Thursday, August 11, 2016

Stampin' Up Baby Bear Umbrella Weather Sweet & Sassy Blooms & Bliss

The humidity has stuck around again today with the temp's being in the low 90's.  There are supposed to be some thunderstorms and scattered rain showers through this Saturday.  Gosh, we really, really need the rain.

My share for today is a card that I created using Stampin' Up's Baby Bear Stamp Set.  Stampin' Up has many stamp sets that are quite versatile as I'll be showing you with Baby Bear the rest of this week and next.

Let's get right to it:


I just love this little old fashioned, sweet Baby Bear.  My Mom always brought me stuffed bears even when I was grown up!  I still have a bunch of them sitting in an antique chair.  I always wanted to put my Mom's antique hat's on them; but, they seemed to have disappeared. 

Anyways, Stampin' Up's Baby Bear Stamp Set is so versatile.  It can be used for any occasion by just changing up the color and sentiment 

My card base is Stampin' Up's Blushing Bride cut at 4-1/4" by 11" and scored and folded at 5-1/2".

My card front panel is a piece from SU's Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and adhered to my card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I cut a piece of SU's Vellum the same size as my card front panel and adhered it to my card front panel using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.  (I strategically placed the glue behind where the bear, umbrella and flowers would go on the vellum so that the glue would not show through). 

Using Stampin' Up's Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, I die cut the umbrella from Whisper White Cardstock and two handles from Soft Suede Cardstock.

I lightly sponged some Blushing Bride Ink around the edges of the umbrella and over the embossed areas.  I LOVE how these framelits not only die cut; but, they emboss also.

I adhered a piece of SU retired Very Vanilla Lace to the bottom of the umbrella using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.  I wanted to use SU's new Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim; but, I grabbed the wrong one from my ribbon rack.  Oopsy! 

SU's Baby Bear Stamp Set is a 3-Step Stamp Set using the bear images.  I started out by stamping the most detailed Bear image with Crumb Cake, the next Bear image with Soft Suede and the least detailed Bear image with Early Espresso.  I then fussy cut the Bear out.

The images are pretty easy to line up as you can see through the Photopolymer stamp and a clear block.  Even if you miss a little, they still turn out gorgeous!  I wasn't quite spot on with all of the bears that I stamped.

The Bears' Bow in this set is a two-step stamping technique.  I stamped the least detailed Bow image using Pink Pirouette and the most detailed Bow image using Blushing Bride.  I fussy cut the bow out.


I cut the top off of one of the umbrella handles and adhered it to the other handle to make it taller so it would fit over the Bear's head.  I then adhered the handle to the umbrella and the umbrella to the back of the Bear using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I put some Stampin' Dimensionals behind the umbrella, removed the lining from them and made some loops with a piece of SU's new Copper Metallic Thread and laid it on the adhesive on the Stampin' Dimensionals.  I put some Mono Multi-Purpose Glue behind the Bear and adhered the Bear and the Umbrella to my vellum.

I fussy cut out some flowers and leaves from the Blooms & Bliss DSP and adhered them randomly to the vellum and over the top of the flowers and leaves in the DSP underneath the vellum.  I then added some more Mono Multi-Purpose Glue underneath the flowers and leaves and vellum to make the vellum more secure to the DSP card base. 

Using SU's Sweet & Sassy Framelits dies, I die cut a heart from Very Vanilla Cardstock and lightly sponged around the edges with Blushing Bride Ink.

I stamped the sentiment using SU's Basic Black Archival Ink.

I fussy cut another flower from the Blooms & Bliss DSP, adhered it to the back of the heart and then to the inside of my card using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.


And, of course, I had to add a SU Circle Enamel Shape in Blushing Bride to the Bear's Bow.

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  

Have a great day! 

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges and using them for their own card classes.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  PLEASE be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!


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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.

1 comment:

  1. WOW.......Awesome umbrella! And that bear....TOO CUTE. I just ordered this set.......Thanks for the cute card idea.