Friday, July 13, 2007

My first Bella

Ally, of Ally's Inky Hugs, is not only creative and funny she is so darn sweet! A couple of weeks ago we were emailing back and forth and she found out that I don't own any Bellas, which in today's stamping world is pretty much like saying I don't own any ink. So, out of the kindness of her heart - and even though she was packing her universe to move, she took time out of her already insane schedule to send me a card and a stack of THIRTY stamped Bellas. Isn't she amazing?

As soon as she gets settled into her new place I'm going to use one of the Bellas she sent me to make her a thank you card. (So, Ally, send me your new address once you get a chance to sit and breathe!)

Here is the my first Bella card, courtesy of Ally's generosity. I had a lot of fun coloring her with my SU! markers, inks, and blender pen. I don't have any of those nifty skinny oval stamps, so I just punched a small oval and used the negative space as a stencil to sponge the grass. I used Rose Red, Bordering Blue, and Apricot Appeal on the card - I don't know what it is about AA, but I just love that color as an accent. I've been using it a lot lately. My eyelets got a little wonky (I was hammering while yammering on the phone - big no no!), and I'm not crazy about my off-center scallops at the bottom - but I still like it. :)


Materials (SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Rose Red, Bordering Blue, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Rose Red Prints Designer Paper
Stamps: Cosmobella, Tagger's Dozen (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red
Other: White ribbon (u/k source), square scallop punch (Marvy), SU! markers, Blender Pen, Sponge dauber, eyelets, Stampin' dimensionals, corner rounder punch, small oval punch

7 comments:

mum on the run said...

Love this card, the design is great!

Heather said...

This is a great card! Love it! :)

Kristine said...

I like it too! My scallops tend to do the same thing :) Love the use of the POP! I agree...Ally is sooo sweet! ;)

Denise said...

This is wonderful! Superb job!

Ally Stamps said...

AWWW Abra, you are 2 sweet!! and your card is FAB~O! I feel some caseing comeing on!! and your scallops are fine but I found that if you start in the middle they will turn out even! It only took me like a month to figure that one out!! lol! Have fun witht hem!! i am so happy that you like them!! Now you will are addictied ya know??

Flossie's Follies said...

Awesome card, love the colors.

Shabbychick Junk said...

Yippie! We're bella sisters! Cute cute card!

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