28 November 2018

Bear Hugs - embossing 3 ways

Autumn brings snuggly huggly weather. My card features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, a Sizzix die with embossing folder, a Stampin' Up 3D folder, and heat embossing on a CC Designs die cut tag.

Putting It Together

Autumn colours bring the beauty of winter close behind. My fav time of the year.

I stamped the huggable bear on Mi Teintes with brown ink and coloured him with Koh-i-Noor pencils.

I die cut and embossed a piece of white mat board with a Sizzix set and used Distress ink to give it realism.

I dry fit the bear and balck embossed sentiment on a plaid die cut tag on the wood with a white panel for sizing.

I decided to use the sketch from a challenge for my card.

I used Tattered Angels to spray and drip on a kraft panel. I then ran the panel through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder for a bit of texture for the background.

I dry fit everything on a kraft card base and it was missing... something.

I used Glue Dots to adhere the wood and foam mounting tape under the bear and sentiment to give them dimension.

Inside, I used another stamp set to add a wood stump and leaves for fun details.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Embossing
Feeling Sketchy: Sketch #205
Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes: Autumn Leaves
Crafty Gals Corner: Fall Colours
Always Fun: Anything Goes
Sketchy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Sunday Songs and Rhymes challenge and Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  2. Wow! Your card is so cute! I love that wood grain look!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  3. Absolutely in love with this card. Rijacki, its being entered in the top 3 contest. Thanks so much for entering the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

  4. The burlap leaves give a great touch of texture and color. Love the background you created with the Tattered Angels.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Fall Colors challenge.

  5. What a great card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! It's very original! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you'll be inspired by our next sketch too!
    Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy My blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek


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