Oh My Goodness!! How cute is this bear? I feel in love with him the first time I saw him. He looks so cuddly, which makes him a perfect stamp for baby cards or young children. Heck, even for someone who loves teddy bears at any age.
The first time I tried to make this card, I will be honest, I got very frustrated! I couldn't get him lined up correctly, so it would come out blurry. This stamp set is a 3 step stamp, which means you stamp him 3 different time with 3 different stamps. One stamp is for a light color, one is for medium color and one is for a dark color. That give the bear a more realistic look and some dimension.
After many tries I was able to line him up because I figured out a little, ok no, a big tip on how to get all 3 stamps to line up correctly. What I was doing was lining up the bottom of the stamps, which is what you need to do. However, you also need to like up under his armpits, where there is nothing stamped. If you do that, it will come out perfect. I really wish I knew that before I tried it 10 times. LOL
To make this adorable little bear you will need the following items:
Early Espresso Card Stock #119686
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 /4"
- cut at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Pink Pirouette Card Stock #111351
- cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4" one for the inside and one for the front of the card
- scrap piece to stamp the bow
Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953
- cut at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
- scrap piece to stamp "hello, baby"
The inks I used for this card are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette.
It was easiest for me to go from the darkest color to lightest color to make the bear. I first stamped #3 with Early Espresso, then #2 with Crumb Cake. The ink I used for the #1 bear was Crumb Cake stamped off once. Stamped off means that you ink up your stamp and stamp it on a scrap piece of paper. Then you stamp on your card with it and it is a lighter version of the color you were using. This is a great technique if you want to do shadows.
For the bow I did the first step with Pink Pirouette and the second with Blushing Bride.
Here are two displays of other colors you can make the bear with. I don't know who did these, but sure am glad they shared!
There are a lot of different colors you can put together that aren't even on these two pictures. Let you imagine go wild and see what you can come up with!! Please share if you do, I would love to see them!
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