Saturday 14 January 2017

Thank You Card | Bella & Friends

Today's card is a creation inspired by a couple of creative challenges.

It has been a while, but I have finally been able to participate in a What Will You Stamp? Challenge, as usually I don't have the stamp set being featured. But this week, to my delight the WWYS Challenge #98 is highlighting the cute Bella & Friends stamp set - which I own :)

My layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #270 Challenge.

And my colour scheme was inspired by the Stamp Ink Paper #81 Colour Challenge.

Here is my card:

My colour combination is Basic Black, Whisper White & Real Red. I have White heat embossed my bird and partial sentiment from the Bella & Friends stamp set and my die cut Thanks is from the Hello You thinlits set. I have added some subtle (and hard to photograph) sparkle to the heart in the birds beak using my clear Wink of Stella pen.

If you are anything like me and love to collect washi tape, but just can't bring yourself to use it or just don't know how to use it on a project, it is a super quick and easy way to pretty up the inside of a card. Here I have used some retired washi tape in Real Red.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

***EDIT: I am excited to share that my card was chosen as the WWYS Challenge #98 Winner :)

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Basic Black A4 Cardstock (121688)

Real Red A4 Cardstock (106578)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Bella & Friends Stamp Set (Clear 141870)

Bella & Friends Stamp Set (Wood 141867)

Versamark Pad (102283)

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)

Stampin' Up! Heat Tool (129056)

Hello You Thinlits (137363)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

SU Snail Adhesive (104332)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897)

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  1. Stunning Kirsten, this colour combo is one of my favs, and what a great idea to use Washi on the inside of the card! Thanks for playing along with us at WWYS this week

    1. Thanks so much Sue. This is a fave colour combo of mine too. I really need to use my stash of washi and it does add a special touch to the inside, so I think I'll be adding it to more of my cards from now on :)

  2. Love your card Kristen! Red is such a perfect color to go along with black and white isn't it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at SIP :)

    1. Thanks so much Gingin. I agree, I just love the boldness red adds when combined with black and white. Thanks to the SIP team for this weeks colour challenge :)

  3. I am so glad you did have this stamps, Kirsten, because your card is great! You've created a classy look with your choice of colors and design, and I love it! Thanks for joining us at WWYS challenge :-)

  4. Fabulous use of the sketch with the big "thanks" and the cute little bird at the bottom. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thanks so much Kim. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to try out a large die cut sentiment along the side, I am really happy with how it turned out. Thanks to the FMS team for the inspiration :)

  5. Your card is so pretty both inside and out. I really love the color combo, it's one of my favorites because it's so striking. I love that little bird with the heart, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks so much Cindy. :) The Black, White & Red combination is a favourite of mine too. Thanks again to the FMS team for this awesome sketch.

  6. Fabulous card Kirsten, love the black and red and the sentiment big and bold. Then to add that cheeky looking little bird and sentiment perfect finish.

    1. Thanks so much Aileen. I do love that little bird, definitely looks cheeky :)

  7. Love your version of this sketch. I like how you used a word die along the side. Such a fun card.

  8. This card is stunning! I love the layout and the clean simplicity!


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