Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stamping Bella Baby Shower Card

I started out my card making craze when I was 8. A really nice couple moved in next door and they loved having me over, I would spend almost every Saturday at their house doing whatever they were doing. Shortly after I started hanging out there, Rene got into selling Rubber Stamps. It was not uncommon for her to host a craft night every Friday with her sister and niece, me and my mom, and several other girls. We would stamp and just have a blast, it was there that I found out how much I LOVED making cards. Sadly, both my family and theirs ended up moving, but somehow I inherited a TON of Rene's stamps. Those stamps were one of the greatest gifts I've ever received, and I still use many of them to this day.
Flash forward to now, and I still love to stamp. I have gotten into my Cricut (R) Expression 2 a lot, but I still love the cards that I stamp and color. I am now working on developing my own style and flair and I love combining my stamped images and die cuts. This card was no exception to those rules.
I started with one of my favorite line of stamps from Stamping Bella (R) and then colored her with my favorite coloring tools, Prismacolor Pencils. I am by no means an expert at coloring, but I am learning. About a year ago I realized that I really needed to step up my game in coloring. After watching tutorial after tutorial I found a style that I liked and worked well for me so I just dived in and have been learning along the way.
After coloring the image, I found some paper that went well with my color theme, some of them were scraps some of them were new sheets and I layered up my pieces until I found a layout I liked. My finished project turned out like this:
It didn't turn out too bad if I do say so myself. If you want to purchase Stamping Bella Images you can check out all her designs here.
Once again, Thanks for Reading!
Nikki Mudge

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