Happy Monday everyone!
I am sitting in my craft room having a play with some new items I bought at the Hobbycraft show that I went to in Brighton yesterday. I had the company of a lovely and talented crafter called Sally and her daughter, (who is 10 and a real treasure!). On one stand, I found these lovely slim dies by Go Kreate, which have been designed in the U.K. These lovely little bears and their accessories are available from http://www.clickoncrafts.co.uk/ . They are the same thickness as Quickutz, so if you have a QK revolution, they'll work fine. I have been using my Big Shot with the thick white plate that comes with it, the two clear cutting mats, plus a Wizard spacer plate to make it the correct thickness. The first card I've made is die number 110032 called Boo 'For You'. These little bears really don't need an awful lot of extra embellishments on the card to look stunning. I have used some taupe Bazzill card, some scraps of pearlescent card for the balloons and a black Sharpie pen for the string to the balloons. I've tinted around the edges of the bear with some Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut colour and some Cut'n'Dry foam to give the shape some depth, and I've added some white highlights with an opaque white gel pen.