Thursday, August 4, 2016

STC- Birdie Brown: Birthday Bears

It's time for another Stamp Trio Challenge! This is a personal challenge where I take one stamp and use it to create 3 different cards. This week, I'm using Birdie Brown's Birthday Bears stamp set. If you've taken a glance at my blog, you know I'm a big fan of Torico's illustrations and lovely design style. So, I'm always inspired and excited to use one of her stamps.

Birthday Bears features great images that can be used for birthdays, celebrations and more. There are 2 bear sizes and a variety of accessories. I was also really excited about the sentiments, as it features both punny and classic birthday greetings. Since birthday and thank-you cards are the cards I make most often, it's always nice to have a good variety of sentiments to use.

The first card I created used a lovely striped paper from My Favorite Things called Thick & Thin. I've been really drawn to purple lately, especially when combined with yellow - so those are the colors I chose for the card. I created a front panel using a scalloped rectangle, and I used a stencil and Wild Honey distress ink to create a starry background. I embossed the sentiment onto a black strip of cardstock -- I love how this turned out, making it look like a word sticker.

For my second card, I used the County Fair Plaid paper from MFT. I went with an orange/gold theme for this card, and used some sequins and enamel dots to embellish the space. I also used a curved scallop die to create a fun and interesting shape for the front panel.

For my last card, I found a fun dotty paper in my paper stash and used it as inspiration for the rest of the card. I paired it with a curved white panel at the bottom and a die-cut circle matted with a scalloped pink edge. A few enamel dots and a sentiment finish it off perfectly.

Though I'm happy with all 3 cards, I will continue working with this stamp set to create a few more - in particular, a few masculine cards, as I'm running low on those.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Thank you for your kind comments on my cards. I am glad to have hopped over to your blog as your cards are fantastic, and I found some inspirations!

    1. Aw, thank you Christine! I'm so glad you found my little corner of the blog-i-verse. :D