Friday, May 8, 2009

Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me...town to keep me movin' keep me groovin' with some energy...

Morning, y'all! Happy Friday!! This week, Dana issued the Bellariffic Friday challenge, which was to make a birthday card! Hmmm...I can do that! There's always room in my stash for more birthday cards.


The used Amy's layout from this card...that girl has some smoking card layouts! WOW! For the main panel, I stamped Birthday Cake with a Stella In It in Black Stazon on watercolor paper and colored her with reinkers and a waterbrush. I cut and embossed her with my Rectangle Nestabilities and added a Chocolate mat. The white card base measures 5 1/4" square, so I added a 5" Kraft square as my base panel. Then I layered a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock with Chocolate and rounded the bottom right corner. The next layer is a piece of Bella Blvd striped paper, layered with Chocolate and Pumpkin cardstock, with a scalloped edge. Next I added the strip across, which is Chocolate Chip cardstock topped with 1" wide Baja Breeze ribbon. I popped up the main image panel (I used a bazillion and one dimensionals on this card, I think) and adhered the circle with the happy birthday sentiment stamped on it to the top right corner. To finish it off, I added Diamond Glaze to Stella's lips, Diamond Stickles to her wand and tiara and candle, and Liquid Applique to her cake. The final final touch were some Light Cocoa Glitter Dots...I think I have a new obsession...

Yes, a little much, a little over the top. You can't imagine how much this card weighs! But I love it. *sigh*

Now, on the total OTHER end of the spectrum, I have a clean and simple card to show you. I made this one for yesterday's Ways to Use it challenge on Splitcoast. Julia's challenge was to use Kraft cardstock. (yeah, not much of a challenge for me...shhhh)


I stamped Daisybella in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. Using my Oval Nestabilities, I cut and embossed the image and added the Just a Note sentiment with my Stampamajig. I added some Diamond Stickles to the flower on her shirt and in her hair, and adhered a Goldfish Bauble to the center of her daisy. The Banana piece was embossed with the Paisley Embossing Folder, then I added a red layer just large enough to show under the oval image. I added some white taffeta ribbon around the card base, then popped the main image up on dimensionals. Three small Light Cocoa Glitter Dots finished off the bottom left corner.

Well, that's about it for me today! Don't forget to check out Emily's Blog for more eye candy and a chance to win some Bella Bucks. Have a Bellariffic Day!

9 comments:

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Well, you know I love 'a little much, a little over the top' and Stella, too, so that card is definitely a winner with me!!! Cute cute Daisybella, too!

scrappypug said...

i love both of those!

Alex said...

These are both soooo cute Shannan, I especially like that first one, totally adorable! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Mercy said...

shannan...love that bright and cheerful bday card on the top....too funny! gotta get that stamp!

Monique H said...

Too stinking cute Shannan! They are both lovely but the firt one with Stella is such a cute, fun birthday card :)

LindaH said...

This is the quickest way for me to get a message to ya ...I'm in the vegas airport and we just saw gwen stefani!!!...OMG

LindaH said...

Oh ya...stinkin cute card too

paulatracy66 said...

Both cards are GOR-juss Shannan!! I love Stelllllla! and a Bella always makes me smile!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE the Stella card, totally fabulous!!

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