Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

It's been poouring all day today. I mean raining cats and dogs pouring. So what's a girl to do but spend some time in her craft room. And since it's been raining so much, I thought I would finally color Rain-never-stopped-me-abella. I felt it was fitting for the day, where although it's been wet and dreary - it's still a day off and that's better than a day at work. Ok, I didn't dance in the rain but I did do the happy dance since we celebrate the holiday tomorrow and have one more day off.

Now you've probably guessed that I stamped this Stamping Bella image on Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored her with my copics. I added surround shading with Antique Linen Tim Holtz distress ink. Nesties helped make the star cutouts and the layout is Jen del Muro's July SFYTT. The sentiment is a bonus as it comes with the image. I simply made a banner out of it and topped it off with a button tied with a jute bow. If you haven't tried Scrap dots, you might want to - it was perfect for adherring the button on this card. The glue by Helmar goes on wet and allows you to balance objects that don't lay flat - like buttons. It dries rock hard though so no more buttons falling off because glue dots can't hold the weight of em.

The design paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Togetherness 6x6 mini deck. Ack, it's the first time I've dipped into this pack and I've had it for about 4 months now. Told you I hoard things. Colored cardstock is Ridinghood Red by Stampin Up! and some dark blue from my stash. Card base is Neenah classic crest solar white.

You still have time to play along with the Bella Babes this week for our Bellariffic Friday challenge. This week your challenge is to use ribbon. Not much of a challenge right - I mean I use ribbon on just about every card I make. But give it a whirl and share your creation with by Thursday evening so she can include it in the weekly line up. You never know, you might be the lucky winner of some Bella bucks. Sweet huh?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by.



Carla said...

What an adorable card.

Dana White said...

She is perfect for your holiday weekend and apparently all the rain!! We had our holiday Friday with fireworks over the lake and sunny weather!!

Kerri said...

Grt card love it...thks for sharing

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This card is SUPER fabulous-your coloring is awesome as always and I LOVE that you tried Helmar- yayyyyy!!!!! btw, I think it was you a few weeks ago that made me laugh so hard with my "ROAD" dahl mistake, what a weenie I am. I am the FIRST one to correct people normally w/ that and I was so nervous about my journal that I totally choked, HA!!! Totally cracked me up :D

Steph said...

Fabulous card, Cath!! I love this stamp, I got it in my last shop at SB but haven't had the chance to use it, can't wait to do some serious paper piecing on it! Such pretty paper you've used x