Wednesday, February 15, 2023

You Bring A Smile to my Face -- Heart Hugs Bear

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a card with the sweet bear from the Heart Hugs Honey Cuts set. He's surrounded by daisies I made from a few dies in the Spring Bouquets Honey Cuts. Now that Valentine's day is past, all I can think of is springtime with all of the flowers and trees leafing out!

First I die cut the bear from the Heart Hugs die set from 80# Neenah. I used the new Lost Shadow Distress and Distress Oxide inks to color him with a couple of detail blender brushes. Then I glued on the eyes and nose die cut from black cardstock and the ear inside that I colored with a Copic marker.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Best of Everything stamp set with black ink. I stamped it near the bottom of an A2 sized piece of white cardstock. I added a strip of removable tape to mask off the sentiment. I blended on some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide in the center of the panel. I occasionally placed the bear on the card while I was inking to make sure I had the ink out far enough beyond the bear. Here are a couple photos for you:

Then I placed the Lazy Daisy Pierced A2 Cover Plate die onto the panel keeping the bottom edge of the die at the line of the inking. The previous photo shows the details of this step.

I die cut a bunch of the daisy like flowers from white cardstock with the dies in the Spring Bouquets Honey Cuts. I die cut some leaves and leafy stems from green cardstock and added a bit of shading with a couple of green Copic markers. I adhered the yellow flower centers to the daisies. Then I shaped the flower petals a bit with a stylus from the Flower Shaping Essentials Kit. I glued one of the daisies to a leafy stem and placed it in the bear's paws with a small foam dot.

I played around with the flower arrangement and when I was happy with it, I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the floral elements in place. I added some Glimmer and Shine Enamel Stickers to the flower centers.

I could not resist drawing in a little smiley face with a black pen on the flower center in the bear's paws! I used the same black pen to draw him a mouth and a white gel pen to add details to the eyes and cheeks.

I have always had a "thing" for all the bear dies and stamps, and this cute little guy is no exception!! There are so many ways to use the bear and other adorable critters in the Heart Hugs Honey Cuts set and I hope I've given you some inspiration today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. What a fun card, Carol! Love the sweet bear, partial piercing and pretty flowers


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