Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Last Day

I was so happy that I was able to get to post another project over at Crafter's Companion using the Meadow Cottage Bears stamp collection from Christine Haworth. I adore her art work and her drawings of these beautiful bears are no exception! They are just so soft and romantic.

I decided to work with the With Love stamp set this time. First I stamped out the image and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I love stamping onto the Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers that we carry in the Crafter's Companion store because it is just perfect for these markers. I've tried several different papers and this paper is the best. Coloring is smooth, blending is wonderful and no bleeding!

Next I decided to make a Gatefold card. I pulled out my Ultimate Tool and two seconds later my folds were creased and I was ready to go.

All I did was start with a piece of card stock 6" x 11". I butted the 6" side up to the end with the handle and scored along the Gatefold US Letter line. I turned the paper 180 degrees and did it again. Then I folded and burnished the scored lines. I now have a perfect gatefold base card. All I need to do is embellish it.

So that is what I did next, I embellished it. I layered some patterned paper into a pleasing design that followed the sketch #157 challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I adhered the paper to one side of the card front and then I opened the card and cut the paper along the edge. That gave me the perfect match to adhere to the other side of the card. Then I cut out my colored image and layered it onto patterned paper and card stock.
I cut a long piece of ribbon from my stash and glued it to the back of my colored image. And then I adhered the image to half of the front of the card. This allows you to still open the card. Now you can also pull on side of the ribbon around the back of the card to meet on the front side. There you can tie the ribbon into a bow to hold the card shut.

Finally to finish up the card, I distressed a flower and added a pearl to the center and glued it on the front of the card. A little Crystal Stickles added to the flowers and onto the Bear's foot gives a little sparkle.
I stamped and trimmed my sentiment and then added it to some patterned paper on the inside of the card. And there you have it, my card is done.

I made a layout for the June Sketch challenge at Sketches4all that I will share with you as soon as I add the photos.  I used some of my new Teresa Collins paper and embellies...yum!  Totally gorgeous stuff.

I'm sad that Denise and her family are going home today.  It was so fun having them here visiting.  I will really miss them. 

Hope you have a great Tuesday!


  1. What a sweet bear! Nice card!

  2. Super cute!!! What a darling bear, and your coloring is out of this world!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  3. This is a gorgeous bear, off to look at her things. Beautiful coloring and a lovely design.
    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Patti SSW/Dt

  4. What a darling bear. Great coloring. i love your take on the sketch.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Great job on coloring up your bear. Love your image and sweet colors. Have a sweet day!!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

  6. This is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Darling Bear image! So fun that is opens up!
    Judi SSW DT

  8. Your card is so lovely I just adore your image and such pretty colours and embellishments. Great job and thanks so much for joining us and sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  9. Lovely card Stacy & what an adorable image! How could you not love that teddy?

  10. I love what you did with the sketch - very creative. And that adorable image and your coloring is spectacular! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  11. Beautiful card! I just love gate fold cards,super work. What a great vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  12. This is adorable. I love the gatefold card.

  13. This is adorable, Stacy! I love your gatefold card. Love that teddy and the fabulous papers and colors.

  14. Your card is beautiful Stacey! I'm finally feeling like wandering around and looking at blogs! Glad I stopped here! I have to get my UC out more often - you've persuaded me!