Monday, February 14, 2011

TCP145 - Tell it to the Paw!

The TCP Tuesday Challenge this week with The Cat's Pajamas was to be inspired by the photos above. As soon as I saw that cool blue in the photos, I KNEW I would have to use my cool polar bear stamp in the Big Bear set. Back in January I had the distinct honor of being named the Swanky Stamper for the month at TCP and as a result got $25 in Cat Cash to spend, so this stamp set as well as the Big Scallop Cut-Ups die that I've used here are what I picked up! One of the reasons I wanted this bear stamp so much was because of this cute card by Jana Weaver! I just loved how she paper-pieced the paws, and it was such a cute idea I had to get this sweet roly-poly bear and do it, too! (Thanks for the inspiration, Jana!)

The blues on my card are not quite as turquoise as the ones in the picture, but hey that's what an inspiration challenge is all about, right... be inspired! :) I recently picked up this new "Twig" designer paper from Little Yellow Bicycle and thought it would work well for my card.

My bear is stamped and shaded with some Toner Gray Copic markers, then I cut him out and popped him up on the circle with some foam tape. I added my favorite ribbon/button/twine combo for an embellishment, and used that new Big Scallop die across the bottom of the design.
Then I decided to add the die cut to the inside too, along with the sentiment and some more fun Divine Twine!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your visits and comments so much!


Basement Stamper said...

Beary cute! I love colors and his paper pierced paws.

Barbara said...

OMG!!! Love this! Gorgeous inspiration piece and that sentiment is hilarious! Great card, gf!

Alma de la Rosa said...

What a sweet card. And the inside is a wonderful surprise.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and love that cute lil bear!