Thursday, March 18, 2010

Good Coffee, Good Friend

My friend Scrap-it-girl let me borrow some of her Bella stamps. So this past week end I broke out a never been opened paper pack that had been sitting in my stash and made a card. I also used my new Hero Arts stamp (won in some blog candy) for the sentiment.
I am still getting used to my new prismacolor markers. Some of the colors bleed outside the lines (especially the blue). I would love any tips you have to share.
Challenges for this card:


  • Stamps: Lattebella, seniment from HeroArts sparkle clear: Coffee
  • Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
  • Papers & CS: Close to My Heart Best Friends Forever, Georgia Pacific CS
  • Embellishments & Tools: Prismacolor markers, gemstones from HeroArts & Basic Gray


Pretty-In-Ink said...

So cute Cheryl! I love this cute Bella and the fab colours!

Kathy said...

Cute card Cheryl, I love coffee and love Bellas, great combo.

andrea said...

fab card,love the colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Stef H said...

oh she is darling. i'd love to be that thin!!! well not quite THAT thin - lol.

have you tried a copics blender pen (#0). you can push the color back into the lines with it.

hope you have a sunshiny day and while i'm here............ thank you so much for all your encouragement, support and absolutely wonderful comments. i always look forward to your visits.

hugs :)

Becky said...

How adorable..Love the colors

jjcreations said...

Very cute card - I love the colours and the papers....I have this Bella but I haven't used her for a while. Thanks for the reminder.

Lindsay Weirich said...

I don't see any bleeding but I found to stay a hair inside the lines on the GP will help tremendosly, also you can take the clear blender and color outside of the image where the bleed it up to the stamped line and push the marker back where it should be, works like magic!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card and it works perfectly with the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing. X

Marlene said...

Love the card! Agree with the others on using a blender to push the color back in. When it's really really bad, I use an exacto knife and gently scrape away the offending area.

Joanne Gilch said...

have you changed to a different paper....yes, of course you did.
do you have a spray fixative?
anyway I like your card and the new papers. Is that SB she's drinking?????

Karin said...

Super cute Cheryl...The image is great, but so are the papers! Yes, try a blender, that helps and I try to outline an image in grey or light blue and that masks the goofs too :)Your card looks great to me!

loretta said...

Very nice layout Cheryl. I love the springy colors you used, the sentiment will get "borrowed" as I have a BFF who LOVES everything coffee. Thanks for such great job.

Penny said...

Well done on opening that never used paper pack and making a great creation. Thanks for playing along with the Creatalicious challenge this week

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

Wow you sure hit a lot of challenges with this card! And it turned out amazing! Love that image, and the sentiment is so cute too! Fabulous card Cheryl!

Unknown said...

brill card hun, so good tohave crafty friends to share stuff with,congrats on the candy

Thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Gina Lindsay said...

I love that sentiment, anything coffee related works for me, great paper too!

Victoria said...

A wonderful card, with a fantastic image, beautifully coloured.

Thank you so much for joining us on Secret Crafter this week, good luck at winning one of Wendy's new stamps they are gorgeous aren't they?

Victoria DT Member of Secret Crafter

Ginny said...

love the LO on this fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

cute card...maybe I'll get inspired to make some bella's. When is our next coffee date? or we can go shopping again, somewhere nicer this time. lol

Dawnll said...

Hey Cheryl -thought I would stop in to say Hello and also tell you how cute this card is. I like the past commenters agree with the blender pen to push the color back. I also try to stay just inside the line so there is room for color to bleed a little to the line. Does that make sense? I think your doing a great job with them.

pinky said...

Excellent card. Thanks so much for playing along at CDM. Hugs

stampingtink said...

Simply adore this Bella! She's one of my favorites! And that lady bug a couple of posts down is just too cute for itself! Thanks for all the patience with me. I'm getting back on track!


Susan (SBS29)

Kylie said...

How excellent! I love it! I love this Bella.

Thanks for playing with us at Creatalicious this month!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl, love that image & that sentiment is perfect!

Hope you're having a great weekend :)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and that paper was definitely worth saving.
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

Andrea said...

Fantastic card, and I love that image! Thanks for playing along with our sketch this week :)

Rhonda said...

Cheryl, this is a great card. I love that paper .. it is perfect with the image.

Kylie said...

AWESOME card Cheryl! LOVE everything about your card, so CUTE!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Your coloring is fabulous and the layout is beautiful too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious!


Andrea said...

Hi Cheryl,

I just wanted to let you know you were the winner for this fortnights sketch challenge!


Bec said...

this is fabulous. thanks for joining us at BBCC..

LINDA said...

Fantastic card.. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love your design,colouring and papers!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Deanne Clarke said...

Love it!

Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog!