Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stamping Bella Stamp Cuties

This week, the Card Positioning Systems Design Team got the opportunity to play with Stamping Bella stamps. Be sure to check out the CPS blog for all of the adorable cards the team created. With the stamps that I got to play with, I created three cards.
On my first card, I used Stellafina. Is she just adorable? I wanted my whole card to be very pink and girly so I colored her with Copic markers and I also used Core'dinations White Wash cardstock for my card. You can see that the front side of this paper is white with a hint of pink and the reverse side is pink. I used a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing plate on one of the pieces and when I sanded that, it exposed the pink core.
I took a rather extreme photo here with the sun shining directly on my little image so that you could get an idea of how the Shimmerz paint looked as a final coat to her costume and ballet slippers.
The above photo gives you a close-up look at the sanding that I did on the outside edges of the card to expose that pink core and the punched, lacey borders.
This card uses the Flamenca Ketto image. I knew I wanted her to be very red and black and again, Copic markers were the way to go. This card uses the same CPS sketch for this week.
I used a Spellbinders Nestabilites die to cut out my little colored image and to cut the red mat. I love this die and you can also see that I embossed it. I used Core'dinations cardstock for my entire card and so sanding the red, embossed mat, exposed the core of that cardstock. You can also see that after coloring my little image, I added white dots with the White Slick 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip. The paint dries 3-D and gives such a fun and feminine look to her dress, crown and shoes.
I wanted to give a close-up to the red cut edge. I used my Cloud, Fiskars scissors to help it match that Nestabilitie die. All of the outside edge of the card was sanded to expose the core.
Yes, the little flower vase stamp is also by Stamping Bella. I followed this weeks Card Patterns sketch #15 to help me put my card together.
I left the vases white and added some shadowing with the light blue Copic markers and then filled in each of the vases with Aleene's Paper Glaze. When that was dry, it left a "water/glass" look to each vase.
For my little butterfly accent piece, I ran a piece of the orange colored Core'dinations cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine with an embossing plate. I punched a circle from that and sanded my embossed circle. Isn't it amazing how that design just stands out with the sanding that exposes the core? I also sanded the edges of my orange, scallop border and the entire green card has the edges sanded too. The butterfly is cut from the Making Memories patterned paper.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Stamps courtesy of StampingBella – Stellafina
Bubblegum Bella Dots Glitter – Courtesy of StampingBella
Cardstock – Corner Hutch/Whitewash Collection/Core’dinations
Martha Stewart Border punch
Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing plate – Provo Craft
Copic Markers and blender
Bubblegum Shimmerz paint

Stamps courtesy of StampingBella – Flamenca Ketto
Cardstock –Poinsettia and Cloud Burst/Core Essentials, Vintage Collection/Frais’e/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Spellbinder Nestabilities dies
Copic Markers and blender
White Slick 3-D Fashion Paint – Tulip
Machine sewing
Rhinestones – Kaiser Crafts
Cardstock –Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Flower Patch collection/Making Memories (butterfly cut from one of the papers)
Vases stamp – Stamping Bella
Copic Markers and Blender pen
Black Versamark stamp pad
Detail Clear embossing powder – Stamp n Stuff
Lacey border – Martha Stewart
Circle punch – McGill
Cuttlebug Embossing plate
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Mark Richards, Inc
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Scallop scissors


  1. Awesome cards you have here, Linda!!

  2. Goood night Linda you have been on a creative roll! Great as always!

  3. Cute cute cards!!! I love them all!!!

  4. Ooh Linda, these are all just gorgeous! I LOVE that red/black/turquoise color combo and all of the beautiful Core'dinations techniques!

    (-: Heidi

  5. Good morning Linda. We have received an Honest Scrap Award, and would like to choose you as one of 7 to pass it onto. If you would like to accept this award, visit our blog and check out the rules.

    Have a nice day!
    One of Two Happy Stampers

  6. Oh yes you have been a very busy lady.. I love all of them. Your coloring is AWESOME.

  7. I just LOVE the Ketto stamps and wish that I could get all of them!:)

    I am looking for 6 talented people to become part of a design team for my new Digi Stamp adventure. I would love it if you would take a look and see if you might be interested! :)


  8. Linda what gorgeous cards!! Love your coloring and your choices of colors is always wonderful. Thanks for playing along on CP with us!

  9. Gorgeous cards, Linda. Thanks for playing along with us.

    A bit late, but congrats on the Core'dinations DT spot!!

  10. How I WISH I could make cards like you! Awesome job!!!

  11. Great cards! I love them all!!!

  12. These are all super cute but I LOVE the Ketto one! That Spellbinders die is perfect with her!

  13. These are really awesome cards! The color combos are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Wow! your cards are beautiful! I have to say that my favorite one is that sparkly ballerina.


  15. Great cards! I love your color combo's and choice of stamps... love, love Flamenca Ketto.. the paper and the reverse scallop edges look great! TFS!

  16. You always have the best cards! I love your color combinations and the embellies you use are always perfect as well :)

  17. loving all these beautiful cards Linda!!! excellent work as always :) ♥

  18. wow, what a great series of colorful cards!