Friday, March 23, 2007

A Bella for Dad?

I imagine the Bella stamps are not the first thing you would think of to use for making a card for your dad. However, my dad is quite special (but I suppose, all Daddy's are special to their little girls!!) My dad taught me to fish when I was 5 years old, and we continued to fish for YEARS. I mean some days in high school during spring...we would hop in the car as soon as school let out and drive an hour to hit our favorite fishing spot. We liked brook fishing. You know, I make cards for that whole "instant gratification" thing...same with Brook fishing. Fishing in a lake takes WAY too long, and an ocean?? Sorry, I'll take 10, 7 inch fish in an hour over 1, 200 pound fish in a weekend any day.

So, the Bella that made me place my first order was Stacyfishabella. I think she should be called Janafishabella, because if you think about it, I've been fishing for 31 years now!! And who is this Stacy chick anyway? Sorry Emily if you're reading this...you'll have to tell me who she is!!

The other thing about this card that I'm excited about is the faux woodgrain technique I used. I read Gina K.'s blog daily, and she had a link to this awesome video tutorial she created on this technique one day - and I HAD to try it! I loved watching the video because it really helped. I think I pushed a little too hard with the craft white pad, but it turned out ok. I'll have to practice more though.

ETA: Post from my mom!
Susi said...

Yes, my 2 daughters each did something great for their mother. The older one started reading the sports page and this one went fishing. Both activities I did for Love, but did not love.
The only thing Jana did not mention was the wonderful blackflies that swarm around every brook in Maine!! But, she never did complain. Dad will want to frame this one. Looks just like you honey. MommaBella

The "looks just like you" is unfortunately not true (I wish!) Thanks mom!

Supplies (all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Stacyfishabella by StampingBella, Bugs & Kisses
CS: Close to Cocoa, Buckaroo Blue, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, white craft ink, Always Artichoke marker
Acc: WWC, Aquapainter

TFL!
-Jana

8 comments:

  1. That is one adorable card. Your wood grain came out amazing! You rock!!!

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  2. Jana this is a great card!!! I love the wood grain, I'll have to check out that tutorial, it's much prettier than any I've tried! :) Your dad will love this!

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  3. Yes, my 2 daughters each did something great for their mother. The older one started reading the sports page and this one went fishing. Both activities I did for Love, but did not love.
    The only thing Jana did not mention was the wonderful blackflies that swarm around every brook in Maine!! But, she never did complain. Dad will want to frame this one. Looks just like you honey. MommaBella

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  4. This is so awesome and your wood grain is inspired!

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  5. Great card. I love the faux wood grain!

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  6. You'll have to update your main post with your MommaBella's comment. So sweet!

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  7. This is a wonderful card.
    I know you Dad will adore it.
    I love the wood grain.

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  8. Okay, I think I need this bella now too!!! I also used to fish with my dad & he would LOVE a card like this! Your dad will be so happy to get this...nice work!

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