String of Hearts

Happy Wednesday!
I have another fun Valentine to share today. This one was done at the request of my son Josh who more or less challenged me to come up with an idea using the bear from the Under the Stars set. Josh issued the challenge and the first thing that popped into my head was a little string of hearts for the bear to hold. Inspiration often comes from unexpected places!

The bear was stamped on Neenah Baronial Ivory with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics then hand trimmed. I layered together a square of DP from My Minds Eye Love Me assortment, a slightly larger square of Bashful Blue cs and a die cut scallop square of Soft Suede. I added red brads in all 4 corners and then used foam dimensionals to mount the bear in the middle.

The card is a 5 x 10 piece of Bashful Blue layered on a 5-1/4 inch square of Soft Suede. The patchwork layers came next beginning with a 4-3/4 inch square of DP and 4 other smaller pieces layered and stitched on top. Notice how I got my sewing machine working again! Whoohoo!!

The ribbon is tied around the patchwork piece and the trio of hearts and brads along the left were added before adhering it in place on the card.
The sentiment is stamped on a small piece of ivory and then layered on Bashful Blue and Soft Suede with a couple brads on either end.
The bear square and the sentiment are both mounted to the card with dimensionals and the bear's nose got a little dollop of Diamond Glaze to make it shiny.  I also used a black gel pen to enhance his eyes a little. (They got a little lost in the brown I used to color him)
Finally...the string of hearts is done by punching 12 assorted small hearts from dp and adhering them in pairs to each other on either side of a small piece of baker's twine. the ends are wrapped around the bear's paws and tacked in place with a glue dot on the back side.

Thanks for swinging by today!


S: Under the Stars, Technique Tuesday: Smooch
P: Bashful Blue, Soft Suede, My Minds Eye Love Me paper pad
I: Memento Rich Cocoa
A: brads, foam dimensionals, Heart to Heart punch, Spellbinders: Scallop Squares, ribbon, sewing machine, diamond glaze, black gel pen

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