Birthday Bear Rainbow Shaker Card | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! I am back again today guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog. I took a break from Christmas cards today and made a colorful birthday shaker card.


I started out by stamping a bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set by Brutus Monroe on some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven detail ink. I used Aqua Pigment paints to color in the bear. I mixed together the Yellow and the Brown paint colors in order to get the color for the fur. I also used the colors Green, Red, and Orange for the cupcake and hat. Finally, I watered down some Pink to add some blush to the cheeks. Once the paint was dry I fussy cut the bear out.


Next I taped down some Canson watercolor paper to a board. I taped the paper to a board so that it doesn’t warp as much when I paint. I wanted to create a rainbow background for my card. I used the colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, and Blue Violet. I adhered the rainbow background to a card base.


I created a square frame out of some watercolor paper using a square die. I used watercolor paper due to the size, all of my other white cardstock is already pre-cut. I glued the frame to a piece of vellum cut to be slightly larger than the frame. I picked out a rainbow mixture of sequins and place them in the middle of the card base. I added foam tape behind my frame and placed if on the base over the sequins to make my shaker.


I took the little bear that I had fussy cut and glued him to the vellum window of my shaker. I created a sentiment strip by stamping one of the stamps from the Birthday Bears stamp set onto some Licorice Twist cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. I popped that strip up under the bear on my card.

For the finishing touches I used my white gel pen and my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I used the gel pen to draw a drop shadow under the bear to ground him. I also added some highlights and details to the bear. I used the glitter brush on the sentiment strip and also on the vellum border around the frame.