Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hooray It's Your Birthday

Here's my card for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I flipped the sketch upside down to make a sweet moonscape using the Mama Elephant Space Bears stamp set.

Hooray It's Your Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant
I started out by watercoloring the background panel with shades of blue, purple, and pink.  While it dried, I stamped one of the set's bear images and colored it with Copic markers.  After cutting it out with the matching die, I coated the bear's  helmet with Glossy Accents to get a glass like look (and repeated this step a second time after accidentally poking the almost set and dry image with something and messing up the nice, smooth surface . . .).  The moon was made from a shimmery white circle with a debossed polka dot pattern.

Once all of the pieces were dry, I adhered the moon to the bottom right corner of the watercolored panel.  The bear was added on top using foam tape.  I stamped a few stars in the sky in silver ink. They were embossed in silver, as was the sentiment.  I edged the panel with a strip of dark purple cardstock on one side, then added it to a blue card base.

Materials Used:
Space Bears stamp set, Space Bears dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black and Delicata Silvery Shimmer inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); watercolors (Michaels); markers (Copic); Brocade Blue, Elegant Eggplant, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); circle die (Spellbinders); Polka Dot embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); Silver embossing powder (American Crafts); Glossy Accents (Ranger); foam tape


  1. Oh my this is one adorable card! Love the sky and the sweet astrobear! Flipping the sketch worked perfectly! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Ack, love that sweet bear-o-naut! His little helmet, and the swiss cheese moon SO CUTE!!

  3. What a fun card! I love that sweet little bear!!! Love what you've done with the sketch!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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