Monday, April 30, 2007

Bellarina

I have had the Bellarina stamp for quite a while, but never used her. Yesterday, I got the DCWV Glitter Stack! Everytime I went to Joann's, they were all sold out, but my dear friend Kathy was awesome enough to pick up an extra one when she found them! She didn't even know that I'd been searching. . .how cool is that? She called yesterday and asked if I'd be interested in one! Once I saw this black striped patterned paper in the stack, I immediately thought of a stage curtain. So, I thought I'd use my Bellarina and put her "on the stage". The "curtain" is mounted on dimensionals to give the card some dimension. I found this sentiment in my box of RARELY used stamps and thought I'd use it. I believe it's Penny Black. I'm afraid I ruined the card by trying to put a "splash" of color behind the words. . .well, maybe ruined is going a bit too far, but I'm not sure I like the colors. Maybe if they were a lighter wash of color, like just watercolored on. I don't know. For "live", I just used Stardust Stickles as a "splash" of glitter. Bellarina's dress is paper pieced. I stamped Bellarina on a pink piece of paper, cut out the dress and then ran it through my Xyron upside down so that the front would be sticky and dunked it in glitter. I LOVE how the dress turned out. It looks like a REAL ballerina's costume, all sparkly! Hopefully you can see the sparkliness of this card. I'm not sure it showed up in the picture. Thanks for visiting today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Bellarina, Penny Black sentiment; Ink- Basic Black; Paper- DCWV Glitter Stack, pink, Whisper White; Accessories- Xyron, glitter, Stardust Stickles, light pink organdy polka dot ribbon, various SU markers.

19 comments:

Melissa said...

Awesome Bella!

chelemom said...

Lovely! Love how you have her hanging off the edge of the paper! Darling card!

Bethany Paull said...

The dress is perfect! And I like the colors behind the words. Really nice.

Allison said...

This looks great...I love that DCWV DP too! And, I don't think you wrecked it with the extra color...I thought it was quite inventive!

Amy said...

This is so sweet! Perfect for a young dancer!

Amy

Juile Masse said...

Charmaine this is beautiful! I love that paper - where have I been??? It's a terrific card!

Jill said...

This is really cute! Love your stage curtain!

barb said...

sweet, sweet, sweet! I really enjoy your style of stamping. So clean and pure. Thanks for lovely work.
barb

Angie Z. said...

Darling sweet card!! Love that sentiment! I think the coloring behind the words looks lovely!
~Angie

Cheryl said...

No you didn't ruin it--I love it with the colors just the way you did it. Beautiful card.
cheryl

Pam Speidel said...

Charmaine! This is fantastic! Such a clever way to use Bellarina! Love her sparkly dress too! :)

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Charmaine, you always have such great cards! Perfect card for the little bellarina. Love the sparkle on the dress! Too Cute.

Robyn said...

Beautiful card!! I like that Bella!

Robyn

Peggy Maier said...

Another great card! Really special with all the details you added.

gremhog said...

no,no, no....the splash of colors behind the words are absolutely perfect. You wouldn't want anything wishy-washy colored for such a stand out card.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Charmaine,
Absolutely awesome. I love the colors splash, and how you cute out her dress. Very clever! Have a wonderful belladay! Chris

Brenda Milam said...

I love the bellarina! She is beautiful. I also love the splash of color behind the words. You always do such nice work.

Heidi said...

This is stunning! I love this card! All the details are great! I love her with red hair by the way! I think the color behind the words looks great and the glittery dress is just beautiful!

Heather said...

This is my favorite card you have made ---just love it! I like the the splash of color --- did not ruin it at all!

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