Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bentley bear's birthday wishes

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

The card I am sharing today is for my sister-in-law's birthday.  Ages ago, I got some adorable freebie Bentley Bear decoupage/papertole images and sentiments with an issue of the UK magazine 'Cardmaking and Papercraft'.  I love buying the UK cardmaking magazines because you always get some sort of freebie with them.  And being a teddy-lover, if there is some sort of freebie involving a teddy bear, I find the magazines hard to resist!

The image was handcut and then layered together with dimensionals.  I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the sprinkles on the cupcake that Bentley is holding plus the cupcake on the sentiment panel - and a dot on each wing of the butterfly - which you wouldn't know from the photo but trust me, it is there and looks so pretty in real life......sigh.....

Both the main image and sentiment are layered on a sheet of teal designer paper from the Bo Bunny 6" x 6" pad 'Sweet Tooth'.  The background designer paper is also from the same pad.  I inked around the edges of the teal designer paper that the sentiment is layered on with Colorbox Aqua pigment ink to help hide my slightly uneven trimming.

Here is a wee close-up so you can see the dimension on the card:

The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  I sewed on a pink heart button with some pink sewing thread to the bow centre then glued the bow onto my card with some fabric glue.  I added some Fray Stop to the ribbon edges to stop them from fraying.  Lastly, I added some Teal Sparklets to the top RHS of the card.  These Sparklets are from an EBay Seller in Thailand which you can see HERE.  I glued the Sparklets on with Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue (LOVE this glue!).

I decorated the inside of the card very simply using the same Bo Bunny designer papers and a Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch.  This was my first-ever edge punch and I still love it the most out of all my punches.  The heart underneath the sentiment was punched from pink glitter cardstock - which was really to hide the heart which is part of the sentiment stamp that I accidentally smudged From Millan.Net - oh well:  at least it was fixable!  The sentiment is by Penny Black and is one of my favourite sentiments to put inside a card when I use a teddy bear image on the card-front.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Splitcoaststampers - February Fan Club - you have to be a Fan Club member to play along with these monthly challenges

ABC Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday

Card Crafter's Circle - Challenge #63 - Teddy Bears on parade - because I came across this Australian challenge yesterday when I was blog-surfing and saw that the challenge was for teddy bears, it gave me the perfect excuse to break out my little Bentley Bear pack.  So glad I did - I just love little Bentley - soooo adorable!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fab weekend!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 4028H - The teddy effect! - wood mount (inside sentiment)

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Colorbox Aqua pigment

Designer paper:  Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  Image - Bentley Bear from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine - by artist Adam Pescott, pale pink ribbon, Fray Stop, Bow Easy, pink heart by Trimits, pink sewing thread, fabric glue, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, Perfect Layers Tools, teal sparklets (EBay), dimensionals, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, cardstock - kraft, white + pink glitter

Punches:  Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge, Carl CP-1 heart


Shirley-anne said...

STUNNING card .LOVE LOVE the paper and ribbon .Neat work on the image too .
Beautiful punched edge for the inside .
Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

Sarah said...

This is a really sweet card Jocelyn, I love the sentiment inside too, I might have to find that one as I love teddies too.
Sarah xx :0)

Liz McGuire, said...

Super cute, Liz x

Anonymous said...

Aww, Jocelyn, this is so sweet! Beautiful image and colour scheme and what a lovely sentiment too.

Sara S. said...

This is so sweet! I really like the color pallet you used to feature this sweet teddy.

Thanks BEAR-y much for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle!

Pauline said...

Hi Jocelyn! This is beaitful - I love the UK magazines... their kits are always so co-ordinated! Such delicate colours, and oh my, that ribbon! Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle, and I hope you join us again!
hugs and blessings,

Jackie said...

What a delightful card and image :o)
Jackie xx

Cathy A said...

So so cute!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Jobear,

Again back to blogging or at least catching up others
love this decoupage.. and great work.. could see bling etc.

Pray you are all managing better...
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing! Shaz in Oz.x

Cinzia Gava said...

super cute!!!!
thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

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