Build A Bear Birthday Boy Card

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.

Another Easter Card {Good Egg Pastel Version}

Sorry to keep bombarding you with this little chick image but it’s so cute I couldn’t stop myself from using it in almost every Easter card I made this year. I found the stamp and the sentiment a few weeks ago as they were calling my name from the bin they were in at the store. You can see what else I’ve made with them here.

The card base is Gina K Luxury white base weight, layered with a So Saffron striped paper from Welcome Neighbor DSP paper pack. I stamped the chick/egg in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White paper and colored the image with my Aquapainter and ink pads for a soft watercolor effect.

The chick was “fluffed up” using Martha Stewart Flocking Powder in White. I applied 2 Way Glue all over the chick, then added the Flocking Powder. It’s really somewhat translucent, and just lets whatever color is underneath still show through the fluff.

I matted the image on Sage Shadow card stock, and stamped the sentiment in Sage Shadow ink. Then, using the Cropadile, I punched four holes along the bottom and added Circle Rhinestone Brads in shades of light blue and yellow. That was adhered to the base using Stampin Dimensionals.

Easter Card Trio

I happened to see this stamp in a bin at the craft store last week and scooped it up because it reminded me of SU’s A Good Egg. The matching Easter greeting was also too cute to pass up! Since I was snowed in today, I had time to make three versions of Easter cards–read on for the details.

Above: Card base is Barely Banana card stock, layered with Shades of Spring DSP. Stamped image is from Studio G, stamped on Gina K luxury white card stock, colored in with Copic Markers. After coloring in the chick, I applied glue using the 2-way Glue Pen and sprinkled Martha Stewart white flocking powder on top.  (Close up view below). I also embellished the shell using the Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

To finish off the card, I made a faux bow by taking Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, making two loops, and pinching the center with a Circle Rhinestone Brad.

The second card is a 4 1/4″ square card, on Gina K luxury base weight card stock, layered with Tall Tales DSP cut to 4″ square. I stamped the chick and colored it in with Copic markers again, making it fuzzy with Martha Stewart flocking powder. Then, I layered it on Barely Banana card stock, and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Lastly, the third version uses many of the same techniques I described above. In addition, I paper pierced around the main layer and popped it up with Stampin Dimensionals. The patterned paper is from Shades of Spring and goes perfectly with the theme of this card.

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