Beary Special Day

This time, a birthday card for a few challenges!! This time I chose an interesting set of colours to work with, but it all worked out somehow. Here is the card:


I stamped the bear, hat, and presents with black Distress Ink, then with black Memento (I just felt like using two ink brands), coloured it with alcohol-ink markers, then stamped it again with versafine to make the black lines nice and crisp. (I used my home-made stamping tool.) I glued the hat onto the bear’s head, then used Glossy Accents onto the balloon.

Before I made the card, I had chosen the balloon patterned paper. Then I was going to use white for the left side, but I decided against making yet another white card. So I went with a minty metallic green with a linen structure. I die cut the edge of the mint green paper, and then glued everything together on a normal white card paper. Next, I made a little fishtail banner, and spent a while looking for the perfect sentiment. (I originally had a different design in my head.) The sentiment banner is propped up with foam tape. Finally, I glued on small pink and lime green sequins.

This card is being entered in a few challenges:

  1. Simon Says: Happy Birthday!
  2. Always Happy Birthday April Challenge (optional balloons)
  3. Craftaholics R Us – Challenge #14 Birthday Cards
  4. Papercraft Business Challenge #5
  5. Always Fun Challenges #52

I managed to find all these card challenges thanks to a blog I recently found called Paper Playful. Such a useful blog! If anyone from Paper Playful ever reads this, you gals are awesome!!

19 thoughts on “Beary Special Day

  1. What a cute card – I love this MFT bear. I am so glad you used the mint instead of the whir – it goes with the balloon paper so well, that combines with the die you used to give the edge interest. I really love the way your card turned out!! Thanks for playing along at Papercraft Challenge.

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  2. I love how you’ve used the birthday theme, not only with the adorable MFT image but also the gorgeous balloon patterned paper. Love it! Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one 🙂
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
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  3. Hi there! Glad you “took a chance” on the color combo because this turned out absolutely playful and cute! Thanks for joining us this month and hope to see you for more of our upcoming challenges!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

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  4. I just LOVE this card! Your bear is just perfect – I love the tip about stamping overtop after you are finished coloring! Great idea!

    Jess @ freshbyjess
    Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

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