This week's challenge at the BrakeFast Club is to create a card that either has a bear on it, or is bare - as in clean & simple. I'm not feeling the clean and simple thing theses days, especially since I've been making a lot of flowers to put on everything, so I had to settle for a bear. :) Here is the card I made for the challenge:
Stamps: Buzzing Bee Bear (I Brake For Digis)
Papers: Wausau Exact Index 110#, Recollections cardstock, Gratitude papers/digital scrapbooking kit (Summertime Designs), matte finish brochure paper (Staples)
Tools & Embellishments: Waterfall & gold Stickles, home made flowers, CraftRobo, Copic markers, black sharpie marker, Scalloped Scallop edge punch (EK Success), Baby Kruffy font, small flower punch (Fiskars), small daisy punch (Fiskars)
I printed the image on Wausau cardstock and coloured it with my copic markers - pretty straight forward. I double matted it; the first mat is cut from the digital papers I had printed out and then the bottom mat is from plain Recollections cardstock that I used the Scalloped Scallop edge punch on. Luckily, I happened to get it lined up pretty much perfect and I had nice neat corner scallops on it. The background paper is also a digi paper from the scrapbooking kit I printed out. The sentiment is lettering I cut on my Craft Robo using the Baby Kruffy font out of the same patterned paper I used to mat the image. I also cut a mat for the lettering in white. It didn't show up that well, so I took a black sharpie marker an outlined the letters, and now it stands out better and makes it look more like paper piecing. Finally, I made the little flowers using a couple small Fiskars flower punches I had been neglecting. I used gold stickles for the centre of the flowers. The scrolls are Sizzix die images I recreated in my RoboMaster software and cut with my Craft Robo. The final touch was to use Waterfall Stickles to highlight the bumble bee's flight path.
So, I don't think I really I accomplished bare with this card. But, at least, I have a bear on it. :)
Take care and have a great weekend everyone!