Happy Monday, this week I made a card with a really cute Baby stamp set from Joy Crafts Stamps. This set has lots of possibilities and the little bears are so cute!
I also used Tim Holtz Distress Markers for this project, they are a watercolor marker and are easy to blend and get a nice watercolor effect.
First I took a patterned paper card stock and cut it to make my card base. I cut it 10″ x 7″ and scored it at 5″ for a 5″ x 7″ card base. The card stock I used was an orange/yellow plaid patterned stock from Diecut with a View. Next i took a piece of coordinating card stock, I used a pink enamel embossed card stock from Close to My Heart. I cut it to be 4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut the edges (4 1/2″ edges), the punch I used was Eyelet Lace.
Next I stamped each of the bears on a waterproof paper, the paper I used is an acrylic paper designed for acrylic paints, watercolors, ect. I chose this paper because I wanted it to blend nicely with the markers. I stamped the images using Ranger Archival Ink in black. I also stamped the words “Sweet and Baby”, I stamped the sentiment in pink, then i stamped two of the little stars in the archival ink.
To color the images I outlined the bears with the marker, I used Wild Honey for the bears, then I used a water brush to blend the markers into the center. I used Worn Lipstick to give the little bears rosey checks. I also used it for highlights. Altogether I used 5 colors of the Distress Markers: Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender.
Here is a look at one of the bears up close:
When i was finished coloring all the images I went around the edges of the squares with the “Spun Sugar” marker and blended those edges as well. When I was happy with my coloring I used the small die from Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds to cut out the bears, it is a 1″ x 1″ square and worked perfectly for what I wanted. I cut out all the bears and the sentiment that I stamped.
I assembled the bears inside of the pink die cut paper, I adhered them evenly on the paper, the sentiment was placed in the center, I used pop dots for the center to give is some dimension. I added pearls to the center of the eyelet pattern on the pink card stock. For the finishing touches I added a border on both sides of the card. The border consists of some washi tape and two different colors and widths of ribbon. I also bordered the edge of the pink card stock with ribbon to finish it up and added some accents with Wink of Stella markers, they are a glittery marker that adds a nice effect.
Here is a look at my finished card:
Here is a list of the supplies that I used that are available on the Cut@Home website: www.ucutathome.com
64100321 – Joy Crafts Baby Acrylic Stamps
TDMK39082 – Tim Holtz Distress Markers all colors (also available in a 12 pack – TDMK39525)
S4-499 – Spellbinders Contemporary Diamond Die
TIP33080 – Tim Holtz/Ranger Water Brush
Other items used from my stash:
Ranger Archival Ink (black), Card Stock, Martha Stewart punch (Eyelet Lace), pearls, ribbon, washi tape and Wink of Stella markers.
This was a fun stamp set to use, I just love the little bears and the set has so many possibilities. I hope you enjoyed my post, till next week –
Thanks and Happy Scrappin.