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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Make it Vintage with Podgy

Hello there, my turn to blog, I found yet another great challenge at the Scrapology blog Scrapology june challenge
This challenge was crying out for our new bear stamp, and as the challenge close date is very near I had to hurry up and make something fitting. Rather than make yet another tag I thought I'd try a card for a change.
Here's my finished result

I used a light brown square card and gave it an aged look with my distress inks, scattered straw over all of the card base and walnut stain around the edges. I applied the ink with my cut n dry foam, which is very handy for inking. It also inks your paws as you play but never mind, it's all part of the furry fun.

Next I chose some vintage looking patterned paper, this was a scrap leftover from another project but I think it was Papermania paper. I cut across what would be the top and bottom of the paper using a Victorian blade in my Fiskars trimmer (us bears have all the best gadgets you know!)

Next I stamped up a suitable sentiment, remembering to apply even pressure to achieve a well stamped image. I find sitting on the stamping block is very effective!!

Now to add a little extra em'bear'lishment, I chose Prima flowers, very vintage looking in my humble bear opinion.

I got one of the other bears to photograph me with the card, as proof that it's mine, I don't want any of them trying to claim the credit!

Ttfn (time to find nibbles)
With love from the bears 🐻


  1. Gorgeous card, love that bear stamp so much!

  2. Super card, love the stamp. Thanks for joining in with our challenge. For some reason your link didn't work but I found your blog via your name.

    Lynn x

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  4. This is beautiful. I'm with Lauren I love that bear stamp, very vintage in itself. Beary bootifool.

  5. Lol! Love the card, the image is fab.
    Thanks for taking part in our challenge :)
    Linda x

  6. Love the bear stamp & your card is very elegant yet warm !
    never tried sitting on the stamp before - but might be worth a try on one of those big background stamps !! Ali x

  7. Beary bintage! A very cute bear stamp. Thanks for playing along, Podgy!


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