The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vintage Birthday Bear

Welcome! I hope that you are having a great Tuesday. Today I'm sharing a card that I had so much fun dressing up in vintage style. Have a peek:
This birthday card is going to a teddy-bear-loving SCS/blogging friend of mine. I only have about three teddy bear rubber stamps, and this is the largest of the three (the others are rather tiny). This one is a retired stamp from The Angel Company. I've had it in my collection from almost the very beginning of my rubber stamping days, but I think that today is the first time it has seen ink!! How tragic :( . I guess I never realized just how adorable this little sweetie is. Anyway, she was the perfect image for a vintage look. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Then I sponged the edges with some Palette haystack ink for a more aged look.

The purple panel behind her was created by rolling my SU Cornelli Lace jumbo wheel (inked with Versamark) across it. I was planning to just let the ink dry for a watermark look, but at the last second I decided to add some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I love how that highlighted the delicate pattern, as well as giving some depth!!

The crocheted lace is some vintage trim that came from my grandmother's sewing basket. It was a much brighter white, so I sponged it with some more Palette haystack ink to "age" it a bit more. The buttons are vintage brass ones from my stash. The sheer ribbon rose is a pre-made embellishment from Offray, and the satin ribbon rose came from a box of Nicole brand "vintage" scrapbook embellishments I bought at an A.C. Moore sidewalk sale ages ago.

I incorporated these challenges into the making of this card:
It was cool here today, but the sun was shining and the air was mostly still, so it was really nice outside. My DD walked down to the elementary school with me to meet her brother after school and the kids got to play on the playground for a good 45 minutes before we walking home again. It was so good to be out in the fresh air!! And everyone got some good exercise. They are working on their homework now while I finish this post, then it will be time for supper. Pizza hoagies (using leftover pork roast from Sunday's supper)!! A family favorite, and so easy to fix. Gotta love that!! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Angel Company (bear--retired), SU Think Happy Thoughts, SU Cornelli Lace (jumbo wheel)
Paper: SU old olive CS, various CS from the Paper Company, Basic Grey DP from the Boxer collection
Ink: SU old olive, Palette burnt umber, Versamark, Palette haystack (for ink distressing)
Accessories: SU scallop trim corner punch, EK 1.25" & 1.5" circle punches, Prismacolors, paper blending stumps, OMS, sponge, sewing machine, vintage lace trim, vintage brass buttons, Offray sheer rose, ribbon rose, clear EP, heat tool, foam tape, pearls
Techniques: Gamsol magic, machine stitching, embossing, vintage, sponging

24 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute vintage bear image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Denise said...

What a sweet bear image on this gorgeous card. Beautiful colors! I love the added lace, buttons and flowers. I know the birthday girl is going to love this one!!! ;) Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Denise
MMSC Design Team

Lynn McAuley said...

This well dressed bear looks delightful on your fabulous birthday card, Emily!!

Thank you so much for sharing this sweet card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stitching challenge!!

Bonnie said...

What a cute, cute bear and she's dressed up so prettily!

Marisa said...

I think I know who this is going to :) Glad teddy got inky today. I'm sure she will love all the trims and details on this card and you'll make her day by sending it :)

Benzi said...

Well, we know who is going to love this card, don't we? How sweet the teddy is and can't believe you never inked it. But, we all have those. You'll probably use it more now. Love your pretty lace and the button. This is a wonderful vintage creation.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love all the embellies on this card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful card! Love the crocheted lace. tfs! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what a cute card Emily! Awesome job coloring that darling bear! Love the lace & pearls!

Kathlene said...

That sweet little bear looks like something out of an old children's book and is perfect for the CCCB challenge. Love the pretty lace treatment too.

Ros said...

Oh so pretty ... and beautifully done ... thanks so much for being a regular at CCCB ... love to see your creations

Sally Atkins said...

Oh Emily, this is so pretty! I adore the bear image and she's beautifully coloured. I really like the embossed effect on the purple panel too!

Carol said...

Emily this is just as darling as it can be. This bear loving person that you know on SCS.....would I get along well with her???? I bet she will be waiting with bated breath by her mailbox for this beauty of a card!!! I am so happy you got to ink this fabulous image up as you really created a gorgeous card with it!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

What a sweet bear image on this lovely card. Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges.
Mary

Anita said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges.

Joanne Travis said...

This card is just as charming as can be!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super sweet, Miss Emily! I love that lace! :)

Anita said...

Oh, what a cute card Emily! Your bear is colored beautifully and I love the vintage feel of this card...the lace and buttons are so perfect.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I know your "friend" will absolutely love this! The bear and the card style remind me of some "not-for-play" bears that are very expensive and dressed in fancy costumes. And I think it was good that you threw on some embossing powder on the layer behind the bear; it really does bring out another beautiful detail. :)

snailzpace said...

what an adorable teddy and surrounded with all things vintage to match - very sweet!

Virgo5 said...

Love this Emily, great vintage feel!

Linda Robinson said...

Such a cute card. That bear is adorable.. And I am luv'n that lace.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kim said...

Your card is so cute. Wonderful embellishments and the lace gives it a nice vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Cheryl Nelson said...

perfectly adorable! LOVE that bear image and the lovely lace! thank you for playing along at CCCB