My mom has many more talents than being a Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Card master gardener. She made a soft pink teddy bear for me when I was a teenager. Pink because it was then, and still is, my favorite color. When I saw the new Stampin’ Up! Baby Bear Stamp Set it told me it wanted to come to my house to stay and play. My soft pink teddy bear modeled for me so I could make my sweet pink Baby Bear card.

They are both so sweet in soft pink.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Card

All that great detail and shading you see was made with three stamps stamped right on top of each other. Stampin’ Up! calls this a two-step stamp set because it takes at least two steps to complete the image. In this case it’s three.

Pink Pirouette is virtually a perfect match to my homemade teddy bear. To keep the stamped bear as soft as the stuffed bear, I used Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Pad ink for all three stamps. When using one color, typically you’d stamp the solid stamp after first stamping on scrap paper to lighten the ink. The technique is called stamping off.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Stamp Set

That technique just won’t work for this card. Pink Pirouette is a pretty soft color, it’s too light if stamped off first. Instead I stamped all three stamps full strength. That worked well in keeping the teddy bear in soft pink and allow for all the detail and shading. That’s because when stamping the same color on the same color it gets deeper.

My soft pink teddy bear has a mauve bow but I felt I needed to use a darker color for some contrast. My pretty blue bow is in the new Dapper Denim. The bow is also a two-step image. The solid bow stamp was stamped off first.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Stamp Set

My close up of my sweet Baby Bear card is a bit washed out. The color is deeper in person. But I wanted you to see the blue behind my pink bear. A circle was die-cut out of Dapper Denim Cardstock with the largest of the new Layering Circle Framelits Dies. The blue showing through the Delicate White Doily made the bear stand out and not blend in. 

The Baby Bear Stamp Set also said it wants to come play and stay at your house too! Order the Baby Bear Stamp Set now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

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