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January 7, 2014

Vintage Teddy Bears

Just popping in with another card for the January Release over at Doodle Pantry and for their sponsored challenge over at "Through Craft Room Door". This time around I used this adorable set that has a variety of vintage teddy bears. Aren't they just beautiful!!  So many options here with all the different colored bears. I decided to go with the purple background.

Play with this sketch and check out the challenge here.

My card center is so large that it seems more to the side 
than in the center, but it is close to this sketch. 

I printed off the colored version of the tan bear with purple background twice and fussy cut the second one to place over top of the original image with pop dots to give depth and dimension. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the scalloped circle and then to add shading around the images, using Ranger Inks. This was then added to Kraft card stock which was distressed with ink and then layered over top of plum card base. Organza ribbon and a paper flower were added to give that finishing touch. Curly-Q's were made by shredding same plum paper in strips and then twirling around a stylus to give the curled effect. 

 Close up of layering of images. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Jan 7th - 13th
Cheerful Stamp Pad - 2WJFFmixed media - (Week 1) Ribbon
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Fancy Borders/Edges
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (Week 1Bears
Creative Creations Challenge Blog - 2W, E3, C10 - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - 2W - (Week 1Sketchand/or Theme: Flowers
House of Cards - s - Sketch+ Cute/Fun OR Shabby/Vintage

Close Up of Shading and Embellishments

I really love teddy bears and these ones here are no exception. I am more than sure that I will be using this set plenty more in the future. Why not check out the challenges over at Doodle Pantry for your chance to win a gift certificate to win some Digital Stamps that you might want this year. You don't even have to purchase any stamps to play along, just use one of the many freebies offered on the site. Can't wait to see what you do with your Doodle Pantry Stamps. Until next time ................... Take Care & God Bless


Cornelia W said...

Hi Dana - supercute that Teddy! That rose is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with House of cards! I hope to see you again soon!
Cornelia - HOC DT

Lin said...

This lovely old fashioned looking teddy image is just adorable. He looks like something from my youth. Cute card.

Thanks for sharing

Crafty Cardmakers

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! Great techniques used and I love the curled paper strips. Super cute! Pinning this.

Dawn Turley said...

so sweet Dana. Happy New Year to you.

Mynnette said...

Such a darling card! Thanks for joining us at HOC for our Cute or Vintage Sketch challenge! HUGS and hope you join us again soon! :) Mynn xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours on this card and the fabulous rose. Really like the dimensional look of the teddy.

Viv's Visuals said...

What a cute bear! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at 'Crafty Cardmakers & More' this time and good luck!

Cindy C. said...

Sweet card Dana!!

Vannessa said...

This is such a cute teddy and I love the paper curls. Thank you for joining in our the House of Cards challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa

J said...

Aw, a real old fashioned teddy bear! Lovely card - thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.


Cara said...

So very cute Dana. Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes Challenge at TTCRD - XX Cara

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 77: use some ribbon - Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

sue t. said...

amazing- cute and fun and vintage at the same time! you are a winner in my book! Thanks for joining us at HOC!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is stunning, Dana! Beautifully crafted.

Julie Reed said...

Lovely, the vintage Teddy is just perfect for our challenge at CCM, thanks for sharing, Jules DT

Feebsy said...

I love the vintage look of your card. The embellishments finish it off perfectly. The bear is beautiful, it reminds me of my mother's teddybear which was always in the house when I was growing up.

Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M.


Flutterby Trina said...

simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC with our anything goes challenge! Hope to see you again soon :) x

Lola said...

Gorgeous teddy card! Love your little curly papers. I have never seen that but hope to remember - such a beautiful effect.

Ang said...

Very nice, love that cute bear. Thanks for joining us at HOC.

Michele said...

the card is charming and your use of ribbon is a perfect embellishment. thanks for joining the "use some ribbon" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Bonnie Irvine said...

Sweet teddy image. I like the way you have given it extra dimension. The shading around the bear really grounds it and warms up the background. The ribbon and flower combination is beautiful and adds a lovely pop of colour. Thanks for joining our Fancy Borders/Edges challenge at Craft your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Daen'Ys said...

Oh, how cute, this little Teddy ...a little bit vintage! Beautiful crafting and nice layout! Love the "Teddy Time" and all the embellishments.
Thanks for playing along with House Of Cards.
Rosi x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Dana!!! I love the dimension of the layered bear, and that rose is gorgeous!
The curled paper is really cool, too!

Robin K. said...

Happy New Year Dana!! I adore your card! Something about teddy bears just tugs at my heart:). Love how you added the curled paper- such a nice detail!

inkedx2 said...

This is an adorable card. Your coloring is fabulous. Love all the layers! Thanks for joining us at HOC!


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