Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Stamping


It’s World Card-making Day and we have an extra special series to share with you! We’re starting off with Julie, and the debut of Bear Ware Grand Tour + some cool exciting extras!

Ciao, Bella! (insert some giggles here) It’s World Card-making day once again and Julie’s here to start us off on a day of creative fun and share some tips for mass producing your scenic designs! These projects feature the brand-spankin’ new Bear Ware Grand Tour, along with some fun extras that support it but also work for soooooo many other projects!

This version of Bear also has the ability to hold treasures from travel adventures, and offers us the ability to expand the variety of scenarios we can create even further! YAY!!! Along with my focus project, I’ve included some still shots of other scenes I’ve created for Bear . . . This is just the beginning and I can’t wait to see the travel adventures of Bear that YOU create!


  • If you plan to use Bear in multiple scenes, it helps to stamp him multiple times separately from the accessories in the set; you’ll inevitably need more of him than you will multiples of all the accessories.
  • When coloring the images, select colors that coordinate well with any patterned papers you plan to use for the most cohesive look.
  • For a warm-toned Bear, try outlining him with Med. Beige or light tan/brown hues; for a cool-toned Bear (think polar bear), try outlining him with pale blues or aquas.
  • Light/pale colors of Clean Color Real Brush Markers often work well on their own, without the need for blending out.  Mid to darker colors tend to be saturated; apply color lightly in areas where you prefer to have shading, keeping brush strokes close to the heat embossed lines.  Blend color out with a water brush as desired. You can always add more color to the shaded areas if you desire.
  • Although the landmarks of Big Ben, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Eiffel Tower were designed and scaled as “tourist souvenirs” for Bear to hold, they can actually create the illusion of being bonafide buildings in the background—check out the example with Big Ben placed behind the Big City, giving the impression Sherlock Bear is sleuthing somewhere around London. 



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