Monday, January 30, 2017

Freshly Squeezed Bear Hugs

I made this card a while back and it was sitting in a "safe" place waiting for the perfect reason and person to send it to.  So my Grams recently fell and broke her hip and I thought, well this is the reason and the person to send this card to.  I sure hope when it arrives she loves it.
I used the fabulous Concord & 9th Hugs Bundle and white embossed the citrus slices then gently water colored the background with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I colored the bear with the Zigs as well and then "fussy" cut him and popped him up a bit on the front. I also used the Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in clear all over the front.  I then placed the white colored panel on a black A2 card base.  On the inside of the card I used the "Consider yourself freshly squeezed" sentiment.  As a note, I generally use a separate piece of note paper and write Grams a letter and then use a small piece of washi to hold it in, that way she can keep the card or re-purpose it if she wants to.  Since I started to make cards she has been my biggest fan and it has been a great way to stay in touch, as California & Iowa are not all that close, sometimes she enjoys sharing them and sending them on and sometimes she keeps them, but no matter what I am happiest if I know I made her smile.  On that note, see you all soon and thanks for checking out my blog!

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