Hello Crafters! This week's Bellarific Friday challenge was a fun and festive photo featuring a gorgeous Christmas tree. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to use the UPTOWN GIRL SAVANNAH HAS A STAR. This girl is so much fun and I just know it would be a blast to go to a Christmas party with her! Because the photo was full of non-traditional colors, I knew I could have some fun with her "dress" and load it up with all sorts of baubles and sparkles.
I knew from the start I wanted to make a shaker card. My challenge was not having her covered with shaker bits so I decided to make the shaker more of a background so that glitter and sparkles would just fall all around her. To begin, I grabbed my go to Copic coloring supplies - Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and white X-Press It paper. I chose colors that were featured in the photo and for the green of her dress I went with a more limey green than a traditional evergreen.
Here are the colors that I chose:
I wanted to make her sash and headband sparkly so I decided to do a little paper piercing with piece of silver glitter paper. I stamp the image with Staz-On black ink because ink on glitter paper tends to stay wet longer and I needed something more permanent. I fussy cut the two items out and glued them onto the image. Speaking of fussy cutting, I had this grand idea to fussy cut her out and let me tell you that took me some time. I didn't realize when I started just how delicate the image would be.
Next I crafted the shaker window. I used a square scalloped frame from a new Mama Elephant die set. I then cut the acetate window to fit into the frame. I usually use fun foam when I create a well for the shaker bits especially if it's behind a delicate frame like this one. But since I seemed to want to do everything the hard way with this card, I decided to go with foam tape which I doubled up and cut into very slim pieces. Once that was done, I chose some silver and sparkling clear sequins and stars to fill the window.
The backing paper was a fun pink and red polka piece that really made Savannah pop. I adhered it all together and then glued the image into place behind the little scalloped edge on the bottom of the frame. For the background, I decided to mat the shaker frame with some of that same silver glitter paper I had used earlier and a piece of light and dark green striped paper. I adhered all of this 4 3/4" square white card base.
For the finishing touches, I heat embossed a sentiment in white onto a piece of red cardstock. I adhered it on an angle so that it looked a bit like a present. Also, I added a lot of little touches to her dress including sequins, star confetti, stickles, spectrum noir clear sparkle pen and glossy accents. Here's a close up of the sparkle and shine. I just loved how she turned out!
Hop over to the Stamping Bella blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created. This challenge really got us all in the holiday spirit! Also, if you would like to participate in Bellariffic Fridays for a chance to be entered into a monthly drawing to win some Bella Bucks click on the link below for more details.
Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is the fantastic (MOJO)Bella sketch below. Hope you join along and create something with us! Have a wonderful day and I'll be back soon!