I was asked to add to an order at the last minute (before posting to my customer) a card for a little child and I immediately thought of this Teddy Bear card. The image is from the Forever Friend's Christmas Character selection.
I printed and then cut out the image building it up with double sided foam pads. I put this to the side.
I then chose to cut out squares to mat and layer the background. I decided that I would colour the background on the first layer with Archival Plum ink using an ink duster. I then went around the corners with Archival Coffee and also put in a bit of shading under the Teddy to give it a grounding.
I also took my embossing tool around the edge to give it more definition. I then cut out a larger square from a Christmas Paper Pad from my stash. I shaded in the corners of this with the Archival Plum ink.
I then matted these up and attached the Teddy Beat with Double Sided tape. I like to use strong tape when I am doing layers or adding decoupage ( sometimes when building up a card one can get carried away so you have to choose a suitable strong fixative)
Before mounting the Teddy I decided to liven him up a little bit by Clear Embossing his nose...just to make him look a bit more like Rudolph!.
I also took the Micron Pen around the stitching on the fake Reindeer Horns.
Then I matted this onto a cream card. I hope you like it. Crafty hugs to al xx
I have decided to enter this card in to the following challenges: