Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday! This week the Stamping Bella team is using vintage images, otherwise known as “anything not from the current release.” (You can see the latest release HERE.) I chose to use Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation.
When I first started with this card, I didn’t really know where I was going to end up. I first stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. Then I got the idea to have the girl peeking out from a die-cut circle. So I carefully cut around the top flower and the flower stem using precision scissors, leaving the rest of the image flat on the paper.
I die-cut the circle from the patterned paper and carefully lifted the flower and stem to the top. I then decided there was too much white space inside the circle (lol) so I sponged a bit of light blue ink over Simon Says Stamp’s Folk Dance Stencil. Upon further inspection, I decided I wanted to tie a bit of hemp around the stem but then it looked a bit odd so I removed it and decided to stitch around the perimeter of the circle and THEN tie around the stem. It was a bit of a cluster of thoughts/trial and error (a.k.a. “no planning”) but I think it turned out ok. 🙂
NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE
Use an image from the same category as the January Stamp of the Month (Gnome Bouquet, 25% off through 1/31), which means use an image from the Gnomes category. If you’d like, email your card to email@example.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.
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