Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Funky Bella Card

Have you seen the stamps that are kicking up a storm in the USA and are rapidly getting a fan base over here in the UK - Bella Stamps. Gosh, I am totally hooked! I think this may be the first of many 'Bella Cards' on It's A Creative World.

Step 1
Use a gate fold cardblank or cardstock cut to size and scored to create sharp folds.
Step 2

Cover both sides with co-ordinating papers, ink edges with charcoal chalk ink.

Step 3

Adhere paperfrill to pink card, trim and ink edges to create a paper 'ribbon'.

Step 4

Attach to card, line up both sides so that they are even before gluing!

Step 5

Stamp 'Bella' using Staz-on ink and colour with watercolour pencils or paints, mat onto pink cardstock and ink the edges using charcoal chalk ink.

Step 6

Use foam pads down one side of you stamped image to attach it to one side of your card.

Step 7

Trim a piece of patterned paper to fit inside your card, ink the edges and glue in place.

Step 8

Trim a plain piece of paper, doodle around the edges and glue in place. Now you have somewhere to write your message.

Step 9

Voila! A funky Bella Card.

(Pink Petticoat and Costco paper, Doodlebug paperfrill, Colorbox chalk ink, Bella Stamp)


Belfastgirl said...

wow! that is one very cute stamp! The card is beautiful :D

Anonymous said...

what a great card love it.

Glittery Katie said...

Oooh Love the card Maria!!

Paula said...

this is so cute! thanks for sharing x

Anne said...

Cool card, like the stamp, like the papers, but I think I like the idea of the paper ribbon with the flowers best :) I'm always on the lookout for easy to make, effective embellishments.