Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bear Hugs

It's Thursday - and if you're out of the vodka from yesterday's post - you might need a hug!

I brought you not only a bear with a hug, but a watercolored, die cut inlay bear with shiny eyes, a shiny nose and a HUG.

He's so cute, his name is Picture Book Bear, and he's part of the new Simon Says Stamp One of a Kind collection that is being released today, and he just makes my eyes happy. I need to go back for his cute buddy, the fox. You can see the rest of the new stuff on their blog today.

To make him, I just die cut him twice from two pieces of watercolor paper, being sure to save his little ears, eyes, nose, snout and belly. On the second time, I taped him down to be sure he was straight on the one that would become the negative space. Then, I glued the negative space piece to a piece of Pool Party cardstock, that I had adhered a Sizzix adhesive sheet to, so the open space was sticky.

I watercolored the bear with Daniel Smith Watercolors, dried him with my heat gun, adhered him into the opening with the adhesive, and then added shine to his nose and eyes with an Irresistible Pico Embellisher in black.

After that was all dry, I put that all onto a card base, and popped it into the MISTI to add the sentiment from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs, and then added the die cut from that same bundle on top.

That cute bear and his hug should allow us all to at least survive to the weekend! :)



  1. A super cute card Lydia. Isn't he (and his foxy friend) just the cutest? Oh my, I DO love this SSS release! YUM...

  2. He is adorable. I have never seen that watercolor technique but he turned out great. I don't know how to link you to Nigerian princes but that sounds exciting.

  3. Adorable! Such a sweet little teddy :-)

    Jocelyn x


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