Friday, March 16, 2018

Beary Happy Birthday Card

For this card I decided to go with some soft pastel colors for my pattern papers from Light Bright - Colorbok to accent the cute little teddy bear.  I  used some of my stitched rectangle stacked dies to cut the pattern paper panels.
The teddy bear and sentiment on the front are both from a new unbranded stamp set I recently picked up I call Bear Hugs.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the teddy (Fur Colorista Ivory, Cream & Sand, Pink parts MG1, heart Colorista Lipstick.  I stamped him again on a white floral vellum.  After coloring the underside of the vellum on the pink (MG1) and red(lipstick) parts I ran it through my xyron and attached to the other layer.  I really liked how it softened up the colors on the bear but a little bit too much on the pink parts so I took my MG1 & Lipstick markers and went over those parts again on top of the vellum this time.  It's so pretty and if you look closely you can see the white floral pattern of the vellum showing on the bear & Heart.  I used a two piece flower die to cut the five flowers, the tops are from a cream card stock & the bottoms are the same vellum this time I colored the tops in pink (MG1).  I ran all 10 flower pieces through my xyron and adhered them together.  For the bow I used a two piece die set and cut this also out of vellum and colored in with my pink MG1 Spectrum Noir marker, wow wow wow so cute!  
I do believe I will be making more of these bows with colored vellum, very pretty!  I arranged all of the pieces on the card front based on a sketch challenge over at Tuesday morning sketches.  I added some pink Jewel dazzles to the center of each flower.  For the very middle flower I popped that one up on foam tape and added a larger dazzle to the center and a black enamel dot in the center of that.  I used a die from ART-C Stamp & Cut - Snowflakes to cut the sentiment label and stamped a sentiment from the bear stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
For the inside of this card I simply used one of my stitched flag dies to cut two banners from the matching pattern paper scraps.   I trimmed the tops down so they could be different lengths.  I also used a stitched rectangle stack die to cut the cream colored piece for my inside sentiments.  The Beary best wishes on your special day! Is a wooden stamp from Stampin' Up!  I stamped that in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.    The Happy Birthday stamp is from a Puppy Love Birthday Stamp set which I stamped in a bright pink chalk ink.   I hope you enjoyed my sweet little card today.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #444
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #225 with Little Blue Button Stamps!
Mod Squad Challenge - Color Your Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration Spring
Always Happy Birthday - March Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room.


Janis Lewis said...

This is a darling card. Thanks for sharing with us at Always Happy Birthday.

Debbie said...

Sweet, sweet card!! I love how you used all the vellum! Very pretty!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Maura said...

Cute card! I especially like your beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp for our Monday Challenge, Easter/Spring Inspired! xx Maura

Carol L said...

What a sweet and charming card - both inside and outside! Loving that little vellum bow as much as the cute bear! Thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Judy Woodland said...

Such a sweet card, I love everything about it. Especially that little bear, he just makes me smile. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad
Judy~ Mod Squad Designer and Challenge Host
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh, your card is so cute! Love those flowers. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Happy Birthday, good luck!!! Amy DT