Love You Beary Much

During some creative time this weekend, I picked up the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge with a Spin to work on. I also had seen that Card Crafter’s Circle also had a challenge going for Bears so I decided that my Non-Traditional Valentine would be bear related.

I went through my images on my computer and found this cute little boy (or girl) dressed up as a bear and thought it would be cute. The image is from the wonderful Melonheadz Illustrations and LOVE her style. I colored the bear with a Honey Brown Bic Ultra Fine Marker and my Copic E000 and E00 for the face, ears and hand. The nose on the rabbit slippers is Copic R22. I handwrote the sentiment {after lots of practice} with the same Honey Brown Ultra Fine Marker.

When it came down to it, I didn’t want to leave the background white so I grabbed my Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and my Ink Applicator tool. I used a mask for the image {a second print of it} and inked over the entire circle with Brushed Corduroy and then went around just the edges with the Walnut Stain. I didn’t think it was quite done so I added some inking doodles with my White Signo Pen. Again, didn’t think it was done so I grabbed a mini heart stamp by Elle’s Studio and used Festive Berries Distress Ink to ink just a set of three. I then grabbed my Sakura Glaze Pen and outlined the full hearts and filled in the open heart.

The base of this card is 5” square and have layered it with several different papers from K&Company Color Basics Vivid paper pad all backed with a piece of brown cardstock. Once all the pieces had been cut down then it was easy to assemble this. I did add a bit of rhinestones for this card and it will be the one that I give my husband for Valentine’s this year. Not so sure what I plan to give him yet to go with it but the card is done!