Saturday, 27 August 2016

Birthday Bears and Trucks

Originally, this was the card I was making for CASE-ing The Catty (Artistic Expressions Blog Hop) but as I am away from home and my computer, also the internet most likely, it wasn't possible to link in for this week. I don't actually own Country Livin' but one of my lovely team brought it to a stamp day and I stamped out a few images. 

I've enjoyed colouring these trucks in, and I have to confess that I mainly used the retired Blendabilities on Shimmery White card. I had no issues with any of mine, so I hung onto them. I always enjoyed the smooth way they blended and can't get that effect yet with the other popular alcohol-based marker. I still hope we will hear that the problems of drying out etc have been sorted, and Blendabilities return or another substitute is found. I based my card on this one on page 131 of the Annual catalogue. Instead of coloured DSP, I cut a layer of the kraft corrugated card, also retired and stapled a loop of Burlap Ribbon in the top right corner. 
There has been some clear Wink of Stella added in
strategic places too, and the 'happy birthday' 
sentiment comes from Guy Greetings. This card was for my son's birthday, nearly a month ago and I also helped his two-year-old son make his Daddy a card too, while I cared for him one day. This is the youngest child I've ever stamped with, and I had decided that two splatter stamps from Work Of Art and a small one from Gorgeous Grunge were most suitable for some background colour. Oliver stamped the splatters, and adhered the two bears which had dimensionals attached already. I only had to stamp the words, and the two bears, plus die cut them. Guy Greetings provided all the words, Bear Hugs is the set with these gorgeous bears. I think he did a great job with this card, but he still prefers playdough over stamping for his crafting activity!

Don't forget, if you're making an order through my online shop, it will ask for the HOSTESS Code before you check out. August 21st - Spetember 20th it is P2KYFUU9

Cheers, Rachel

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