Monday, August 6, 2007

A Grumpabella Birthday

I *love* the Bella images from Stampingbella. They are so fun -- there is a Bella for every occasion or mood! :) There are even some Fella images too! I have several of them and just don't use them enough! Lauren Meader (mytime) had this card sketch on her blog. I thought it would be perfect for Bella (or Fella) images, so I decided to make a birthday card for my friend. We both have a love affair with/addiction to coffee, so this image and sentiment (both from Stampingbella) just seemed perfect!

The card base is River Rock, and I stamped the Sanded background with Old Olive ink. The designer paper is BasicGrey Stella Ruby. All panels are matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock. I stamped Grumpabella and the sentiment with Basic Brown ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I colored the Bella with my Prismacolor Pencils. I then blended the pencil with blending stumps and Turpenoid to get even color without "scribble marks." I sponged around the image and sentiment with Old Olive ink, then mounted the panels on Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished the card with olive grosgrain ribbon and Vintage Brads. This image and sentiment just crack me up! I hope my friend likes them, too! :)

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Lauren (mytime) said...

It is perfect! I love that Bella. She one of my faves. Great colors on this too! Thanks for sharing it :D

mum-on-the-run said...

Great card!

Haven't seen that Bella before, it's now on my list ;)

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love Grumpabella! (She cracks me up.)