Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Beary Best Wishes- A CAS Card for the Paper Players

Hi Stampers!

One thing I love about weekly challenges is that sometimes you have to “go outside of your comfort zone” and the Clean and Simple (CAS) Paper Players PP163 Kid’s Card Challenge did just that for me  (if you have the time, check out all of the great ideas the Design Team created along with the other entrants- another reason to love weekly challenges :-))

My husband and I work with over sixty kids during the school year in our Awana ministry program at church (grades 3-6) but it seems as though I do not own many stamps specifically geared towards “kids” cards. 

In reviewing my stash, I decided to pull out a few favorite retired sets, Beary Merry Christmas and the sentiment from Beary Best.    I love the colors from our Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper and Splitcoaststampers CC444  Color Challenge  was the perfect match for the fall/neutral color combo (Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango). 

To create this card:

Stamp the bear image using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and carefully watercolor using the AquaPainter™ (this will give the image an “antiqued” appearance and I find that Early Espresso works better for watercolor than Chocolate Chip) :-)

Using Stampin’ Write markers add a bit of color to the horn (Crushed Curry), mane and Tail (first with Tangerine Tango and shadows of Cajun Craze), saddle and harness (Tangerine Tango).

Use the Big Shot™ with the Circles Collection Framelits™ to cut out the image and cut another frame from Cajun Craze cardstock (cutting the Cajun Craze layer in half vertically to adhere behind the focal image). 

Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp a few stars from Simply Stars using Crushed Curry Classic Ink- again, cut out the sentiment using the Big Shot™ with the Circles Collection Framelits™ cutting a second frame from Cajun Craze as in the above step.

Layer both the focal image and sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals®  to a piece of Sweater Weather DSP (mounted onto Very Vanilla and a Cajun Craze card base).

Add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon Triple Bow to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Beary Merry Christmas and Beary Best (retired), Simply Stars

Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Sweater Weather DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Circle Collection Framelits™, AquaPainter™, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful Wednesday ("Hump Day" it is- that one was for you Debi- lol!! )


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! Your watercoloring is perfect, and your bow is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a cute card, Julie! Love the colro combo and as always, your perfect bow. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players for my "CAS Kids" challenge. :)

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