Monday, February 15, 2010

Sweet Little Bear

Hello, stampers! I can't believe how fast the days are flying by. Where does the time go? I need more hours in the day and more sleep. This sweet little number is a card I made for the release party last week for Gina K Designs. I used two of the new stamp sets from this release, Oh, Baby! and Lovely Labels.

To color the bear, from Oh Baby!, I started with Copic, E57.

Added E35.

Filled in with E53.

For the lighter sections, I used E31 and E33. For the bow, I used R22. After coloring, I cut out the bear.

I stamped the frame from Lovely Labels, with Memento Rose Bud, then cut it out with my Labels 1 Nestabilities, die. Since I am clumsy and have a hard time keeping my Nestabilities in place as I run them through the Cuttlebug, I like to use tape, to hold them in place.

If you use a very sticky tape like Scotch tape, be sure to only let the tape touch parts of the cardstock that will be scrap. Otherwise, your paper will be damaged when you remove the tape. Another option, so you don't have to worry about damaging your paper, is to use a low tack tape, like drafting tape. You can even use the sticky part of a post-it note to hold the nestie in place.

I stamped and colored the wooden blogs, from Oh, Baby, also using Copics again. I layered the images abd popped then up with Pop Dots. I used my tiny dots CB folder on the Innocent Pink layer, then used Tan Leather and Ivory for additional layers, and an Innocent Pink card base. That lace border was created using my Martha Stewart lace border punch.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

18 comments:

Charlene said...

Adorable...thanks for the tutorial on coloring the bear...I have to say it again, this is just the sweetest card!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love all your fantastic Tuts!

Thank´s so much for sharing with us!

xxx Susi

Patti said...

This is as cute as can be! Your coloring is perfect as usual!

Becky said...

This is so precious, I love the stamps that go with the nesties. I can not tell you how much I have learned about using my copics from you. And that is how I buy them, by the colors you use :).

JenMarie said...

Oh how absolutely adorable!
Psst ~ I've got a giveaway on my blog...a new release ippity set!

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely fabulous, Theresa!!

Lori said...

Fabulous color combo, Theresa! Very cute bear!

TR said...

If I keep coming here and seeing these lovely Copic Marker cards my DH is going to have to take a part time job! (he's retired)
This bear is just so precious!
My stuff doesn't compare to yours but thanks for becoming a follower. :)

Joan said...

Beautiful baby card!!!!!

lynn said...

adorable, theresa!

Kathryn B said...

Beautiful card Theresa! So glad I found your blog. I like your copic examples. :0)

Betty Benton said...

Precious card -- love that bear!!

Casmiles said...

precious card...so cute and cuddly.

Dianna Towner said...

Well, this card example came at a perfect time. My niece had a baby girl on Valentines Day, and I needed to come up with a great card for a new baby girl, and now I have a great idea.

Very cure card.

Thanks for sharing.
Dianna

diane mcvey said...

Perfection!!! The cutest baby card EVER! Thanks for sharing the coloring technique. Your work is amazing! :D

Tina Gilliland said...

This is just so adorable, Theresa!! Love the colors you used.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

One GORGEOUS Card!!!! Love it....colours, design everything perfectly done!

Cheers Brenda

Robin McK said...

Beyond cute Theresa - the perfect baby card!