Hello and Welcome! Today's card features MFT's Beary Special Birthday stamp set and my own custom made background!
For this card, I started with an A2 sized card base from Princess Pink MFT Cardstock. I then die cut a background rectangle in black cardstock using MFT's A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX set in the largest die. Then I cut another rectangle using Neenah Classic Crest smooth white cardstock and then next size down die from the A2 Stitched Rectangles.
On the white rectangle I started stamping the Beary Special Birthday images on to the cardstock using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink. I masked the images as I went using Altenew masking paper. Once I had all the images stamped and masked, I created the background. I drew out the trees and ground line. Then colored in the background using Copic markers.
Once I was finished coloring the background, I removed the masking and colored the bears in with my Copic markers.
I used Glossy Accents and Glitter Gel on the balloons to give them some dimension. I also added Glossy Accents to the bears noses and the frosting on the cake.
Once dry, I added the number 1 to the glossy balloons because this card is for a first birthday. I added shine lines using a number 10 Gelly Pen in white.
I stamped the sentiment "Sending Birthday Bear Hugs" on to black cardstock using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, then glued my sentiment down on the front.
I think I'll be trying to make my own backgrounds more often! I love how great using masking comes out. Although time consuming, worth it in the end. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
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