It's TCP Tuesday and I'm the Hipster Hostess today. Our Technique Challenge today is Paper Pleating! Our own Amy Rohl did a fabby little tutorial for Splitcoaststampers last year which you can view HERE. It's an easy technique that adds dimension and fun to your projects - I hope you give it a try!
I've been in Father's Day mode for a while so as I looked through my stamps I had that in mind. I decided to use Honey Bear but with a twist!
Remember the new Mustaches CutUps dies? Well, the two little mustache dies are perfectly sized to add to several of the cute character stamps from The Cat's Pajamas. I turned Honey Bear, into Daddy Bear by simply adding a fun brown felt stache! :)
As you can see from the close up, I stamped directly onto some woodgrain patterned paper and added some very light shading to the bear and a bit of paper piecing for his tummy and the heart.
And here is my paper pleated strip. I used it to anchor my sentiment (which was cut with the smallest of the Circus Panel CutUps dies) and tied a bit of Linen Thread around it. I also added a strip of hearts which were die cut using the Heart Border CutUps dies. Boy oh boy do I love my CutUps dies!! I don't know if I could make a card without 'em! :)
We'd love to have you play along with our challenge this week. You can find all the challenge guidelines on Alma's blog and in the TCP Forum on SCS. See you soon!
Cardstock: (White) Neenah, (Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Kraft) Papertrey Ink, Patterned Paper: (On the Bright Side - One) My Mind's Eye, (Documented) Simple Stories, Stamps: (Honey Bear) The Cat's Pajamas, Ink: (Black) Marvy, Accessories: (Linen Thread) The Cat's Pajamas, (Button, Dark Chocolate Felt) Papertrey Ink, Tools: (Mustaches CutUps, Heart Border CutUps, Circus Panel CutUps) The Cat's Pajamas, Copic markers