Friday, January 18, 2013
Peachy Keen Bears Oh My!
The challenge this week at Peachy Keen Stamps is to make a 3D object and use a bear. I have created this fun basket using the new Thinking of You stamp set. I stamped this adorable bear onto Cryogen metallic paper and used Copics E23, E25 and R32 to color him. I stamped him again onto DP and paper pieced his heart to match the paper on my basket.
I made the basket using one sheet of 12 x 12 card stock. Start with a piece of card stock 5 x 12 inches, scoring at 5 inches and at 7 inches so you have a 5 x 5 section on top and bottom with a 2 inch middle. Before going any further you can decorate the front, back and insides; much easier to do when it is flat. I used an Xacto knife to cut out a window to which I added a piece of heavy acetate. My DP panels are 4.5 inches square. Following the template above, cut your 2 side pieces, 3 x 6 inches, scoring vertically at .5 inches and at 2.5 inches. Also score these pieces horizontally at 1 inch. When you fold in the flaps, you will have a piece 2 x 5 that will fit snugly in between the front and back panels. I used red liner tape to put my basket together.
For the handle, I adhered the two strips together so they are nice and strong, then attached them with red liner tape as well as a brad. I decorated my basket with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and paper from the Bo Bunny Love Letters collection.
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