So how did I turn this cute little gnome into a fuzzy bear? Well .. I thought I'd spin it in a completely new direction. I still have a cute little character, he's holding an offering, my sentiment is stamped on a shape and I still have a raised stencil background! Ahhh.... ok right? LOL!
I'm not much of a camper, but being married to a Scoutmaster and having an Eagle in the house I've made LOTS and LOTS of camping related things. I couldn't resist this cute bear! I knew he was mine the minute I locked eyes on him.
I created the stencil background with the Gentle Wave Collage die from Poppystamps. It's a background / reverse die. So all I had to do was punch out the pieces, lay it over some card stock and spread on the light molding paste. To get it blue I added a few drops of distress ink and mixed it up before the spreading. I wanted it to look like water so before it was set I covered it with some chunky glitter.
I didn't have a tag this shape - I just trimmed it to size to hold the bear and dog eared the corners.I was thinking of my husband when I chose the sentiment from the set. This would be his perfect day... a lake full of fish!
Stamps | Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs
Dies | Poppystamps Gentle Wave Collage, Stitched Landscapes | Stampin' Up Bear Hugs
Twinery Marachino Twine
Twisted Burlap | May Arts
Martha Stewart Coarse Gliter