I’m a sucker for puns, so this pinkalicious teddy bear card with an inside sentiment that reads, “Wishing you a BEAR-y Special Birthday” was a no brainer for me. This is for my friend’s 7 year old daughter who loves all things cutsie. 🙂
I used the Stampin’ Up! “Baby Bear” layering stamp set and the Stampin’ Up! water-based dye inks in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip to easily stamp out the sweet teddy bear. Then I used a Sakura Black Glaze Pen and a Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen to better define the eyes and make them shine and pop (as compared to the teddy bear in my previous card HERE – I might have to go back and do the same for that card).
I die cut the image with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Die Set and matted it with cranberry pink card stock. I next used a pink sprinkles patterned paper from the 2013 Authentique Sweetness Collection (retired), and used that as the background for the card front.
Before I layered the background patterned paper onto the card base, I laid down 3 pieces of pink ribbon around the background paper and tucking the ends to hide them between the card base and the background paper. Then I adhered the teddy bear image on top so the ribbon accents just showed along the edges. I know they barely show, but I love the symmetry, added interest, and the odd number of little stripes they form. This is a relatively simple card, but I think those types of little bits and bobs really reflect the crafty love put into handmade cards.
Lastly, I tied a tiny bow with the same pink satin ribbon that I used for the stripes for a “hair bow” for the teddy bear and another larger heart patterned ribbon bow placed below the whole teddy bear image. Can’t get any cuter, right? LOL I hope my friend’s daughter enjoys the card as much as I enjoyed crafting it for her.
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Birthday Challenge
Crafty Purple Frog Time to Celebrate the Little People Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Pastels Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge