For a Beary Special Friend // Card Creations

January 04, 2018

Hello everyone and welcome back for another project! I am very excited to share my first card made in 2018! I received a lot of new stamps in the past couple of weeks and if you didn't get a chance to catch my What I Got For Christmas video, then you may not know that I got the amazing Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens! I feature those on this super fun day that you were born like 60 years ago card. 

I started by building my base and background elements. The base of my card is made from 110 lb white cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 5 1/4". Next, I moved on to building my colorful background piece. I began by cutting a piece of regular white cardstock to 3" x 4". This allows it to not be too overwhelming and have a spacious white border.

This card design is a great way to bash some of your washi stash. Essentially, you take different colors and patterns of washi tape and line them all up. Super simple and it adds such a powerful pop of color! These washi tapes are from a variety of sources, but most of the pinks are by American Crafts, the bright blue is from Scotch, silver sparkle is from Recollections, and the light blue is from Jot. The key to mixing and matching washi tapes are colors. Luckily, I have had some sets that match so well like the pink ones seen here. I would include a maximum of three color choices (here I use two plus a neutral (silver)). This technique can be applied to other types of projects too! Click here if you'd like to see a layout using this washi layering technique.

After all of my washi was trimmed, I moved on to coloring my images. I stamped these two My Favorite Things images on a small piece of Canson watercolor paper. I used my Hampton Art Stamping Tool and Versamark Black ink for great impressions. I used a couple of different colored Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers including #28 Pale Pink, #21 Light Carmine, #26 Light Pink, #64 Oatmeal, and #36 Light Blue. These colors are amazingly vibrant and I simply filled in the images.

To add a little extra pizzazz, I put the cut out images on foam adhesive and added a tiny bit of Diamond Stickles on the gifts. To complete the outside of the card, I stamped an accompanying sentiment and added some Paper Studio sparkle enamel dots.

I created a fun little surprise on the inside of the card because let's face it, these bears are way too cute! I added another pop of color using another strip of washi tape. That's it for this super bright card! I hope you are all braving the cold weather this time of year and have some crafty time to look forward to soon. If you're looking for any specific supplies you've seen please let me know and I will gladly assist. I have some supplies listed down below for your convenience. Thanks for stopping by!

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Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens (Set Of 48 Colours)

American Crafts 377690 White Core'dinations 8.5 X 11" 110 lb Paper Value Pack 25 Sheets White

My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY Clear Stamps BB36
from: Simon Says Stamp

My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY Die-Namics MFT936
from: Simon Says Stamp

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
from: Simon Says Stamp

Tsukineko Full-Size VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink, Onyx Black

American Crafts™ Everyday Washi Tape-Pink

Similar: Darice Sparkle Tape SILVER 121713
from: Simon Says Stamp

Similar: 2 Roll Washi DIY Glitter Tape Self Adhesive Scrapbooking Card Decoration Craft

Ranger Stickles DIAMOND Glitter Glue SGG17028
from: Simon Says Stamp

Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond

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