Monday, February 11, 2019

5 WAYS to Use the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware Sets


Hi Folks, I'm on the Ellen Hutson blog today sharing 5 different ways to use all the fun accessories in the EBE Bear Ware sets! And boy oh boy did I have a blast mixing and matching those sets.



They all revolved around the latest Bear Ware 3 which was just released on Friday.

I was having so much fun with this set that all my cards wouldn't fit in the article! So I'm sharing two additional cards in this post.


I really liked the concept of making mini-scenes using just the accessories (no bear or person) and wanted to try out all the Halloween stamps, so I challenged myself to come up with 4 different scenes with the Halloween stamps.


These little collages are intentionally not lined up to be a little spooky. The blue pumpkin idea I used for its own card (at the end of this post). Really, any of these four little scenes could be its own card if you put it on a panel and add a sentiment strip. Or a set of cards! 


On the left we have a black cat on a broom with the sentiment, and a frog in a cauldron that was left unattended by the witch who left her hat there. I punched some vellum for the bubbles in the boiling pot. On the right we have a ghost (which was easy enough to draw) holding a treat bag. Since these scenes are so small it was easy to color in the backgrounds.


The black panel wasn't proportionally tall enough, so I let a tiny strip of the Bed of Roses die fill the gap. This was a really fun card to work on!




The other extra card that didn't make the Ellen Hutson post is this patriotic bear who's been invited to a picnic. He found a triple scoop of ice cream, along with his flag, and has plans to grill dinner for everyone later in the evening (although, since he was invited to the picnic, maybe he's just going to sit back and eat the dinner, OR perhaps he's at a party where the host doesn't know how to grill (my husband) so the guests end up having to do the grilling after all).


Really love the dimension ... we've got glossy accents on the grill, a thick bear, the loosely secured ice cream cone, and then the "waving" flag.


I added a few sequins and water spatters to the fireworks for a little more energy. The fireworks are stamped with the sparkler accessory (handle hanging off the edge).


The base of the card actually uses the Skinny Stripes die as a stencil for the red ink (a few spatters of water here too).

Be sure to head over to the Ellen Hutson blog to see the other five cards. Here's a peek without any of the commentary and additional photos:


1. Use the Accessories as Intended (with the Bear).


2. Use the Accessories to Make a Scene. 



3. Use the Accessories to make a Custom Pattern/Background.



4. Combine accessories from the different Bear War sets.



5. Find Other, Non-Bear-Related Sets in the Same Scale. 


I am really so excited to get all these sets ... with all the different elements I'm prepared for any holiday or occasion!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly


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7 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards !! I loved the card design of first one a lot !

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  2. Isn't it fun when the ideas just keep flowing?! These sets look like they have 'tripped your trigger' thoroughly! The all look stunning. LOVE that blue pumpkin patch you've created! Sooo cute. And the background paper you made, and the bear with the sausage....oh heck. I love them all! Girl you're a wizard with stamps! Awesome collection!! xo Bev

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  3. You DID have fun!! These are delightful Kelly. Love the bear looking for the weenie roast!

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  4. I love seeing these products through your brilliant eyes, Kelly... shh... I don't own the bear - yikes! didn't I miss out? only you saw this bouquet of lucky shamrocks! love it - and you...
    =]

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  5. Now I'm even more excited to get my Bear Ware 3, Kelly, although I could be playing with 2 and 1. And I told Michele the next time we get together I'm going through her Leading Ladies sets to stamp other things for the bear. Judging by her comment I guess I need to stamp her a bunch of bears. ;)

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  6. You're so creative, Kelly! I really love the design of the first card & the blue/gray Halloween card is so unexpected & fun!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly