sparkle, right? I had someone in mind when I made this card so I went through my inventory book to find the perfect one. It's from a retired Stampin' Up set called Hattitude. I added a strip of paper to dress up the inside a bit. Now I just need to find the address so I can get this card in the mail! (yeah, I know....another shocker)

Stamps: Baykahbella (Stamping Bella); Hattitude (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Kraft, White (Papertrey Ink); Origins 6x6 dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Copic markers: 0, C1, T1, E000, E00, E30, E41, E42, E55, E57, E59, R20, R29, Y21, Y32, Y35, YG25, B91, B95, B97
Misc: ribbon

Here's the sketch I used. I was so glad to see a simple design! I'm still building up my creative confidence and some sketches can overwhelm this poor stamper. :) At least, these sketch challenges are getting me to stamp again!

I have another Bella card to share that I made a couple months ago. I didn't want to post it before my sister got it, but then I took forever to mail it (typical) and then I never got around to putting it on the blog. I don't remember all the details, but I'll give it a shot. :)

Stamps: Huggybella (Stamping Bella)
Paper: New Leaf, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); Pocket full of Posies Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Punch: Scallop Diamond (EK Success)
Misc: Copic markers, Prima flowers, rhinestone brad