Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Birthday Bella Card

German Phrase of the Day: Morgan koche ich für dich. = Tomorrow I am going to cook for you. Hmmm...maybe this means I should find some good food oriented stamps upstairs and cook up something cute to show you all tomorrow. I won't promise anything yet...but I'll see what I can do! ;-)

Last week I had an email from my friend and only card customer that she needed a last minute birthday card for a friend. The only thing she told me was that she likes the color combo of deep turquoise and oatmeal/beige. For this particular friend, I know I can always count on Bella to keep her happy! So out came my trusty Cosmobella. She really is my go-to-gal when I need to make up a fun, celebratory card.

I started by stamping her with palette noir ink on watercolor paper. Next, I colored her in using my aquapainter and WWC - everything except her top. Her top I colored with a pink marker, because I knew I was adding stickles, and they tend to ruin any watercoloring underneath! I also "tarted" her up a bit (another Britishism) with some blue eyeshadow and glittery mascara. I applied some crystal effects to her glass, and when that was dry, a tiny line of glue across the top and some dazzling diamonds glitter to rim her glass with sugar. I grounded her with a little grey shadow, added some rhinestones to her sandals, and then stamped Cheers with Tempting Turquoise ink.

For the card itself, I started with a 5 1/4" by 10 1/2" piece of Taken With Teal (a good deep turquoise) folded and then layered Kraft on top that had been stamped with the swirls from Baroque Motifs. I lightly sponged the edges before adhering it down. Next, I attached Ms. Bella who had been layered on some more Taken with Teal cs. I dug through my bucket o' big primas, and pulled out some colors to go with the layout, then put a small cream colored one in the center along with a rhinestone brad.

Next, I had to figure out where and how to put the greeting on. I pulled out my PTI sets and decided that Faux Ribbon had the best options...so I stamped it, punched it with the small oval punch, and layered it with a large oval of more Taken with Teal. Lastly, I lightly sponged the edges of the card with some vanilla craft ink - not sure why, just decided it would look good!

Since this was for a friend to send, I also stamped a birthday cake from the new MFT Icing on the Cake set on the envelope. Have to have everything just right, right? :-)

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Cosmobella by StampingBella, Faux Ribbon by Papertrey Ink, Baroque Motifs
CS: Watercolor, Kraft, Taken with Teal,

Ink: Palette Noir, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise

Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, Primas, stickles, rhinestone brad, mini rhinestones, oval punches, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter


1 comment:

  1. I am glad I really read your post and studied the card! Your details are amazing! Would never have thought to "sugar" the rim of the Cosmo! So clever!


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