http://barbaragrayblog.blogspot.co.uk/. This set is from the remountable leaves that go with the Naked trees of Africa.
I made a background using copy paper, makeup sponge and Faded Jeans distress ink. I then stamped my leaves.
I had cut out an image from my Forever Friends Christmas Collection CD and I decided to colour in the Teddy's jacket with Teal Zeal Distress Marker, I gave the little robin a coloured scarf to match.
I cut out the same die shape on Silver Foiled card and Acetate ( I like to use the kind that has protective film on it as acetate is so easy to scratch ). I used two dies to cut out the foiled card so that I would get a thin frame for the front of the finished card. I mounted my teddy onto the background. To get the depth that I would need, I actually attached my Foam tape sideways onto the background. I achieved this by sticking double sided tape to the edge of the foam tape and then arranged it around the edge of the background. (I did this as I only had a small area to work with for my chosen shape and using the double sided tape held the foam tape in position). I then took off the protective cover from the inside edge of the FOAM tape and dusted it with Talcum Powder to De - tack it as this was now the exposed area.
Then I attached the acetate to the silver frame. Before attaching this to the base I poured in some white crystals to form fake snow. I used a silicon glue to attach the front frame. I then removed the protective cover from the outer edge of the foam tape and attached a pale blue ribbon from my craft stash.
I cut out some leaves using a Marianne die and also a label from my spellbinders labels 4 die. I very lightly distressed the edges of the label with faded jeans distress ink and stamped the greeting in Teal Zeal Memento ink. I arranged the leaves that I had cut out from satin card, vellum and white card ( which I had coloured to match the jacket ) around the main image and added a few sprigs to the label. I then added two pieces of the same pale blue ribbon that I had added to the edge. I mounted this to the top of my base card.
And there you have it...a Teal Teddy Shaker Card
Hope you like it,
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http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ "Christmas using your dies"