This little card is for Week 306 Challenge at CASology. The cue card this week is "bear".
This adorable stamp set is by My Favorite Things and there is no telling how long it has been sitting in the MFT bin waiting for some attention. My Farber Castell color pencils saw the light of day for the first time with this card as well. Those were a gift from my dad, who passed away in 2011; yes, that is how long they have been sitting on the shelf collecting dust.
Though it's not visible in the photo, I used my bone folder to curve his face so that it pops out from the flat surface of the balloon.
I have always admired crafters that can make CAS cards. I used to avoid them because I could never get the right balance, they always fell short or were too plain. Even when I would case a card, I still felt mine was lacking. And one layer cards like this one, would have kept me up all night with worry.
Admittedly, I'm my own worse critic and far to often I go back and keep playing with a card until I truly like it, or have completely ruined it beyond repair. This card will suffer no such backtracking. I like this sweet little bear just the way he is. He will be my grandson's birthday card come September.
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