I wanted to revisit some beloved stamp sets that I haven’t used in a while. I am loving the new releases from Lawn Fawn. Their critters are always so cute. So, I pulled out my Love You S’ more set and wanted to use a repeating pattern of the bear.
At first I just used brown ink to stamp the bear repeatedly, but I did not like the way it turned out. It just seemed boring. Instead I embossed the bears with my favorite American Crafts copper embossing powder. It really popped the image on the card. I wanted to highlight one bear so I took a puffy heart sticker I had in my stash and added it to one full size bear. You could easily die cut a hear and emboss it to get that’s a me puffy look if you don’t have a sticker.
These are the supplies I used:
I used the Paper Smooches Chit Chat stamp set for the sentiment. I added some dots with Sharpies to the “thanks” for a bit more color.
I used some scraps to create a frame for the sentiments. I just took my four stamp colors and inked up the parts of the stamps I wanted each color to be. It is not a big deal if the colors aren’t perfect because they make a pretty ombre/ sunset effect.
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These cards are easy and fun to make. The great thing is that they can be easily reproduced. You could make them for a teacher’s gift or keep a bunch on hand when you need a sweet personalized thanks! I used Inktense watercolor pencils to color in this cute stamp from Penny Black.
The notecards are from Paper Studio, and the bows are pre-made ones from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I cut down the original image and mounted it onto some black cardstock. The “Thanks” stickers are form Provo Craft and I have a ton of these laying around, so it is a good way to use my stash. I used foam squares to attach it to the notecard for some dimensional interest. I then added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the basket and Glossy Accents to the apples for dimension and shine. This is a great place to practice your watercolor technique since the image is simple and big enough to try out different shading techniques and color combos.
Hope you these little guys brightened your Monday!