Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fishing Bear Card

Good Morning!

Hope your day is off to a good start!  We are hanging out at my Grandma's house this week and loving every minute of it!  She lives in my hometown of North Bend, nestled in the mountains of Washington state.  It's so pretty here!

Today's card has a theme that is perfect for those of us born in the Pacific Northwest- can you guess??  It's a fishing bear!  Hee!  Here is my card:

So the theme is funny because just this week my grandma said she saw a bear outside her house- literally outside our window!  He wasn't fishing, he was getting into her trash... the fishing bear is a lot cuter, too!  I hope he doesn't come back while we are visiting!

This cute bear is from the Campfire Tails set by Newton's Nook Designs.  I've had so much fun using their stamps lately!  They were all I packed with me on vacation so be on the lookout for a few more cards using them!

I kept this card simple so that the bear would stand out.  I colored him using Copic markers.  I'm still not the best but I think each time I play, I get a little better!  I always start with the darkest shade in the color I'm using and blend it lighter with the lighter shades.  Then I go around the outside with my Cool Shadow marker to highlight it a little.  I added a little Glossy Accents to his nose to finish off the look:

The cardstock and ribbon is by Stampin' Up! and the plaid patterned paper is from the Lakeside line by Pebbles.  For a pop, I matted everything in black cardstock.  It really does pop against the aqua background!

Anyways, I better get off the computer and on with my day!  We have some fun things planned :)

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