Stretching Your Stamps – Unicycle Bear Card

By Taheerah | 18th August 2016 | 4 Comments

Unicycle Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia

Hey everyone, happy Thursday! I’m over on the Neat  and Tangled blog today sharing a super-fun card that stretches those stamps, but I thought I’d share it for you here too!

I am still absolutely head over heels with the Big Top Birthday set. Seems like I break it out every chance I get! Today I wanted to look at what I could do with some selective inking to stretch my stamps.

Here’s what I came up with:

Unicycle Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia

Isn’t that little juggling bear just awesome?! He’s already very talented but I wanted to make his act more of a challenge by having him juggle whilst balancing on a unicycle! Believe it or not, I only used stamps from Big Top Birthday to do this!

Unicycle Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia

I started by selectively inking the doughnut balloon from the clown image and stamping that to make the wheel. Then I inked up just one of the clown’s feet to make the saddle and drew a line between the two to make my unicycle!

Unicycle Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia

Once I’d completed the rest of my stamping I coloured my scene with Copics, then blended some Distress Ink over the panel to give it some shading. I wanted a little dimension to my card, so I used the Stitched Sunburst dies to add some detail to the panel, and die cut a burst from acetate and adhered it over the bear’s paw!

Unicycle Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia

A few sequins for the bear to juggle, a vellum banner sentiment, and some shimmer added to some of the images finishes up this fun, adorable card, and sets up juggling bear for the big time!

I hope you loved this card as much as I loved creating it! I hope I’ve given you some extra ideas for how to look at your supplies differently and to stretch them! Thanks for stopping by!



4 thoughts on “Stretching Your Stamps – Unicycle Bear Card”

  1. What a balancing act of adorableness you’ve created with your ever so talented juggling bear! And he’s a smartie, too: after he’s done his acrobatics, he can revitalize his energy by eating the donut! Tooooo clever, my friend! Love this!

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