Thursday, May 7, 2009

Latte Anyone?

It's been a while since I've used one of my Bellas (the original girls, I mean) so when I saw Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketch from last Friday, TECC66, I figured it was a perfect layout for one of the girls that started my Stamping Bella obsession. 

I stamped Lattebella with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with copics. I've had this Bo Bunny paper for a while now and I keep casting it aside, not sure why cause I really love it, so I pulled the browns and teal colours from the paper to make sure I'd use it this time. Lattebella is cut out with rectangle Nestabilities and layered onto a scallop rectangle of teal.
 
I started with a white card base then ran a layer of chocolate through my D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. But I flipped it over for a change and used the debossed side...I felt like such a rebel doing it too! LOL! No major layering here...just the patterned paper next. I tied some white ribbon for an accent on the right side...I thought it needed a little weight to balance the flowers. Which, by the way, are Primas, and I was tickled to find the teal polka dot one...it matches her top!!! The buttons and corduroy brads are SU. 

Mmmmm...lattes...there's no Starbucks in my parents' town...talk about withdrawal! So I've been treating myself since I got home on Tuesday. I deserve it after two days of driving...right? My dad got out of the hospital last week...he's recovering very well, back to his old tricks and humour, so I figured it was time for Shadow (our mini schnauzer) and I to head home, back to Massachusetts. Thanks again to everyone who had my dad in their thoughts.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Latte to love here!--this image, your gorgeous work and YOU!
~Nancy

Silly Stamper said...

Fantastic. I wish I was this bella. LOVE the colors. This is a beautifully done card.
Michelle

jacque4u2c said...

Now this is just stunning! I really love the colors and all the details of the flowers, button and ribbons. It just gives it an aire of elegance! STUNNING!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, this couldn't be any cuter!! Love it!!

Rachel F said...

Love it, Karen! Makes me want to run out and buy that card! And so glad to hear your father is on the mend and that you are home. Hope to see you soon,
Rachel

Wendy said...

Hey, this rocks! I love how you flipped the embossed sheet and used the other side, love how it looks!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on this Karen - what a pretty card! glad to hear your dad is doing better - it's good to get home isn't it!?

Shannan Teubner said...

Ooohhh sistah, this is fabulous!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Stunning colour combo - love it!
xXx

Leslie said...

Love those Bellas! Cool trick about using the reverse side of the embossed image - must try that. SO very happy your Dad is on the mend and that you're home.

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Karen, I am so glad you dad is doing well. I bet you are glad to get home too. LOVE your card! She is so much fun.

jen said...

This card is divine! I love how you brought it all together!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

SUPER cute! Great job colouring!

Jane Wetzel said...

I have a "thing" for any type of a coffee card,..specially a LATTE! Love this and LOVE the colors u picked!

Janet said...

this is a great card! i love the colours!
hugs