Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stampin' Up - Gift Tags - a teddy bear birthday card for my niece

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I made a clean and simple one-layer card for my niece's 6th birthday.  Not much to explain really.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits (Gamsol Magic technique) then added some Kindyglitz Crystalina to the ribbon and heart on the teddy plus the present.  I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk.  Here is a wee close-up:

I dragged out my Cuttlebug 'With Love' embossing borders set (which I don't use often enough!) and used the flower folder underneath the image, then added some pink rhinestones to the flower centres. 

There is a Scor-pal line underneath the ribbon, under the image and above the pink cardstock punched border.  The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  I sewed through the button holes then glued the button to the ribbon. 

Quick, simple and easy-peasy.


I am entering this card in the following challenges -

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 114 - Free and Easy July

4 Crafty Chicks - Get your bling on

Splitcoaststampers - Free for all Friday - F4A75 - 'CAS-tastic Summer' where you have to whip up a CAS card.

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Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up 'Gift Tags' (retired)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug 'With Love' embossing folder set, Scor-Pal, Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, OMS, paper stumps, Heart button by Trimits, pink sewing thread, Bow Easy, gingham ribbon, Kindyglitz Crystalina, Kaisercolour blue chalk, pink gems by Basic Grey

Punches:  Martha Stewart Doiley Lace edge


Anonymous said...

This teddy just exceptional! i love the soft colour from it :) gorgeous card jocelyn :)

yenni :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Its so pretty n teddy is so cute. Luv the coloring too.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! xx

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable, gorgeous card.

Anita said...

This is so adorable. Love that sweet image and the embossing/punch look so pretty.

Tamie said...

your clean and simple card is amazing. One layer cards are so hard for me and you made it look so easy and fun. I love how you used the bling on the card. Your niece is going to love it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, Jo-bear do love this C & S card, and use my cuttlebug to death... so no worries there... now that is a good idea about the edge thoguh ... must try and remember that one, as really like that, cant beat the old score card! lvoe Shaz.x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card love the embossiing!!!

Thanks so much for joining in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw.....

Emma xxx

Mummylade said...

What a great creation!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is beautiful! She is going to love this so much. I LOVE that ribbon. Your coloring is so perfect on this and all the fun,, wonderful detail is a delight to look at. Great stuff! Best, Curt

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwww, sweet bear and I love the ribbon you chose!

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, so beautiful.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I see we have cardmaking, phtography and family history in common as well as hating ironing :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I'm sure your niece will love it.

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

what a great cards you make,
i realy like you're styl.
i become a follower from you're lovely blog.
hope to see you on my blog some time


Jay Gee said...

This is lovely. The image is gorgeous and you have coloured it brilliantly :)

Anonymous said...

this is a very sweet birthday card for your niece, full of creative details and such a cute teddy.

Ekip2 said...

Fabulous card!! I love the detail at the bottom! Such a pretty CAS card!! That bear is just too cute!!! I'm off to go become a follower!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Clean and simple is one of my favorite styles Jocelyn and you always have perfect cards!

Sandy said...

Hi. I'm new to your blog, just love your cute teddy on this card, a beautiful CAS card,

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very cute!

Hugs, Sandra

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