Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bella Diploma


It's right in the middle of "graduation season", and this year I only had a couple to make. This image from Stamping Bella is so perfect for those lovely female graduates - I've used it for a couple of years now. I always try to pick paper to match school colors - JJ Pearce in Richardson, TX, is easy - they are RED, WHITE, and BLUE!

Also, I got a COPIC airbrush system Friday night, and started playing with it on Saturday. I have to say, I think I'm going to love it, but it is really going to take some practice! This card has just a touch - red airbrush highlight on the sentiment.

Bella Diploma


Note: Finished card size is 6" x 6"


Brilliant Blue 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Real Red 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (PTI) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Brilliant Blue (SU!)


DiplomaBella (Stamping Bella)
Congratulations (Hero Arts)


Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Rectangle Nestabilities - Large (Spellbinders)
Classic Rectangle Nestabilities - Small (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC markers (Imagination International)
COPIC airbrush system (Imagination International)
ATG 714
Rotary Trimmer



Stamp the figure on white paper in black ink, and cut it out with the largest die from the SMALL rectangle Nestie set. Cut and emboss red rectangle, using the largest die from the LARGE Nestie set. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Face/Legs: E000, E00, R11, RV11
  • Shirt/Shoes: B21, B23
  • Flower/Tassel: Y35, R29
  • Robe/Cap: C5, C7, C9, 100, R29
  • Background: B0000, B000


Cut and emboss a fancy label from white paper, and stamp the sentiment in blue centered on the label. Before removing the paper from the die, lightly spray the label using the airbrush, and the R29 COPIC marker. Note - you can create an effect very much like this using a sponge, and red dye ink.


Mount the image on the red rectangle, and mount it on the card front. Add the sentiment label below the red rectangle.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday, and thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Shirley said...

What a fun card, Lisa! I want to thank you again for your help with the table. I still have the code and may use it in the future for some applications. Thanks again, :-). It didn't look right on my blog for some reason. Yours looks fabulous!!

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