Friday, January 18, 2013

Bellastastic Challenge!

I created this card to enter the current Stamping Bella Challenge on SCS. The theme is A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and the challenge was to create a card/project with no sentiment and let the image(s) do all the talking.

I used this sketch from the Stampin' Royalty blog!

Here's my card!

I flipped the card 90° left and made the card into a square card to accommodate the image. The image is Uptown Girls--Clarissa & Camille (Coffee) by Stamping Bella, which I just got for Christmas! This stamp and all the other Stamping Bella stamps are on sale right now! Booya!

This super-cute image was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below.

I chose the Copic colors to match the floral paper on the base of the card, which is from the Soho Garden 6x6 pad by American Crafts. The pink and green polka-dot papers are from the Bold & Bright Double Dot 6x6 pad by Bo-Bunny. The patterned paper I used to mat the image is ancient KMA paper. Do any of you remember that company?

I used Spellbinders circle and heart circle dies, plus a very, very old QuicKutz heart die.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
The Brunette
Skin: E000, E00, E2, BV00, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E59
Dress: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV52, RV55
Boots: W3, W5, W7, W9

The Blonde:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, BV000, RV10
Hair: T1, T2, YR30, Y000
Dress: W00, W0, W1, W3, R81, R83

Mug: YG61, YG63, YG67

This card shall be entered in the following challenges:
Stampin' Royalty: Sketch Challenge #159
Stamping Bella Challenge on SCS
Divas By Design: Make It Girly
Crafting By Design: Use Alcohol Ink markers
Crafting for all Seasons: #43 Something New
Crafts & Me Challenges: #116: Something New


  1. Great card - has a 1970's vibe to me with those flowered papers and the colours. Love how you matched your colouring to the papers - looks so cool :)

  2. This is a fab card, I love your papers and great image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  3. Really like your take on the card. For some reason, I really like square cards. I like the colors you chose for this card and the floral patterned paper in particular.

  4. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  6. Love it, Kathi! Great image & coloring, love the papers and your take on the sketch, and love those colors! And, no, I do not remember that paper company--must have been in business before I was born. LOLOLOLOLOL. Oh, sorry, I just couldn't refrain from laughing at my own joke.
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Lovely project, beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!

  8. I hope you get to play some more, don't forget about the Friday challenges too on bloggabella. Love the papers, the pink and again, little Miss creative, flips the sketch and it is fabulous!