Saturday 28 March 2020

Sending Bear Hugs!

I made this card a while ago and if you watch our facebook lives you may have seen a peek of it before. The sentiment today seems more appropriate than ever whilst we go through these uncertain, scary times. The Pandemonium Party stamp set has fast become one of my favourites as you might be able to tell. I love how quick they are to stamp and colour, so perfect for a quick and simple card like this one.
To start my card I cut out three sizes of the new Quilted Square Nesting Dies the two larger ones and the last square before the quilted square. The blue background and the night sky were created the same way using a combination of Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. I just randomly smooshed the blues in the middle and added the black around the edges to darken it all little Then using a small spray bottle I sprayed some plain water on there to react with the ink and left it for a couple of seconds before blotting it off with a paper towel. This adds some added texture and interest but I wanted some stars to give the feel of a night sky so added some gold splashes using my Gansai Tambi Starry Colours Paints.  
The Panda I stamped out using memento tuxedo black ink but then I went over with black copic marker to give it that extra pop. Then I just added some rosy cheeks and paws and a red heart. The bamboo was simple colour too just using two shades of green since its only a little area. Make sure the paint and ink is dry before you stick down your images otherwise the gold might smudge. 
I added some foam tape to the back of the square to pop the image out a little bit but before I could stick this on I needed to stamp my sentiment out. After sticking it all together I popped it on a card base and then my card was finished. I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see all your creations! 


  1. Lovely card and great background. I love using distress oxides and your nights sky is really effective. stay safe Michelle x

    1. Thank you so much Distress Oxides are one of my favourite mediums too you cab get so creative with them! Hope your safe and well too Michelle x


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