Saturday, January 26, 2008

Polished to Perfection

German Phrase of the Day: Lass dir Zeit! = Take your time! Literally translated it means Leave yourself (enough) time - which in my mind is quite different. I rarely leave myself enough time! And when you're trying to do a cool card in 45 minutes, it gets tough!

This was another VSN card that I really liked. The challenge was to do the Polished Stone technique. For the stone layer I used pretty in pink, regal rose, purely pomegranate and silver encore reinkers. I LOVE the way the colors turned out! And what better image for this funky background than Ipodabella! Since I still have my ipod and I rock out to it as often as I can I couldn't resist this cute little Bella. I really love the looking back Bellas...they're just so sassy!

I stamped Bella with Palette Noir ink on watercolor paper and colored her in using an aquapainter and watercolor wonder crayons. I used the Purely Pomegranate ink pad for lowlighting her top and the heart on her jeans. I colored her purse with ink from the Encore silver pad...I love how it stays sparkly! I wanted to put some liquid applique on her top, but I couldn't find it anywhere! Oh will I survive without it? Good thing I have some new coming from the Prettie Boutique!

To finish off the card, I mounted Bella on some Purely Pomegranate then Basic Black cardstock, then layered the polished stone piece onto Basic Gray before adhering it to my Purely Pomegranate card (cut 4 1/4" by 11") I tied the silver organdy, black grosgrain and silver cord around the card, then mounted Bella on top. Lastly, I stamped the You Rock! sentiment from the Hanna Stamps Things Hanna Would Say set that I won last year. I really love that's very versatile!

Check out those boots she's got! I have some tall brown leather boots that I bought in the Netherlands on one of my Pipoos runs in the fall, and I LIVE in them! Of course, they don't have heels quite that high...otherwise I'd have broken an ankle by now!! LOL. But, I understand wanting to keep on the comfy boots. :-)

Hope you've enjoyed this card...don't forget Monday night is the big night at Paper Pretties! I'll finally be able to show you a full card using one of the new sets Monday morning, so don't miss it! :-)

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Ipodabella by StampingBella, Things Hanna Would Say by Hanna Stamps
CS: Watercolor, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Encore Silver, Palette Noir

Acc: aquapainter, WWC, silver organdy, black grosgrain and silver cord,



  1. i just love how you did the colors on the polished stone !!!!!tfs:)
    beautiful blog, BTW

  2. What a gorgeous card. I LOVE your Polished stone background and I love your coloring of the Bella. Beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles


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