Inspirational Sentiment Card - Breena And Bear

SheepSki Designs Design Team

I am so excited to announce that I have been accepted to the SheepSki Designs Design Team for their awesome Challenge Blog beginning April 1st. Andrea Norris is the creator of all of the great images that are available on her store. There are so many wonderful images to choose from and she was gracious enough to give me the image Breena and Bear to use for an introduction project. Please take a moment to visit our blog and get ready to participate in some great challenges for your chance to win some of these images.

Also, don’t forget that all of these images can be purchased from her Etsy store here. Get 10% off of your purchase using the discount code SKIMIRANDA10.  In addition, Andrea has a Facebook Group for SheepSki Designs where you can get freebies, play in challenges, play games and connect with other fun crafters. Join today!

My Introduction Project

For my introduction project, I was given the image Breena and Bear, as I mentioned above.  This image is super cute and the detail of the digital stamp rocks!  To begin, I colored the wings, dress and hair with diluted Liquid Pearls from Ranger.  I can’t get enough of the many different ways you can use Liquid Pearls.  I used a blue and a red on the wings that ended up blending to a really pretty purple.  Then, I colored the hair with the same colors, adding a bit of silver for highlights.  The same silver Liquid Pearls was used on the dress.

I used Specturm Noir markers on the skin and the bear.  For the eyes, I used a bit of silver and a teal colored pen.  I used the same pen for the toenails.  I just love how the colors shimmer when turned into the light.  A spritz of Shimmer Mist and inked edges finished off the image panel!

The Background

Next, I started work on the background.  To create this background, I used Opaque Texture Paste from Ranger through a stencil onto white card stock.  Once the paste dried, I spritzed red, blue and green Distress Spray.  I followed that with a few dobs and smears of Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  Then, I wanted more purple, so I sponged on some Crushed Concord Distress Ink.  Let’s just say that my fingers may never be unstained again!  To finish it off, I trimmed the edges with shape scissors and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Distressed Background

Distressed Background

The Layers

One of my latest and favorite die sets is a wonderful frame set from Spellbinders.  I used it to cut the image, image background and the corner pieces.  The background of the image is a beautiful patterned paper.  I used light green glitter paper for the corners to add even more sparkle!  These pieces layer so beautifully.

Image Background Frame

Image Background Frame

Next, I stamped and die cut a great sentiment from one of my Tim Holtz sets.  Then, I sponged blue, green, and purple Distress Inks and gave it a spritz of Distress Mica Spray.  Finally, I inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink again.

Sponged Sentiment

Sponged Sentiment

The Completed Card

To assemble the card, I layered everything onto a white card blank that measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  I started with the distressed background image.  Then, I placed the patterned paper, the image and the corner pieces.  Finally, I adhered the sentiment.  Here you have it. Once again, I am so blessed to be a part of this design team and I really appreciate Andrea and SheepSki Designs for the great opportunity and images.


I have entered this card into the following challenges that inspired me.  Please take a moment to check out these other great blogs and challenges!

Challenge #332 – Things with Wings from the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog.  The image on this card in a lovely fairy with beautiful, shimmering wings.  Perfect for this challenge.

Tuesday Throwdown Blog

Tuesday Throwdown Blog


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