Good morning! Jessica here from All the Sparkle and I’m thrilled to be guesting for Waffleflower today! I adore the cute baking bear in the Therefore I Am set and used him and a custom sentiment to create a bright and cheerful card!
To start I stamped my bear, the whisk, recipe book, and bird onto a piece of white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I also stamped the floral banners twice and the banners alone twice with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I also masked off the bear and stamped some of the flowers from the older Bird & Bear Stamp Set to decorate his apron. I colored everything with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment I cut apart one of the stamps and aligned them on my MISTI lid to curve with the banner and stamped them with versafine before heat-embossing them with clear embossing powder.
Next I blended Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick distress oxides onto a piece of bristol smooth cardstock. I left the top white and blended down to the darker color. I spritzed it with water and then blotted off the excess water leaving lighter splatters and spots across my background. I die-cut the panel with the A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 die and also die-cut a black border using the same A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 die.
I wanted a little extra dimension in the card so to assemble it I started by adding the single banners to the floral banners with foam mounting tape. Then I used a craft knife to cut around the bear’s left paw and tucked the recipe book underneath it. In his other paw I popped up the whisk with foam mounting tape. I adhered them all to the ink blended panel and then popped up the bird with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a sprinkling of sparkling clear sequins and a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle to the banners and the flowers for a little extra shimmer and shine! And that’s it!
As someone with a huge sweet tooth and a penchant for baking this was a REALLY fun card to create! It was designed as a card but I think I might frame it and hang it in my kitchen near my recipe books! ;) It would also be a great way to decorate a recipe binder or a gift tag for a baked goodie! Thanks so much for stopping by and an extra special thanks to Nina for inviting me to guest-design! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!
WAFFLE FLOWER PRODUCTS:
WFC173 Therefore I Am Combo, stamps & matching dies (images & sentiment)
271173 Therefore I Am Stamp Set (images & sentiment)
310213 Therefore I Am Matching Die (images & sentiment)
271086 Bear & Bird Stamp Set (apron)
310204 A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 Die (panel)
Other Products Used:
Copic Markers T0, T2, T5, YG61, YG63, YG67, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, E35, E35, E37, RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, Y35, Y38, E42, E43, E47
Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Sparkling Clear Sequins
Foam Mounting Tape
Liquid Adhesive Bristol
Smooth Cardstock 110lb
White Cardstock 110lb
Black Cardstock Copic-friendly Intense Black ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle