Thursday, April 28, 2011

Teddy Bear and Roses Birthday Card

Picture of a portion of the image on the front of the card
I've created another teddy bear card for another challenge.  The image is the same one I used on my I Love You Teddy Bear Card that I posted about earlier today.  This card is a teddy bear birthday card that I made in a pink color scheme.  It fits the criteria for the Stamp Something Challenge which is to create something and incorporate flowers, buttons and sparkle.  My teddy bear birthday card utilizes paper featuring roses that sparkle and I've added three buttons to complete the challenge.

The Making of My "Teddy Bear and Roses Birthday Card"

Card Statistics 

Card Front

Picture of the front of the teddy bear birthday card
I scored pastel pink cardstock for the card base and set it aside.  For the front panel I cut a piece of the sparkly rose scrapbook paper into three sections and affixed them to a dark pink paper.  I added a piece of light pink grosgrain ribbon along the top edge of the rose paper sections.  The sparkle in the roses is a little difficult to see in this picture.

For the image I stamped the teddy bear in black ink on a round of white cardstock and colored him using gamsol and Prismacolor pencils.  To add depth to the image I sat Teddy on a dark pink area and then sponged lighter pink around the edge of the white cardstock and him.  I left the very edge of the white cardstock showing.  As a finishing touch I used a black gel pen to define Teddy's eyes, nose, and mouth and topped them off with white highlights.  I matted this image with light pink cardstock and affixed it to the front panel with foam dimensionals.

Here's a close up of Teddy.

Close up picture of teddy bear image

To complete the front panel I added three different buttons that play off the color in the rose paper and a light pink grosgrain ribbon bow.

Here's a picture that shows the sparkle on the rose paper a little better.

Picture of the front of the card at a slight downward angle to show the sparkle

Angle Views of Card Front to Show Dimension

Picture of card sat at a right angle to show the dimensional elements

Picture of card sat at a left angle to show the dimensional elements

Close up picture of the image on the card front sat at an angle to show its dimension

The pictures above show you the different elements of dimension on the card front.  You can see that the matted image is raised from the card surface and that the button trio and bow add elements of interest. 

Inside Card


The inside panel is very simple.  I printed "Happy Birthday" on white cardstock and adorned it with a layered strip consisting of the dark pink paper, light pink cardstock, and sparkly rose paper.  To finish off the card I matted the sentiment panel with the dark pink paper and affixed it to the inside of the card base.

I constructed a coordinating envelope from heavy cover stock and printed Teddy encircled in pink on the lower left hand corner.  I sprayed the image with sealer to protect it through the mail.

Final Card and Envelope Ensemble

Picture of the card and envelope ensemble
As I stated in my previous post, I adore this teddy stamp and you'll be seeing it again in several cards in future posts.

You can purchase this card in my Polished Moxie Etsy Shop: Teddy Bear and Roses Birthday Card

Card Recipe Specifics
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  1. There he is again - another sweet bear! I love your roses background paper. So pretty!


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