I recently challenged the design team of ABC Toys & Crafts with the theme
ABOUT MY CARD: Since I am stateside at the moment, I will be brief.
This bear image by is one of my favorites by Stampabilities (party preparations bear). Each time I play with him, I find a different way to accent that big balloon, not to mention, coloring him is so much fun. Perhaps it is his wispy little fur or how the areas to be shaded are designed into the image that camouflage any coloring imperfections. I dunno, I just know I love him. I LOVE me some buttons! I used Paper Trey Ink buttons, HOWEVER, I see that ABC has the matching buttons for the Basic Grey Lemonade paper I used. Rather than use them for my balloon, I placed them down the side of my card and used glossy accents over the colored balloon. I was so pleased with myself for FINALLY using those fun little metal pieces with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Just one of the many items I love to HOARD!!! Make sure to click on the photos & links below to find the ABC products that I used.
OTHER CHALLENGES I USED:
Crafty Creations: Stitching (I did this all around the edges)
Saturday Spotlight: Messy (I distressed the edges using my fingernail and also inked the edges of my main image then lightly sponged ink around the bear)
...........Supplies I used.............
Stamps: Stampabilities (party prepartations)
Ink: Copic markers, momento black ink, Stampin Up (close to cocoa, robin hood red)
Paper: Basic Grey (lemonade), Stampin Up (eggplant, naturals white)
Misc: Paper Trey ink (buttons), Making Memories (birthday metal embellishments)