Saturday, May 10, 2008

My First Tear Bear

Flat and Fuzzy

Have you ever seen Tear Bears? You make them out of Mulberry paper. I saw them posted on SCS by khara. She has a galley on SCS - Tear Bears by Tender Spirit Greetings. Adorable!! I didn't think they were all that easy...but it's probably one of those things that the more you make the easier they get.

Here's my first bear which I used on the card.

I like scruffy looking I didn't trim off all those little paper hairs :) After I took the pics I added a little white spot on their nose. You can see it in the card. Before I attached the bear to the card...I glued it to a piece of Ivory cardstock that I cut out to match its shape. I didn't want the patterned paper to show through.

Well...what ya think? I think they are adorable!

Card base is 5" x 5". The Mom's Best image is cut out of a piece of patterned paper from the What's Cooking Collection by Fair Designs. It's called Farmer's Market. The dotted paper is called Prairie Dot and is from the the Horsin' Around Collection by Fair Designs as well. I stamped the cardbase with SU Linen Background stamp and also the layer piece that has the little clip on it. Check out that tiny clip! Remember those from SU? Cute!

Stamps - SU Linen Background; SU Treat Yourself.
Paper -
SU Very Vanilla Cardstock; SU So Saffron CS; Bazzill brown textured Cardstock; Fair Designs Patterned Paper What's Cooking Collection, Horsin' Around Collection.
Ink -
Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink.
Misc -
SU Ribbon; SU Tiny Clip; Making Memories Brads; Edge Distressor; SU Paper Piercing tool and guide; Dimensionals.
Tear Bear - Mulberry Paper; Brown Chalk;
EK Success Paw Print Paper Shapers punch for the eyes and nose; White Gel Pen; Micron Marker for details.



Stac said...

How Adorable!
You did such a great job on your first bear! You should of seen my first one... oh my. To say the least, he wasn't cute.
I am Stac on SCS and Khara's lil Sister. She wants me to tell you {her hands are all inked up at the moment!} that she thinks that your tear bear is absolutely Incredible!!
Khara and I are both Coffee junkies, we love love love your card!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa said...

Very cute bears. I saw some of these on ebay when people were selling scrapbook pages.

JAR said...

Oh my gosh - these are fantastic, Lori!! I can't believe they are just torn mulberry!! SOOOOO adorable!

I saw on another blog a comment you made about Stazon -- mine sticks, so it must be normal if yours is too, b/c we can't possibly be ABnormal!! LOL

Anonymous said...

These are adorable - I signed up to take a class when the Great American Scrapbook Convention arrives here in Arlington, Texas in June, can't wait!
Bev (Rette Mom)

Godelieve said...

These are fantastic!! Wow!!

Carole said...

WOW! What an adorable card! I love the tear bear!!

Carolyn King said...

oh my---those bears are darling! you did a fabulous job!

kat said...

Wowzer... Absolutely beautiful! They look like they are soooo hard to make! I just love then.... fuzzy wuzzy....

Debbie said...

HOLY CRAP! Those bears are AMAZING! They look tricky to make but I've gotta try now! They are just TOO CUTE!

Sandy said...

That little bear is just precious. Fantastic card.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Thank you for sharing how to make the bears! I love them!!!!! I think you did a great job with your bears (: Such a cute card!

Donna said...

these are SO cute! now I must get some mulberry paper so I can make one

The Crafty Chik said...

Those bears are just adorable! I so want to make these! LOL!