I was so excited to discover I'd been accepted onto the Pootler's Design Team for January, and even more so when I discovered which of the fab Stampin' Up! stamp sets I'd be playing with! So for each Thursday in January, I'll be posting a project created using this little cutie...
Bella and Friends has been on my wish list since the launch of the current Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue (along with pretty much every other stamp set that hadn't yet made it into my ever growing collection - I'm such a stamp addict), and I'm delighted to share with you the first of my Bella and Friends creations.
The card blank (3"x6") was cut from a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock and scored down the centre using the Stampin' Trimmer. Then, taking a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad I stamped the image of the bird (taken from Bella and Friends), and coloured the image using a watercolour technique with an Aqua Painter and Real Red, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pads. This was then cut out using my Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits Dies, and matted onto a scalloped circle of Real Red Cardstock, also cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.
The background was taken from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and cut to 2 7/8"x2 7/8" (with an additional piece cut for inside of the card). This was then applied to the card blank using Snail Adhesive, with the topper being applied to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The greeting on the inside of the card (also taken from Bella and Friends) was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad. The greeting was then punched out using the Decorative Label Punch, and stuck in place using Snail Adhesive.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I cant wait to be able to share with you my next creation for the Pootler's Design Team, and I hope you pop back next week to see what I've created.
You can visit my online Stampin' Up! UK store either by clicking on the link to the top right of my blog, or by clicking on any of the highlighted links above. You will be taken to my online Stampin' Up! UK store, where you can obtain these and many other Stampin' Up! products, for delivery direct to your door! Don't forget, during Sale-a-bration (4th January - 31st March), you can choose an exclusive Sale-a-bration product for free with every £45 product spend (spend £90+ and choose 2 Sale-a-bration products, spend £135 and choose 3 Sale-a-bration products, and so on). There has never been a better time to shop for your Stampin' Up! supplies!
Spreading the crafty love,