After a few recent bear projects you may be thinking I have a bit of a bear obsession & I think you're may be right. You might be surprised that my bear family are actually made with our new fox builder punch, part of the Foxy Friends stamp set & punch bundle. Cool, I know! Here's a closer look.
I've been playing around making lots of different animals with the fox builder punch & found this gorgeous baby card by Nicole Kunzig- oh the cute!
This is what I used to bear-ified the fox. You can see & order all the punches in the supply list at the bottom of this post.
- head - trim pointed ears into curves.
- hand-cut muzzle
- Punch nose
- Stamp paws (Foxy Friends set) & punch with medium owl eye circle (owl punch)
- stamp eyes - (Foxy Friends set)
* Mum bear also has a little flower on her ear (tree builder punch)
- head - trim pointed ears curves - smaller than adult bear
- stamp eyes & nose (love these face stamps!)
- Body piece - cut off lowest curve to make smaller body
- Stamp paws on body
But back to the paper piecing challenge. I used pool party, marina mist, pear pizzazz & wild wasabi dsp's from the Subtles 12x12 stack to make a sunburst landscape scene for my bears. Since I needed the text print to line up I used my my sunburst template - find it here. I cut the blue pieces & the template together & green pieces together after lining up the text. I sponged all the edges in crumb cake (& made a slight boo boo with soft suede - close your pads after use, people!).I added some vellum in front to soften the effect to help the bears take centre stage.
Btw, did you notice my little mountains? I thought my bears needed some rocky mountains (since I always associate real bears with Canada) so I stamped the Foxy Friends tree image in crumb cake, trimmed it & added a tail tip punch piece & voila - snow capped mountain!
And the bush behind the adult bears - from Thoughtful Branches - coming in August!
Anyway, that's all I need to say. I hope you enjoyed my paper pieced & punched card. Head over to the Just Add Ink blog, see all the team's fab pieced projects too & try some piecing of your own. We'd love to see what you make.
Thanks for visiting today & always. Leave a comment if you have any questions or need anything else. I'll leave you with a collage pic to pin if you'd like. Hope to see you here again soon.
Inky wishes, Di
Bundle, stamp set & Beautiful Branches thinlit dies will only available to order in August 2016. Available from August 2nd, 2016.
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