Sassy & Crafty: Bearly Happy Birthday Card

Hey Everyone! Justin here, and I’m back today to share this un-bear-ably cute masculine birthday that I created using the new Bearly Happy Birthday set, part of the Sassy & Crafty August Release!

First, as always, I colored up the sitting bear and the birthday hat from the Bearly Happy Birthday set with Copic Markers. I fussy cut both images out and set them aside.

I took (2) A2-sized panels of white cardstock. Using a stitched hillside die, I made my own stencil out of one of the panels. Using the positive side of the stencil (where the hillside is exposed underneath), I used Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks to blend up the cave ground, splattering it as well with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I covered up the ground using the negative of the hillside die. Taking some scrap paper, I tore a strip off and used that as a stencil edge to blend the cave wall. Starting from the top of the panel, working my way down, I took Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink to blend a jagged rock wall panel. Next, I splattered this layer as well with Black Soot Distress Ink.

My final portion of ink blending the cave consisted of me taking a blending brush with Black Soot Distress Oxide in and blending in the edges of the card to give it some shadow and depth.

For my sentiment, I used the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from Bearly Happy Birthday, stamped it on white cardstock, cut it into a rectangle, and blended the edges with Samba Catherine Pooler Ink. I framed the sentiment in red cardstock.

Using foam tape, I adhered my bear with his birthday hat and the sentiment to my card. I also adhered some Pirate Premium Sequins for extra embellishment.

I used a tape runner to adhere my panel to an A2-sized card base, and my card was complete!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest as well for all of my crafty creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!


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