Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Care Bears

If you checked out my blog yesterday you will have seen the 1st of the cards I did for the last minute card order I was given
This is the other card
I was told it was for a lady who is crazy over Care Bears
Have to admit its not the kind of thing I have done before and didn't really know where to start
I had printed off a sheet of lovely pink gingham paper for a card I planned to make but seeing it against the decoupage sheets I decided to use it
I folded the lovely deep blue sparkly card in half – then decided the card would work better as a stepper card – so started again and left wide outer panels and just narrow centre steps
The side panels were covered with the pink gingham and edged with silver peel offs.
I added a small piece of the paper to the bottom front of the card and again edged with the peel offs.
I cut out 2 different sheets of care bears and built the decoupage on both
I attached one bear to each side of the panels and then I was stuck!
Suddenly it occurred to me that Care Bears always had a rainbow on set – in fact I believe they slide off the rainbow.
So I found a bright colourful rainbow which I printed twice and stuck back to back – I did add light weight card to the middle to stiffen it a touch.
So with the rainbow ready to be used – where could it go?
So I used a sharp craft knife and made a split on the fold of he step and slipped the rainbow in so it was approx 1cm in – I used strong double sided tape to attached the ends of the rainbow to the card base.
The centre steps were covered with a pearlescent pink paper and a small fabric butterfly added to the steps with silicone glue
I found a nice Happy Birthday sentiment so punched a couple of holes using my crop-o-dile then used a few jump rings to create small chains – punched a hole in the rainbow and dangled the sentiment!!
I added a Happy Birthday Daughter which fitted between the bears nicely.
And finally I used a lovely pale blue stamped and heat embossed flower with punched green leaf on the bottom of the steps.
A quickie glue pen was used to highlight sections of the bears then covered with glamour dust to finish
Its a really lovely card which I am sure will be loved by the lady I made it for as well as her daughter in Australia she is sending it to!
See you next time


  1. Oh Angie this card is fantastic and it looks even better in the flesh I love it and would love to have a go at it xx

  2. Smashing card, Angie. You always have great ideas when putting your cards together. xx

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