Animal Cards, Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday Friend

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a nice day!

I had so much fun coloring a little monster yesterday that I felt like coloring some more critters so today’s card features some cute bears from My Favorite Things’ Bitty Bears stamp set.

I started by stamping the bears in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I used E21 and E23 to color in the bears, doing some very light shading.  I added a very small amount of Copic Colorless Blender to a small rag clipping and pressed it to the bears for 1-2 seconds in order to create a bit of texture.

I used RV23, RV25, and RV29 to color in the balloon, frosting, and present, and then used BG02 and BG07 to color in the cupcake wrapper.  I added a few details to the cupcake and the present with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and then I cut out the bears with a Brother ScanNCut 2 and sent them aside.

I die cut the sentiment, from MFT’s Friend Duo dies, once from Neenah Solar White and twice from white 110# Recollections cardstock.  I used the same red markers to color in the Neenah die cut, creating an ombre effect by layering on the colors from light to dark.  Then I stacked and adhered the three die cuts together.

For the card front I used an A2-sized piece of Neenah.  I die cut the three little windows using MFT’s Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo Window dies.  I left the dies attached to each other for easy and even spacing.

I created the blue background by blending Broken China Distress ink onto an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Then I sprinkled clean, clear water onto the panel and let the drops sit for about 10 seconds before I blotted them up with a paper towel.

Now that I had all of the pieces of the card ready, I positioned the sentiment die cut and stamped Happy Birthday (also from the Bitty Bears stamp set) in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  I backed this panel with foam tape and then adhered it to the blue background.  Then I adhered the little bears, also with foam tape, tucking them into the three windows.  Lastly, I glued the “friend” sentiment and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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