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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Retirement

Hello there!  I’m back with a rare type of card to share today.  Late last night my husband asked if I had a retirement card… he needed one for a colleagues who retired today!  Nothing like getting plenty of advance notice! 😂   So I woke up this morning to get started, but I could not for the life of me remember which set had the ‘happy retirement’ sentiment.  I found a slightly different retirement sentiment and ended with this.

 

 

Started by stamping the cocktail with Memento black ink on X-press It paper.  Masked it and the bottom part, then blended Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin DOx inks with a mini blending tool.  Removed masks and coloured in the image with Copics.  Die cut ‘enjoy’ once from a scrap of X-press It paper and four more times from a scrap of regular thick white cardstock.  Ombré coloured the X-press It diecut with red Copic markers, then stacked all five pieces for dimension.

 

 

In my haste to get this done within the timeframe, I smeared ink on the panel.  No time to start over, so I die cut a frame from X-press It paper with an A2 size stitched rectangle die (retired) and a duo sided stitched rectangle die.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and popped the frame up with foam tape to give it dimension.  Heat embossed ‘your retirement with white embossing powder on a black strip.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the umbrella and ‘enjoy’ diecut, Crystal Glaze to the glass and a few round clear drops.

 

 

My husband said his colleague loved it. 😊   Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
SSS Flickr #100 Anything Goes
Time Out#112 Warm   (warm colours, keeping hydrated when it’s warm out)
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Monday — Food and/or Drink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying Paradise

Happy Monday!  I was coloring the images with Copics from this new NBUS set yesterday when several challenges popped into mind, resulting in this easy summer card.

 

 

Took a Bristol stitched rectangle panel from my stash and stamped the penguin and palm tree with Archival black ink.  Watercolored the tropical scene with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  Used a Soft Suede SU! marker to add texture to the sand and a white gel pen to add cresting waves in the water.

 

 

Die cut ‘enjoy’ from a scrap of Bristol paper twice and once from black.  Ombré coloured one of the white pieces with Zigs, then stacked and offset.  Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the die cut sentiment to finish.

 

 

And that was it.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Freshly Made Sketches — #341 Sketch by Narelle
The Paper Players#398 Clean and Simple Birds
SSS Flickr — #99 Coloring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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