This is the card I made for my friend Krista who is not feeling well right now. I just wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her. I used the sketch from Stamping Bella for their Bellarific Friday on July 16th 2010. I made a few changes to the sketch by changing the place of my Bella Bling and adding another strip of Pattern Paper. I love using sketches they are such a great way to get your Mojo going. I find that I start with the sketch but sometimes my card doesn't end up looking anything like it in the end. But that is okay it is just a great place to start.
I decided to use my new Kaiser Craft 6x6 Hello Birdie paper pack for all my papers, except the base of the card and the piece I stamped Bella on. I started by stamping my ParkBenchBella on some Very Vanilla CS with my Momento Ink. I coloured her with my Copics, but I paper pieced her clothes with some of the coordinating solids in the pack. I then cut her out using my scalloped circle Nestability. I left it in the Nestability plate embossed it and then inked the inside around Bella with my new Crumb Cake Ink from Stampin' Up. This then left the Very Vanilla scalloped border around the outside. I used a the "Thinking of You" stamp from the Warmest Regard sets from Stampin' Up. I stamped it on some Crumb Cake CS and punches it out with the Modern Label Punch. I added two Bella Bling Dots to the top right hand corner to finish the card off. I couldn't forget to add some bling to the dogs collar.
I also finished the inside of the card with some of the left over scraps from the front of the card. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I stamped it a with Early Espresso Ink from Stampin' Up on a coordinating solid paper from the paper pack.
I entered my card in Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella.