Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bella's Favorite Stamper

I'm finding all kinds of fun things to do in the Stamping Bella forum these days. Evidently there is a featured stamper challenge every month. This month, Angie Williams was the featured stamper. We were to CASE a bella card from her gallery and change at least 2 things.

I chose this card because I loved the button balloons. So what did I change? Here's my list:
  1. I changed the color scheme to be a little brighter.
  2. I didn't clip the outer layer's corners with a ticket corner punch.
  3. I used clear buttons and colored them with a copic marker to match my monsters.
  4. Instead of putting my sentiment in a circle, I used a little flag at the bottom because it fit my sentiment better.
  5. I used embroidery floss for the balloon's strings instead of drawing them on.
  6. I used a different embossing folder.
  7. I also added crystal effects to the orange balloon that the green monster is holding.
Wow, I changed more than I thought. But, I think you can definitely still see the resemblance from the original card.

This was a great challenge. Thanks Angie for the inspiration!

Stamps: monster bash stamp and happy birthday ms from Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White & Pure Poppy card stock, Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Clear buttons, Black Embroidery floss, Green Apple Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Copics, Classic Rectangle and Labels Small nestabilities from Spellbinders, Bloom Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Basement Stamper said...

Love those balloon buttons! Great color choice for this card. Love to see your creations :-)

Lauri said...

Love those button balloons!! I never thought to color them...duh! They look great!!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a fun card -- those monster stamps are too cute!

Karen Wilson said...

What a fun card! I also love how you did your balloons! What a cute idea!

rozie640 said...

Your card is adorable, love the bright colors and the balloons. I am still unpacking from my move and haven't found the box labeled "mojo" so I think I need to start borrowing from some of my favorite stampers so I can start stamping again until I find my Mojo box! Your card is great!

Jane said...

Adorable! Love the bright colors and the button balloons!