German Phrase of the Day: Sei doch vernunftig! = Be reasonable! But, I am never reasonable, why start now? I'm so excited for this weekend. Anyone else out there doing VSN this weekend? I have a girlfriend flying over from London and am sending dh and dd to Frankfurt Saturday morning until Sunday evening. All we have to do all weekend is STAMP, STAMP, STAMP! I can't wait!!! Of course, with the time difference we won't be starting until Saturday morning here (I think the first challenge is 6pm Friday night, so that's midnight here) we'll just get up in the morning and stamp - then take a break to go to a stamping store I've been wanting to check out. Come back, and stamp more!! We'll probably do the first half of Saturday's challenges Saturday night (6pm-midnight) then go to bed and finish up the rest on Sunday. It's gonna be awesome! So...if you're doing the challenges too, drop me a line!
Today's card is one I made a little while back. I had originally cut this cardstock for GinaK's launch party sketch #2 challenge, but couldn't make it work so I switched to basic gray paper for that one. I thought the flowery cuteness of this paper would work well with Veggiebella though!
As usual, I started with watercolor paper, and stamped my bella with Palette Noir ink. I colored her in with my aquapainter and watercolor wonder crayons. Don't you just love her lavender overalls? I mean, doesn't everyone need lavender overalls??? I mounted her on some So Saffron cardstock, then using my 1/2" circle punch I punched 1/2 a circle to make room for the bow. Debbie Olson does that and I think it looks so cool - so I had to try it. Yeah...I'm a follower, I know it!
For the card, I started with a 4 1/4" by 11" piece of So Saffron folded in half. I layered on some Almost Amethyst, then my sponged dsp (I think it's from the retired SU! Uptown) I slid the ribbon under the amethyst layer, attached Bella then tied the bow. Lastly, I stamped the greeting from the Hanna Stamps "Things Hanna Would Say" set that I won last November because I just thought it was perfect for Veggiebella here. After punching it out with my word window punch, I lightly sponged the edges before adhering it down, and Voila!
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Veggiebella by StampingBella, Things Hanna Would Say by Hanna Stamps
CS: Watercolor, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Uptown dsp
Ink: Palette Noir, Almost Amethyst
Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, 1/2" circle punch, lt. blue narrow organdy ribbon, word window punch