Friday, October 24, 2014

Bear Hugs using a Sassy Cheryl digi stamp

Hi Crafty Friends,

Thought I'd share a card I made a few days ago for a kiddo who was having surgery.

The image is called "Bunny gets a home" and you can find it here. Couldn't be cuter don't you think? Cheryl's designs are all super cute and she has several different characters all of which have their own sassy personalities. Hop on over and meet them all here.

I tried to keep the card pretty simple, which is oh so hard for me. The image is colored with a combination of Spectrum Noir colored pencils and Crayola colored pencils. Then I used Gamsol to blend everything out. Watching the Gamsol dissolve the wax and blend the colors is fun and I'm still practicing and learning. This is only my second time using Gamsol and I like it a lot.

The papers are "Dear Lizzy: Polka Dot Party" by American Crafts and the sentiment is actually from a Pure Innocence stamps set from MFT called "Bear Hugs". I stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut it into that fish-tail banner shape and popped up the center with some foam tape while glueing the ends down flat. I thought it added just a bit of dimension.

The tabs on the top and bottom of the image are cut using a die from the Spellbinder "Address Book" die set. This satisfied the part of me that wanted just a touch of fancy while still keeping it pretty simple. As the final touch I added some enamel dots and some sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen.

So there she is. All ready to go and hopefully ease the nerves and send some virtual hugs to a nervous young lady.

Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks so very much for stopping by. Have a blessed & crafty day!

Hugs~Bettina :)


Inks: VersaFine Black Onyx
Colored Pencils: Spectrum Noir & Crayola
Papers: Dear Lizzy: Polka Dot Party by American Crafts; Recollections 110lb white cardstock
Embossing Powder: Recollections detail black
Image: SassyCheryl "Bunny Gets a Home"

Miscellaneous: Wink of Stella clear brush pen; Recollections enamel dots; 
Adhesives: ATG; Scotch 3D foam tape; Tombo Monomulti glue


  1. That purple bunny is almost as big as her, how fantastic!!

  2. Lol. It's why I thought it would be perfect for the occasion. Nothing like hugging a super-sized stuffie to make you feel better ;). Thanks for stopping by. ~Bettina