So I have a cute card with a fun backstory for you today. Years ago when I worked at my local scrapbook store I was lucky enough to meet some fabulous ladies that have become some of my very dearest friends. We have been crafting together for almost 10 years now, but since my move to Oregon, I don't get to join in as often. Last weekend I was able to go down for a crop and it was so much fun.
This is my best crafty friend Hilda. We go to at least 2 crafting events each year together and we talk all the time. There are 2 things you need to know about Hilda and I to put the story behind this card together. 1. My favorite crop snack is gummy bears and 2. Hilda hates anything red. So me being me and loving to poke at her repulsion to all things red, I always pick out red gummy bears to throw across the table at her. Or as you see in the picture below taunt her with them in any way possible.
Now that you know the history you will understand the meaning behind the card. I was having a hard time getting creative last weekend so I was asking the girls for ideas. Hilda decided I needed to make her a gummy bear card. A gummy bear card? How on earth do I make a gummy bear card? So I began searching my stamps and found the Lawn Fawn You're Clawsome set which has 2 small bears in it. They are kind of short and chubby just like a gummy bear. Perfect! I stamped both images randomly onto a piece of white Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed them in white. I used my Distress Oxide Ink in Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet to ink the entire piece then cut it down to A2 size. I then decided I was going to make a pile of gummy bears, so using masks I began stamping away. I added a sentiment and some little hearts from the Sweet Friends set and then colored it with Copic Markers.
I knew I had to have a red bear in the pile and what better place than at the top. Once the coloring was finished I used the Large Stitched Rectangle dies to cut my image panel. At this point I decided the card needed another layer, but I didn't want to completely cover up my background so I went with a piece of vellum and placed my glue under where my image panel would be. I then added my image panel with some fun foam under it and my card was complete. Not my best work, but I thought it still turned out pretty cute.
I hope my story didn't bore you too much. I truly do love my crafty friends and I always have the best time when I'm with them. (I would show you the pics of the joke we played on our other friend, but she would kill me lol) Do you have a group of crafty friends you like to get together with? Do you do it locally or do you travel some where? Let me know in the comments. Hope you are having a great day and I'll see you again soon. XO ~ Amy