July SOTM Blog Hop - Bear Hugs

Welcome to the 'Bear Hugs' Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
This Month we will be featuring the July Bear Hugs stamp set.  If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Here is the stamp set we will be working with:

Here is my creation, scroll on down for an overview guide to recreate this card yourself.

Let me walk you though this my creation: 

  • The beautiful bears are stamped in espresso ink. 
  • The grass, flowers and butterfly are stamped in charcoal ink. 
  • To add color, watercolor pencils were added (with no water) to the grass, flowers and butterfly, along with a shadow under the mama bear. 
  • An outline was added to the banner and the card base. 
  • Add a glue dot the back of the banner, loop some silver embellishing thread and adhere to the glue dot. 
  • Add 3D foam squares or tape to the banner and adhere on top of the bears. 
  • Add some glitter gems! 
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Bear Hug stamp set is only available until July 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

Now head on over to Valerie Kapsha's blog! 

Happy Crafting!