October 27, 2008

Bear Hugs...

Things have been soooooo crazy busy - but I'm hoping to get caught up on a few things!!

I wanted to come and share a fun card (and product) with you.

A friend of mine is going through some really tough times right now, and so I wanted to do something a little special for her. Those of you that read Lauren Meader's blog know that her infamous saying is 'one day at a time' and a friend of hers got her this terrific bracelet... "A journey of 1,000 miles...begins with a single step" Well, this is totally fitting for my friend as well...so I tracked down one of these bracelets, and made her this card to go with it.

This is the Bear Hugs set from CC Designs...c'mon, have you ever SEEN cuter bears??? or bees??? I just adore Christine's images...they're too fun. Never heard of them?? Can't be. If that's the case, head on over to All That Scraps and fall in love :)

Back to the card. The images were colored with my Copics *happy sigh*. a little slit was cut in the base of the bear's hand, and a piece of wire was tucked in, and then the flower head was adhered on the top with a dimensional.


The bees?? yes, now these were fun. I wanted to make them a little more 3 dimensional, so I stamped them on CS twice, and velum CS once. I colored 1 full image of the bee, and the head of the other on the cs. On the vellum, I just went over the wings with my spica clear glitter pen. I cut out the full be, the head, and then I cute the wings out of the vellum, leaving a piece of the bee's head to use while layering (you can kind of see it from this close up). Then I just layered them up with dimensionals, and used some wire for their anntenae.








Piggy Tales has these cute little springy things that you can use to make something pop out off your card. I got some at the CKC in Hartford a few weeks ago, and this is the first thing I've used them on. The best part? The squish down, so you can still put it in an envelope if you need to. These would be great on the inside too!! Or a scrapbook page, the possibilities...
Hope you check out CC Designs, if you haven't already, and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Bear Hugs - CC Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, Select White, SU!, Basic Black, White CS Vellum
Accessories: Piggy Tales 'piggy tails', dimensionals, copics, rectangle Nesties, wire

9 comments:

Molly B said...

That is just adorable! Your coloring and cutting is so perfect. I hope it cheers your friend up. -Molly B

Renee V. said...

Awww... cute! Lovve the popped bees - they so sweet!!
Your friend will be really touched by this. I hope she's doing better real soon.
Hugs,

Amy H said...

Super CUTE!!! LOVE those piggy tales!!! I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!!!

Heather said...

OMG, this is totally adorable! The coloring is awesome! I'm sure your friend will love that you thought of her! Have a great day!

Barb said...

OMW - this is just too darn cute!!! I love how you popped up those adorable little bees. I'm sure you friend is going to love it!!!

Sandy Thelen said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! I'm sure your friend will love this!

Pam W. said...

Such a cute card. The only thing better than the card is what a great friend you are. She is going to love the bracelet!

Rachel said...

This is such an adorable card! your friend is going to love it. I hope things get better for her soon!

Debbi said...

Isn't that just the cutest? Very clever and creative Tracey! And I hope it helps cheer your friend up.