Thursday, February 9, 2017

Some Very Bella Birthday Cards

I pulled a few Bella images out of my stack of 100 stamped and colored images
to create a few birthday cards.
"Bella" is the adorable puppy that is part of Stampin Up's Bella and Friends stamp set

I created 10 cards ...2 of each card shared below...
and I've fallen in love with Bella...and all of the Bella images in this stamp set.
Each one is adorable!

The Bella cards that I'm sharing today were all colored with alcohol markers...
Background color was added with stencil brushes and ink pads.
I hand cut the banners...
I used a combination of print paper and solid card stock...
and stitched rectangle dies to cut the image and mat layers that have stitched details .

The sentiments are from Stampin Up Petite Pairs
and Stampendous Angel Wing Quotes

I am a true blue CAS (Clean And Simple) card maker...
and this card is very..."me"
Clean lines..not a lot of busy-ness...
Structured...centered...clean simple embellishing.
I used the die as a stencil to get crisp can lines when adding the background color to the cards.
Fun foam was used on both cards for dimension and lift...
and natural twine was used on both cards as well.
The sentiment on this card is from the Angel Wing Quotes stamp set noted above.

And now...
the second card...
I love the tiny heart print on this card!
Again...this card is very "me"...CAS....through and through..100%

This version has a different sentiment banner....created to accommodate the shape of the sentiment.
I chose a diagonal striped print and some red matting for a pop of color.

and this version....similar to the card prior card...
but this time...created with patterned paper that has a great little tiny star pattern...

the final version is also very CAS...or as I always say...CCAS
CRISP Clean And Simple.

My birthday card  stash is leaps and bounds!
Even I am amazed!
I credit this to having my stack of 100 stamped and colored images...
ready and waiting for me every day!

Today..with the cards above..I am adding 10 more cards to the birthday card stash!
2 of each card shared here today!

Now the question is...
Which images will I find in my stack of images to create a few cards with next

Thanks for visiting!
Wishing you a wonderful and creative day!


  1. These are all precious, Michelle!! You take such care, love and passion into your card-making. The inking of the background is FABULOUS! And I am not even talking about the coloring...LOL! Thanks for leaving me some love over Altenew! Hugs!

    1. Thanks for your sweet kind words Virginia....I love that we share our passion for card making with one another ((hug))

  2. Your coloring as always is beautiful.


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