Monday, 14 July 2008

Thanks a Latte

This is the last of my birthday Stamping Bella stamps that Ali bought me and I have to say, I love her! She's called Lattebella and Alistair reckons that she looks like me in Starbucks! Mmm, my favourite.......!

I made this card using yet more free digital papers. I layered these up onto the card blank with white paper. To add a bit of interest, I added some faux zigzag stitching round the edges. I really like how that aspect turned out so I shall be using that technique again! Once I'd stamped and coloured Bella with watercolour pencils, the white background seemed too stark so I made up a pale blue wash which seems to have softened things a little. The card was finished with a ribbon knot and some pearl brads.

Although you can't really see from the pic, the card is hinged at the top, rather than the side. This caused a bit of a problem as the card wasn't massively thick so once all of the card and paper was plastered to the front of it, it wasn't exactly what you'd call stable! So, I had to reinforce the back to keep it upright - whoops!

This one is currently winging it's way to someone.....hope she likes it!

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15 comments:

Jenn said...

This card is fab!!! Lattebella is one of my faves and I just love the colors you chose...so pretty!!! Your comments about my bow made laugh, you're too funny! I just taped the long ribbon strip down first and then made a bow with another small piece of ribbon and used a glue dot to tape it to the other piece. I learned that from someone else b/c believe me, I can't tie bows really well!!! LOL!!! :D

Terrie B x said...

Your card is gorgeous..I love thse colours and that Bella stamp is fab!!:)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really gorgeous card and I love the colour combination. Fab image!
Carole ;o)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab card Stacey and I love this colour combination. You've coloured the Bella so beautifully too, Hugs, Nikki x

Rach said...

Brilliant card Stacey. love the colours and the image is perfect...great sentiment. hugs rach.xx

Brocéliane said...

great colours for a beautiful card! love the stamp too :)

Jill said...

gorgeous card Stacey, I'm loving the blue and brown. So well coloured it's fab Jill x

Sheila said...

..and it's even better in real life! Thanks so much Stacey, the card is beautiful. You shouldn't have - but I'm glad you did! I haven't got this Bella, so would you mind doing a swap sometime? I'll send you a list of what I've got and vice versa?

Sheila xx

Sonja said...

Great card, wonderful colors. I really like those pearly brads.

Dawn said...

So great! Love that faux stitching. Nice work.

debby4000 said...

WOW fabulous, love the colours.

CarolineH1972 said...

gorgeous colours, love the image and the backing papers..... i never seem to find papers as nice on my free downloads lolol great card, i really love this one!!! classy but fun, well done

kerry said...

I just love this! The pp is fab & I love how you've coloured the image in. Love the effect of the stitching too!!
Kerry xxx

mel4christ said...

Love that Bella. The colors are fantastic, nice and vibrant.

pickle said...

Fab card Stacey.
I love your colour combination and your colouring is excellent.
Kerry x