Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Balloon Bear

Hi and welcome!  This is my last card for MFT's Summer School and this card uses Primary Colors.  I also used the sketch from MFT and I'm joining in with the 400th challenge at Paper Players.  Congrats, ladies, what a wonderful achievement!

This card was made for my great-nephew's 2nd birthday.  These images are adorable and the primary color scheme is perfect for a toddler.  I stamped and colored the images with Copics and also sponged the angled panel with the Mini Cloud Edges stencil and some Tumbled Glass distress ink.

The sentiment is white-embossed onto black and die-cut with the larger of the two Slanted Sentiment Strips.

I filmed the making of this card and, by request from a viewer, have not sped up the video as much as I usually do.  Hopefully, it's not too long - I know I prefer watching shorter videos and would love if I could make them like Laura Bassen - her videos are amazing and so full of information (and stories!), yet still quite short.

Anyways, if you want to watch the video, head on over to YouTube or watch below.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Up in the Air (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It
Dies:  Up in the Air, Slanted Sentiment Strips, Stitched Basic Edges (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



Barb Ghig said...

I love the bears in this set and your Copic coloring really brings them to life, Karren! Super cute card, and great job completing the MFT Summer School!

Jan Clothier said...

Your subtle sponged sky is a fabulous backdrop for your gorgeous balloon bears! The three-dimensionality on your balloons is outstanding - they curve into the page as if they are real! Another fantastic card by you, Karren. Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Players for our 400th challenge celebrations.

Nance Leedy said...

Karren, this is absolutely wonderful. Your subtle background really highlights the primary colors of the balloons. Gorgeous shading and Copic coloring. Love these little bears too....great to see you, as a past GD, in the gallery for our 400th celebration at The Paper Players!

Linda Callahan said...

So sweet! Love to watch you color! You are fabulous with those Copics!

Annie A. said...

Hi Karren! YOU ARE THE WINNER of a Stampin' Up prize in our random prize drawings for The Paper Players 400th Challenge! We don't want you to miss out so please email your contact info to thepaperplayers2010@gmail.com to claim your prize! Congratulations!