Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Easter Blog Hop and giveaway for March! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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Creating this Easter card was the perfect opportunity for me to play with the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions Catalog, along with my Stamparatus! This card really is a labor of love, I tried different techniques and colors for the bunny so he wouldn’t be too light or too dark with this three-step stamp set. I also experimented with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a basket for the bunny before I finally decided on the tarnished foil technique.

The card base is Soft Suede cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and is embossed using the Simple Stripes TIEF. The base layer is from the Tutti-frutti 6 “x 6” Designer Series Paper, cut at 5” x 4”.

To create the bunny, I found it easier for me to start with the stamp that has the least amount of detail, then the more detailed stamp and then finally the solid silhouette stamp. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I used Soft Suede ink for the first stamp, Crumb Cake ink for the next stamp, used a Stampin’ Sponge to dab Crumb Cake ink onto the solid silhouette stamp, and then the image is cut out (I used Black Rhinestone Jewels for the eye and these are now retired!). The bow is a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I folded three times before I tied it into a bow and is adhered with a glue dot.

To make the basket, first start with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 3 ½” x 3”, use the Versamark ink pad on the inside of the top folder piece (with the Stampin’ Up! Logo), place the foil sheet inside and then run thru the Big Shot. Using Gold and Copper Embossing Powders, randomly sprinkle on the embossed sheet and set with the Heat Tool. Once cooled, lightly drag the Memento ink pad across and carefully dry again with the Heat Tool. Using Paper Snips, I started at one corner and cut at an inward angle and then used the cut piece as a guide to cut the other side so they would be even to look like a basket. The top corners where rounded with the Envelope Punch Board, then about a ½” was cut along the top, flipped upside down, then adhered with Mini Dimensionals to complete the basket look.

The flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Blushing Bride and So Saffron card stock. The leaves are punched out in Garden Green and Vellum cardstocks using the Leaf Punch, then layered together and adhered to the back side of the basket with Mini Glue Dots. The flowers were arranged along the top of the basket, adhered to the outside with Mini Glue Dots, and then the smallest Pearl Basic Jewels are placed in the center of each flower. The sentiment from this stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz ink, with the end punched out with the Banner Triple Punch.

To put this card together, I adhered the cut-out bunny with Snail, the sentiment and the basket with Stampin’ Dimensionals, so it looks like the bunny is peaking out, all on the DSP base layer. The DSP is then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. I still felt like this card need something else, so I added the heart shaped embellishments from the Subtle Enamel Shapes to coordinate with the flowers and the clear raindrops on the leaves from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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I hope you like this card as much as I do, wasn’t too bad once I figured out the bunny and basket parts!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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