Thursday, 27 April 2017

GSD Thank You Pen Pal Bear

Hello again. I'm here with a adorable little bear image made by Gerda Steiner Designs called Pen Pal Bear. Isn't he sooo cute!! I got this guy free for the Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Progressive Challenge. If you'd like to join in click the link to find the challenge and the rules. He did come with a sentiment but I didn't use it for this card.

So I decided to turn this image into a Thank You card for my daughters Teacher. I coloured the image using coloured ball point biro pens. I fussy cut him out and stick him on a die cut frame posing as a white board frame. I used Wild Honey Distress Ink watered down to colour the background edges. Then I added small flower stamps using Design A Tree Stamp Set created by Clearly Besotted Stamp. The butterflies and leaves are also from Clearly Besotted Stamp sets. I embellished with a 3D flower I created using a Make & Create stamp and die set sold at The Works. My 7 year old daughter wrote the personalised wording on.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

I hope that you like my card. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.


  1. Victoria - your coloring of the bear is masterful with the strokes that look so much like hair!! Very well done! It pleases me your daughter is still learning script too - good for her! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
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  2. Love the soft. sweet colors you used for this card. This little bear is the perfect image for a teacher card.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  3. Beautiful card Victoria, so cute! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck!
    Hugs, Wendy / GDT

  4. Such a lovely card. Thank you very much for coming to play at TTCRD. Hugs Agnieszka DT