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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Beary Happy Birthday


This card is for my nephew who will turn 5 this weekend! It also is for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge #43. The colors this week are chocolate chip, ruby red, pumpkin pie, old olive, and brocade blue. What a fantastic color combo! If you have not tried her challenges...what are you waiting for! They are a great way to get those juices in your brain flowing!!!

I used the sets Under the Stars and Short & Sweet to complete this card. I used all of the colors in card stock and very vanilla too. I stamped the bear and the smore in Stazon Timber Brown on to watercolor paper. I watercolored them in with my aqua painter and chocolate chip ink. I threw in little creamy caramel for his tummy. I gotta say this is the first time that I used my aqua painter and I LOVE IT!!! My sil and upline (the same person) got me hooked on it!! She talked it up so much that I had to get it! It is so easy to use!!!! Anyway...back to the card...I stamped the saying in pumpkin pie. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug too! Then I used the word window punch! The circles are made with the 1/2 inch circle punch. I cut out the hat and the candle. The pom pom on the hat was punched out with a flower punch from Target. I popped the bears face, the smore and the main image square with dimensionals!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!

26 comments:

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Love your card, Kari! The dots are hot! Maybe it's because my tummy is growling right now, but the whole card is yummy!

AMY FLEMING said...

Very cute card!!! I love that bear stamp!!

Winter said...

Very cute! I really like that bear! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Stacey Schafer said...

the dots and the bear...a perfect pair:)

Kim said...

Love, love, love this card!

Moonegirl said...

This card is ridIculous!!! I cannot believe you just whipped this out!

Love the dots. LOVE the coloring effect on the Bear and edible s'more, love the layers, the matting. A truly professional card.

You just keep amazing me. This is a Designers card. Highest honors!

Oh,and one perfectionist to another- perfect lines!

Moonegirl said...

P.S.) I told you you'd love the watercolor with the Aqua painter. Effortless and fun! One to demo....

Kerri said...

Oh how cute!!! What an adorable birthday card!

nessy said...

perfect card for a 5 year old ~love that bear ~yes those colours are perfect together!
vanessa xx

Debi said...

Kari, what an adorable card!! I love the colors and the embellishing. So cute. You did a beautiful job of coloring the bear!!!
Awesome card!

Jo said...

I just love this Kari! The colours are wonderful and you've used such a cute image. He'll love it!

travelingmama said...

Oh, how cute! Love those polka dots!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Such a sweet card. I've not seen that set used yet, you did well with it.

Maryvel Friesen said...

Love the dots, they are so cute! Good colour combination too! I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder today for the first time, love it! Very nice card overall! Keep up the good work!

Sular said...

Sooo cute..love the bear.

kareNstampZ said...

Love how you've created the background paper with the spots. The bear is adorable - wish I'd used Stazon for my watercolouring, I used Basic Brown & it ran a bit

Sylvia said...

I love your card. You really made that ice cream sandwich look good enough to eat! Awesome bear!

Maureen said...

Such a cute card - perfect for a 5 year old boy!

Ange Kelly said...

Super cute caard!

Heather said...

This is SO cute! Absolutely perfect for the challenge! Great card!

She said...

What a great card! Made me smile
:-) xxxx

Beverly aka beestamper said...

This is awesome.. I love it Kari.. sending you some cyber hugs and love!

Lynn said...

This is just too darn cute!!!
Such a fun card!

Deanna said...

Too cute!

Jessica Rosario said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a little note *smile* I love you cards they are so fun!! It's so fun to see the way each individual uses paper to create such unique designs.

Blessings,
Jessica

Kadee said...

Too cute!

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