Monday, January 20, 2014

Gratitude Bear

Hi there!  A regular client of mine recently asked me to make some thank you cards as a gift for her friend who is expecting a baby boy.  She figures it's something the new mum will need but have no time to go shopping for.  :)  She said they could all be the same design but I'm going to try and make a few different ones.  My first design was inspired by this week's CAS(E) Study challenge - another gorgeous design by Donna Mikasa. I stamped and embossed the Hero Arts teddy bear onto the card base.  Then I used the negative of one of Papertrey Ink's Half and Half dies and sponged it with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feather Distress Inks. Finally I added a sentiment, some gems and voila! Because the this is the first time I used the teddy bear stamp (and the sentiment stamp) I'm going to enter this into the New Year, New Stash challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamp:  (Bear from New Baby) Hero Arts, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up, (Tubled Glass, Peacock Feather Distress Inks) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Die:  (Half and Half collection) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections


Marlou McAlees said...

super cute Jen!!! ♥

Bobby said...

Great idea, Jen. I'm sure the new mom will love them.

Judy1223 said...

Jen, this is just SO adorable! What a clever and unique take on Donna's amazing inspiration card...I will definitely be CASEing this one!

lostinpaper said...

Love how you have sponged the panel and embossed the teddy, what a great card Jen!

Joyce said...

This is adorable, and your inking kicks it all up a notch.

Jessi Fogan said...

*dies of cute*
The inking is simply genius - love how it adds so much without overwhelming the card!

Tasnim said...

beautiful card! love your take on the inspiration!

Lindsey said...

What a great take on Donna's inspiration card. The sponged panel highlighting the bear is gorgeous. :)

Bobby said...

Looks like you'll be doing some online shopping. Congrats on the win!