Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I love thinking outside the box. What I mean is that I have a need for a graduation card for a niece heading into the world having completed her Bachelor's degree from LeMoyne. I didn't want to make a traditional cap and gown card though. So I pulled out Cruisinbella. Perfect! The cover sentiment is "Good Luck". The inside says "On the road to success!" I'm telling ya, I love my Bella's. I can find a stamp there for every occassion.

Let's get on to the details about this card or I'll be going on and on about my stamp collection. I stamped Bella onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored her with copics and added lots of detail shading with prismacolr pencils blended with gamsol. I envisioned this 'vette colored in shades of peach/orange so I went on the hunt for paper to match. I found what I was looking for in the My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose 6x6 paper packs. I think this is Mabel but I often take pages out and have them laying on my desk so they get jumbled up. The sketch is a Sweet Sunday sketch from a few weeks back. Fellow Bella Babe Dana is on the design team and I often find inspiration with this challenge.

The border was made using the MFT die-namic scallop. The ribbon is actually seam binding tape but I didn't crinkle this one up like I usually do.

You still have time to get a card done for this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge. This week we are honing our paper piecing skills. So get crafty and send a photo of your creation to by Thursday night.

See ya on Friday! Thanks for stopping by.



Pauline said...

OMG Cath, this is a perfect card for your niece, and a perfect sentiment for the inside - Love it! Fabulous colouring and colours. I think I need this stamp!

Leslie said...

Love your thinking outside the box :)
It's a perfect card and I really like how you did the bow on top and a piece of ribbon behind too!