Muse Monday

Today's card is inspired by my nephew's first birthday, he is having a lumberjack theme party. Now if this party was happening last year I could easily have used the Wood you be Mine Valentine's day set that Stampin' Up! had, but unfortunately I do not have this stamp set so I needed to get creative. So I took a look through the catalogues and I saw the Bear Hugs stamp set in the Occasions catalogue and thought this would be perfect, his Dad is the owner of Big D's Bees honey, bears eat honey and live in the forest, why not make a lumberjack bear. OK maybe it was a long stretch, but that just means I need to get more creative in my card design. I hand coloured the the bear some jeans and a plaid shirt using the blender pen, and 2 different shades of red and a grey marker to make him look like a lumberjack, and used actual wood curls behind the sentiment. I thought about giving the bear an axe, however for safety reasons I didn't think a baby bear should have such a tool. The sentiment is made by taking the Happy Birthday from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the Baby Bear from the Bear Hugs Stamp Set.