Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sneaky Peek Week~ Day 2


Hey my stampy friends!! Did you like what you saw on Day One of Sneaky Peek Week? Such diversity, if I do say!
This next set is just too darned cute for words! Any Big Bear fans out there? Well, you are in luck, this Big Bear is a sweet little girly bear cub with her little bow on top! And another versatile set I think...I made a feminine Christmas card (could be for a birthday, new baby even!)...this sweet set is called Bearing Gifts.


I stamped her onto some cream TE cardstock, coloured her with copics and paper-pieced the gift box and lid (separately, to change direction in the pattern, to make it look like the lid and box would have the same pattern if the lid was actually on the box). Now, I don't get to crazy about this (no measuring the degree of tilt on the lines or anything- just a general 'eyeball' will do). I stamped the ribbon part of the parcel again on cream cs, colouring with copics and adding to the top of the dp. Makes everything look 'right' in the sense of depth.Same with the paws...they were added on last, with a little bit of a pop up dot on the very bottoms and flat glue on the top.  Her little bow is also pieced and glued down only in the centre, with the edges bent up a bit to show a little dimension. A super sparkly SU! rhinestone (you know they are the prettiest;) sits in the centre.
My edges were all inked with chalk ink and machine stitched with chocolate thread. I added a rhinestone flourish, which you'll hardly ever see from me (for two reasons: 1) I am cheap in certain aspects of paper-crafting, and rhinestone floursihes are at the top of my 'highway robbery' list, and 2) I get right out of control with them...they are freakishly hard for me to control and it usually ends up stuck to itself or in the complete wrong place on the card. Luckily for me, I found that my local dollar store carries flourishes and I feel that $1 is an acceptable price for something that only has a 50/50 chance of survival.

The sentiment banner is made using the Easy Rosettes Cutup die and is my go-to die for a skinny sentiment. I just cut another strip of CS to stick it on and then snip the ends in a 'V' with my scissors.
I also used a pencil and 'curled' the banner to shorten it up to fit better on my card and add some dimension. Little rhinestones adorn each end of the banner.

Supplies: Stamps- TCP; Ink- memento, colourbox chalk (creamy brown); CS- SU!, Taylored Expressions; DP- Jillibean Soup Christmas Chowder; Dies- TCP; rhinestones-SU!; flourish- dollar store; Copics; sewing machine and thread; Bigshot

Check out Alma's blog to see a list of the participating designers in todays peek. And remember to comment on the In It To Win It thread on SCS for your chance to win Bearing Gifts!
Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love it! And I hear you about those dang flourishes-thanks for the $ store tip!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Jenny!! I love how you think of every detail!! :)

Nancy Thomas said...

I am loving all your details Jenny - the 3d bow on the bear's head is a nice touch. I hear you on those flourishes too!

Sheila Davis said...

Your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love all the details. Could you tell me what thread you use for the stitching? It adds such a nice touch to it.

alma said...

I am with you on both points of the sparkley flourish things. I have plenty in my stash I won't relinquish. So, I'm honored you are using one here on this super cutie of a card.

Maggie said...

All that dimension---eep! What a great idea :)

Lisa H. said...

total cuteness! love her.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the colors & papers and the little rhinestone you applied to the bear's bow center - CUTE!

Wendy said...

Oh I love this one, look at her bow with the bling, too cute! And that wrapping on the pressy, love it!!!!!!

Lori said...

I love this as a holiday card--fun and festive! And I'm with you on the flourish thingies. I can't get one stuck to a project without losing a few little stones or sticking the thing to itself . . .

Dana said...

Oh this is so sweet!! I love this card Jenny!

Hugs
Dana