Here's a photo of the pieces and punches used for the bear parts. All were punched from Creamy Carmel cardstock and sponged around the edges with Close to Cocoa Ink with a Sponge Dauber.
To make the cheeks just take 2, 1" circles and holding them together, snip off a little of the circles as shown.
To finish the bear, glue his cheeks onto the head and use a white gel pen to color in some eyes. Use Real Red ink and a sponge dauber to add color to his cheeks and ears. Use the fine black pen to add some stitching dots down his tummy, and some stitch marks for his fingers and toes, eyebrows and pupils. Color in a nose and give him a few whisker dots. Use a fine line Real red marker for a little smile.
The measurements of the cardstock pieces are as follows:
- Whisper White, 2 1/4 x 2 ", and a scrap.
- Soft Suede, 5 1/2 x 1 1/2" for card base, and 2 3/8 x 2 1/8"
- Real Red, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 " for card base, and 2 5/8 x 2 3/8'
- Striped pattern from Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper, 5 1/2 x 1 3/4"
Stamps are from the Hostess sets, Christmas Punch and Patterned Pines. Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to center the greeting on the Whisper white piece. Stamp in Soft Suede. Stamp the same image on a piece of scrap paper in Real red. Cut out from the Real Red image the word Christmas, then adhere on top of the Soft Suede image.
Ink up the poinsettia image with Soft Suede, then using a blender pen, remove the ink from the flower. Use a Real Red Stampin Write marker to fill in the flower image. (Or just use two markers, but I don't have the In-Color Markers and the blender pen removal trick is a great trick to know) Stamp this image in 2 of the corners. ( I REALLY like the Soft Suede and Real Red together on this image!!)
Use a piece of Real Red Ribbon on the edge of the designer striped paper. I was going for a floor, chair rail and wall paper effect with my background (just in case that's not too evident).
Thanks for taking a look, and please leave me a comment if you enjoyed this little bear.
The Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper (#116770, $11.95) is only available until January 4th.
Have a great weekend!