Hi blogging friends
At last, a CHRISTMAS card to share.....and it's another teddy bear card LOL!! Just a very simple design/layout as I do feel a bit rusty having not made very many cards this year.
This very sweeeet little teddy is a retired Elzybells stamp. Elizabeth Bell who ran Elzybells Stamps UK is now a designer for Penny Black Stamps and they have brought out a number of Elizabeth's designs over the past year so I am really hoping that they will bring out some more Christmas ones as I always get asked where people can buy the Elzybells stamps. Please note that I am unable to stamp images to share due to copyright. Occasionally I see Elzybells stamps on EBay but not often! Anyway, I am digressing as usual.......
The image was stamped on Watercolour paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and watercoloured with watercolour pencils and a small round paintbrush. I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk and added some brown/grey chalk along the bottom of the image.
I added some Glossy Accents to the red baubles (not that you can really see it) and some Gold FlowerSoft using Aleen's tacky glue to the tinsel on the tree. I had quite forgotten I had bought gold and silver FlowerSoft and found it when I was tidying up my craft room. Here is a wee close-up:
The designer paper is by Kaisercraft and is very sparkly and glittery in real life; you can probably see a little of the sparkle in my photos.
The green satin ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I also found some jingley bells when I was tidying up so added one with some gold cord just for a bit of fun as the card jingles when you shake it. I added Fray Stop to the ribbon and cord ends to stop them from fraying.
I could have gone crazy with lots of embellies but wanted to hold back on them because I might give this card to my husband as he is the sort of guy who doesn't mind cute images like teddy bears and a bit of glitter or sparkle - but obviously I wouldn't tizz a card up too much for him.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog Challenge #159 - Make it sparkle I hope the glittery designer paper and the gold FlowerSoft is sparkley enough
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #99 - use something more than 6 months old Everything on my card is more than 6 months old.
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Oh Baubles! - make any Christmas project with baubles.
My loved one has a swag of medical appointments this coming week so I probably won't be posting again for a week - plus we are waiting on some test results which we get this coming Monday. Hopefully, all the results will be good as there is nothing to indicate otherwise yet it is hard not to be nervous about them.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend!
Stamps: Elzybells Teddy with tree (retired)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Designer paper: Kaisercraft Be Merry Collection
Accessories: 140lb watercolour paper, Faber-Castell and Lyra watercolour pencils, small round paintbrush, gold FlowerSoft, Aleen's tacky glue, gold bell, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle nestabilities, Glossy Accents, Bow Easy, Perfect Layers Tools, green satin ribbon, gold cord, Fray Stop (for the ribbon ends), cardstock - red and green