Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears
I’m taking a break from all the Christmas cards I’ve been doing! Yesterday was my oldest’s birthday. So, natch, I had to make her a birthday card. I had bought Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears along with some other stuff from them the other day, and I had bought that set with Laurel in mind because she loves bears and birds. Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE!!! I love the bears in this set, the sketchy quality that allows for a more painterly way of coloring.
I used my colorless blender to create a dappled look in the background and shadows that I really like. I used a gel pen to create polka dots as well as my favorite Sakura Stardust to add a little sparkle to the hat and candle flame. I added some Wink of Stella clear to the hat, package, and birds for more bling.
I used some patterned paper on top of the card base from Elizabeth Crafts, and the Little B Orange Rainbow washi matched it so perfectly. A little bit of copper cord behind the greeting piece brings out the copper tints in the tape.
A couple of tiny hearts from Doodlebug Design add a nice little anchor for my visual triangle. Laurel really loved her card and added it to her collection. She’s a smart person who NEVER throws one of my cards away! There are so many possibilities with Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears, I’m thinking I’ll be able to make more than one birthday card for her!
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