Sunday, March 16, 2008

Back to the Bellas

Can you believe I still haven't run out of new Bellas from my very first order? Yes, I did go a little crazy, but I really had to make the most of the recent free shipping deal!

As I was browsing SBS13 blogs one day, I came across this post which showed a sketch that I thought would be perfect for Bella cards. {Thanks Richelle!}

Here’s what I came up with, using Cakeabella:I did my usual paper piecing with patterned paper (the pants and apron) and I stamped the cake area on a scrap of white cardstock so that it wouldn’t have the apron pattern all over it. I also punched out a couple of ¼” holes of cardstock to use to *slightly* pop up the cake (I felt a foam dot would be way too thick for such a little thing).
In the close up shot, you can see that I used a tiny little Swarovski crystal for the candle flame (I got the idea from this post by Taylor VanBruggen.) I think it adds a nice little sparkle! I also added three slightly bigger crystals to the scalloped sticker border near the bottom of the card for more sparkle, and because they fit the sketch!

I only have one new Bella left to play with, and then I guess I'll have to order more soon! lol!

Other materials used: sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink; patterned paper for pants from My Mind's Eye; all other patterned paper and scalloped border sticker from Making Memories; white cardstock from Georgia Pacific; markers from Copic; black Brilliance ink from Tsukineko; pink ink from Stampin' Up!; crystals from Fire Mountain Gems; ribbon from May Arts; Nestabilities from Spellbinders.


  1. Hey..thanks for the am lost without the challenge all the talented ladies put out there...without them I just sit there and stare at my paper and

    Great card..I love the detailing you do on your cards.

  2. Been loving all your bells's, I must get round to trying that paper piecing technique.

  3. Soo cute! Love the sketch you chose! I also love the apron and the little crystal!!! Great card!!! I have to get some of those wonderful bellas


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