Saturday, October 10, 2020

Beary Belated Birthday Card

 I am a terrible procrastinator when it comes to mailing out anything... which I know is very weird for a cardmaker. Is it just me? Or do you all have lots of fun making cards and then never can seem to pop them in the mail in a timely manner? 

Cute bear image colored with alcohol markers for a card

This card was designed for my uber talented cardmaking friend, Kevin Bray. Seriously, go check out his blog, you'll be amazed by his creativity. He also has a rockin' Insta account. For the most part, I'd say Kevin and I have pretty opposite styles of cardmaking - he's an amazing colorist with a knack for getting cute, clean cards absolutely perfect. I'm a mixed media card artist who colors up a white spot with a single brush of a finger.

Anyhow, I wanted to send him a card for his birthday... which was in July I think... (I know, I already disclosed how terrible I am as a human being).

But I didn't want to design any ordinary card, I wanted to design an uber cute card and try to be as clean as I'm capable of. 

Artist holding yellow Faber Castell Gelatos

I pulled out all my sunny Faber Castell gelato colors and cut out a bunch of hexagons, because I was using this adorable little bear and bee stamp set, so I thought it fit the brief.

Die Cut hexagons colored with yellow faber castell gelatos for a card making

I die cut the hexes and smudged them with different color gelatos then layered them all together in the background of the card.

I created an even bigger hex for my focal panel and colored this adooooooorable bear from the Studio Katia Kobi the Birthday Bear stamp set. Then I stamped little bees all around and glittered up the wings (photos suck for glitter). 

In the end, it's probably not clean, but it IS super cute so *brushes shoulders*. I hope it made someone very happy three months after their birthday. 

I am so rude. 


I'm going to link this up to Cute Card Thursday's Dies and Punches challenge and NBUS challenge because this whole stamp set has never been used.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome card with the sweet bear!! Love all the hexagons...great design!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!

  2. I'm guessing that Kevin will laugh, and be tickled that you've extended his birthday celebration, and then he'll fall madly in love with this card. It is adorable!! All those hexies look amazing, and that bear is one little cutie pie if I ever saw one. It's a great card, and don't worry...all of us card makers have a few foibles. I don't make or send many Christmas bad is that?!! Take good care, and stay safe. Bev

  3. This is so stinking cute Becca! Love creamy, pretty colors on the background dies!

  4. I simply love the composition of this card! You have created tons of interest for the eye! Nicely crafted indeed!
    Chana Malkah

  5. Wonderful card Becca, and I love how you have made it cute and CAS (for you that would have been a real challenge) yes, I have been known to be late posting cards too, but not quite that late... yet!
    Stay safe

  6. Simply love what you have created here Becca. So cute and adorable. Love the hex's, gelato colours and super layout.

  7. This stopped me in my tracks, Becca, as I recognized that it is not your usual style! But I have to say you rocked your challenge to yourself and I think it is very clean and very adorable and Kevin loved it, I'm sure, even three months' late!! But what am I going to do with you? Write the birthdays down on your calendar a week ahead! (Ask me how I know it works!) Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Be safe! Hugs, Darnell