UPDATED POST – EDITED VIDEO OF THIS PROJECT IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST 🙂
NOTE- Birthday Giveaway Winner announced below!
This week has been full of curveballs. Firstly I was supposed to be in Orlando giving workshops at The Tim Collins Group show, but with Hurricane Irma on her way, thankfully the show was cancelled. (I really didn’t want to be a tourist in a State where everyone is evacuating!). Such a shame that I didn’t get to host the workshops, but I figured at least it meant I could do a LIVE crafting stream on Friday instead…..
On Wednesday morning, I turned on my computer and it claimed that there was no hard drive. ARGH! Yeah….so…my hard drive got corrupted and poor Craig had to work on it non stop. We even had to reinstall Windows.
So, it was touch and go for a bit, and we didn’t think we were going to make it, but we did. Woohoo! But… We had lost all our saved settings. Boo!
In short, we had technical issues for Friday’s CCWM show. ARGH! I’m sorry – but please know we are working on it. I am so extremely thankful to everyone who stuck around even though there was less than perfect audio happening.
I haven’t made the video from last night public but here a link if you still want to watch it – even with ‘less than perfect’ audio. https://youtu.be/QOp-lE8-Ays
We are working on maybe putting together an edited version.
Let’s take a look at the card!
I could not resist these bears from MFT. Eeeeek!! So darn cute! I picked a few bears and coloured them in with my copic markers. I don’t have the dies so I fussy cut them out the ol’ fashioned way!
I inked the background (outside in scalloped rectangle by Lawn Fawn) with dye ink (Audrey blue by SSS and Butter by Lawn Fawn) and stuck the frame on top, before then die cutting the word happy with a Mama Elephant die. I wanted to do an inlaid technique so i could stamp the work Birthday on top of a flat surface. To match the red hearts, I scribbled some copic markers on to some offcuts of card and die cut the Hello again, ready to inlay. I put some Stick It adhesive onto the card base to help me cover this whole area behind the die cut with adhesive.
Next I wanted to stamp the word birthday which is from a Woodware stamp set. I used my embossing buddy, stamped with versafine ink and then used my memento black marker to add some ink along the cut lines – then embossed with glossy clear embossing powder.
You can still see the edges where the inlay is happening, but it looks fun i think.
These bears are the freaking cutest!
To finish off, I added a few extra stamped and coloured images such as the hearts and the cupcakes, and I also added a present from the MFT Beast Friends stamp set. It coordinated so beautifully with the present in this set.
I used my copic markers to colour some clear gems and VOILA! C’est fini!
Oh.. on the inside I added a message from the MFT Forest Friends stamp set – ‘Sending you a birthday bear hug’ which I thought was the perfect accompaniment to this card!
Right, time to announce the winner of my birthday giveaway post over on IG! Congratulations @smilecards44 YOU WON! WOOHOO!
Please use the Contact Me page of my blog to send me your address and your prize will soon be on it’s merry way to you. xx