Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ink It Up with Heidi Shafer -- Neat and Tangled's Beary Merry

Today, I've joined again with
Heidi Shafer of Mapleberry Musings for Ink It Up.


Ink it Up is a challenge where, on the second and fourth Wednesday 
of each month, Heidi and I share cards that we've made with new stamp sets
that we haven't used yet.

Today, I'm sharing some cards that I made using my 


I started by stamping the bear, present and sentiment onto a piece of watercolour paper, 
which I diecut using my Mama Elephant Femme Frames diecuts.
I coloured him in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped the present a second time and cut it out by hand, coloured it in 
and then adhered it to my card.
I also paper-pieced his scarf using some Studio Calico patterned paper,
which I also used to mat my card.


On this card, I used the same supplies and colouring techniques,
but I used the coordinating diecuts.
I didn't do any paper piecing, but I did blend blue ink behind the bear before
adhering him with dimensional adhesive, but it's hard to tell in the photo
(oh how I miss more hours in the day when it's daylight!)


I just think this bear is so adorable!

Before I inked up this stamp set, Sage did.
She made some cards for the 14 people she delivers newspapers to each day
(which I thought I photographed, but now can't find!)
She also made a cute tag for the secret Santa exchange she did with her choir.


She stamped him onto a Reverse Confetti tag
and coloured him in with my Zigs and a water brush.
Then, we rolled up a $5 bill and tied it with twine and adhered to the card,
so it looks like the bear was holding it.
Apparently, everyone could tell it was Sage's gift. ;)

Okay, that's it for us for today.
Don't forget to hop over to Heidi's blog to see what
she created for this Ink It Up.

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Adorable. Love that sweet little bear and penguin.

Karen B. said...

Fantastic coloring by you and Sage on each bear!

Hussena said...

Such adorable cards! I love the gift tag your daughter made! It's really so cute :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! Adorable!! Really love the bear with the penguin! :)

maria f. said...

Love these bears - especially the very neutral colors for him on your first card. That red/white PP can really steal the show. Happy holidays, Leigh.

Lisa said...

Absolute cuteness!!

Bobby said...

Brown, white or gray, that is one cute bear, Leigh and Sage.

Celeste Goff said...

Such adorably sweet projects!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards Leigh. Love the sweet bear and how cool that you can put different images in his paws. Sage did a great job too!

Annheidel said...

So cute! My favorite is the first one where you pieced the scarf with the same patterned paper as the border.

Lindsey said...

I'm sure they could tell it was Sage's...her talent already stands out! Super cute cards and tag by both of you!