Thursday, February 5, 2009

My First Bella

Earlier in the week, I received a little package of some Bella Stamps from Canada. I originally saw Bella stamps on a fellow SU Demo's site (thanks Marcia :)) and fell in love with their funky young lady images. With a tweenie daughter I knew I'd use them HEAPS for her cards and cards for her friends, and not having used them since I received them, thought today I'd try them out.

Paper piecing, (and today's effort was my first attempt at it) is SO easy. I've used this technique on Kinibella's beach towel and beach bag. Basically, I've stamped two of exactly the same image. One on plain cardstock and the other on some patterned paper. I've then cut out the stamped towel and bag sections and adhered them onto my stamped image on plain cardstock. Then I've coloured the remainder of the image using inks, pastels and a blender pen. It looks GREAT and it's easy peasy! I hope you like today's card and today's technique.

* KiniBella (Bella Stamps) & Riveting (retired) Stamp Sets
* Soft Sky, River Rock and Whisper White Cardstock. Fall Flowers DSP.
* Soft Sky, River Rock & Basic Black Stamp Pads. Stampin' Pastels & Blender Pen.
* Antique Brass Hodgepodge, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, 1/1/4" & 1/3/8" Circle Punches.
* CM Oval Cutting System.


Tabitha said...

Love this!

I really like the soft sky, I need to pull some of it out and play with it!

Bella's are so much fun and so addicting!! Welcome to da sisthahood!!!

Mel Hanlon said...

Hey. great card Nerine! I think the Bella stamps are pretty funky myself! I reckon you should send me a couple of images to colour! hint hint!

Sharon said...

Beautiful Nerine!

Marcia P said...

She's beaut! Great paper piecing, and love all your colours. Welcome to the Bella side!

:) Marcia

Heather P. said...

This is SO pretty! Love the colors!

Chrissie said...

Ooooh Nerine... you have crossed to the dark side LOL!!! I love this card... and I am sure your daughter and her friends will love cards made with Bella cards!