It’s another month and another Be Inspired Blog Hop. This month we are featuring a whole variety of projects using products from the Mini Catalogue. I couldn’t resist the Beary Cute Bundle this month and wanted to mix it up a little and head away from the expected suite blues and head into the fragrant forest and traditional Christmas colours for my project.
I hope that you can Be Inspired this month by all the projects that the team have to inspire you…
the finished card – a fun book fold
The Beary Cute Bundle features this adorable family of three (polar bears) but stamp these adorable bears on some brown and you have adorable brown bears! They look adorable set amongst a scene of the trees from the Fragrant Forest background stamp. I stamped these trees in a variety of Old Olive, Garden Green and Shaded Spruce, lightly misting the background stamp with a Stampin’ Spritzer (using a stamping platform to help with this technique) before stamping on some Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. To add some depth to this piece, I added some Crumb Cake and Pecan Pie ink with a Water Painter to the ground between the trees.
the colours that inspired my card…
There was a few more colours added in but this was the general colours that inspired the card. I just loved going back to traditional with this card which is really what the Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper screamed at me when I looked at it.
a close up of the detail
I scored 1″ in from the “spine” of the card to create my “book fold” which allowed me to add some of the wood grain style Designer Series Paper from the Joy of Christmas pack. This fit perfectly with my wood/forest theme.
I also got a tip for stamping the bears from the lovely Helen Read to create some “fluffy textured” bears – stamp the bears in Memento Back on Pecan Pie cardstock and then use the tree stamp on the bears in stamped off pecan pie to add some texture to the bears. You will need to stamp it several times to add texture until happy with result.
To embellish I added some of the Brushed Metallic Dots and some of the frayed Natural Ribbon for a rustic finish.
a look at the inside of the book fold card
I just had to add a pretty inside and use up some of the leftovers. I call the sitting bear the Mumma bear from the Beary Cute Bundle. She just looks like she would be the mummy bear. All three bears would have been on the card front but with the card being portrait, they wouldn’t all fit nicely so I have popped Mummy bear on the inside of the card nicely propped in front of an additional tree. It was a nice finishing touch to the card. The sentiment was stamped in Pecan Pie with some last minute touches of Pecan Pie spritzing – because it just wouldn’t be complete without it!
I had so much fun playing with some traditional colours and doing something with the Beary Cute Bundle that was not winter themed. I hope that you got some inspiration this month and will pop along to the other Be Inspired blogs…
I’d love you to go and check out the amazing next blog on the Be Inspired team which is the lovely Brenda Nelson – what a talented lady she is!
The full list of blogs
Until next time, crafty hugs. xx
SHOP WITH ME & GET A FREE GIFT & TUTORIAL
PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of when you are viewing this post, this is automatically updated so the host code/links listed here are current.
December 2023 monthly host code is ‘93XPS9WG‘ to receive a FREE gift, tutorial and handmade card from me to thank you for your order.
Don’t know how to use a host code or shop online? Click here to learn more and see an easy guide.
Don’t live in Australia but still want to purchase the tutorial? You can purchase it through my tutorial store for $22AUD for instant PDF download. CLICK HERE to purchase.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER suite card extravaganza open for bookings!
I am so excited to be joining forces with the lovely Donna Gray for an amazing new venture for monthly Stamp Camp events! You can see all the details and what it is all about, what it entails and what you get in the link below!
P.S. – it is open for international registration!
LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS SALE – AVAILABLE NOW!
The sale is now on as we make way for the new products & say goodbye to the old!
Shop all the retiring products as we say goodbye to some trusty all favourites – grab a bargain with some products being marked down with us to 60% off some prices!
Check out all the amazing prices by clicking below…