Beary Happy Birthday

This card was made entirely of odds and ends that needed using up. The bear is leftover from the 10 cards 1 release with Heffy Doodle that I did last year. The embossed circle he’s on was a piece leftover from making a card for tomorrow. Even the sentiment strip was a snippet. It’s good to be able to use things up!

The bear, from Heffy Doodle’s Unbearable Without You, was stamped with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, then coloured with Yosoo alcohol markers. I seem to recall that my lightest brown was running out at the time, which caused me some difficulty with blending. Which is slightly visible on his face. Nothing too hideous though, thankfully! Once the colouring was finished I fussy cut the bear.

My focal circle is a snippet of white card which I embossed with the Taylored Expressions Woodgrain Embossing Folder, then die cut using a Sizzix Circle Framelit. Another snippet of that white card became my sentiment strip. I placed the strip in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment. I used “wishing you a”, “happy” and “birthday” from Heffy Doodle’s Happy Snappy Crocs. The “beary” comes from Unbearable Without You, though the stamp actually reads “bearly” – I had to do some masking and shifting of the stamps to get the sentiment as I wanted it.

With all the elements ready I used double-sided tape to adhere everything into place on my kraft cardbase.

I’m quite pleased with this card. As I said in my introduction it was really nice to be able to assemble a card from elements I had to hand. All I needed to do was stamp out the sentiment and adhere everything together. I need to remember to check my scraps drawer more often to see what I have that I can use up!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Double D Challenges – Woodland Creatures

Less Is More – CAS Dry Embossing

MFT Sketch Challenge – SketchTCP Tuesday – Animals

Uniko 6th Birthday Linky Party – Birthday

20 thoughts on “Beary Happy Birthday

  1. I can’t believe that this card was made with odds and ends. Love your coloring and how you just kept it simple. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see your creations here again.
    Design Team Member, Barbara

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  2. Wow! an absolute stunner! CAS-brilliant, cute and a perfect example of dry embossing to your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week.

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  3. It turned out unbearably cute! Clever rearranging of the different sentiments, and, yes, it’s nice to use up all those spare parts. Your coloring is top notch, even with the marker going dry. I’d never notice. I also love the simple design. It’s wonderful to see this in our Woodland Creatures challenge at Double D. Thanks for playing along with us!

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  4. WOW ! This is brilliant, Charlotte ! I should have a glance to my bits box more often ! Love this adorable birthday card and this beautiful CAS design. This little bear is so cute and perfectly highlighted with the delicate dry embossed circle ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  5. Oh my! That little bear is smile-making and hugs-inducing! Talk about a cutie pie! Such a sweet card – and how wonderful of you to share it in the Uniko gallery!

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