Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Bear Birthday

Hello and welcome!  I'm sharing a card that I made for the challenges at The Paper Players and As You See It.

Quite honestly I have many animals I consider my favorites and bears are one of them.  My card uses a real fun one that has lots of accessory stamp sets.

This was a fun and easy card to make.  The bear, his party hat and balloons were all colored with Copic markers.  I used the colors from the patterned paper as the inspiration for the hat and balloon colors.  They were all cut with the matching die set.  One of the things I love about the bear die is that it cuts around his arms to you can create scenes were he is holding things.  So cute!

After die cutting the bear and accessories, I stamped the sentiment and die cut the circle.  The strip of patterned paper was adhered to the navy card base, then the circle added with thin foam squares.  I determined where I wanted the balloons and also popped those up with thin foam squares after tying on the linen thread.  The bear was adhered to the circle with thin foam squares, making sure not to stick down his right arm (leg? 😁) before tucking in the strands of linen thread.  Some navy enamel dots finished off this quick, easy and relatively CAS birthday card.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it!  Have a great remainder of your week!

Take care and stay safe!


Stamps:  All Inside and Bear Ware (Ellen Hutson), Watch This (sentiment/Colorado Craft Company)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Soft Navy (Simon Says Stamp), Enjoy the Ride 6x6 paper pack (Altenew)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  All Inside and Bear Ware dies, Nested Circle Infinity die (Hero Arts), Linen Thread (SU), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Glacier Caves Enamel Dots (Altenew)
Copics:  B99, 97, 95, 93, YG17, 05, 03, 01, E79, 57, 35, 33, 31


Heather Cooper said...

Masterful job on the coloring Stef! The bear is a stand out! I also love your colour palette! Thanks for filling in the blank with us at As You See It Challenges.

Jan Clothier said...

Totally wonderful! Love those bright colours and the bear is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at As You See It Challenge.

Nancy said...

Heather took the words out of my mouth! This is perfection when it comes to coloring, Stef. The amount of shading you achieved on the bear and balloons is just awesome! Such a great birthday card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players. I always want to snag your cards up as my winner but someone always beats me to the punch. Your work is amazing!


Adorable! I LOVE the colours you've used on this card, Stef. Fabulous colouring, as always, makes your card a true work of art. The bear is too cute - and how awesome that his "arms" are cut out, too, to allow all sorts of customisation!

Anne Marie Hile said...

As always, your coloring is awesome, Stef! The DSP is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!