MSC Bear with Heart

The following slimline card is for the Mod Squad Challenge All About Love.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/all-about-love/

The Gina K Designs image used on this card is the bear. I altered it to hold a heart, rather than the pumpkin it stamped with. His scarf is paper pieced to match the paper used in the hearts. The heart the bear is holding is from the set hearts2diefor from The Stamps of Life. The hearts dies are also The Stamps of Life, Love/Heart dies. The background is stenciled with a SU stencil. I enjoyed creating something different using something that I owned, specifically the bear. I had never masked what the bear is holding and having an image that fit perfectly worked great.

Bear in a Basket

I created the following card with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. The stamp set used is a digital images from Lilly of the Valley.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/bears/

I colored the bear with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut him out. The patterned paper is Echo Park. The greeting is from a Stampin Up set. This is my first time using Lilly of the Valley digital images. I have a few and am finding them easy to print and color. Thanks for an enjoyable challenge.

Beary Best Friends

I pulled out a very old stamp to create a card with. This will be entered in the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/06/challenge-138-anything-goes.html

The stamps shows the name Anita’s on the end, with no name or date. I have had this for 15 years at least. It also had a sticker or marking that reads $3.99. That also helps with the age.

I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers. The scalloped edge is Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangles die. I enjoy pulling out very old stamps to create with every once in a while.

Howdy Partner

One last card for the current Paper Smooches challenge. I am playing along with the Virtual Stamp Night with Split Coast Stampers and this card was for a hat challenge.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-15-28-anything-goes-challenge.html

I started with the hat. The SCS challenge is to use a Stetson on your card. There is a wonderful set called Noggin Toppers from Paper Smooches which is all about hats. I stamped the Stetson then masked it off before stamping the bear. The bear is from Courteous Cuties. I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers. Then it needed a greeting and didn’t have anything acceptable for this stetson wearing bear, so I created one using the Alphadot set. This was a fun card. It is only 3 X 3 inches, so will work well for a gift.

Thank You Beary Much

I am mixing the Paper Smooches challenge with Day 4 of the Online Card Classes, Spring Card Camp 2 lesson.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-15-28-thank-you-challenge.html

I used the sets Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2, along with the Thanks Word Die to complete the card. The paper is from Gina K Designs in the gradient of turquoise colors: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, and Tranquil Teal for the cardbase. The white is Hobby Lobby 110 pound heavy cardstock.

I love the set with the bear and the sentiment set that matches. The class lesson was to use a repeating die or stamp set in creating a rainbow of words. I thought the gradient colors worked for this idea.

Paper Piecing Hello Pumpkin

Having fun with a new Gerda Steiner Designs stamp.

Hello Pumpkin

I used a Darice embossing folder for the tree. It is cut from SU Chocolate Chip cardstock, with the leaves colored with several markers laying close. I used Celebrate Autumn from Echo Park for the paper piecing. The bear is colored with various alcohol markers. This was fun to create. It has been quite a while since I paper pieced. I will post this to Gerda Steiner Designs challenge for September.