Happy Bear-thday! - MFT Birthday Project Challenge

June 21, 2018

It's time for a new Birthday Project Challenge over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. This month we're challenged to use bears on our birthday projects.

I chose the Beary Special Birthday stamp set & Die-namics, the Wish Die-namics, and the Circle Burst stencil to create my card for today.
I die cut a panel of Smooth White card stock using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and stenciled the Circle Burst using Lemon Chiffon and Bubblegum Premium Dye Inks to create a background. I die cut the "WISH" out of it, and also cut the word three times out of Bubblegum card stock. I stacked them up after adhering the panel to the card base.

I stamped the bear image on watercolor paper with Kraft Hybrid Ink and colored with watercolors. I'm obsessed with watercoloring recently. Honestly, I'm not so happy with how my coloring turned out. :( I'm still learning the basics of watercolor techniques by watching so many tutorial videos on YouTube. I know that watching videos doesn't improve my skill, those videos are very helpful in knowing about basic techniques though. I need to do a lot of practice and experiments, just wish I had more free time for that.
Anyway, I cut out the colored image with the matching die, cut off one of his legs (Ouch!), and adhered next to the "H" so he is peeking out from behind the word. I stamped the "Happy Bear-thday" on a speech bubble cut with a die from the Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics. Several sequins were added to finish off the card.

Visit the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT! Remember that you'll have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher by entering your project to the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. こんなにきれいな水彩であまり満足されていないだなんて。。。影のつけ方などすばらしいなと思って拝見していました。
    Circle Burst の背景やダイカットの隠しセンチメントなど素敵ですね。足はちょっと痛かったけど(笑)Hの影からのぞいているの姿はとてもかわいいですね!くまこ