This card is clearly inspired by the super cute Avery Elle “Beary Sweet Wishes” stamp set (also available HERE in the UK). I knew that the first card I wanted to make with it would be a rainbow colored line up of gummy bears. This card is for my niece (who loves gummy bears) to wish her a happy birthday and the best as she enters her senior year of college and looks for a permanent full-time job.

20160720_191813I used the MISTI to position the center bear in the center of the card and flank the left and right facing bears, “just so.”  It also allowed me to repeatedly stamp, as needed to ensure clean, clear images. The coloring was relatively simple, except that I wanted to try to give each colored bear a translucent and shiny gummy look. To do this, I used a full range of light to dark shades for each color as follows (listed light to dark):
Red: R32, 35, 37 and 39
Orange: YR000, Y17, YR65 and YR04
Yellow: Y11, 13 and 08
Green: G12, YG09 and G09
Blue: B01, 21, 24 and 18
To accentuate the highlight areas, I also added some curved lines and dots with a white Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and then topped each gummy bear with a healthy coating of Glossy Accents. That added such a great shine.

I wanted to keep this card CAS so all I did to add a little extra interest and sparkle was add some Michaels dollar bin red glitter heart enamel dots, glittery silver Stickles dots, and some small doodled dots with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays Tic Tac Toe Challenge – enamel dots, no patterned paper, and glitter or sparkle
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Seize the Birthday Bold and Bright Challenge

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