I made this card a few weeks ago, using what I consider to be “boy” colors and the Build A Bear stamp set Beary Best Friends. The funny thing is, since then, Stampin Up has announced its Color Renovation and all of these colors will remain! The colors I used here are: Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Real Red, So Saffron, and Whisper White.
The card base is Pacific Point, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half. I took a wide strip of Whisper White and layered it with Bashful Blue DSP from the Prints Pack. Underneath that, to the right, I added a strip of So Saffron card stock, stamped with “happy birthday” from Eat Cake in Real Red ink. To add more interest, I pierced holes below the sentiment with the Paper Piercer and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.
For the bear, I stamped the image onto Whisper White card stock with Basic Gray ink. I colored in the image with Stampin Up Markers and added Brown Flocking Powder to the bear’s body. Then, I punched out the image with a Mega Circle Punch, layered onto a Real Red Giga Scallop Circle punch.
The hat and balloon images are from the accessories set Beary Best Times. I stamped the hat onto a separate sheet of Whisper White, colored it, and cut it out with scissors. The balloon was also stamped on another piece of whisper white, colored with Real Red Marker, and then highlighted with Crystal Effects. I cut out the pieces of the balloon and attached them to the card with SNAIL and Stampin Dimensionals.