Friday, December 10, 2010

I love you a Latte

Another Bellariffic Friday is upon us. This week we were challenged to make a gift or giftcard holder. I love to give the daughter Starbucks gift cards for Christmas. She so enjoys her daily brew. This year I thought I would dress up the packaging with Lattebella from Stamping Bella.


I picked up some plain white gift boxes on clearance a while ago and had an aha moment. Luckily they hadn't been packed so I covered one with Basic Grey Figgy Pudding design paper and adorned it with some Nesties and a Java drinking Bella.

This was also designed with Wendy Bondabella in mind. She has a style of cutting images out and putting them center stage. I wanted to give it a try. So I started with Bella's Bestest paper, Memento Tuxedo black ink and copics. Then I cut the image out using scissors and an Xacto knife. Prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol helped me add some shading. I even added a clear Sakura Glaze pen on the cup of Joe.

Here's another look...

Check out Frosty's matching cup of Joe. Big Scallop Oval Nesties along with Large Oval Nesties were used on the image panel. A Cuttlebug embossing folder and Martha Stewart border punch helped dress up the center strip. I felt it needed a ribbon but I didn't have the right color. No problem, I had lots of ivory on hand. I pulled out my R37 copic marker for a perfect match and inked it up. Kaiser rhinestones along the scallops finish this off.

Join us next week for a sketch from Paulineabella.

Now I love a sketch challenge, the design is picked for you and you simply have to choose which Bella image will see ink. Send a photo of your card to Emily by Thursday night to be included with the rest of the sistahs on the Bella blog. Who knows, you might be the lucky winner of some Bella Bucks for Christmas cash.

Enjoy your weekend!
Cath

8 comments:

petra,s cards said...

wauw gorgeous what a lovely present!!
xx petra

Leslie said...

Cuuuute and I have some of those boxes too!! Thanks for the great idea!

Dana White said...

Cath this is fabulous - I love those Starbucks gift cards!!! I think I might have some of those boxes, must go & check.

Kim Teasdale said...

Starbucks gift card + Latteabella = Perfection! This is totally adorable :D

Ebru - (April) said...

Where did you find those boxes Cath, I want them now !!!! you did an awesome job of putting it together and did you know this was the very first stamp I purchased from stampingbella :o)
Hugs,

kerri-thankgodforcolors said...

love the pillow box also starbucks feel free to send it my way...Caramel Brulee Lattee + Kerri=Happiness..again fab job love it...

Wendy said...

Cath, I just love this! That Bella is one of my fave's!

paulatracy said...

hold the train sister...am I seeing stitching around that scallop? Did I rub off a little on you? hehe This is a great gift, filled with LOVE & caffeine...what could be better. BTW, i would never had know how to spell that word and just ad to tip my Diet COKE over to figure it out. ahhhh, the pleasures of being BLONDE!