Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cute AnnaBelle Stamp

Sorry for my absence of late - I have been caught up with so much this week and have just started back at work today - only 4 hours a day which is great as I still have time to stamp each night!! I went to post this card yesterday, but lost power for the evening due to storms in Brisbane so here it is today.

The card I am posting is one I have entered in two challenges: Just Add Ink Challenge 51 which is the theme of monochrome. My colours are all different tones of pink obviously. I also used Keesh's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge 53 which is here:

This is my first time using this really cute stamp - Lil' Michelle With Teddy from AnnaBelle Stamps - it is definately a stamp I will keep coming back to - heaps of fun to use and oh so gorgeous!!

I scored the white cardstock with my ScorPal in one inch intervals and then machine stitched around the edge before adhering to a Pretty In Pink base. I used some Cristina Re patterned paper for the vertical strip which I added to a Regal Rose mat. These were then stitched together also.  For the main image, I stamped the Lil Michelle image once in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then again onto two scraps of designer paper which I used to paper piece the shirt and skirt. I then also stamped a second image of the teddy which I popped up on dimensionals once the rest of the image was coloured with my Copics.  To add a little sparkle I used my Clear AtYou Spica glitter pen to highlight the stockings, hair and skirt. Some Glossy Accents was added to the heart on her shirt to add dimension.

For the sentiment which is from the same set, I cut a tag from Cuttlebug's Tiny Tag set. I matted the image on some Pink Pirouhette card and then used my slot punch to make a small opening to feed my striped pink ribbon through. This ribbon is so pretty and really easy to work with. To finish off the pink theme, I added three blossom Sprinkles.

The inside of the card uses another sentiment  from the Lil' Michelle set which was matted on patterned paper and Regal Rose cardsock and machine stitched together.

I had a lot of fun colouring and making this card, and will be showing another card very soon which took me right out of my comfort zone. I will back in a couple of days with some exciting news!

Take care

Stamps: Lil' Michelle with Teddy (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI); Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouhette, Regal Rose (SU); Mia Collection paper (Cristina Re)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Strawberry Fool Hybrid (Elzybells - retired)
Accessories: Pink Striped ribbon, Blossom Sprinkles (AnnaBelle Stamps); Copic Markers; AtYou Clear Spica glitter pen; Tiny Tags die (Cuttlebug); Glossy Accents (Ranger); dimensionals (Stampin' Up); white thread


  1. Beautiful card Kerry!!! Love how you added the Glossy Accents and the glitter to add a little pizzazz. All this and pretty in pink......lovely card!

  2. Oh I am green with envy that you can colour so beautifully! Just love this card in all its pink prettiness!

    Stay safe with those wild storms!


    PS - guess what I got in the post today after nearly 4 weeks! lol! Yep my PTI order!

  3. Super adorable card, Kerry!
    I'm loving everything about your card and I LOVE the way you 'popped' up you teddy and loving your added sparkle, simply gorgeous!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  4. What a gorgeous card Kerry!! You have thought out every detail and included so many special finishing touches and it shows!! Kim

  5. Totally adorable image and I love the sparkle on her! Fabulous ribbon treatment too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspriations this week :)

  6. Oh, this is so sweet! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  7. Stunning Kerry! love the pink tonings and the ribbon treatment is fabulous!! :)

  8. Sweet, sweet card Kerry! Gorgeous coloured image & great details. :)

  9. This is just as darling as can be. Love your ribbon treatment and your stitching looks fabulous.

  10. This is a great card, I love the little teddy popped and the detail is really wonderful!!!
    Smiles Sharnee :)