I, of course, had to take the stamps for this release, to make a birthday card for Molly! She is the best friend a girl could ask for and I appreciate her beyond words. For her card, I chose to use the new "Bears with Feelings" set that is being released on Friday with Kindred Stamps.
I chose colors and belly images to represent BFF Bear and Tenderheart from the iconic Care Bears! To color each of the bears, I pulled out all the markers I had in the colors the bears are. I did a lot of layering with the colors and it took a few passes of the marker to get them just right.
For the bellies, I did a little shading with light greys to add to the depth, then I colored the symbols. I finished with clear Wink of Stella to make the Bears with Feelings sparkle!
My background is some retired Stampin' Up DSP covered by an awesome Clarity Cloud Stencil and BoBunny glitter paste to add depth and create the fun glittery clouds. It's definitely not perfect, but I have never done any sort of layering with the glitter paste. It was a mess (that I just remembered I still need to clean up! Oops!) but I love how it turned out and it was so much fun!
Next, I took a cloud from a retired CTMH set and stamped one of the building your own sentiments from the Bears with Feelings set. I used a Distress Oxide stamp set, then I took my silver Wink of Stella and outlined the cloud to make it not such a stark comparison to the glitter clouds. The silver stars are from a previous Stampin' Up My Paper Pumpkin kit. I tend to be a bit of a hoarder of kits, I rarely build the cards or projects, and save the wonderful bits to use in projects later on.
I finished the card off with some fun DoubleClick Skittles probably my favorite embellishment if we are being honest! I echoed the glitter paste colors and added a yellow in there just for fun!
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I loved making it for my BFF's b-day! Happy birthday sweet Molly, I can't wait to celebrate many more with you!
The next card I had to make was for Molly's awesome hubby, Evan. I knew for weeks I wanted to use the "Time Traveler" for him as he enjoys Dr. Who!
I had so much fun creating a watercolor background. It was my first attempt, but definitely not my last at the popular Galaxy Watercolor Background that people are loving... I blame Suzanne Babb-Moore for my obsessions, for weeks she's been posting these wonderful creations.
I finally signed up for the class shes's taken myself so I can learn how to make my backgrounds look like the night sky, but I didn't have time to work on the lessons before I needed to make the card so this is my starting point of my journey!
The Weeping Angels, if you don't know the story, can only move if they're not being watched. Hence the "don't blink" part of the sentiment. I colored her with Copics and some old Stampin' Up Blendabilities to create two different yet similar shades of grey.
The Dr, I chose to fashion after the 11th Dr with his cool fez and bowtie. He is colored entirely with copics, I used a glue dot to place his bowtie and the sonic screwdriver.
The ever amazing Tardis also was colored using Copics. Again all 3 awesome images were blended and shaded a ton. I tried to make sure they all had the "light" shining down on them the same way.
The finished card makes me giddy! I think it may be one of my best cards yet, not to toot my horn too loudly! Watching Evan's face as he saw it was awesome.
I don't often manage to make birthday cards for those I love, but I was so glad I was able to for them. They're some of the best people I know and I am blessed to have them in my life.
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