Bears on Plaid | Month of Celebration

I think I’m starting to struggle a bit with this daily posting for the Month of Celebration… But that may just be because I’ve had a few really busy days and a few days of not feeling too well. I’m hoping I can bounce back from it as the end of the month is in sight! If you’re not sure what the month of celebration is, I’m celebrating both reaching 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and it being my birthday month. All month long I’m going to be creating videos, and the more you comment on the more chances you’ll have to win a prize! Check out the original video to hear all about it, then leave a comment on the video, and head over to the Rafflecopter to confirm your entry. Commenting on today’s video is just one way to get an extra entry towards the prize draw.

I mentioned in the video that I’m trying to be quick getting this all done, so I’ll do the same with this write-up!

I started my design with a strip of yellow card onto which I ink blended a plaid design using the Plaid stencil from Newton’s Nook. I used Tiki Torch and Flirty Fuchsia inks from Catherine Pooler, the latter of which turned out more burgandy on top of the yellow than the fuchsia that it usually appears. I also used the narrower lined layer of the stencil to add white gel pen stitched detailing to the card.

Next I worked on my image. I used a stamp from Papa Bear, also by Newton’s Nook, and added the tie stamp onto the adult bear. I then coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, making the tie purple as I still wanted purple in my colour palette. For the bears themselves I went with a variety of browns, along with greys for their noses. I added white gel pen detail, fussy cut the images out, and edged with a black brush tip marker to hide the white core of the paper.

After some back and forth in trying to work out my layout I trimmed the plaid panel down and adhered it to my black card base, before edging with Purple Mirror Pinstripe Peel-Offs from Love From Lizi. I then stamped a sentiment onto the bottom of the strip and adhered the bear image just above it. I finished the card with some Nuvo Drops in Ripened Pumpkin.

I really like how the focal strip pops against the black background for this design, and the Nuvo Drops also going beyond the edge of the strip really adds to the interest. I hope you like the card! Don’t forget to leave a comment over on YouTube, and complete the Rafflecopter for a chance to win my giveaway prize for the Month Of Celebration.


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)


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22 thoughts on “Bears on Plaid | Month of Celebration

  1. OMG..Love your very colorful stenciled plaid and adorable Papa and baby bears, Charlotte. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Hugs…Nancy

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  2. Loving these bright colours against the black, such a striking contrast. Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  3. Such a cute Father’s Day card! Love your papa bear and baby bear. Have a great week and thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

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  4. Oh wow! This is a fabulously designed card! The strip of plaid looks wonderful with the papa bear and baby! Love your little bear’s dark brown pads! So glad you shared with us at Inky Paws!

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