Well, let's jump right in! This is the first #FeatureFriday for the month and today we are featuring the Hi There Bear stamps and dies! This set is tooooo cute! There are multiple images to create different bears - panda bears, brown bears, black bears, polar bears - the possibilities are endless! And there are so many coordinating images to go along with the bear - an umbrella, bouquet of flowers, cotton candy, a balloon! So cute! And my favorite part is that there is a stamp with a stripe background that the bear will fit perfectly into!
I made three projects for today, but I will have more coming later this week!
If you really know me then you know I have a deathly fear of bears...but not panda bears! They are too cute! I knew I wanted to make a little panda card! I started by stamping the "friend" image repeatedly using my MISTI and embossing with gold powder from Hero Arts. Then I stamped my panda bear with gray and black ink and also stamped the balloon.
I used the coordinating dies to cut out my stamped images and some hearts, a bow tie, and a gift bag. I also used the nifty "u" shaped die to cut a place in his paw to hold the balloon! I love it!
I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the bow tie, balloon, and hearts.
I wanted to show the range in the stamp set, so I decided to use just an accessory image - the umbrella! I stamped it three times across my card and then masked off the the middle and right umbrella. I stamped the sentiment multiple times using a technique from Jennifer McGuire. Then I used images included in the stamp set to add color to the umbrellas. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that each little portion of the umbrella can be stamped separately so that I can do a rainbow!
I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the umbrellas!
My last project isn't a card! Are you shocked?! Me too! My son just turned two and we have been teaching him little things - he can count to three and now we are learning color matching! I LOVED this stripe background and that the bears can fit right into the negative space of the stripes! And then you can add any kind of bear you want! I love the panda bear and I didn't want to add too much color and confuse my son, so I made the other bear with the same gray ink!
No glitz or glam - this was a really simple project! I cut pieces of cardstock to be slightly bigger than the stamped image and used my MISTI to complete this project so quickly!
I hope you guys enjoyed these projects! I'm so thrilled that I will be back next Friday with more projects using a different product! Hooray!