Happy Bear-thday

Hello!  It’s still July 1st here, so happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!  Last month was the Daily Marker coloring challenge and on day 21, I colored a couple of bears from the Beary Special Birthday set.  And today I turned them into cards.  I am sharing one of them now and the other one later in the week.

 

 

Since the bear was already colored with Copics and die cut out with the matching die, this was pretty straight forward once I figured out what challenges I wanted to participate in.  First, I die cut a stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock.  Black heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.

 

 

Next, I die cut a rectangle frame from Kraft paper using the two smallest rectangle dies.  Took the larger of the two dies and die cut a white rectangle.  Sponged Cool Caribbean ink (retired) on the bottom half, then arranged and stacked them all together.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base, then mounted the framed image with mounting tape for a little dimension to finish.

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CASology #306 Bear
MFTThe Birthday Project Add a Bear 
The Paper Players — #400 Celebration
AAA Cards — #118 Use a Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Blooms

Hi there!  Just poppin’ in quickly to share a simple birthday card.  I just got the matching die for my Watching the World Bloom stamp set today and wanted to put it to use right away.  It is a dream not to have to fussy cut the wreath out like I did last time. 😉

 

 

Started by stamping the wreath with Memento black ink onto a scrap of Neenah cardstock and coloured it in rainbow colours with Copics.  Die cut it out with my new die then heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip.

 

 

Next embossed the background with a wood embossing folder from Whisper White cardstock.  Adhered the wood piece flat to a white top folding card base.  Mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape, then added clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: to
Memory Box#38 Color Challenge Rainbow
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes
Always Happy BirthdayJune Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Summer Birthday
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Banner Birthday

Hi there.  Dropping in to share a super QCAS (Quick Clean and Simple) birthday card.

 

 

To start, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the banner followed by the bear with Memento black ink and then coloured with Copics.

 

 

Since the bear is running across with the banner in hand, motion marks were added with a grey marker to show movement.  Mounted the panel to a white top folding landscape card base and clear shimmer was added to the flags to finish.

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Winnie and Walter — May Color Combo with Heather H
The Paper Players — PP396 Animal Antics
AAA CardsGame#116 The 4th Big Birthday Bash
The Papercraft — #13 Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pencil Coloured Floral Birthday

Hi there!  I have more birthdays coming up, so I am poppin’ in with a floral birthday card today.  Lately, I’ve been admiring all the beautiful pencil coloured creations, so I took the leap and coloured a larger, more detailed image.  It’s definitely labour intensive compared to colouring with Copics, but definitely satisfying once completed.  Here’s my card.

 

 

To begin, stamped the image with VersaMark on Toned Tan paper using my MISTI.  Coloured the image in using a mix of Polychromos (flowers) and Chameleon (foliage) pencils plus a Luminance White pencil.

 

 

Once colouring was done and with the stamp still positioned in the MISTI, re-stamped the image with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  After all that time it took to colour, I did not want to cover any part of it up, so white heat embossed the sentiment above.

 

 

Die cut it with an A2 stitched rectangle, then mounted the panel to a white top folding card base.  Keeping it CAS, added white dot details with a white gel pen and clear shimmer to finish.

Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Where Creativity Meets C9#21 Florals
Uniko — #47 Photoinspiration optional twist Birthday
CAS-ual Fridays — #200 Birthday Celebration
AAA Cards#116 The Fourth Big Birthday Bash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and Gold Confetti and Streamers

Hi there!  My friend Sandie’s birthday is today.  Happy birthday, Sandie!  Hope you enjoyed your special day!  I’m not sure if she has received her birthday card from me yet, but in my haste to mail it off, I forgot to take pictures of it.  However, I had extra gold streamers leftover, so I just re-made the card, except I changed up the sentiment.  This photo was my source of inspiration.

 

 

First step was to create the confetti.  Did this by placing a Falling Snow stencil on an A2 size mixed media stitched rectangle and inked with VersaMark.  Heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used a mini blending tool to blend on Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks.  Wiped off excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.

 

 

Next die cut the streamers from gold foil paper.  The hooray was die cut twice — once from gold glitter paper and the other from a purple scrap piece.  Stacked and offset them for a shadow effect and then stamped the other part of the sentiment with Archival Violet ink.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
Inkspirational #160 Shades of Purple and Gold
SSS Flickr — #97 Stencil It  (used SSS Falling Snow stencil)
SSS Monday — Stencil It
SSS Wednesday — Stencil It