Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Taylored Expressions: A Birthday Bear

It's my husband's birthday this weekend.  He is by far the hardest person I have to make cards for.  There can't be a hint of bling or pattern or bright colors.  I'm even a bit worried about the splatter on this card - but here's what I came up with.

Taylored Expressions

The bear comes from a Taylored Expressions die set that was released for the holidays but is absolutely perfect for a big brown bear.  I used my amazing Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes and a bit of post-it tape to mask a line to brush on the ground, then moved it to brush on the sky. There are so many wonderful techniques for these brushes - but I adore them most when I need to create a hint of sky!!  I gave the bear a few trees and a few splatters - and it's just right.

Taylored Expressions

We live in a southeast suburb of Denver, Colorado, which if you didn't know - isn't in the mountains.  It's pretty darn flat where I am - but I do have a fabulous view of the mountains.  I also have wildlife that wanders down.  We moved about a year ago and this happened about a month after we moved - not our yard, but just a few blocks away! Thus the reason that the bear is perfect on my husband's card - or maybe it's because he can be a big grumpy bear!!!

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2 comments:

  1. It does make a perfect brown bear! Sounds like this is perfect for your husband!

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  2. We have black bears that wander through our yard occasionally here in NW NJ. They are truly interesting animals, and your card captures it beautifully.

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