Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Build A Bear Valentine's Cards

Good moring, I hope that you are having a great day. I got to stamp yesterday which always makes me happy but I didn't get a chance to post so I am sorry about that. :( I am working on Valentine's Card for kids to give to their friends and I couldn't forget about the wonderful Build- A-Bear Stamps that are in the Occasions Mini. Did you know that for every purchase of $20 from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Collection, you receive a coupon for $5 off any purchase at the Build-A-Bear Workshop Stores. That is a great little bonus for ordering. If you don't have an Occasions Mini please contact your demonstrator. If you don't have one and live in the US let me know and I will be happy to help you.
Okay so back to today's cards. They are when finished 3x3 cards. I used a lot of the InColors for these as I like the bright cheery colors. The bases of the card are Bermuda Bay Card Stock (115317) and Melon Mambo Card Stock (115320), I also used Crushed Curry Card Stock (115319) on the boy card and Bermuda Bay Card Stock (115317) on the girl card. I used two stamp sets Beary Best Friends (118052) and Beary Best Times (118088). I stamped the images with Basic Brown Classic Ink (104315) on Whisper White Card Stock (100730) then watercolored with the Aquapainter (103954). If you look closely at the girl bears dress you will notice it is polka dotted well to do this a stamped the girl bear on a post it note and cut out just the dress portion of the image. Then a placed the post it note over the stamped image leaving just the dress area to stamp. I stamped over the area with Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad and the polka dot stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds (114996). When you remove the post it note her dress is polka dotted. This is just another form of masking and it adds extra detail to your project. For watercoloring I used Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad (115655), Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (115659), Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad(115656), Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Pad (103139), and Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin' Pad (103220). The letters that my bears are holding were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock watercolored, cut out and added with a Stampin' Dimensional. It is hard to see in the picture but I also stamped the letter on the base of the cards with the same color ink as the card. Cute little Valentine's ready to give to all your friends.
Another quick note, I will be placing an order tomorrow so if you are interested in purchasing the I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set to help the Red Cross in Haiti please contact me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

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