Sunday, February 21, 2016

Birthday Bear Hugs

Bear hugs are the best, whether they are from little boys, tweens, parents, family or a good friend.

I created a shaker card, still trying to get the hang of it, but after two tries I got one that works! I started by embossing a white card stock base with stitching, following the MFT Card Challenges: Sketch 268 and added a sentiment. Then I cut a rectangle from white cardstock and stamped the cute bear from Birthday Bears. I masked out his one paw that was lifted in the air, and redrew it to match the other. I also added a smile. He was colored with Copics. I then masked the bear off and inked a loose landscape onto the panel. The shaker was created using the same rectangle die with two layers of foam, acetate and a cardstock border. These rectangle dies really make for easy lining up for shakers. Before adhering the shaker border, I added some various sized sequins and flower shaped sequins. Can't wait to give this to my little nephew for his birthday.

And of course, because it is a shaker card, I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Shake it Up!

Supplies Used:
MFT Birthday Bears Stamp Set 
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock 
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black  
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Hot off the Press Acetate Sheets 
Tuxedo Memento Black Marker Dual Tip
Copic Marker Tender  Pink RV13
Copic Marker Cool Gray 1 
Copic Marker Warm Gray 1 
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink 
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Rectangles
Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Skinny Rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Sequins Mix
White Craft Foam

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  1. Karen, this is SO adorable! Love the shading you did behind the bear!

  2. Your shaker turned out FABULOUS! love the inking behind the bear. Masking is such work and it really paid off! love it!

  3. Adorable shaker card, Karen! That bear sure looks happy!

  4. Your nephew will love this. So adorable!

  5. This has to be the sweetest shaker EVER Karen!
    Love it!!

  6. Excellent use of colors! I adore the sequins that you use with this darling image! Truly FABULOUS, Karen! (So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Shake It Up” Challenge! )

  7. This is darling. Of course you redrew the stamp! Magic!!

  8. Oh my goodness Karen, your shaker card is so so cute! Awesome colours!

  9. This is an awesome card, Karen. I'd like to invite you to come play along with us at CropStop - always Anything Goes. I hope you will join us!
    Karen Letchworth, Challenge Coordinator

    Here's the link:

  10. Oh, this is so cute! Super sweet shaker card, Karen!

  11. I'm so impressed that you redrew the bear stamp, Karen! It's easy to forget we can do stuff like that ... not everything has to be stamped, right?! It turned out wonderfully and I know your nephew will adore his shaker card.

  12. Beautiful card! Such a wonderful design and sweet image!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!