Friday, October 15, 2010

Playful Bears for a Friend

Just a playful card this afternoon, for a friend's upcoming birthday.  She ADORES bears, and I own only one stamp set with bears in it.  It's an ancient set called Bear Mail from All Night Media.

I tried to wrap up a few challenges here, but I'm not lovin' the end result.  The bears are cute on their own, but all these parts just don't add up to a card I like.  (sorry, 'friend'!)  I think the part that bugs me is the sentiment area.  The image just doesn't look right.  Something a bit more clean-lined would have been better.  But because of my buddy, I wanted to use another bear stamp.


I made my own sentiment to go along with the theme.  It was hard to fussy-cut around that little bear.

Well, this goes in the mail to my friend tomorrow.  I hope she likes it!

Thanks for joining me this afternoon.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Colleen

Stamps:  Bear Mail by All Night Media
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red (instead of Poppy Parade), So Saffron, Certainly Celery dp (instead of Pear Pizzazz)
Ink:  Stazon black
Other:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, dimensionals, SU markers

12 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun, fun image!! I love this delightful aviator bear!!

Thanks so much, Colleen, for sharing this sensational birthday card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stripes challenge!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is adorable Colleen! That bear is too cute and the whole design is beautiful. I love that gorgeous dp as well. Great job!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the fancy label on this card. I'm sure your friend will love it "beary" much -- sorry, couldn't resist LOL!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is so cool!! Love all the layers!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Speedy's Friends!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a cute birthday card! The bear images are so sweet! Love that little sentiment banner! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown!

Emily Keaton said...

Hmmmm . . . I think I have a guess for who this card will be sent to!!! I love how you incorporated all of these challenges. You did a super job with all of them!! CUTE bear image, love your sentiment. That Spellbinders die cut behind the main panel is the perfect touch. Super work on this, Colleen :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I think it came together beautifully! I love the way you used the fancy tag!

LeAnne said...

What an adorable image---great card and terrific use of the CTD colors!

Sally Atkins said...

She will definitely love this, Colleen! The bear image is cute and the layout is gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Oh, if I know who this card is for, and I'm quite sure I do, she will lovvvee it! I like your little bear sentiment...what a darling card.

Ann Schach said...

Oh, this is so adorable! I love that bear stamp! I am sure that your friend will be thrilled to receive this card!

Carol said...

Colleen that you so much for making my Birthday so special. I just love this cute little card. I have all my cards displayed on my hutch so everyone can see them when they come it. It makes me so happy just to looks at them. I appreciate your kindness and friendship so very much. Thanks for all you do!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

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