January 11, 2017

Water Colour Wednesday - Bear Hugs

Hi Everybody,

This pretty little Bear Hugs card would be ideal for a childs birthday.

 The bear stamp and dies are from Clearly Besotted and their store is due to re open again in April

There are lots of sentiments that you can buy to match with it and dies to cut out both the bear and the banner

I created the background with Distress Inks and a blending tool and then took a block Birthday stamp and in the same colour ink simply stamped over the blending

It leaves a very feint impression that can be seen better when the card is in the hand.

The bear has been coloured with Gansai Tambi  water colours and cut out with the matching die. 

Both sentiments have been stamped and cut out with dies and all the die cuts have foam pads underneath them.

The balloons are from a panel that I had already created with Brusho Crystals and I cut them with a little balloon die that I have in my "stash" and I used a white Sharpie pen to add pattern to some of them

I trimmed down the panel to fit the front of an A2 card and left a small border along one edge

Another quick and easy card to make

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a very cute little card any child would love it.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Loving this little bear Christina beautifully coloured .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  3. Good Morning Christina,
    A snuggly lovely Bear to make the children smile. Love it and the background. Thank you for sharing.
    Keep warm this cold day.
    Dorothy. xxx

  4. A beautiful card Christina, love the different ideas you have put into it....lovely child's card....thank you...luv Ursula xx

  5. Hi Christina. How cute. Lovely card for children but I know a few ladies who'd be happy with this card as well. Love Val in Spain xxx

  6. Such a wonderful looking card....some little boy would be happy to receive it...well done Christina and tfs

  7. Hi, Christina,
    What a cute card today :). I love the way you made the background, it's very effective and how cute is that bear!! I can't think of any child who wouldn't love to receive this on their birthday (some adults too lol).
    Bejay xx

  8. Such a sweet little bear.

  9. Hi Christina
    Love this cute little card. Suit any child who I'm sure would be delighted with it.
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  10. Good Afternoon Christina- What a great bear card this is ! Any child would love this card! It is a perfect card & thanks for sharing with us!

  11. I would return to childhood just to be able to receive cards like this one:-)

  12. So cute, lovely to send to a little one

  13. A really sweet card today! Love the bears and balloons and the Happy Birthday stamped in the background.

  14. What a lovely card for a child's birthday.


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