"Welcome to your third stop of 10 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop:
Homemade with a HOP!
Homemade with a HOP!
Here is my Homemade Embellishment for you ....... a Tear Bear Present Topper. Great for Birthday or Christmas.
Keep scrolling to the end if you are wanting details of the next person to hop to. Remember to leave a comment to be in the draw for one of the two $25.00 gift certificates from
and a £10 voucher from
and also to be in the running for the Grand Prize of up to $50.00 gift certificate from a store of your choice.
|How to create this card.......I started with a blank white base card. Then used all these fabulous reducing star stickers from the Sticker Store to decorate the front of the card. Note....that some of the stars I have cut in half and attached to the front of the card to make the stars look like they continue over the edge. I have also added a black 'Happy Birthday' greeting to the final card and small gold sticker stars to the red ribbon strips on the present topper.|
|The Tear Bear Present Topper - I started with thick handmade paper or thick mulberry paper, coins to trace around or anything circular, aquabrush or paint brush and water, small oval punch, black card.|
|Trace around the edge of your coin with your aquabrush on the handmade paper. Make sure there is enough water to soak in but not too much that it oozes to far under the coin.|
|Now pull the circle away from the handmade paper. Repeat this with the smaller coin so that you have four small circles and this big circle. You also need a smaller oval shape for the bears nose. I freehanded that.|
|Now grab an old toothbrush or hubbies ;-) and go around all the edges to make them nice an fluffy. Just pull the brush to the edge.|
|If you have chalks dig them out and highlight the edges with a darker shade colour than the paper. Add pink to the inside of the ears.|
|Now punch out two small oval shapes from the black card. One oval is for the nose.......the other oval is cut in half to form the eyes.|
|Sorry missed a couple of photos here. To create the present cut a 7cm x 7cm square ...I like striped paper. Then two strips of paper for the ribbon on the present approx 7cm x 1cm. |
Now you can add your bear.
What I like to do is put the bear all together on my crafting surface and adjust how the ears and hands are positioned. Different angles can really can change the character of the bear. Once you are happy with the bear just put little dabs of PVA glue (using a toothpick) on to the areas that touch. The glue does not have to go over the entire shape.....I find the smallest amount just so they hold together is best. The nose .... I have attached the oval handmade paper shape to the face with 3D foam and then attached the black oval with the smallest amount of PVA glue again with a toothpick. Same with the eyes. Be sure you are happy with their positions before adding glue. Using white or silver gel pen add a highlight line to his nose and a dot to each eye.
Tadah!!! all done.
Now to attach your tear bear present topper to the card.
This blog hop starts 25th September at 9 a.m. and ends 26th September at 9 p.m.
(US Central time) For Aussies.....that is Midnight 25th September to Noon 27th September.
We're focusing on different homemade embellishments for paper
crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on
every single blog!
On my blog when you leave a comment you will go into the random draw for a chance of one of the two $25.00 gift certificates available from the
£10 voucher to
the grand prize is a gift
certificate to the store of your choice. The amount will depend on how many
blogs you visit during the blog hop. The gift certificate will equal $5.00 for
each blog you visit AND comment at. So there are 10 blogs which means the gift
certificate could equal up to $50.00!!!! But if you only visit one blog, it
would just be $5.00.
And what else can you win? You won't believe this! Here is the list of prizes:
-stamp set from Practicing Creavity Designs
-2 $10.00 gift certificates from RubberStamp Ave
-2 separate gift certificates from the Sticker Store
-a 10 pound gift certificate from Lili of the Valley
-$50.00 in supplies (which include prima flowers, versafine ink, Basic Gray
paper and Stamp Rite Stamp Set-All Occasions) from Sunflowers and Dragonflies
-stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle
-$25.00 gift certificate from Sky Blue Pink
-3 stamp sets from the Cutting Cafe
-prize from Little Claire Designs
-diecuts from Die Cut Dreams
-digital images from Prairie Fairy Designs
-4 separate $10. gift certificates from The StampSmith
-stamp set from Lawn Fawn
-$15.00 gift certificate from the Pixie Cottage
-4 images of the winner's choice from Meljen Designs
-$10.00 gift certificate from Really Reasonable Ribbon
-digital images from Glitterbabe's Art
-$25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals
Can you believe that list? There's over $300.00 in prizes! You MUST comment at
the blogs to win the prize. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your
email address so we can reach you. Winners will be announced on September 28th!
Your next stop on our hop is Audrey's who will be offering $50.00 in supplies:
prima flowers, versafine ink, Basic Gray paper and Stamp Rite Stamp Set-All
Occasions) from Sunflowers and Dragonflies.
and a stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle.
Be sure to comment for your chance to win.
And here is the complete list of blogs on the hop:
STAMPING VACATION - Denise
ALL THINGS CRAFTY - Stacie
MERRYMADE CARDS AND CRAFTS - Merry - Me!
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL - Audrey
CRAFTY BY NATURE - Danielle
FREE 4 EVER - Corry
DREAMING AND CREATING - Karen
ASPIRING TO CREATIVITY - Dana
EMU CREATIONS - Annmaree
COLDWATERS 2 - Lorraine
Thanks for hopping by!! Hope you enjoyed Homemade with a HOP! Be sure to leave
a comment if you want a chance to WIN!