On this first day of September, I’d like you to meet Claire Bear, from the Count On Me Stamp Set. She is looking quite sassy in her pink, animal print bloomers, don’t you think? I created Claire Bear by stamping her in Memento Black Ink on Basic White cardstock, coloring her with a Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend, and cutting her free from the paper.
Claire Bear had seen a bear at Kreativpapier wearing overalls, and asked me to make her bloomers. I just stamped Claire on the Pattern Party Designer Paper, cut the portion for her bloomers, and glued them to her body, like paper dolls. This is a card technique called “paper piecing.” She wanted her heart to match, so I colored it with Flirty Flamingo and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.
We had fun with layers for her background, beginning with the card base in Gray Granite Cardstock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″). Then, I cut a piece of Neutrals 6X6″ Designer Paper to fit the card front, followed by Basic White Cardstock, cut with an Ornate Layers Die.
Next, I cut another print of Neutrals 6X6″ Designer Paper, 4 3/4″ X 1/3/4″, embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, and glued it in the center of the white die-cut. The top layer is Basic White Cardstock, cut with a second, Ornate Layers Die, stamped with the sentiment in Gray Granite Ink, and raised on Dimensionals.
“The best kind of friend is the kind like you” is from the Always In My Heart Stamp Set. Claire Bear chose it to send to a special friend, and wanted to be attached with Dimensionals, so she could look at the words.
I was inspired by TGIF.
My September Host Code Gift
Just type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, and I will send you the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder in October.
“Create a textured background of sheet music using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. Inspired by the traditional Christmas song “Joy to the World,” this 3D embossing folder not only allows you to easily add texture to your Christmas cards but it will also give them a festive touch that everyone will love.”
Sale-a-bration is continuing for the month of September, along with the super duper joining special! If you’ve been thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! community, there is no time like the present. Stampin’ Up is offering a FREE bundle of your choice to add to your Starter Kit!
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