Welcome to the Sistahood!!!

The mailman was good to me today!! He brought me some new stamps!!! I went down to the mailbox (and let me tell ya, it was windy and freeeeeeezing) and I ran all the way back!!! My Bella girls arrived and I was so excited, I was shaking.....or was that the cold?? My fellow Bellaholics would say it was the stamps!! Heehee!

And since some of you ladies have been asking for a cardmaking tutorial, I figured I would start out with an easy one (and that would also allow me to play with my new toys, *wink*)!! Someone asked me how I decide what colours to use and what paper to use etc. So here is a little blurb on how I made this particular card!!



Firstly I picked out my new Sistahoodabellas (ain't they cute with their stylin' clothes and their handy little stamps?) Then I chose the patterned paper that I wanted to use on this card. I picked this very colourful geometric pattern by DCWV and then chose matching Stampin' Up markers. I stamped the image with Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock and coloured in the Bellas!



Recently when I've been stamping my cards, my big decision is 'to doodle, or not to doodle' and most times the answer is 'to doodle'! It's my favourite embellishment right now and it's sooooooo easy. It just takes a little practice! I used a fine tip black pen to do my little scribbles. I think it just finishes the image off nicely. Give it a try on your next card!

I chose Certainly Celery for the base and Cool Caribbean as the mat for the main image. Then I used some really cool chunky 'ribbon' (for lack of a better word) that I found at the $ store today!! The colour was perfect and I love to add chunky embellishments to my projects to add dimension. I also added 3 pink brads on the right hand side, added a tag with the 'sistahs' sentiment (which comes with the stamp along with another one) and popped up the whole central image.



I think they are BELLALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!1

12 comments:

Donna said...

Thanks for the tutorial Kimmiebella! Love the card and the little tips. I need to get practicing on my doodling.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

What a sweet card! I love the doodles around the edge. Your style is so sweet! Love it!

Lisa C. said...

wow, I can't thank you enough for the tutorial, it was absolutely amazing! I love your blog and love your doodles around your bella's, that card is just fantastic. I liked seeing the whole process of choosing paper, choosing markers, etc. The owner of this card will surely be thrilled with it!

Julie said...

So cute Kim! Love the colors and the doodles - I need to get over my fear and try this more often!! Good job!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh how cute! Soon I'm going to have to spend more money and get some bellas of my own.

bethtrue said...

Kimmie - that was great - and what a darling card!! I love that doodling - it really just looks great and finishes off the look. thanks for sharing. have a great weekend.

StampinFrenzy said...
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StampinFrenzy said...

So I'm the one on the left in the turquoise right?!?! LMBO!! Great card missy, as usual...and LOVE the whole step-by-step info you gave. We even do our projects the same!!!!!

Cindy Lou Who said...

YAY!! I love it!! Great Step-by-Step!
You are Bella_licious

asela said...

I just found your blog. You do beautiful work. Look forward to visiting often.

Andrea said...

LOVE the card. I have a question, do you just color in the image with markers or do you water color with them? Whatever you do, it looks awesome!

Melanie said...

Love your tutorial.

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