Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baby Bear Blues Card

Each month my team participate in a card swap.  Last month our theme was "Blue" and here is my card design.

I used the Baby Bear stamp set for this card.  Often we think of teddy bears in shades of brown or beige but really they look great in just about any colour!  I remember my eldest child received a blue teddy bear when he was born so I figured that a bear stamped in shades of blue would look good too.

Baby Bear is such a gorgeous stamp set but you do need some patience and a good eye for lining up the stamps correctly to get the 3D effect.

I used one of the layers of the bear stamp to create the background on the card - I stamped it "randomly" all around the background - Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock.

The main bear is stamped using 3 colours - Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim.

I like to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath my card stock when I am stamping with photopolymer stamps such as these. It gives some cushioning to help the whole image stamp out nicely onto the paper.  Photopolymer stamps don't have their own cushioning like rubber stamps do.
If you don't have a mat for using with photopolymer stamps I highly recommend the one I use.  You can click the image below to purchase one in my online shop.

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