dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

A girly birthday card with Bella by Conie Fong

Hello everybody,

Today I'd like to show you a very girly card that I made for my sister in law's birthday with a cute little bear named Bella by Conie Fong.

This is a gatefold card that opens in the middle and closes with the ribbon. You'll find a tutorial on hwo to make a gatefold card HERE, I used different measurements though and I made an extra flap on the bottom to fold up into a pouch. I wanted to go real girly so pink in the coloring and paper and of course gorgeous pink and white flowers and those gorgeous pink crownpins (you'll find links to the products that I've used on the bottom of this post).
A close up of little Bella, colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced. After coloring Bella I saw a picture of Conie Fong's coloring of Bella and noticed that she kept her tummy brown but I colored her to have a balletsuit and I think that looks pretty cute as well :). Not what the artist meant though ;).
A close up of the gorgeous flowers. Trellis roses, magnolias, open roses, rosebuds, fabric daisies, sweetheart blossoms and carnations on this picture and some cherry blossoms and cosmos daisies below.... a girly card has to have pretty flowers.
And finally a close up of the cute little charm with a birthday cake that I added. So cute. Behind the corrugated kraft cardstock is the prettiest ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, glittery organza ribbon. It really is to pretty to hide away behind the corrugated cardstock, I had a hardtime telling myself that it looked pretty enough to not completely show it but it hurt a little bit tucking it away like this.
The inside of the gatefold card. Behind the paper with the roses is a flap for a giftcard or money.

The back of the card with my personal stamp :)
And finally the little pieces Bella was made with. As you can see, frantage and stitches have already been applied to the base piece :).

I'm entering this card into the current challenge at The Ribbon Girl which is Glitz and Dazzle, you'll find more details about this challenge HERE.

Hope you get inspired to do some crafting of your own. My sister in laws birthday is still a few weeks away but I'm ready for it :). Have fun!


Image: Bella by Conie Fong for Sweetpea Stamps
Other stamps: sentiment on the inside is from StampinUp, personal stamp on the back from Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Pink and kraft colored cardstock and corrugated kraft cardstock. Design paper by Pion Design.
Other: Stitches by hand, satin ribbon and dotted ribbon from stash, glittery organza ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, charm from stash, frantage, stickles, feathers from stash.
Materials used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Pink Tone Paper Trellis Roses 35mm
White Paper Magnolias
Fuschia Pink Paper Open Roses 25mm
Mixed Pink Carnation Flowers
Mixed Pink/White Cosmos Daisy stem flowers
Mixed Pink&White Sweetheart Blossoms
Fuschia Pink Cherry Blossoms
White Fabric Daisies (not in store while I type this but I've linked to the general Fabric Daisies folder)
White 6mm paper rosebuds
Baby Pink Crown Pins
White Self Adhesive Pearls 5mm

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Hoi Mariska,

    Oh wowww helemaal te gek gaaf, mooie kleuren,
    geweldig gemaakt deze kaart, en ook nog vele
    mooie details op te vinden, toppie ☺

    Gezellige en fijne nieuwe (knutsel) week ¤
    Liefssss Erica

  2. waauuuwwww geweldig en zo heerlijk in roze. Echt helemaal super.

    groetjes Annemarie

  3. Wat een plaatje van een kaart heb je voor je schoonzus gemaakt Mariska. Ik vind dat balletpakje ook erg leuk hoor...extra "girly",hihi. Het model van de kaart is ook leuk, zeker met die mooie roze strik, ze zal hier vast heel blij mee zijn.
    Lieve groetjes Miranda

  4. Een prachtige verjaardagskaart Mariska! En heb weer grote bewondering voor je kleurwerk en opbouw van de kaart. Ik zit met smart te wachten op mijn (copic)papier uit Amerika, toch maar weer een pak besteld nadat ik andere heb geprobeerd.

    Liefs Thea

  5. Oh what a sweet image and such an amazing card Mariska.

  6. Absolutely beautiful as always Mariska. You do amazing work.

  7. This is so gorgeous, what a sweet image and so many pretty embellishments!

  8. This is such a stunning birthday card, Mariska! Your sister-in-law will treasure it. :o) I always enjoy your coloring, paper piecing, and designing. When you have a moment, can you tell me which Copic colors you used for the sweet bear? Thank you!

    Hugs and blessings,

    1. Hi Karen,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment :). The colors that I used are E55, E53, E51, E50 and the CB, then I went in again with a little bit of E44 and E42 here and there because I wasn't satisfied yet and I finally mixed it again with a bit of 53, 51 and 50. The colors of her clothes and inner ear are R85, R83, RV52 and RV000 and I added some W3, W1 and W00 here and there on that color. Hope that helps!


    2. Thank you, Mariska! I appreciate it (and you!) very much. :o) I will try that combo, as I have trouble with animal shades. Have a beautiful weekend!

      Hugs and blessings,