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Bear Hugs

Hello everyone! It's Ashley back to guest post again! Vanessa just can't seem to get rid of me! Today I have a super cute card for you using the Bear Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. It's perfect for Valentine's Day or just because! Look how cute those bears are!

I started my card with a pink background in honor of Valentine's Day. I blended Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Oxides, fading into white towards the center. I then splattered it with water and gold watercolor for a bit of shine. I used the bushes from the Hello Bluebird Pond Builder dies for a bit more background interest. I blended Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey for a golden color, then splattered with two different gold watercolor paints from the Starry Colors palette by Gansai Tambi. 

For the trees, I used the Hello Bluebird Birch Tree dies with white cardstock, then I made my grass with another die in the Hello Bluebird Pond Builder set. I used Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides and a few light gold watercolor splatters. To finish the background, I used Sunny Studio Stamps Fancy Frames Rectangles with white cardstock for a frame and popped it up with skinny foam tape. I just love how the pink and gold look together! 

I stamped three bears and a few other images from Pretty Pink Posh Bear Friends in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored with Copics. I kept to my pink and gold theme with the butterflies so everything would flow nicely together. I popped a couple of bears and butterflies up with foam tape for more dimension. I then stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed with gold for more shine. I finished up with a few Iridescent Crystals from Studio Katia. I just love the little something extra they add and they match everything!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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