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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Teddy Bear Birthday

Last year, Close To My Heart started releasing a few sets of stamps from Jeanette's Stamp Archive.  These are some favorite oldies, but goodies, that are back for a limited time only.  These stamp sets, hand drawn by Jeanette herself, were originally offered in rubber on wood blocks but are now available in clear My Acrylix polymer.  It's a wonderful piece of Close To My Heart nostalgia for artwork that reflects the good old days.

At one time, I had the Teddy Bear Birthday stamp set in  rubber & wood, so it was fun to be able to purchase it as a My Acrylix set.  It is a sweet bear image, and brings back memories of my early days with CTMH.  

Inspiration for the card design is from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS122), and papers from the Skylark kit are paired with Desert Sand cardstock.  The teddy bear image was stamped using Desert Sand pigment ink and embossed with a clear detail embossing powder.  Markers were used to add a bit of color to the bear.  The party hat and sentiment were both stamped using Lagoon pigment ink and embossed with clear detail embossing powder.  

 Freshly Made Sketches #122

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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