Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bellarific Friday - 1,2,3 Challenge

Hey there!  I am back already with another card to share with you.  I was so happy to be able to play along with another Stamping Bella Challenge.
When I first saw the challenge I was intrigued...
1 - stamp, 2 - papers, 3 - embellishments.
I thought that this would be a challenge that would be just that a challenge, but with some thought I was able to come up with many different ideas for this. 
Yesterday my Grandma turned  95 years old and I know that many people aren't able to say that, so I feel incredibly blessed that I am able to say this.  I wanted to make a card that was something special, and it was going to be a card that the whole family signed so it needed to be large.  I decided that this card would be used for this challenge.
I sat down and had a blast making this card and playing along with the challenge, and top it all off my Grandma was absolutely thrilled with the card, and LOVED it.
Look how cute she is.....
(I know the picture quality isn't great unfortunately)

There is something so special about getting a handmade card, and something even more incredible about being the one to create and give that card to someone so special and make their day that much better.  I love what I do and am so greatful to Stamping Bella for inspiring this card with their incredible stamp.

Here's a close up of the coloured image on the card:

Here's a side view of the card:

Here's a front view of the card:

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut out the image and pattern paper and card base.
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the 2 sided tape and vellum
Stamp Press- used to attach cling stamp to in order to stamp image
Stamping Bella Stamp - Flower for a True Friend - image used as the focal point of the card
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink - used to stamp the image in this ink
Zig Clean Colour "48" Real Brush - used to colour the image
Wink of Stella Clear Brush - used to add glitter to the flower petals.
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to add some embellishment to the card.
Water Brush - used to move the colour around
2 sided tape - used to attach the layers together.
 Black Letters and numbers - these are very old - couldnt find identical ones, so linking to something similar.
Pattern Paper - Recollection Bold Basics
Watercolour Cardstock - used to watercolour the main image on
Vellum - used to place the black numbers on over the stem of the the card a whimsical feel

Bellarific Friday - MOJOBELLA Sketch #4

Hey there everyone!  It's been a little while since I've been on here and for that I am truely sorry.  I have been tidying my scrap space and am loving my new organization bins which I talked about in a previous post (I will post pictures soon I promise). Now that the mess is organized and I am able to find things easier I think it's for sure time to get back at creating cards and posting them to challenges, and building up my stash. 
I was so honoured to be asked by a couple of my friends to create cards for them to give to their boyfriends for Valentines Day and/or Anniversary.  The one card that I created I knew that I wanted to play along with the Bellarific Friday Sketch Challenge.  I knew what stamp and saying I would be using because I hadn't used them before so just had to play with them and design something for her.  My friend who had asked me to do the card is a teacher, and I just thought that it was perfect for me to be able to create a card with a Dr. Seuss Quote on it, and the image just went along with it so perfectly.
This is the Sketch that inspired my card:
Leading up to me creating this card too, something that I had ordered for myself (a late Christmas gift to me) arrived in the mail and I just couldnt resist colouring the card with them.  Her card turned out so cute.
Here's the front of the card that I created:
Here's the side view of the card:

Here's the image that I used and coloured for the card:

(please be kind...this is my first time using my Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons, so I am still getting used to them)...

 Supplies Used
Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, the main image and sentiment and the matt
2 sided tape - used to adhere all of the layers together
Ranger Multi Matte Medium - used to adhere the sequence, and heart to the card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the tails on the ribbon
Stamp Press - used to stamp the image and sentiment onto paper
Black Licorice Ink - ink that was used to stamp the image and sentiment with
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - colouring medium used to colour in the image
Stamping Bella Stamp and Sentiment "In Love" - used as the main image and sentiment for the card
Water Colour Paper - this is the paper the image and wording is stamped on
White Cardstock Paper - used for the card base
Pattern Paper - scrap paper that was laying around
Plain Coloured Papers - scrap hearts that were previously cut and in my scrap box (any paper would do)
Pink Doily - used for the back ground circle layer (cant find exact doily for link - heres a link for something similar)
EK Success Tweezers - used to help put on the sequences
Doodlebug Sequence - used to add shimmer to the card
Doodlebug Twine - used to embellish the side of the card
Cuttle Bug - machine used with the diecuts to cut out hearts and banner.
MFT Fishtail Flag Dies - used to cut the pattern line paper into a flag
Heart Die Cut - used to cut the heart embellishments out for this card (can't find a link for this but will post once once I can find it)
Clear Wink of Stella - used to add shimmer to the image as well as to the diecut hearts