Saturday, August 9, 2008


I made this card for a girl at church who has lost a lot of weight. You know how you'll see someone every week and then all of a sudden they look SOOOO much thinner? Well, I do see her most weeks, but I just happened to notice HOW GREAT SHE LOOKED last week, so I had to make a card to encourage her! As a person who has battled the weight, I really respect someone who "is a loser"---so to speak! I hadn't had a chance to ink up this great little stamp---Weightwatchabella from Stamping Bella. You have to be careful about sending her to people, you know---girls are testy about their weight!

I used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #28 as the sketch. As I've mentioned before, I LOVE a good sketch and she always has a good one. I haven't been able to play for awhile, so I was so happy to be able to play today.

I was inspired by the patterned paper to choose the colors I did. I don't know if the recipient is a "girly girl", but I think Weightwatchabella looks great as one, don't you?

I used Papertrey Ink's Dark Chocolate as the card base (8 x 9.25) and then used two papers from the Basic Grey Sultry 6 x 6 pad. I colored the image with my trusty SU! markers and also used the aquapainter and some of my SU! ink for the skin and hair.

I pulled out my Designer Label punch and stamps---I'll bet I haven't used that stamp set in over a year---for the decoration and used "Enjoy the Moment" from Mixed Messages as the sentiment. I needed a "You go Girl" stamp, but I didn't have one, so I used this instead. Later I thought---"who enjoys the 'moment' of stepping on the scale?"---and then I thought---"someone who is losing weight"----yes, I know, it's scary, I talk to myself....I outlined Bella with the Prismacolor Warm Grey 20% Marker & put it all together. Anyway, I hope she likes it---

Thanks for stopping by~

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Weightwatchabella (Stamping Bella), Designer Labels (SU!), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Dark Chocolate & Stamper's Select White cardstock (PTI), Certainly Celery, Garden Green (SU!), Sultry 6 x 6 paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories: 1" circle punch, Designer Label Punch, (SU!) Hero Arts Crystals & Flower Crystals, Certainly Celery 1/4" ribbon (SU!), Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon (PTI), Prismacolor Warm Grey 20% marker, Aquapainter, Dimensionals (SU!)


Kathryn said...

Cute card -- love the stamp.
The paper you used is so very pretty!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a great card! I love the color combo you used, and that sentiment goes perfectly with ww-abella! Nice work!

cheiron said...

Your card is fabulous! I love the colors that you used...and the bella is adorable.

Lisa Thibault said...

This is a fabulous card. I love this stamp - I just picked it up and I haven't used it yet so you're giving me some inspiration!

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