Saturday 23 May 2020

Sending Bear Hugs!

So the new release is here and isn't it just the cutest, the bears have definitely stolen my heart. I have made a really simple CAS card for the blog this week. It's great for if you want to knock out some quick cards to send to love ones and friends that you maybe missing at this time.
The white base of the card I cut out using the Hello Rectangle Stitched Nesting Dies and the hearts are cut from the heart die in the Box Die set. I just roughly guessed the spacing but you could measure the middle length and height to work out your centre points and work out your spacing that way. 
Once I had cut these out I needed to make the pink and orange background again I just roughly guessed the size by laying the die cut piece over the top of my Bristol Smooth cardstock and marking out so its that little bit wider.Once marked I then cut it on my guillotine to make sure the edges were straight. I used Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade for the blending and spritzed with some clean water. The sentiment I white heat embossed onto black card and cut with my trimmer again to make sure it was straight. 
The bears were really simply coloured I had batched stamped and coloured quite a lot of them when I got my stamps. I just used lots of brown and grey combos when colouring them up varying them slightly for each bear. I found it easier doing it this way as I got to play around with layouts and which bears I wanted to go together. This is also how I came up with a couple of my designs just laying them out on the desk. I then could die cut all my bears at once and there are still plenty left for my next card.
The card isn't a regular size so I had to create my own card base but first I needed to stick it together. I stuck the die cut panel to blended sheet using foam squares to give some depth then stuck down my sentiment and bears using foam tap where it was over the cut out hearts. Once this was done I could make my base like I did before I laid the card over the top of my white card I use 300 gsm so its nice and sturdy. Then I marked the white card so it was about 0.5 cm's wider then cut it using my guillotine I then cut another one exactly the same size. I popped my card front onto one of the pieces and the other I scored across the top about 1 cm down and folded it added some red tape above the score line and attached it to the back of my card. I use this technique a lot as none of my cards are ever standard size for card bases. I hope you liked my card for today I have loved seeing you all receiving your new goodies in the group I cant wait to see what you guys come up with

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