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I'm super excited to be guest designing for Ellen Hutson featuring the brand new Bear Ware 2 stamp set by Julie Ebersole. To celebrate the release, I made couple of fun gift tags and cards to share with you today.
I made three gift tags. With just one stamp set, I was able to create mini fall, Halloween, and Christmas scenes. How awesome is that! I stamped and colored the images from Bear Ware 2 with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.
Please Note: For the tree in the fall themed gift tag, I made the tree a little shorter by covering the bottom lines with White Gelly Roll pen and redrawing a new line with Copic Liner. The leaves included in the set are solid stamps, so I used dye inks to stamp them and went over it with Copic markers.
To create the tags, I die-cut Bristol cardstock with the new Concertina Tags. I distressed the tags and the circle reinforcer with different colored Distress Oxides inks. Once they dried, I stamped matching sentiments with Versafine Black ink. For the Christmas tag, I stamped little snowflakes included in the set with Versamark ink, and heat set white embossing powder.
To finish, I adhered the reinforcer with glue, and mounted the images with foam adhesives for a little dimension.
For the two cards, I used Bear Ware 2 and another Essentials by Ellen clear stamps, All Inside by Julie Ebersole. These two sets coordinate really well together, and help to create some fun scenes. I made Halloween and Christmas cards using the two sets together.
For both cards, I stamped and colored the images using Copic markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies. For the bear on the Halloween card, I drew in a shirt to go with his mask. I was going for a robber look.
The backgrounds on both cards were inked with Distress Oxides on Bristol cardstock. I added splatters of water for a distressed look. For the Halloween card, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on black cardstock, and set white embossing powder with a heat gun. Then, I trimmed it down and adhered it to the front panel with foam adhesive.
For the Christmas card, I stamped the snowflakes and the sentiment with Versamark ink. Then, I set white embossing powder with a heat gun. The sentiment "A Very Merry Christmas To You" is from the new No Peeking stamp set by Brandi Kincaid. I also added splatters of white acrylic paint with a brush to create more snow.
To finish, I adhered the images to both front panels, and mounted it to a top folding card base.
Take a look at the awesome new products I used in my projects:
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