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Back in December I created some gift tags combining The Stamp Market Little Letterboards (my favorite!) with some large faces created with Mama Elephant Santa/Elf Favor Bag Add On. You can see that project HERE. Ever since then I've had ideas swirling in my head to combine the Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book animals with the Little Letterboards and today I'm sharing my first cards using this idea!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creative of these big picture book bears with little letterboards cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
The backgrounds of my cards were created from Honey Bee Stamps Great Outdoors woodgrain patterned paper. With the die cuts taking up so much of the front of the card I wanted to have something subtle in the background that wasn't "flat" but that didn't overwhelm the cut bears and letter boards. Woodgrain or tone-on-tone patterns are always my go-to for this.
The Stamp Market Little Letterboards were die cut from Lawn Fawn white Neutrals Cardstock (frame) and Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock (letterboard). The frame was adhered to the backing as shown. The letters were die cut from 15 different colors of cardstock and a rainbow of letters were used to build the sentiments on the letter boards! Any leftover letters can be saved and used on additional projects! I'm a big fan of this technique as you don't have to follow a set pattern and can mix and match the letters for bright and colorful greetings!
A heart accent from Honey Bee Stamps adorns each letter board greeting.
A stamped phrase from The Stamp Market Bear Hugs Stamp Set was stamped on smooth white cardstock with black dye ink, trimmed into a thin strip and adhered to the letter board with foam adhesive.
For the Picture Book Bear Card, the bear face and paws were die cut from Lawn Fawn Chocolate Bar Cardstock, Ground Coffee Cardstock, Hero Hues Peony Cardstock, and Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book Bear Die and the Mama Elephant Favor Bag Dog Add On die (paws). A white pen was used to add detail to the face and Glossy Accents was added to the eyes and nose.
For the Picture Book Panda card, the bear face and paws were die cut from smooth white cardstock and Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book Panda Die and the Mama Elephant Favor Bag Dog Add On die (paws). A white pen was used to add detail to the face and Glossy Accents was added to the eyes and nose.
S U P P L I E S
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