Monday, May 12, 2008

A Bear for Toy

It is Monday again and time for the CCEE challenge I do with a group of gals on SplitcoastStampers.

This week it was the name challenge-we pick someone on SCS that has a fun sign-on name and make cards fitting for her/him.

Holly (aka Toy) is this month's choice. So, we had to make a card with a toy on it. It seemed easy enough, until I realized I don't have many toy stamps. I had to dig deep to find something suitable but I think it worked out fine.

The stamp on this card is the first one I ever drew. It is from the Carolyn King Collection I set distributed by Gina K Designs. It has a special place in my heart and so I thought it would be perfect to create a fun card for Holly using it. After all, a bear IS a toy!

I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers. The image is framed with a scalloped oval (Nestability die) and I pierced around the edge and filled the holes with my Ranger white gel pen. I added the "TOY" sentiment to the bottom with my Karen Foster snap stamps.

Here is a picture of the card when it is opened:

Using my slit punch and horizontal punch, I created the closure of this card. The ribbon is wrapped around the back and rests in the slit opening....the front of the ribbon is threaded through the main image and pulled through the horizontal punch opening.



Materials used: Stamps-Bear-Carolyn King Collection I (Gina K Designs), Karen Foster snap stamps (sentiment); Brilliance black ink, Not Quite Navy ink (Stampin' Up!); Copic markers; cardstock-white (SU!), My Mind's Eye designer paper; Cuttlebug (Provocraft) and Nestability dies (Spellbinders); ribbon (May Arts); paper piercing tool; slit punch, horizontal punch, photo corner punch (Stampin' Up!); dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by!

35 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card Carolyn! So cute! I love how you tied it shut, will have to jot this idea down now. You have given me so many ideas lately!!! Thanks for always sharing your fantastic ideas!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

That is such a cute teddy bear card!! I love the different dp's you used.....and the ribbon closure....very cool!!

dpkennedy said...

What a great card! I love the dp you used! He looks great inside the scallop and I love the ribbon!!

Rita said...

How cute is this card! It's adorable!!! I luv the whole design of this card! The placement of the ribbon is fantastic & looks great on this card!

Joan said...

Awesome card...this little Teddy Bear is very sweet.

Erin... said...

what a sweet card!! i really like that closure and the dp is wonderful!! I also love the holes on your oval really cute!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card! So many original details to finish it off too.

And your bear is adorable - I have a "thing" for bears. I'm all grown up (at least by my age... LOL) and I have a bear collection. Just love them! So I truly enjoy yours!

Thanks for sharing!

~ Maricel Fabi said...

Love the look of this card- cute image, great patterns and colors.
Have a great week, Carolyn! :)

Christi said...

This is adorable!! I love it!!

Alexandra said...

Oooh, how stinkin' adorable Carolyn! I love this cute little bear and the way you tie it shut is really awesome! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

peanutbee said...

What a fun idea for a challenge..picking a screen name!! :) I love your card with that VERY cool ribbon closure!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh gosh, this is totally darling!!! I love the little punch out you have on the side!!! Great image and papers!!! Love watching the challenges you girls do, but I wouldn't have had any toy stamps either, I fear!!! Never thought of it -- LOL -- maybe I need some toys!!! Great card!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable!! I love your cute teddy and pretty papers!! Super cool closure too! Love it!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I think you did fantastic, it is so cute!!

Carolina said...

What a great card and the dp choices and how you tied it shut is just perfect! The teddy bear is just too cute.

All Pink girl said...

Wow brilliant card ,realy cute ,Dawnx

beate said...

Adorable card, Carolyn! Love your coloring, the scallops and the way you closed the card.
Hugs and smiles

Silli said...

Corolyn, your card is so beautiful. I love the scallops and the designer paper. It´s so cute!

Susan (rainy) said...

Carolyn this is absolutely wonderful! First I LOVE your bear. He is adorable. And then you've surrounded him with such a cool ribbon treatment and fun papers. LOVE this!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Aww, this is too cute! I just love it! :D

karin xoxo said...

what a great card. This one is so very cute.

Jennifer Buck said...

Very pretty! Love this! TFS...have a wonderful day! :)

Deborah Anton said...

Very cute card Carolyn! Love the fold and tie! That paper looks familiar! ; )

acreativeneed said...

Such a cute card for Toy! Love the dp and the ribbon! Neat challenge!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is beautiful, love everything about it.

Judi said...

This is just adorable!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Gorgeous card as always. :) Jennie

Juanita B said...

This is an ADORABLE card!! It fits right into the catagory. Fabulous work! TFS.

Maria Levine said...

This is so adorable! What a great card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness, what a SWEET SWEET card! That bear is just ADORABLE!

Julie Masse said...

This is just the cutest! That bear is perfect and I love the opening! :)

Libby Hickson said...

Such a cute card! And how fun to know that was your first drawing!

Joan B said...

congrats on the house sale! good luck finding your dream home. love this card. all your work is so beautifully made. Yummy stuff here!!!

stampmonkey said...

VERY cute card, Carolyn! You did a great job on the bear. And I LOVE those patterned papers!! tfs

Melanie said...

too cute, glad to see you using your stamps!!! so funny about your gift, i'll share my gift through email stories ;) love that blue card, too, can you tell I'm in a rush with all my comments in one place??!!