Today, as usual on Mondays, is Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week day. The SOTW for this week is called Christmas Teddy. You can find him (her?) on this page - just scroll down a little bit. The details on how to purchase this stamp for 50% - through Sunday evening - are on the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built. Be sure to check out the other beauties from the design team, also!
For this first card, I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone. I used Liquid Applique for the "fuzz" on his hat, and gold Stickles for the "jingler." I matted with Real Red cardstock, which I embossed partly with my Swiss Dots folder. I added some Martha Stewart ribbon and some older patterned paper for the bottom layer.
I have to admit - after I uploaded my first card to our group's page, I saw some teddy bears with such rich colors that I was moved to make another! For this second one, I colored with Stampin' Up! markers. It's cut with Nestabilities. The background was an embossed piece I got from a friend (Thanks, Suzie!) It's done with a Cuttlebug folder called "Ornaments." I matted with Real Red. The white strip is punched (and embossed) with a Martha Stewart punch. I also scored a couple lines and added a thin piece of red cardstock.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!