Stampin’ Up partnered with Build-a-Bear Workshop and introduced some very sweet and exclusive stamp sets and Sizzix dies that are guaranteed to be “beary fun” to work with! I am giving you a sneak peak of the stamp set called Beary Best Friends and the coordinating sentiment set called Beary Nice Wishes. These sets will be available to order on September 1. They are darling and truly one of the cutest collection of bear products that I’ve ever seen! Today, I am working on a Craft Night Out for my Fall Hostesses featuring the Build-a-Bear collection.

The design of my card was inspired by a sketch at Stamping 411. The bear is water colored with an Aqua Painter and ink taken off the lids of my SU ink pads. I stamped the bear with Basic Brown which is a permanent ink and it will not smear when you are painting your image. I stamped the bear onto a panel of Naturals White . . . this paper is fabulous for water coloring because it is very forgiving and it can take quite a bit of water without any negative effects. The dress is colored with pretty in pink but to add in some darker highlights where the gathers are I used just a bit of Bravo Burgundy. To make sure my sweet bear wasn’t “floating”, I gave her a bit of ground to stand on using Going Gray ink.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog.

Stamps: Tres Chic Background (109258), Beary Best Friends, available Sept. 1 (118052), Beary Nice Wishes, available Sept. 1 (118050)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Pink Pirouette (retired), Close to Cocoa (101341), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Naturals White (102316)
Ink: Basic Brown (104315), Close to Cocoa (103139), Pretty in Pink (101301), Going Gray (103274), Bravo Burgundy (105214), Chocolate Chip (100908) for stamping the sentiment
Accessories: Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067), Soft Subtles Brads (106954), Dimesionals (104430)