Birthday Bears card

I wanted to do a challenge and when I was looking at the sketch, I noticed the grey rectangle was “hanging off” the side of the card.  This inspired me to do a tri-fold card!

So firstly, here is the front of my card:

And here is what’s behind the flap:bdaybears2

The idea of the card is that you get a surprise behind the flap!  Behind the present and the little pink punched heart on the right is a thin magnet.  But my magnets were not strong enough to attract each other through the papers. 😦

Anyway, the card is fairly easy to put together.  I stamped, coloured (coloured pencils and white spirit), and die cut the bears, balloon and presents.  Then I took a light blue metallic linen card and cut that down to give the card a background colour.  The diagonally-striped piece is a patterned paper cut down and the edges rounded on one side.  This flap goes completely across the back because I wanted the back of the card to also have some personality instead of just boring white.  It also kind of gives the idea of a ribbon on a present box.

Next I die cut the heart, stamped the sentiment on, and then stitched through the heart’s holes with light pink embroidery floss.  Next, I pieced everything together with double-sided tape and glue, and then stamped the second sentiment.  Finally, I felt the card needed just a tad more, so I added thin glitter washi tape to border the light blue card.

The card is glittery in all the right places and I love the added touch of the embroidery floss so it’s not “just paper”.

This card is made for the following challenges:

  1. SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge – Add A Die Cut
  2. Just Add Ink – #396 Sketch

I also wanted to enter it for other challenges… but those challenges are mainly “clean and simple” challenges, and I felt this card was not clean and simple enough.  Well, more reasons to make more cards!

6 thoughts on “Birthday Bears card

  1. Such a gorgeous card Emma! Love how you turned the sketch into a tri-fold card! The fun polar bears and the stitched heart make for a fabulous card! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

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