It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Featuring: BELLAS

Good morning. I'm sure you already know and love the Bellas, but that's what I'll be using today for Featured Stamp Wednesday. Here's the home page for Stamping Bella. And here's Bloggabella. Be sure to check out more than just the bellas. Yes, there is more. In fact, there are even a few fellas now. These stamps are a really great quality gray rubber. That's it, just rubber. So they take up less space and you can use them with an acrylic block. I just use removable double faced sticky tape to adhere mine to the acrylic block. But I know others have mounted them on cling foam or even on wood blocks, if you prefer the traditional wood mounted stamp. I love that there are now some sentiments to go with the bellas, too. Makes them more functional to me. So here are my cards.

See, I told you there's more than just bellas over at Stamping Bella. This purse is in the Fashion and Makeup category. I stamped with Black StazOn and colored with markers. The dots were done with my tempermental Signo white gel pen and the shadow was done with ink and an aquapainter.

This card style was created by the wonderfully talented, oh so kind Michelle Wooderson over at Mish Mash. And she calls it a tent topper card. Makes sense, huh? She's a creative genius I tell ya. The card even fits right into your regular old, standard sized envelope. I'm sure you'll be seeing this design from me again. Can you tell I love it? I used papers from the Spring mini's Petals & Paisleys designer series, the dots from All in a Row, and the sentiment from Take Three. The pink strip is also stamped with canvas. Oh yeah, the purse clasp is colord with a gold Zig Painty.

Stamps: Stamping Bella purse, Take Three, All in a Row, Canvas
Ink: black stazon, close to cocoa, markers: creamy caramel, tempting turquoise, pretty in pink, old olive
Paper: Regal Rose, Petals & Paisleys, whisper white
Other: gingham ribbon, black eyelet, cropodile, aquapainter, zig painty

This second card uses Beachabella. She's my favorite, though Stacyfishabella is next on my list. What about you? Which bellas do you love?

I paper pieced her beach towel and bag with more Petals & Paisleys papers. She's standing on a large A Muse oval. And her sunglasses are coated with Crystal Effects and a bit of clear glitter. Otherwise, she's colored with markers. The sentiment from Riveting is colored with tempting turquoise and regal rose. I had stamped it a second time in Regal Rose, punched out the daisy center, and layered it on top. The whole thing is layered on a larger Old Olive circle. The two teeny tiny brads and the white flower are from Queen & Co's Sassy Sequins. The color is Kissy Fit. The photo corner I made with my square punch.

The goods:
Stamps: Beachabella, Riveting
Ink: black stazon, creamy caramel, regal rose, markers: creamy caramel, close to cocoa, blush blossom, regal rose
Paper: Pretty in Pink, tempting turquoise, old olive, whisper white, Petals & Paisleys
Other: turquoise grosgrain, Queen & Co. sassy sequins, dimensionals, 1-3/8, 1-1/4, and 1/2" circle punches, square punch


Jimmi said...

These 2 cards are adorable!
I am lovin' your blog:)

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are so cute today! I love the colors you've chosen. Great job on the tent topper card!

I just got a few new Bellas and haven't inked them up yet. I think I'd better do that!

Sew Club said...

Both cards are super cute! Love the circles on the bottome card, and I have to try that tent topper card! I saw it over there, and loved it!

Michele Kovack said...

These cards are wonderful! LOVE THEM!

Ashley said...

I love your Beachabella! I really wish I had some Bellas... I have yet to take the unmounted plunge. I'm always impressed at all the gorgeous Bellas I see floating around SCS! Great job with yours.

SCS "Boilergrad"

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are oh-so-cute and girly! Sometimes I'm just so much in the mood for that! Love them!

Anonymous said...

I just love both these cards; I am definitely going ot use that Tent style soon; I really like the look; I think Beachabella is my favorite too although you wouldn't know it since I've had for weeks and haven't inked it up yet! Cosmobella may be my next favorite. SO many stamps, so little time! TFS!

Vera Matson said...

I haven't gotten into the bella's yet, and they're not really my style, but I really like this card! I love the DP and layout.

You might change my mind about these bella's! : )

Anonymous said...

I love the Bellas too, and I love your blog! Your Bella cards are adorable! I'll be trying the tent topper card -- it's great that it fits in a standard envelope!

Kendra Hernandez said...

beautiful cards bethany! They are too cute!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Ohh, I SO love these! Fabulous colors!

Anonymous said...

More gorgeous cards! I love how you used the dots from All in a Row and the sentiment from Take three. They look great together!

Anonymous said...

Beachabella is my absolute favorite! PMSabella is a close second:) Great card!