January 23, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

I love our theme for this week's Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Are you ready? It's all about "Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY". Welcome to our hop!

I was so anxious for today to get here so you could see this card I made. I made it about a month ago and fell in love with it. The Bear Hugs stamp set and Bear Hugs Framelits Dies were one of the first items on my list when the Occasions Catalog was born. Being from northern Maine and from Aroostook County means wildlife for us here, so this stamp set will be great for masculine cards.  How cute is this?

Reminds me of Grampy taking the grandkids out to go fishing. And these fish are rainbow trout, I just know it! I even used some Gold Wink Of Stella on the fins and just a little hint on the bodies of each fish. Love that stuff! It just glides on so easily:

Here's the steps I used:
  • Card Base: Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold in the center at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Garden Green Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Going Places Designer Paper 5" x 3-3/4". Stamp the sentiment at the top right-hand corner using Early Espresso Ink. Glue to card front.
  • Bears: Stamp the bears using Early Espresso Ink on Tip Top Taupe Cardstock and cut out using the framelits dies. Glue all 3 bears to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Hats: Stamp 2 hats using Pear Pizzazz Ink on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and stamp 1 using Garden Green Ink on Garden Green Cardstock. Cut all 3 hats using the framelits dies and glue to the top of each bear's head.
  • Fish: Stamp 3 fish using Smoky Slate Ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock. Cut using the framelits dies. Add some Gold Wink of Stella to each fish. Glue each fish to a piece of Linen Thread. Using Paper Snips, snip once in each paw of the largest bear and thread the Linen Thread through each cut making the fish appear to be hanging. Glue each fish in place by sliding a Stampin' Dimensional to the back and press in place.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Bear
  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Tip Top Taupe, Smoky Slate
  • Accessories: Linen Thread
  • Tools: Wink Of Stella, Bear Hugs Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Designer Paper: Going Places

    Now you can click on the links below to visit my talented teammates  Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:

    Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


    1 comment:

    1. What a great guy card!! Love the bear trio with the line of fish! :)


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