Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Bear Hugs

Hello friends!  Yes, I'm back with a second post today, this one for the current challenges at The Paper Players and Just Us Girls.  

Laurie has brought us a very fun Tic Tac Toe challenge (stencil, markers, blue for my card) and the masking was great inspiration for putting these images together.

I started off by stamping and masking the sweet little bear and the chocolate truffles on a panel of white.  Next I lightly stenciled the heart background with pink ink in the upper half of the panel.  It's rather faint in the photos but shows up nicely IRL.  Once the stenciling was complete, the masks were removed and the images colored with Copic markers.  I did make a mistake in my masking order, putting the bear in front of the truffle with the heart so it looked like he was stepping on it!  Yikes! To remedy that, I stamped, colored and fussy cut a second one, adding it to the panel with foam tape the panel was trimmed down to 3.75 x 5 ".

I wanted a pink shadow for the hugs die cut but none of my card stock matched well enough, so I took a scrap of white cardstock and used Copic markers to create a pink ombre look that matched the colored images.  The word hugs was die cut 3 times, adhered to the shadow then added to the panel, along with the "sending you" sentiment strip.  The panel was added to the blue card base with foam tape.  Lastly, I painted the big and little hearts with a shimmer pen, then added Glossy Accents to the nose of the bear, as well as the sprinkles on the left-hand truffle and the heart on the one in front of the bear.  I love how this turned out!

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much!  I hope you're remaining safe and healthy. Take care!


Stamps:  Love You Beary Much, Sweet Truffles (both Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Surf Blue (SSS), CZ Design Let's Connect Sentiment Strip (SSS)
Ink:  Gina K Chocolate Truffle Amalgam, Pink Diamond (Altenew)
Other:  Hugs dies (SSS), Tumbling Hearts 6x6" stencil (SSS), Aqua Shimmer pen (Tonic), Glossy Accents (Ranger)


Nancy said...

LOVE!!!!! You have put a lot of time into this fabulous card Stef! I love the soft heart background and the ombre piece you made behind the HUGS with your Copics! Such a great idea that I will have to remember! Your coloring is top-notch too! I wish I had your talents! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls and The Paper Players! Take care!

Macimbalo said...

Super cute card, love the masking and the colors! Thanks for sharing with JUGS!

Carol said...

I want chocolates now after seeing your pretty ones on this card! The bear is a cutie and a nice addition to those chocolates! I also like the ombre background behind HUGS!

Lisa Kind said...

Well I'm so glad you didn't have the bear stepping on that delicious truffle! LOL! This is so adorable and I love all the masking and stenciling! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Stef, this is just adorable!!!!! That little bear is so happy with his big heart and candy! As always, your coloring is amazing! Love the stenciled background, too! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness, Stef! This is darling! As always, you shading is PERFECT. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

Karen said...

This is just fabulous! I love the way you combined the two stamp sets in this kit, and your coloring is wonderful!