Anyone that knows me knows I have a soft spot for any type of gummy candy. My love for them started when I was a youngin. My mom always packed one of those fruit snack packages in my lunch and that’s what I would snack on during recess. My how I miss recess.
I’d eat my fruit snack and then off to the tetherball court. I was a tetherball prodigy. I’m proud to say, I was that third grader that had no problem playing and winning against a sixth grader. If only tetherball was an olympic sport.
So, back to those gummy type of snacks. In fourth grade I became friends with the new girl from New Hampshire (we are still friends today). I went to her house for a sleepover and was introduced to Sour Patch Kids…mixed in with popcorn. Seriously, it was life altering. To this very day I will only eat popcorn with gummy candy, preferably Sour Patch Kids.
Imagine my surprise when I came across the gummy bear stamp and die set. It had my name written all over it!
Check out the card I made.
Now, I love the look of extravagant cards, but I also love the simplicity of the basics. This card is totally basic. Stay tuned for an extravagant gummy bear card (that might be an oxymoron)!
With my die cut machine and gummy dies (check eBay), I cut out 3 gummy bears using watercolor paper.
I decided to paint the bears with my brush pens. Because the pens are waterbased – adding a bit of water activates the colors to become watercolors. To do this I colored on top of an acrylic block (a ceramic dish works too), added a couple drops of water, and voilà I now have watercolor paint, how cool is that? These are the brush pens and the waterbrush I used.
I set the bears aside to let them dry and started working on the greeting. Although the gummy bear set included wording options, I wanted to letter the saying myself. It adds more of a personal touch. So, with leftover cardstock, I lettered my greeting. This is the pen I used.
From here I assembled the card. I had a 5″ x 5″ piece of cardstock and added a bright yellow piece of scrapbook paper (4.5″ x 4.5″) on top. Instead of glue, I used this adhesive.
I used the same adhesive for the greeting and the circle too.
And for the gummy bears, I wanted to give it a bit of a raised and dimensional look, so I used these foam tabs.
Die Cut Machine, Stamps, and Dies (check eBay)
Acrylic Block and Ink
Watercolor Brush and Pens