With the arthritis flaring up in my hands, I have had to take a break from crafting for a few days, but I was finally able to create these anniversary CAS cards for my hubby (haven’t decided yet which to give him). I used the adorable bear stamp from the Lawn Fawn “Love You Smore” set, and I decided to try two ways to layer two bear images to create a couple of snuggling bears.
The first card I made in the traditional way, stamping the forward bear on the left with Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, masking it off with another stamped and fussy cut bear on a post-it note, and then stamping the second bear. The second card I made using Tsukineko Momento Desert Sand and just stamping the bear twice.
The “i love you BEAR-Y much” pun was not included in the stamp set. I used free fonts that I found online (“Anjelika Rose” and “You Make Me Smile“) that I thought looked very similar to the fonts used in the stamp set sentiments and had such a sweet hand written quality (well, sweeter than my handwriting, but you know what I mean). I simply positioned the sentiment in the lower right of the card when I printed it so that the bears could kind of sit above the words. I used a VersaMarker to trace the words and used clear Recollections embossing powder to add a little shine and subtle texture to the sentiment.
Since I wanted to keep the cards monochromatic in earth tones, I used a peachy card stock for the card base onto which I layered the card front with double sided foam adhesive. I also added some more shine and texture with peachy colored enamel heart stickers from Cloud 9 Designs (I have had these in my stash for over a year so I was so happy I could finally use them!). 🙂
The following is a process video of making both cards:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Trio Of Colors Challenge
AAA Cards Spectacular Embossing Challenge
Time Out Challenge Make Your Mark with a Twist of Monochromatic Color Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
CASology Write Challenge
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