Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Happy Birthday Pooh

Howdy friends! My goodness, I haven’t posted in quite a long time. It’s been just over two months. How on Earth does that happen? Time just flies by me. In these last two months we’ve had out of town visitors a couple of times. A few birthday celebrations. A road trip or two. And this week we have a day long visit to Miami for my youngest’s yearly heart check up and then the next day she graduates from college. Needless to say we are so stinkin’ excited. So I guess the last two and a half months have been jam packed in retrospect but I am glad to have time to post today.

I have a very special 14 year old in my life that shares a passion with me. Winnie the Pooh! So I just knew I had to make her birthday card using the only Pooh stamp I have. In fact…this stamp is undoubtedly the oldest stamp I own. When I started paper crafting in 2003 I can remember finding this stamp at Michael’s or JoAnn’s and knowing I had to have it as I adored Pooh Bear. It was a set that came with the other characters as well, but Pooh is the one I have hung on to all these 15 years. WOW! 15 years. My stamp is older than the young lady I made the card for.

pooh1So this Pooh stamp comes from All Night Media, and as I said, it is REALLY old. I colored him in with my Copic markers. I’m not super good at coloring and shading but I love coloring so that is all that matters to me. For his body color I used Y35 for the all over color and Y38 to add a bit of shading. On his shirt I used R29. To shade I used R37 and R39. A smidge of pink for the mouth and red for the tongue and Pooh is colored.

My background is stamped with honey bees of course, cause where there are bees there is honey and Pooh Bears love honey. These two adorable bee stamps came from a set by Elizabeth Craft Designs called Bee Sentiments. I just used a light grey ink to stamp them so they really wouldn’t stand out and take away from Pooh. One of the bees has a trail of dots behind him and on those I used my diamond Stickles to dot each one so I could have a subtle little sparkle.

My white mat cardstock and yellow scalloped cardstock are cut with dies from MFT and I popped both of these with foam tape.  Seems like these pierced and scalloped stitched dies are my go to dies whenever I need a mat.  The HAPPY die cut is a word die I have had for a few years and I’m not sure who made it. Before blogging I wasn’t real good about tracking what company my product came from. (I’m getting much better about it!) Anyway, I cut it from black glitter paper and popped it with foam tape. It’s hard to see that from my photo but it is definitely sparkly and adds a bit of extra dimension to my card. My BIRTHDAY word stamp is from an old, retired SU set called Fabulous Phrases and I stamped it with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento.

Now I’m off to make a card for this young lady’s TWIN brother, who is just as special to me. Wish me luck though, because it seems like masculine cards are always a bit harder for me to design. He loves XBox though and I do have a gamer stamp set that I’m hoping will inspire me.

Until next time…happy carfting!

I’d love to hear from you!

Shan

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