Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays - Bear in Can

A fun blog that does a weekly challenge, Flaunt It Fridays, is featuring the bear peeking
out of a garbage can from the Give a Hoot cartridge. I made this card with my sister in mind. She lives on the East Coast, I live in the Mid West. We plan to see each other for a ladies get-a-way in early March so I thought this would be fun to send her.
So how did I make this?...well all the papers are scraps from my stash. In fact, the dark brown is some textured paper I have had for years (over 15 years!) that at one point was used as a folder for my teaching files. All the bear and can cuts were done at 3 inches. The background layer was run through the cuttlebug using the leafy branch folder. The orange ribbon I picked up at Joannes after Halloween on sale but I don't recall the brand. I hand wrote the words using a Bic Mark*It fine point marker in the color Harvest Orange. (love the set, so many colors it was easy to find just the right match!) I added the eyes and noise with the dark brown marker from the same Bic Mark*It set and the mouth is part of the die cut. I inked the edge of the green background paper lightly with ColorBox fluid chalk in tangerine.
Inside the card I decorated with the same light green scrap paper using the Fiskars Elegance border punch, and lightly inked the fancy edge using the tangerine ColorBox chalk. The words "can't wait to see you" are written with the same Harvest Orange Bic Mark*It marker on a punch out of the scrap paper. I used the Fiskars cameo appearance squeeze punch and again, inked the edges with the tangerine chalk.

Now to find an envelope and write a brief note to my sis. I might even make it in time for today mail pick-up!


Mary said...

I love your card,that li'l bear in the trashcan is soooo cute!!! The embossing adds alot to the card. Great job! Your sister will love it!! Now your SIL.... well.... does she get one??!! LOL

Sharon said...

Great card!! Love the embossing! Thanks for 'flaunting' your stuff with us at FIF!!! :)

Rhonda V. said...

How super cute is this?!!! I have this cart too and just need to play with it a bit more! That embossing is gorgeous on here!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

Have a super scrappity day!!!

Paula Bee said...

Too cute! The embossing just makes it! Love the teal/orange color combo too! Thanks for playing along at FIF!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Awww! Cute! I love the embossing! Thanks for Flaunting your stuff at FIF!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

That's adorable! i love the sentiment! Thanks for flaunting it at FIF!