Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pooh Bear card kit

I really was proud of how this card kit turned out since I made 24 of them for the Operation We R Grateful card making party tomorrow (July 28) from 4-8 PM (come n' go as you please) at Cat's Creations Scrapbooks in Mineral Wells, TX.  I started out knowing that I wanted to use the red and dark yellow cardstock, but plain cardstock was just so boring and I couldn't find a patterned paper to go with it.  Then, the idea struck me - use a Cuttlebug embossing folder and ink it!  On my first try, I inked the whole base red over the embossing which I didn't like because Pooh just faded into the background.  On my next try, I hit the jackpot and left a "frame" of just yellow around Pooh. 

The sentiment was done on my computer after I googled "Pooh quotes."  I just love the quotes from Pooh and his friends and thought this one was especially good for a card that a deployed parent could mail home to his/her child to encourage them from afar.