Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another Bella

The Bella's are just so fun! They have to be one of my favorite stamp lines out there. Well, I do have a number of other favorites too! LOL!

I made this card for my mom's birthday, which was in June. This is just up her alley, she loves to sew. When she was young, in her twenties, she would make her own clothes. I remember her telling me how she's stay up till the wee hours of the morning working on the outfit she was going to wear to work the next day! How neat is that? Not only making your own outfits, but doing the night before you wear it? Wow.

This card uses some of my mom's favorite colors, pink and green. I didn't realize it when I made the card, but I used the same Basic Grey patterned paper as her Mother's day card.

I got the image from one of my PIF friends. What a great group of gals! The PIF image swap group can be found here at SCS. That's the link for the current round we're in.

The super cute flower embellishments were done using bridal flowers found at Michael's. I got this wonderful idea from Lauren. The flowers were originally shimmery silver, but I colored them with my pink Copic marker and now they're this pretty shimmery pink. I used the pink rhinestones from my shares in the middle of each flower.

Oh, and did you notice the rhinestone in her hair? I thought that was a cute idea!

After looking at this card, I would do a couple things different. First, I would ground the Bella. She needs something to stand on! I think I missed this when I made the card because I was in such a hurry to get it done and put with mom's present. That's what I get for doing things last minute. :)

I think I would also add an embellishment of some kind to the upper right or left hand corner of the image. It needs something there. Maybe I'll redo this card and fix it up.

Stamps: Fashionista Bella from Stamping Bella
Ink: unsure as this was a PIF
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, patterned paper by Basic Grey
Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones, Bridal flowers


PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

This is so precious! YUM colors and love the little flower accents.

Anonymous said...

cute card.

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Lori said...

The rhinestone in Bella's hair is a great touch!

Sandy O said...

What a super nice card. I am not a fan of the Bella images, but you do a terrific job with them. I am sure your mom loved it!

Tracy said...

This is a beautiful card- I hope you didn't change anything. I love the rhinestones on the flowers and in her hair-quite stunning! Great colors and this is one of my fun fav patterns to work with in that pack. Nice job!

Savitri said...

This is super cute!!! Love the colors and of course the stamp!! :)

Bonnie said...

How pretty!! I love this paper and I have this Bella too - isn't she awesome - well aren't they all!!??