Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wellington Bear - a birthday card for my girlfriend

Hi blogging friendsFrom Millan.Net

This is my entry for the Suzy Bee's Blooming' Challenge of Anything Goes - more details and links at the end of my blog-post.  

Whilst I still had my Docrafts Wellington Bear Decoupage kit still on my desk after making my husband's birthday card, I thought I would make a birthday card for my girlfriend Y who lives in another State.  Some of the images in the pack (although predominantly for men) are suitable for ladies too.  And here is what I came up with:

I paired the image with some gorgeous Dovecraft First Edition - New Bloom papers.  Ohhh, I adore these papers!  Love, love, LOVE the colours!  They were a recent purchase which I just couldn't resist as I love purple and teal - my favourite colours!

All the layers are from the pad and were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools. The sentiment is also from the Wellington Bear set and was popped up on dimensionals.  I attached the organza ribbon in two separate elements and the bow was made with my Bow Easy then glued on using Fabric glue.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.

Once I had done the card front, I attached it to a white cardstock base.  I sewed some purple thread though a button then glued it on using Glossy Accents.

Can you see the tiny purple hearts on the top left-hand side?  I used some Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter cardstock (which is white) and rubbed some Versacolor Lilac pigment ink over it then punched out the hearts using my EK Success Arrows border punch (they are the leftover punchies that look like hearts which, if you are a follower of my blog, you know that I use them ALL the time!).  My Stampin' Up Demonstrator said that I can rub ink over the Dazzling Diamonds glitter cardstock to change it to any colour that I want so I gave it a try and it worked brilliantly. 

Here is another angle so you can see the dimension on the card:

I added some Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue to random spots on the daisies around the bear but you can't see that in the photo because the weather was really dull and dreary when I took the photo.  I will be very happy when we have some sunny days to make photographing outside a little easier.  I can sense that Spring is just around the corner as the Cherry Blossom trees are just starting to flower - yay!


I made my card for the following challenge -

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #41 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  None

Ink:   Versacolor Lilac pigment

Designer paper:  Dovecraft First Edition New Bloom 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  Docrafts Wellington Bear Ultimate A4 Diecut Decoupage pack, Dovecraft ribbon 1 cm - 3/8" wide, button from stash and matching sewing thread, Fray Stop, Bow Easy, Glossy Accents, dimensionals, Perfect Layers Tools, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, cardstock - white, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Punches:   EK Success Arrows border, Stampin' Up corner


Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and very pretty papers :O)
Jackie xx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie and am loving the papers and colour combo, Luv Sam x

Elaine said...

A really beautiful card and I agree such gorgeous papers xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah lovely card for your friend Jobear, wonderful work in all little bits you added to it. Grear colours teal and mauve two of my fav.s too.
Love bow easy but must admit those perfect layers are totally frustrating. My hands are not strong enough to cut with them and find I mess up with them more often than not.

.. do you just use them for measure or cut with them??
Bought them but now wish I hadn't.
We badly need the rain here....too many fine sunny days and less than 1/3 of annual rain to date. :(
Every blessing dear friend upon you and those you love.
Shaz in Oz x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 41 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT (Sorry I'm so late with my comment, but I was away for the week with limited internet access) x

Merry said...

Jocelyn this card is so pretty. The pink ribbon and button just finish this card so nicely.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog and the information about the rose die. I've edited my blog to add that information. Still loving this adorable card!

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