Hi everyone. Here's my Design Team card for the latest Addicted to Stamps & More challenge - Sketch #5. Here's the sketch for today's challenge:
(please follow the rules of the challenge to be eligible to win)
Today's sponsor is Bugaboo stamps and I just love working with their sweet images ... and I think this is the sweetest of all! :) This teddy bear is all dressed up with her most beautiful hat ... and I imagine that she's on her way to a tea party! :) Just love pink and green together ... so fresh and spring-like. Hope you like.
Here's another picture from a different angle so you can see more detail of the rolled rose:
Stamps: Teddy Rose Hat (Bugaboo); Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs); Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Mambo Melon, Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Square and circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Leaves die (My Favorite Things), Polka-dot embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pen, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals
The teddy bear is paper pieced, using several layers for added dimension. I sponged around all the pieces to give them more depth and interest and then glued them on top of each other. For the roses on the hat, I used Pretty in Pink cardstock, and then added more color with Mambo Melon ink and a blender pen.
The rolled rose is a circle cut from Pretty in Pink cardstock that was run through with the polka-dot embossing folder. Tip: when making rolled roses, it's a good idea to use patterned paper as it's lighter weight and easier to roll and shape, but if you want to use cardstock (as I did here), embossing it first softens the paper and makes it easier to roll. After cutting a spiral into the circle, I sponged all the edges with Mambo Melon ink before rolling and gluing.
The front panel of the card with the square cut-out is popped up for more dimensional, as is the Teddy Bear.
Here's a close-up picture of the teddy bear. Isn't she sweet??!!
I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge. Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team at ATS&M!