Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bear Hugs- You're So Sweet

Hi Friends!

I had a chance to create another quick card this evening and decided to participate in the #60 Bear Hugs Challenge at What Will You Stamp? (a new challenge site for me)  along with the Stampin’ Celebration SC127 Sketch Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers' CC579 Color Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above sites, I encourage you to do so- wonderful samples from all!
I love this sweet bear set, but must confess, I truly struggle with designing "cute" cards...

The background was created with the Smakin' Acetate technique (I am addicted- lol!)....

Cut open a clear envelope (or transparency sheet) and gently press the Hello Honey Classic Ink Pad directly onto the acetate (not the whole pad only partial areas), press the envelope together, smoosh the ink around a bit, re-open the envelope and press a piece of Whisper White cardstock down onto the ink on one side of the envelope.

Once the ink dries, use the Big Shot™ with the retiring Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss the panel.

Trim and mount onto a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray, trim and mount onto the Hello Honey card base.

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the retiring Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock and adhere onto the card front.

Ink the large bear image, the honeypot and the sentiment with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 

Stamp the skirt image onto a piece of retired Moonlight Designer Series Paper using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Bear Hugs Framelits™ to cut out the bear and honeypot images (fussy-cut the skirt image).

Color the bear with an AquaPainter™ and Basic Gray Classic Ink and fold up the arms.

Use an AquaPainter™ with Lost Lagoon Classic Ink to color the skirt and lower part of the honeypot adding shadows to both with the Stampin’ Write Lost Lagoon Marker.

Color the honey with the Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Marker and add Crystal Effects™ over the honey (set aside to dry).

Trim the sentiment, create the banner points with the retiring Hexagon Punch, mount onto Lost Lagoon cardstock, trim and create the banner points again with the punch and add a strip of Basic Gray cardstock (also creating the banner points with the Hexagon Punch- I am going to miss this punch in the catalog). 

Wrap a few pieces of the retired SAB 2015 In-Color Thick Baker's Twine around the sentiment and set aside.

Mount the bear, sentiment and honey pot using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the two Lost Lagoon buttons (with separated and knotted Hello Honey Thick Baker’s Twine in the center) to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs

Ink/Mediums: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Basic Gray, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon; Stampin’ Write Markers- Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon; Crystal Effects™

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon

Accessories: Big Shot™, Bear Hugs Framelits™, Honeycomb and Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Clear Envelope, retired SAB 2015 Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon Thick Baker’s Twine, retired SAB 2015 Lost Lagoon buttons

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Tammy said...

Great card! The background is so cool!!! Thanks for joining us at WWYS!

wendi said...

What an adorable card! Love the honey-themed images/texture. Thanks for inlcuding Stampin' Celebration as inspiration!

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