Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Angels Landing - Mini Bears and Birds

Hello All! This week is all about celebrating summer at Angels Landing. I would like to showcase some cards made with the new digi-stamping set called Mini Bears and Birds. For only $4.99, this set offers over 52 files! This was inspired from Judi's teddy bear line (you can see a pic of her inspiration in these posts on her blog: New Release: Mini Bears and Birds; Mini Bears: Chubby Chubby; Mini Bears: Chubby Cousins) Judi is one talented lady...her first book had sewing patterns for six bears.

One of my favorite images from the Mini Bears and Birds set is Chubby Cousins bear. The expression on his face shows just how much he wants to give you a hug so I thought this image with a bird perched on his shoulder would be a card to give to a friend who has been under the weather.

This was inspired by this project from croppixie on SCS (you can see her sample here). I ended up drawing my own apple pieces, scanned it and created my apple shaped card (you can see how I used the apples as embellies in this post here and here) . What's great about digi images is that they are resizable. Once I imported the picture of the body of the apple, I resized it to 5.08 x 5.34 inches. This created an approximate size of a 5x5 card. My sewing machine was having a tantrum again so I ended up creating some faux stitching around the apple and apple pieces. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the center layer and distressed it with Antique Linen ink. Topped it off with gingham ribbon, lace, and the image. The inside of the card showcases the sentiment, "Hope you'll be feeling better beary soon."

This is the template I used to create the apple shaped card. If you are interested in creating one, refer to the measurements above to create a 5x5 card.

Digital Images: Angels Landing (Mini Bears and Birds)
Patterned Paper: Archivers
Cardstock: Unkown
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up Ink (Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red), Stampin’ Up Pastels Chalk
Die Cut: Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots), Nestabilities (Classic Ovals)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Gingham Ribbon), Jo-Ann’s (Lace Border)
Piercing: Stampin’ Up Paper Piercing kit

For the second card, I wanted to simulate Bearly Adequate bear sitting on a beach. So I used the wavy sentiment to my advantage and used it to simulate a sand dune by distressing and embossing with it the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I printed the sentiment at .61 x 4.15 inches (perfect for a 4.25x5.5 card) and hand drew the wave above the sentiment before cutting. To create a second wave, I just used the first one as a template and flipped it over before embossing. To simulate the waves in the background, I used the SU slit punch to create waves and used my D'Vine Swirls embossing folder for some depth. The sun is a die cut created from the Cricut using the George cartridge (size 3 inches) embellished with glitter glue to make look like it was glistening. Bearly Adequate bear was printed at 2.01 x 1.33 inches and cut out to make him sitting on sand enjoying the day at the beach. I added a fun paper pleating technique I had seen in a Papercraft magazine issue last year at the bottom of the card to tie it all together.

Digital Images: Angels Landing (Mini Bears and Birds)
Patterned Paper: Vibrant Paper Pad Stack
Cardstock: Unkown (Blue, Yellow, White)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip)
Die Cut: Cricut Personal Die Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug (D’Vine Swirls, Swiss Dots)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Grossgrain ribbon)
Punch: Stampin’ Up (Slit)
Glitter: Jo-Ann’s (Opal Glitter Glue)

Make sure to check out the other yummy goodness that the other DT gals created this week.

Have a great day!


Lynn said...

Alma, these two Angels Landing creations are sensational!!

So much beautiful work and exquisite craftsmanship in each one!! I love your careful attention to detail which makes these cards so delightful!

Judi M said...

I like how the apple has its plaid set on a 45° angle. The inside of that card looks so finished off, and the sentiment worked well trimmed that way. You also did a great job on the beach card, setting that wavy sentiment into the curved sand. Nice. :)

Rebecca said...

Your bear cards turned out fabulous! Very nicely done.

Lauri said...

Wow!!!! I love both cards; the apple card is so cute!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love the apple shaped card, and the paper -- oh, my goodness -- how cute! The bear is darling. Both cards are super sweet and fun!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Alma I love love love the apple card, that is just tooo darling and with the darling little bear:) I just love Judis designs arent they the cutest????? :)

Both cards turned out Beautiful hun!!!

Have a wonderful night!!!


Cheryl said...

Great joab on both cards! I love the apple shaped card! Just perfect! The beach card is really super, too!

Suzy said...

Alma your cards are so whimsical, clever, and beautiful! I love how you created the beach scene the txture is wonderful and I can feel the sunshine :)


Cheryl KVD said...

This is beautiful! Love the bears and cute card background too!

Ellie said...

So cute! The apple shaped card is fab! Love the layers of color on the other card.

Michelle said...

Ohhh your little apples and sun are just the cutest!