Friday, April 20, 2007

2 Tall Bellas

***Edited to add credit and link for making my own stamp!!***

I got to stamp again! Yeah!!!

I knew I wanted to make a bella card, and I had these FlowahBella images on my desk that my mom stamped for me before she left. I bought her the FlowahBella stamp because she loves flowers, and she didn't have any Bellas yet!

Anyway...I decided I wanted to make another tall card, and I really wanted to use my new Big Blooms set that was sitting still uncut, etc. So quickly put on my cling vinyl and cut them out, then chose a color scheme from the SU! color wheel. Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery with a touch of Apricot Appeal.

I also managed to use my new May Arts polka dot ribbon from the Jody Morrow ribbon share I recently participated in. I added some SU! lavender grosgrain for some added color and depth. Lastly, I used my Marvy Uchida scalloped giga square punch for the first layer behind the bella. I punched two, trimmed a tiny bit off each, then adhered them to the back of Bella carefully lining them up. It really wasn't hard at all!

Oh, and I made myself a shadow stamp for my bellas. I followed the tutorial to make these cute little shadow stamps using the oval punch on Heather's blog here! Thanks so much to Peggy S. for helping me remember where I saw it! Guess I was having a "senior" moment last night!! Yikes!

I didn't have any water in either aquapainter, and was too lazy to walk down a flight of stairs to get some, so I used my blender pen in my watercolor crayons, and it worked pretty well. It's a pretty simple card, but I had fun. I'm hoping to stamp more this weekend.

My second tall Bella is my birthday card from Stephanie. She posted this to her blog last week, but it's so pretty, I had to post it again!! It's hard to see in the photo, but this Bella is wearing a sparkly top - too cute!!

Love the card Stephanie, thank you!!



  1. Awww thanks Jana, glad you like it so much! Love the one you made with Flowabella, I bought her for my sister but am thinking of getting one for me;)

  2. Great bella card Jana! The flowers look perfect with her! Glad to have you "back"! :)

  3. Love those long cards - you and Stephanie are the Bella queens!

  4. Such a cute card!! Did you learn that from Stamp with Heather's blog ? I think I read about her doing that too -- posted a few days ago!!

  5. Jana....I love both cards.

  6. Thanks for sharing the link to making your own stamps! What an awesome idea! I LOVE IT! And your cards are beautiful, as always!


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