Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - You're Beary Sweet


Today is New Release Day for Heartfelt Creations!      We are featuring the Beary Fun Retreat Collection!    I love coloring bears and I was so excited when this release became available!    

Quilling tool, Copic Markers (Bear and treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26), Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer,   craft blade, mounting tape, Memento Dandelion Ink, light weight green and dark brown cardstock. 

Create a Bendi- Card by following these easy and wonderful instructions by Bihiana  >  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bendifold.  I altered the instructions by using  the Fleur Border Basics Die rather than cutting the interlocking flaps freehand.   Cut layers for the flaps using the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection.  Sponge the edges with Tangelo ink. 

Stamp the bear and treehouse images from the Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set.  Stamp the small sunflowers and leaves from the Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set.  I added an optional leaf flourish from Classic Rose Collection.   Color the bear and treehouse images with the following Copic Markers (Bear, stool and  treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26, teacup and dish- B000, B00, B20, B21, B24, B26).  Cut the images with the corresponding die.  Sponge the leaves with Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves.  I cut 3-4 layers of the tree, stool and  bear  images out of dark brown cardstock and popped the layers up with mounting tape in between each layer.  Keep the mounting tape narrow so it does not show from the side.  I love the dimension this gives each image. 

Stamp the large sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Stamp Set.  Die Cut with the corresponding die.  Sponge with Dandelion and Tangelo Ink.  Die cut with the corresponding  die.  Gently mist with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Assemble with clear adhesive.  Quill some loose coils from green 1/8 inch cardstock.   Cut some 1/4 inch strips from the  Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection  and quill  "S" shaped spirals for the card embellishment.  

Adhere the treehouse, bear, stool, quilled spirals  and small flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive.   Glue  the large flowers with a glue gun. 

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating sunflowers  HERE.  

I hope you enjoyed this card.   I will be having a video on Sept 24th on how I colored this little bear!   I hope you will tune in, like and comment! :D   Stay tuned!   


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    1. Thank you so much Karin! :D Have a wonderful day!
      Hugs, Marie

  2. What a fun card! I love the centers of the sunflowers!

    1. Thank you so much, my friend! Have a wonderful day.
      Hugs, Marie

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    1. Thank you Jan! I love bendi-cards too! I found this one from Split-coast stampers. I think I have the link on my instructions!
      Hugs,, Marie

  4. Wow - this is gorgeous with all the details in it!

  5. I love making Bendi cards, this one is absolutely adorable!!! These bears are perfect for a Bendi!

  6. Thanks so much for this fun tutorial. I'm just learning to color with my alcohol markers so i can't wait to try these techniques!


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