Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love Me Do Bella Blog Hop

Welcome to the Love Me Do blog hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! Did you hop over from the uber talented Jeanie? If not, you can start the hop on Bloggabella to see all the eye candy.
Wowzers! Are your fingers sore from all that hopping? Thanks so much for sticking it out to the end because I have a fun card to share and a little tip at the end too. I couldn't resist pairing up Landon and Hannah Lollipop for a sweet lovey couple.
The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured with copics. His shirt and her dress and bow are paper pieced using patterns from my October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers. I layered the panels with riding hood red and basic grey then added a little stitching. I tucked the sentiment under the grey bow and finished the card with two Glitter Dots.

Now let me show you how I made Landon Lollipop taller. I started by stamping Hannah, then I stamped Landon onto an imaging sheet for my stamp-a-majig. You can see that if I place him so they're holding hands, his legs are too short and their feet don't line up. It looks like he's levitating!
So I cleaned my stamp, inked up the top part of Landon, including part of his legs, and stamped him beside Hannah.
Then I cleaned my stamp and inked up his legs and feet. I used my stamp-a-majig to line up and "grow" his legs. Presto...a taller Landon!
There's a $25 Bella Bucks prize hidden somewhere along the hop and one lucky commenter will be randomly chosen as the winner. The winner will be announced next Friday in the Stamping Bella Forum on Splitcoast.

I'm the last stop on the hop. Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

45 comments:

Wendy said...

Well aren't you the smartest stamper ever! Would of never thought of that! Love this one, it is super cute! See you soon!

Jeanie said...

Whoa!! That is SO SUPER cool!! Wish it would work on my legs! I wouldn't mind being a few inches taller!! LOL! This is great Karen, I really LOVE this card! Cute-cute-cute!!

Ginger said...

Very creative! Thanks for showing how you did that! You did a great job! Love is in the AIR!

Christina Fischer said...

So cute and clever!!! Such a sweet card, Karen! :)

paulatracy said...

I am so in love with this card! I tell ya, I have never seen dp put through an embossing folder and the color rubbed off. Then you lengthen the legs...you are one amazing sistah! Amazing card and full of ideas!

Jennifer Roach said...

OMG this is brilliant!!

Angela said...

Darling card! Love the paper piecing and thanks for the tips; awesome job!

Nancy L. said...

such a cute card!

Debi said...

clever, very, very clever, love it!

jan farnworth said...

love it.

Sparkle said...

Just adorable! Love how you made him taller!

d'Dragon said...

Very clever - excellent card!

Dana White said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE but you know I have no problem with the boy being shorter!!

djones said...

Cute card. I love how you put the images together on one card.

Jackie Pedro said...

What a way to end the hop...with one of my fave people!!! Adorable card, Saucy and thank you for being such a smarty pants with the toot and all!!

Davis Family said...

You're a very talented GROWER!
Love the card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for teaching us how to make the cute little fellow taller, too. You're amazing!

chris said...

Very clever I shall be looking at all my stamps in a different light from now on.

your card is amazing I love it

Carolyn said...

Cute card, and thanks for the tip!

Janet said...

you are way too smart!! hugs!

Michelle said...

So neat to make them into a couple! Super card :)

Kerry J. said...

Wow - so clever!! Love that you made him taller! Gorgeous card!

Giffysk8s said...

So creative and adorable! Love how you did this! Love your color combo. Fab paper piecing, too!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Thanks for sharing - that's just awesome!!! Love it!!!

Stacy said...

WOW! You are super creative! Super adorable card! I love it ;D

scrappingnana said...

Cute card and very creative the way you "grew" his legs.
JoAnn

Marlene said...

Brilliant!!! Love the card, love the images!

Jennifer said...

Super cute card!!

Susan said...

Wow, I just love the colors, the layout, the embossing, the stitching! Totally sweet!

leenda said...

Aren't you clever?? Very creative tip & creative artwork!

Catherine said...

A great combo of fab coloring and paper piecing! Totally adorable!

Crafty Cath said...

Wow - you take creativity to a new level. I would never would have thought to make him taller and you did a fantastic job of lining him up. Ha, I know that mine would take me 10 tries to come close. Your paper piecing is super special too! I've never had the nerve to give it a try - always seem to stay in my comfort zone. Thank you for the inspiration to take a leap of faith...

Leslie said...

Yowzers! You are SO clever, my friend! LOVE how you paper pieced his t-shirt and her dress. CUTE!

Kandi said...

Simply adorable!! What a great way to end the hop! I love how you paired up these two and don't you just love paper piecing? Thanks for the tip too! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

arlene said...

Your cards always amaze me. You are so creative. Everything about the card is terrific. And as always I appreciate your little tips on how to do something.

Simply Scrappin Retreats said...

so so cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

GDP2001 said...

Nice job, too cute!

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

What a cool technique!Beautiful card as always!

Cassie said...

such a sweet card!

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your tricks. Great card!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Thanks for the great mini tutorial! Your card is adorable! TFS!

Lindsy said...

So totally adorable! And how totally fabulous about pairing Landon and Hannah together...and growing his legs? Pure genius I say! =)
Beautiful card! =)

Lisa C said...

Thanks for all the great ideas.

Sheila D said...

Fantastic card! The talent and eye candy was phenom all the way till the end. Thank you!

Jess Willison said...

Love your card Karen! Thanks for the idea on making Landon taller! I'll definitely have to try that out!