I’ve always loved stuffed animals, and this teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas, brings back childhood memories. Teddy bears, (even paper ones) are very loving, with the ability to offer a great deal of comfort. This one is giving “hugs.”
The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch were sitting in front of me from yesterday’s project. Today, I started by stamping Teddy in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock. He came out perfectly smooth, just like the gingerbread did yesterday in the new Soft Suede ink. For an experiment, I stamped him in the older Crumb Cake ink, and he came out fuzzy. Looks like I’ll be changing all of my ink colors to the new, improved formula.
I stamped Teddy’s face in Soft Suede ink, his ears in Gray Granite, and used the Cookie Cutter Punch for cutting. He got a double layer of cardstock before placing him on dimensionals.
The Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper made a perfect background for Teddy. I glued the multi-colored star pattern to a Soft Sea Foam card base, and a strip of Pool Party stars toward the bottom. I gave the strip some detail with the Ticket Tear Border Punch (retired). The top layer was embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder, doubled for thickness, and glued in place.
There’s nothing quite as nice as a bear hug, so I created the sentiment, “hugs,” using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I stamped the four letters in Pool Party ink, hand cut them, and placed them on dimensionals.
Can you see how I used the sketch from this week’s Global design project?
Oh, I almost forgot; prior to gluing the first layer, I taped a piece of of the new Braided Linen Trim across the front, and added a bow. Now Teddy is ready to give a baby a bear hug.
Thanks for stopping by. Teddy is giving you a big hug!