Bear Hugs, Distress Inks, Gina Marie Designs, Mama Elephant, Seeing Stars, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tim Holtz

Mama Elephant Bear Hugs

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How sweet are these bears?!  I’m not usually into “cutesy” stamps but I couldn’t resist this set called Bear Hugs made by Mama Elephant!  I created the galaxy background using Ranger Distress Inks on a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper and Seeing Stars by Simon Says Stamp.  The gold shimmer was added by sponging a little Colorbox Gold pigment ink on top of the other colors, then sponging on a light layer of black. After spattering some white craft paint, I trimmed the panel down with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle dies and mounted it onto a white card base.

 

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I stamped the constellations using Colorbox white pigment ink but didn’t heat-emboss them so that they’d remain subtly in the background.  The sentiment from Seeing Stars was heat-embossed in gold onto a scrap of black card stock, then lifted up with a strip of foam tape.

 

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I colored the bears with, you guessed it!  Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, then fussy-cut them out and mounted them with small pieces of foam tape.  ***I’m pleased to have shared this card today for the 2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!