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Mini Slim Birthday cards (4 Cards)

Mini Slim Birthday cards (4 Cards)

Today I thought I would take a break and share some birthday cards that I made recently using the Birthday Bears stamp set.  I created 4 mini slimline cards using a sketch I found on you tube from Call Me {Crafty} Al.

The first thing I did was to stamp out the Bear images from the Birthday Bears stamp set on Perfect Blend Alcohol paper with Raven Detail ink.  I then colored them in with a variety of Copic markers and then used my Scan and Cut to cut them out.

Then I cut my my card bases down.  I have two that are orange and two that are white.  For my mini slim cards, I like a 6.25" x 3.5" base (depending on my envelope I might have to go smaller to 6"). I used some patterned paper from my stash and the background piece are cut to 6" x 3".  I cut down the smaller pieces of patterned paper to 1.5" x 3.5" and matted them on matching (to the base) cardstock which is 2" x 3.5."

I adhered the patterned paper to all the card bases and then the small matted pieces using liquid glue. Then I decided which bears and sentiments I would use for each card.  The first card (above) I used the white cake eating bear and stamped the sentiment on a small white banner with Raven Detail inkI used my shimmer pen from my stash to add some sparkle to the candle.

For the second card, I decided to use the black cupcake bear and I layered him on top of a piece of vellum cut with a Circle Foundation die.  I decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the background paper using my Misti and Raven Detail ink. I used my shimmer pen from my stash to add some sparkle to the party hat and the candle.


The third and fourth card I decided to flip the card and make it a portrait style.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the smaller piece again with Raven Detail ink and attached the Balloon Bear.  I used a shimmer pen from my stash to add some sparkle to the balloons and the top of the heart/gift that he is holding.

 Here is s close up of the sparkle on the balloons.

The fourth card also has the cake eating bear (this time as a black bear).  I attached him over a vellum circle that was cut again with the Circle Foundation dies.  I also stamped the sentiment in Raven Detail ink directly on the patterned paper and added some shimmer to the candle.

I love making cards like this because I can choose paper from the same pack (we all have patterned paper in our stash right? or is that just me?).  Then I can mix and match the papers to create a card set fairly quickly.  Thanks for stopping buy I hope you enjoyed my cards.  This is my last blog post for the year.  I want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and I look forward to sharing more in 2022!

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