Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Birthday Card | MFT Stamps - Beary Best Friends



Happy B-r-r-r-thday! 

Well, that's actually wishful thinking because it's been in the low 70's all week here in central NC but the cooler weather is supposed to make a return next week! Yippee!

I would like to share a card that I created for the AAA Cards CAS Game #156 | Sketch + Optional twist of Winter Birthday! I used MFT's now-retired stamp set "Beary Best Friends", which you can still find at numerous on-line retailers. This is such a well-drawn set (released in November of 2018) and the sentiments are so cute! Here is the sketch:


I decided that I wanted to use a warm, citrusy color palette for this card and here is the list of Distress Oxide Inks I used for ink blending and to water color the images: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Broken China. 

I ink blended the background strip with Tumble Glass and Broken China, spritzed it with shimmer mist and adhered it into place on the front of an A2 top-folding horizontal cards base. I partially stamped and die cut the fishing bear (leaving the fish off of the end). This allowed me to extend the line and add my own hook; I fussy cut the remaining area. The ice float was stamped and the images were colored using the inks. Using the Carved Pumpkin, I applied the ink directly to paper, allowed it to dry, prepped it with my anti-static powder tool, stamped the word "HAPPY" with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white powder. I die cut the embossed pieces and glued 2 more blanks behind to give it some dimension.


I glued the bear, ice float and word die cut into place and stamped the lower sentiment in Broken China using the MISTI. The card was finished with several moonshine snowflakes and pearlescent gems. This is a great sketch and I've already got a few more cards cards ready to go using this design!

I'd like to enter this card into there challenges as well:






Thanks so much for stopping by!
Rachelle

21 comments:

  1. Another sweet image and fantastic layout love the way the fishing line hooks onto the die cut part of the sentiment

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  3. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  4. That's a great card. Oooh - I don't like cold weather - you can keep that :-D
    Thank you for coming along to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
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  5. Wow fabuluos image. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

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  6. Aww love your card, so cute. wonderful take on our sketch. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

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  7. That's such an adorable card, Rachelle!

    I wanted to reach out because your name was randomly chosen for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop giveaway on my blog! :) Please check my latest post and email me your address so that I can get your prize mailed. Congrats! :) Hope you have a great day!

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  8. This is so sweet and clever. I like the way he's fishing for the happy. Love Dawn x

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  9. Oh what a fun birthday card Rachelle! I love that little polar bear and the awesome CAS design! I hope you are enjoying your weekend :)
    Hugs, Tammy

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  10. What could be cuter than a fishing polar bear, trying to hook that "happy"? Love the bright colours and, of course, the images. Thanks so much for joining the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge.

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  11. Your sky is beautiful and the fishing bear so cute. I love that you've made a winter themed card into a birthday card. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber Challenge - this set may be old, but it's a keeper for sure.

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  12. Love your card! This is so pretty, the blended panel is perfection. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  13. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

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  14. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us a Cutie Pies. Sue x

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  15. How cute is this guy!! I am FREEEEEEZING here in Concord. I can't remember ever being this cold but I know I say this each winter. LOL Great card!

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  16. A cute and brilliant CAS card. thank you for joining in at The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

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  17. This is sooooo sweet and the gorgeous design is perfect for our CaS theme

    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge, we do hope to see you again very soon

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  18. Cute card, love the image. Thank you for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

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  19. This is a really sweet image with the bear catching the Happy! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for our Winter Themed challenge!

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