Thursday, April 1, 2021

Sending Bear Hugs

Sending Bear Hugs card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Altenew

Here's my card for the current challenge at The Paper Players. I used the sketch to create a masculine design featuring Altenew's Mini Delight: Polar Bear stamp and die set. I took a little creative license with the bear image, cutting it out from kraft cardstock and inking it with some distress ink to transform it into a brown bear. The bear was adhered to a round light blue panel with a strip of green cardstock along the bottom to ground the image. The panel was matted on kraft cardstock, then adhered to a tree patterned paper panel over a pair of vertical green cardstock strips. For the sentiment, I stamped the "sending bear hugs" sentiment on the left side of an aqua cardstock strip. The strip was edged with a narrow strip of kraft cardstock, then threaded beneath the image panel and vertical green strips. The finished panel was adhered to a green card base to match the strips on the cardfront.

Materials Used:
Mini Delight: Polar Bear stamp and die set (Altenew); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); Garden Green and Bashful Blue cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Lakeside 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles); circle dies (Spellbinders); foam tape


  1. Lori, you used this sketch perfectly! I love how you created the background for the bear. The layered patterned paper works beautifully with your bear! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

  2. Such a beautiful card, Lori! Love the adorable bear paired with the perfect paper. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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