Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Birthday Bear Hugs with My Favorite Things!

 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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