Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bitty Bears Birthday Shaker | MFT | Copic Coloring

Has it really been since July since I have blogged??!!  Gosh!!  Well, for those that read my blog - my apologies!

To make up for it, today I am sharing a birthday shaker card featuring the Bitty Bears set from My Favorite Things.  This set is way too cute, and so happy I have it in my collection.  And, the best part is you can create multiple cards with it for different occasions!!

To start, I stamped out the images I wanted to use with my card onto a piece of smooth white card stock ( my favorite is the PTI Stampers Select White) and I used Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink.  Then, I colored in my bears with Copic Markers using E43, E44 and E13 for the body. For the present, balloon and cupcake, I used R39, RV25, RV29, V05, V06 and V09.  Once colored, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out.  I set them aside, and worked on the background of my card.

I inked up a piece of white card stock using Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks.  I love doing ink blending with these inks!  So much easier than traditional distress inks.  Once I was happy with my result, I used my Distress Sprayer to get some water droplets and the distressed look.

Then, I worked on the shaker portion of my card by die cutting a piece of white card stock with the Grid Background die from Mama Elephant.  I went ahead and stamped out my sentiments from the same Bitty Bears set directly onto my Grid die cut panel.  These sentiments fit perfectly!!  Then, I cut down two strips of acetate and adhered the strips on the back of the panel on the ends, and left the middle without acetate.  I added a bunch of foam adhesive, and then added some seed beads in each of the squares on the ends.  I carefully removed the paper backs of the foam adhesive, and added my ink blended panel, and viola!  I have my shaker!

All there was left to do was to add my bears in the middle and I also used foam tape to do this.  To complete the card, I added this whole shaker panel to an A2 Pure Poppy card base..and shake...shake...shake!
So fun!!  I also have a video tutorial if you wanted to see how this one came together!!

I hope not to be absent from my blog this long again!  Thank you all for taking time out of your day to visit me!


  1. Your card is awesome Kari! You did a lovely job on your Copic colouring.

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