July Stamp of the Month - Bear Hugs

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Bear Hugs. A set of 17 stamps. Perfect for sending that bear hug to someone that needs it! This hop is a big circle. If you came from Brandi Robinson's Blog blog you are on the right track! If you started with me, you will know you finished the hop when you get back to my post! Look for the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post

What a cute stamp!!  I wanted to try something a little different with the bear.  She is a pretty big solid stamp and I wanted to add a little texture to make her look 'furry'.   So I played around with various tools and techniques until I found one I liked.  

First I inked the bear in Espresso Ink.  Then I took an old CTMH plastic daubing tool (remember these??? I loved them!) and I brushed across the ink in short brisk strokes.  

I hoping for this same stamped image but found when I pressed down on the stamp, the ink spread a little bit, somewhat obscuring the lines I had created with the brush.  They were still there but not as clear.  So next, I grabbed my bottle of Transparent Matte Texture paste.  Using the smallest palette knife, I dabbed on the texture paste making sure there were no smooth areas.  I used the craft heater on it just a little bit to speed the drying.   Since the bear was a little 'curled' from texture paste, I cut out three other images that had been stamped  as trial and errors and layered them together.

The rest was easy.  I kept the rest of the card pretty simple, stamping the flowers and butterfly with Espresso ink directly onto the card base.  I used Into the Wild paper for the tag and the stitched rectangle. 

Here is everything I used to create this card:
July Stamp of the Month - Bear Hugs
White Cards & Envelopes - X254
Into the Wild Paper - X7247B
Almond Cardstock - X5997
White Daisy Cardstock - X6027
Espresso Ink - Z2829
Texture Paste Trio - Z4246
Palette Knives - Z4247
Thin Cuts - Stitched Circles - Z4181
Thin Cuts - Stitched Rectangle - Z4260
Thin Cuts - Fancy Tags - Z4305
Clear Sparkles - Z3274

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  1. Wonderful card! I love what you did with the bear's fur. It's fantastic.

  2. Very cool effect with the texture paste

  3. Such a sweet card! Love the texture on the bear!

  4. LOVE the 'texture' you added to this cute card!

  5. Your bear is extra sweet with all that texture!


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