Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Beary Cute Card

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for stopping by! It's been a very busy week for me. I need a vacation! LOL I've been busy taking care of things around the house, cooking up a storm, tending to doctor's appointments, and working on cards.

I was just so tickled when I found I was selected to be a DT member for a wonderful site called Hooked on Craft! I am flattered that Karen chose me to be on her team. It is such an honor to have been selected! Karen has the most scrumptious flowers, adorable little stamps, as well as other embellishments such as mesh ribbon and pearls. The best part is that the exchange rate is pretty good! The store is located in Victoria, AU, and Karen does ship to the USA! Stop by and take a peek at her yummy craft goodies!

This is my first card for the Hooked on Craft Challenge Blog. Our challenge theme is Cute and Cuddly. I decided to jump in and make a tag card. The tag opens from the top to reveal the inside panels. I used layering, machine stitching, inking, die cuts, and lots of embellishments. Isn't that little bear stamp the cutest ever? I think it is just such an adorable image. It's perfect for so many sentiments. I colored my little guy and grass with Copic Sketch Markers (E35,E31,E53,E50 for my bear). I chose to go with a friendship theme for this card. I absolutely love, love, love the daffodil and tiger lily flowers you see in the lower left. I have a feeling that these are going to be one of my "go to" embellishments! I especially like that they aren't as high as some of my other flowers. They'll fit nicely in an envelope without distorting the envelope at all.

The next panel is on the inside top portion. I cut the shape with my Nestie die set. I left the sentiment area blank. I chose to place it at the top so that there is nothing behind it to affect the writing of the personal message. I chose to use a cherry blossom flower as the base for my button with baker's twine. I like the look.

I apologize for this photo. For some reason, I just couldn't get it the same color as the first two photos. Photoshop hates yellow, so there was no managing this at all. It's way too dark. I chose this sentiment because of it's sweetness. I added a trio of rhinestone stars for emphasis. I repeated the scalloped circle shape that is in the panel above. I enhanced it with a fancier scalloped circle done in green Bazzill cardstock. I was worried that if I added more flowers, it might look over done. So, I kept the decorative aspect the circled area containing the sentiment.

The following items may be found in the Hooked on Craft storefront. By clicking the link, you'll go right to the page!

Honey Bear with Flower


Tiger Lily Flowers

White Rosebuds

Teeny Tiny Mulberry Leaves

White Cherry Blossom

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you are in the mood for a fun challenge, stop by the Hooked on Craft Challenge Blog and join the fun! I love the topics that are coming up. You don't want to miss them!



Jackie Thomas said...

Chris this is absolutely stunning. Wow! you've blown me away. Your colouring is amazing and I love the stitching you've done also. simply beautiful all round.
Hugs xo

Rosie said...

YEA, Congrats on your DT position!! I'm so excited for you!!! Your card is fabulous and they are lucky to have you. I'm definitely going to check out the store. Hugs, Rosie

Jean said...

First off let me sat congrats Chris on your being selected to the DT. They made a wise choice.. I love your little card.. the bear is colored so adorably and your stitching is devine as are your flowers and the layout. A job well done..
Hugs, Jean

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is such a great card.

Jenny said...

This is so so so cute Chris. I love your colouring and your colour choice is fabulous. Cant wait to share more design team cards with you. hugs x

Kelly said...

Chris your card is so gorgeous and your colouring is amazing! Welcome to the design team, so happy to have you on board with us!
Hugs to you.
Kelly xxx

Riet said...

So beautiful Chris,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Soooo Cute! Love the bright colours
hugs Julie P

Annita said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH SOOOOO cute !! love that card. Congrats on the DT engagement !! I know you'll rock it like you always do.
again LOOOOOOVE your card, if it needs a home you got my addy

hugs your friend Annita

Sandy said...

Congratulations kid - you sure do deserve the honor. This is such a cute card Chris - now I have to go back and study it some more. I did go back and study your ice cream card again - absolutely amazing. Will also go to this new blog that you are a DT for and check it out. Again - congratulations! Darn you're good.

Karen said...

Wow you put so much detail into your cards! I love every layer. Thanks for being apart of the hookedoncrafts design team you surely deserve it.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, this is totally and completely precious!!! Your coloring is spectacular and that bear is cuter than cute could ever dream of being! Fabulous embellies and design!!!
hugs, Sharon