Monday, March 21, 2016

Bear Hugs- Wishing You A Lake Full of Fish

Hi Again Friends!

Here is another card that I created this past weekend using a brand new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini, Bear Hugs along with the coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits™ and a few of my favorite online stamping challenges.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above galleries yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- wonderful Design Team samples and inspiration from all!

This card was fun and easy to create:

Ink the sentiment, large bear and three of the fish images from Bear Hugs using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. 

Using an AquaPainter™ with Soft Suede Classic Ink, color the bear and lightly color the fish, add Mossy Meadow along with Watermelon Wonder to the three fish.

Trim the sentiment and create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch, mount onto Mossy Meadow cardstock and punch the ends with the Hexagon Punch as well.

Use the Big Shot™ with coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits™ to cut out the bear and the three fish.

Create a rope from Natural Linen Thread and adhere the three fish to the “line”.

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Arrows Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, a scrap piece of Watermelon Wonder and Soft Suede with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and a small rectangle piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Zig Zag Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.

Trim and mount the rectangular piece of embossed Whisper White cardstock to a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, wrap a few strands of Natural Linen Thread around the panel and set aside.

Add the strips of Woodgrain embossed Watermelon Wonder and Soft Suede cardstock with a stapler to the embossed Arrows Whisper White panel, trim and mount onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhere the entire background panel onto the Watermelon Wonder card base.

Add the Zig Zag embossed rectangle along with the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®, add the line of fish to the bear and mount the bear to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder

Paper: Whisper White, , Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder

Accessories: Big Shot™, Arrow, Woodgrain and Zig Zag Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Bear Hugs Framelits™, Stapler, Natural Linen Thread, Hexagon Punch

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have a wonderful Easter Week!!


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a wonderful mix of patterns and textures on your card Julie - the bear and his fish are just adorable! I love how you kept all your main panels white - this really allows your bear and his fish to stand out. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Chris Slogar said...

The rustic textures make a fabulous background for your rugged bear! Great layout and great job watercoloring! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nikki Spencer said...

What a great card Julie, l can think of a few recipients that would love it. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jan said...

Such a cute card Julie! I love your colouring of the fish and how plentiful they are and your cute bear bringing them all together. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my....those fish! They couldn't get more perfect! Your superbly executed our color trio this week! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Heather said...

Eee! One of my fave stamp sets this year - I love your fish colors, and your suede bear - just right! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

ColourmehappyDi said...

I just love the Bear Hugs set & your card really makes me smile. Love how you've coloured Mr Bear & his fish, & your embossing adds lots of texture. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

Mary Brown said...

This is just so dang delightful Julie! LOVE the way you colored your bear and fish - too cute and just such a great layout! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

So the string of fish Great coloring job all around! I love that little Bear Hugs set! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge last week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Jodene said...

Such a fun card, I love that stamp set and your colouring. Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink :) Happy Easter!

Amy Downing said...

So cute! Love the masculine card and theme! Love the fish the bear is holding! Wonderful job!

Brian King said...

Great card, Julie! Love how you combined these two challenges to make one adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday sketch!

Amanda Mertz said...

So fun! I should by this set just for that sentiment and the fish...I could give my Dad a card like this one every year for his birthday. I like sentiment popped over the main panel too! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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