Sunday, February 27, 2011

Male Birthday Card

   A friend called and asked if I could make a birthday card for her 4 year old son to give his Dad that is going to be deployed soon. Her son's favorite ritual at bed time is  Dad's bear hugs. So I thought it would mean something special to his Dad to have a bear card from his son.

  The stamp is Bruno Bear with present from Whiff of Joy's Party Collection.  I used Spellbinders Labels Large for the stamping area. Then I just layered with scraps and used my Kaisercraft Paper Trimmer to trim around it.

This is the first time I have tried to color animal fur with Copic Markers (E49, E35,E37) I also used Copic Lemon Glitter for the ribbon and tried touching it up with Yellow Stickles. I am not very happy with the results, but it was a learning experience. I am still learning how to shade, so I think that was part of the problem.

The "ribbon" is actually Eyelash yarn. The papers were just scraps I had.

So here is the finished result:

I am pleased to announce I will be participating in Operation's Write Home Bunny Hop on March 5th. For those of you not familiar with OWH, it is an organization that provides handmade cards for our service men and women to use for writing home or special occasions.  Please make sure you stop by for the hop, I will be giving away my first BLOG Candy. You will receive an entry by leaving a comment. If you put my blog candy on your blog to let people know of this event, you will get an extra 5 entries. (Please leave your blog address in your comments to let me know you posted it.) Here's a pic of the blog candy:

The Candy includes selections from Tattered Angels, Hero Arts, Crafter's Companion, and Crafty Secret.  Good Luck!

Wishing all of our service Men and Women a safe journey!


  1. wonderful card! This bear is so cute!!!
    i love blog candies and this is great:)

  2. Very beautiful card! I like the bear stamp also, it's cute!! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful blog candy by the way, already posted about that on my blog :)

  3. this is a very lovely card! thank you so much for the change to win that beautiful candy!
    your candy is on my sidebar! can you also inform me for the date you will announced
    the candy winner?

  4. Thanks Olga! The Contest officially starts on March 5th. It ends on March 12. I plan to draw the winner on March 13:) Love your blog:)

  5. thanks for the chance and the amazing gift!!! sweet card!

  6. How touching to read the story behind the bear on your card. I'm sure his Dad will be so glad to get it.


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