Popcorn the Bear Card

Ann Bernklau

Popcorn the Bear Card
By Ann Bernklau

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Designer's Tip: The black pigment ink pad works well with the pens, just make sure you heat set it or let it dry overnight to make sure it's completely dry-pigment is a slow-drying ink (which works well for embossing, too). For inking the edges and for the words stamps I used Jet Black StazOn®, but you could use whatever black non-pigment ink pad you have on hand. When using the Spectrum Noir Pens, make sure to practice coloring on a scrap piece of paper so you know what your final piece will look like.



  1. Place your card with the fold at the top. Cover the card with Kaleidoscope yellow grid paper. Ink the edges black using a cosmetic sponge.
  2. Cut a 5 1/4"x4 1/4" piece of white cardstock and ink edges black. Stamp the large image in the center with black pigment ink. Stamp "Relax..." near the top right as shown. Heat set with a heat gun or let dry overnight to prevent smearing when you color the image. Make sure you have some scrap paper or a craft sheet under your stamped image while you color with the Spectrum Noir pens.
  3. Color in your stamped image with the following colors. Bear: TN3, shading with TN5. Mug, cushions, flowerpots, soles of bear feet: IB2 (blue), CR1, CR2, PP4, CR6. Dirt and mop: TN5. Duck and beak: GB1, GB3, CR1. Basket: TN3. Wicker chair: GB1. Grass: LG3, shading with CG4. Newspaper: GG1.
  4. Mat your image on Kaleidoscope teal houndstooth, leaving a 1/8" border. Ink edges black. Glue to the center of the card. Glue 3 1/2" of narrow teal grosgrain across the top left corner of the card using Zips adhesive lines; trim edges. Glue a small teal bow on the ribbon using Zots adhesive dots.
  5. For the inside: Ink the edges of 6"x4 1/2" of Kaleidoscope teal houndstooth and glue to center. Glue 6"x1/2" strips of brown pattern across the teal piece, one 1" from the top and the other 3" from the top.
  6. Stamp "Happy Father's Day" on 2 3/4"x3/4" of white cardstock and ink edges. Mat on yellow, leaving a 1/8" border and ink edges. Glue to card 3/4" from the top and left. Stamp a duck on 2 3/4"x1 3/4" of white cardstock with black pigment ink and heat set. Color in with Spectrum Noir pens: GB1, GB3, CR1, IB2, LG3, and CG4. Ink edges and mat on yellow, leaving a 1/4" border. Ink edges and glue to card 3/4" from the right and bottom.