Hi everyone! I’m Michele Boyer and so excited to be here on the SCT Blog for Card Café Thursday! The card I’m sharing today features an interactive bear with a cowboy hat that tips up and down in true "howdy" form.
Supplies: Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals, Noggin Toppers and Notebook Paper 2 stamps; Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals dies; My Favorite Things Black Licorice hybrid ink and Tiny Triangles stencil; Copic markers (E40, E42, E43, R01, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG07, 0.3 black Multi-Liner, R85 Various Ink); Natural hemp cord; Wendy Vecchio Embossing Paste; Gold Wink of Luna pen; Mini brad; Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins; Crochet Trim; X-Press It ¼” foam tape; Kool Tak clear foam squares; WRMK Corner Chomper
It’s easy to include a small moving part with just one brad and a bit of foam tape.
After stamping, coloring and die-cutting the bear, stamp the hat twice, cut out each and color (1). Using a paper piercer or large needle, poke a hole in the bear’s hand as well as the left side of one of the hats (2).
Insert a small brad through the hat and then the bear and close the prongs (3). Apply two thin strips of foam tape to hat.
Remove adhesive paper from tape, align and adhere second hat (5). Hat should easily tip up and down (6).
To create the background, I mixed a bit of pink Copic Various Ink into a quarter-size dollop of embossing paste and spread it over a triangle stencil. Once dried, I used a gold Wink of Luna brush to add a border to two sides of each triangle.
To adhere the bear to the background, determine the bear’s placement and poke a hole to align with the brad. Open the brad prongs, insert through the background paper and close prongs. Place a bit of adhesive behind the bear to anchor him/her to the paper. By adhering the brad through the background paper, the bear and hat are a bit more stable with the hat remaining free to tip easily up and down.
I hope you’ll give this easy interactive technique a try. Thanks for joining me today! :)
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