Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's a Junk Food Kind of Day

It keeps raining so I can't get in the mood to make cards. Plus afterwards I can't even photograph them properly because there's no light! Sigh... The weather this summer hasn't been the greatest but at least it hasn't been blistering hot like last year when I was pregnant.

This week I decided to try the MFT My Favorite Challenge which is to finish a card inside and out! I've never done anything with the inside of my cards so I was excited to try this. I knew I wanted to use this bella image because I kept seeing PTI's On My Couch being used. Since I don't have that set, I couldn't stop thinking about paper piecing bella's big comfy chair. Then I ended up piecing bella's clothes, too. I can't even tell you how many times I stamped this image because I decided to piece and layer as I went. I popped her head, the bowl of popcorn and the chip bag! I'm not sure why I used a green base - only the chip bag matches?! Anyway, seeing this finished image makes me think of a giant TV screen. I guess I could be watching this girl eat on television or maybe I'm imagining myself pigging out. LOL

I didn't have any ideas for the inside except to use the same papers as the front as I've seen so many talented ladies do. It only makes sense! I double-stamped the sentiment in black and pink. I think it turned out okay for my first decorated inside of a card. ;) This was fun. Now I might be getting requests to complete the inside on future orders. Uh-oh...

Sources: DCWV (green, plaid), Halcraft (smooth white), Paper Reflections (pink) & SU (chocolate chip) cardstock; Provo Craft (bella's pants) & random (bella's top) papers; Stamping Bella pmsabella; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; K&Company Wild Saffron adhesive paper ribbon; American Crafts brads; dimension squares; SU scallop oval punch & large oval punch; HOTP Tiny Words & Images; SU Pink Passion ink

6 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Cute cute, love how you popped up Bella.

Melody said...

What a cute scene you set!

Silli said...

Oh Emily, your card is soooo sooo sweet. I love the bella and the colors... Great work... Love this! Hugs and happy sunday. Silke

Wendy said...

Hey, gotta love the paper piecing! Wicked!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I think we like a lot of the same stamps! I have this Pmsabella but haven't used it yet. Now I want to!

Oh and, think of these two girls at the cafe table (the bella's- don't know the name) with the Chic Botique Eiffel Tower behind them! I might have to do that tonight!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

ps- if you want chic botique, let me know, I can hook you up with an order.