I was making a 4th birthday teddy bear themed card for a customer recently and loved this little teddy bear stamp so much, I thought I would team it up with some balloons to make a new baby card.
From the crafty stash:
2 sheets of A4 white linen effect card stock
Blue dotty patterned paper; from Craftwork Cards
Teddy Bear stamp; from the Mini Clear Stamp Range at Hobbycraft
“Flesh”, “Oatmeal”, “Beige”, “Carmine Red”, “Orange”, “Bright Yellow” and “Yellow” Zig Clean Colour Pens; Kuretake
Nesting circle dies; X-Cut
Balloon dies; Richard Addams
Letter stamps; Letterbox set from Clarity Stamps
“Jet Black” Archival Ink Pad; Ranger
“Silver” Stickles Glitter Glue; Ranger
“Navy Blue” Crystal Drops; Nuvo
Shaker foam; Stix2
Double sided adhesive tape; Stix2
“Congratulations”; from the “Must Have Retro Words” by Woodware
“Silver” embossing powder; WOW
Quickie Glue Pen
Perfect Medium in pad; Ranger
Glossy Accents; Ranger
How I made it:
Firstly, I made a 14.8cm square card blank; but cutting a strip of the A4 card lengthwise at the 14.8cm mark and folding it in half.
I cut a 12cm square piece from the blue dotty patterned paper and stuck this, centrally, to the front of the card.
I cut a second panel, measuring 14.4cm square, to use as the insert. To make this, I simply stamped the sentiment in Perfect Medium and heat embossed this with silver embossing powder. Using the same silver powder and a Quickie glue pen, I drew a line around the edge of the paper and melted the powder before attaching to the inside of the card with double-sided adhesive.
I then cut a second piece of white card, measuring 12.5cm square and, using the largest circle die, I cut out a circular aperture (measuring just over 10cm). Using the Silver glitter glue, I drew a thin line around the edge of the panel and also around the aperture and set this aside to dry.
Once the glitter glue had dried, I attached it with Shaker foam to the front of the card.
Next, I stamped out the teddy bear and coloured this using Zig Clean Colour Pens. I stuck foam tape to his head and double-sided tape to the rest of his body and placed him on the card front.
I then die cut 4 balloons, from some of the scraps of white card left over and then coloured them using the Zig Clean Colour Pens. Once this had dried, I then stamped the letters on them to spell out BABY, using Black Archival ink. I stuck foam tape onto the backs of the balloon and attached them to the front of the card. I used foam tape for these in order to create some dimension on the card.
I used the silver glitter glue to draw on the strings of the balloons; before adding a few pearl dots with the Nuvo Crystal Drops. To finish the card, I covered the balloons and the nose of the teddy bear with Glossy Accents, giving them more of a 3D effect.
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