Friday, March 17, 2017

Stitched Bear Hello Card

This card was created with the new March release Frantic Stamper dies. The bear dies come with pierced holes around the edges that may be used with thread for real stitches but I chose to use a Soufflé gel pen as faux stitching. You may also use these dies on material, such as felt. You can pose the bear arms to make them hold something but I chose to make him wave, like he's also wishing you "Hello."

Making the Card

1. Cut light purple cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.

2. Optional: add clear double sided adhesive to back of dark purple cardstock and matching patterned paper. Die cut dark purple cardstock and matching patterned paper with Colorblock #2 Panel. You will not use the inside pieces of the dark purple nor the frame of the patterned paper (save for another card!). Adhere dark purple frame to center of card base. Adhere patterned pieces inside where the fit.

3. Using the Felt Teddy Bear dies, cut two inside ear pieces, muzzle, and two foot pads from light brown cardstock. Cut two outside ear pieces, head, body, two feet, and arms from brown cardstock. Cut face from black cardstock. Add White Soufflé gel pen between stitches on all parts (except face). Optional: add shine on nose and highlights to eyes.

4. Assemble bear as shown (use dimensional tape behind feet). Optional: before adding eyes, apply a little black chalk where eyes will go; you may also add eyelashes with a fine black pen (I used a black Copic Multiliner .05). Adhere bear to card where shown using dimensional tape.

5. Die cut "Hello" from dark purple cardstock. Add Glossy Accents. Once dry, adhere to card as shown.

  • Frantic Stamper Dies: Felt Teddy Bear (FRA-DIE-10144), Colorblock #2 Panel (FRA-DIE-10103)
  • Cardstock: Light Purple, Dark Purple, Light Brown (I used Neenah Desert Storm), Brown (I used Recollections Kraft), Black
  • Patterned Paper Matching Purples
  • Gel Pen: White Soufflé (or Other White)
  • Dimensional Tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Optional: Black Chalk, Black Pen
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