Saturday, 1 August 2015

Bear Hugs

Hi there

Back again to share a card I made for my friend's birthday.  You may wonder why I sent a birthday card with the sentiment 'Bear Hugs' on it....well, her name is Claire and she is known to many of us as Bear so I thought it would be fun! :)




Using a die I cut an aperture in a white cardstock panel.  I then marked through the aperture onto the card base to indicate where the window would be.  I used a post-it note cut into a curve and masked the background to create the sky and then used the other part of the post-it to mask the sky and blend the grass.  I stamped the bear and die cut using the co-ordinating die and then watercoloured him with Distress Inks.  Next I stamped and die-cut the banner.  The top panel was popped up on 3D foam, as were the bear and banner.

Materials used:

  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - In and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles; Clearly Besotted - Bear Hugs and Mini Basic Banners
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Bear Hugs and Mini Basic Banners
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar; Versa Color - Pink

Challenge entries:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #150 - Animals or Birds
Simply Create Too - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #157 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #92 - Banner/Flag
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #69 - Banners (only one banner but hopefully my card will qualify!)













Thanks so much as always for looking, your visits and comments are always greatly appreciated :)


11 comments:

  1. That is so sweet I love him and super colouring.

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  2. This is darling. Claire Bear will love it!!

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  3. Oh Anita, this is absolutely precious! I love your banner and your coloring on the bear is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  4. ACK!!!! This is so totally CUTE! I love it lots! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  5. He really looks so ready to pop out and hug someone. Thanks for sharing Anita and join us again.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member {challenge #91, "Anything Goes"}

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  6. He really looks he's ready to pop out and give a hug. Thank for sharing Anita and join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member {Challenge no. 91, "Anything Goes"}

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  7. Love your creation. Such great pop to it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn, BSCB DT

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  8. What a sweet take on using a banner!

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  9. You know it is so funny that when I saw this bear I said 'Wow, look at all this white space it looks like a CAS card.' Scroll down a bit and there it is.. Love how simple and crisp this is Anita. This an unusual why to handle such a sweet image with minimal decoration. I love it and I want to thank you for joining us at BSCB... We aren't strangers I submit my cards all the time to ATS!
    Shawna -DT member BSCB

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  10. Anita, this is so adorable card! Love the layout and the colouring, so tender. Thanks a lot for playing along with us at ATCAS. -Ksenija

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the image and fab design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck :-)

    Donna x

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