Sunday, January 11, 2009


I {heart} Jen's sketches and always plan to play along when she does her Sketch For You To Try but as you all know, I've had limited stamping time lately. Well, I feel like I'm back. I got to spend a lot of time stamping over the past few days and when I saw Jen's latest sketch, I knew that I just had to try it out. I love, love, love how this card turned out. I cannot tell you how many times I stamped, colored, and circular filed this image because I couldn't get it right--the color I wanted the skirt wasn't working so I ended up paper piecing it instead.

Here are the details. The card base is Pink Pirouette and other card stock used was Rose Red, Mellow Moss, and Neenah Solar White. The patterned paper is from BasicGrey's Bittersweet collection and the edge was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I also used matching BasicGrey Glazed Brads on the card. I stamped Mwahbella on Neenah Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored her in with Copics, and then paper pieced her skirt. The heart on her purse, trim on her shirt, and ribbon in her hair are highlighted with a Pink Spica Glitter pen.

I grounded her with an amuse oval from the Essential Ovals set that was inked in Pink Pirouette. She's matted on Rose Red and attached to the front of the card. I punched circles out of Mellow Moss and Rose Red, attached the BasicGrey brads, and then popped them up on dimensionals. I used my Large and Small Star punch to punch out some stars, stamped the sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White, punched this out, and attached them all together. This is also popped up on dimensionals.

Tah-dah!!!!!! All done. I'm sending this one off to Julie at Dallas Baptist University as my entry for Jen's Massive Blog Tart giveaway. If you don't know what it is, you must check out her blog entry here. All you've got to do is make a card to donate to Dallas Baptist University's International Student Services Department and let her know and you may be the lucky winner of over $450 worth of goodies.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. CUTE--Love this one. Your brads are super cute too ;) Good Luck!!

  2. This is beautiful -- love your bella!!


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