Monday, February 26, 2024

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fur or Feathers Bear Tag using Honey Bee's Heart Hugs Die Set

"Fur or Feathers" is this week's intriguing Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  It seemed like the perfect time to try out the adorable Honey Bee Heart Hugs die set, which is where my bear came from.

I started by cutting out a tag using Waffle Flowers' Nested Tags die and Strathmore Mixed Media paper (I know, I know.  What else is new?).  I stamped the tag with circles (Darkroom Door's Open Circles stamp set), then painted some of them in.  Next I grabbed some Lemoncello Infusions, sprayed that on and spritzed the whole thing with water.  When that dried, I added some Dina Wakley acrylic paint in Turquoise and Olive.  While that dried, I cut my bear out of Distress Heavystock and added some paint around the edges and some text to the bottom of him.  I cut out a heart (also from the Honey Bee die set), made my own crown, and cut a wreath shape from Tim Holtz's Vault Funky Floral Wreath dies.  I cut off all of the leaves so it just looked like circles and I painted that, too.

I glued everything together, then stamped a "leap and the net will appear" sentiment from Tim Holtz's Theories stamp set and added that as the final element.  I don't know-- this bear looked so hopeful that I thought that sentiment would give him strength for whatever he was gathering the courage to do!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

We're excited to see your creations this week and whether you go the fur or feathers route.  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!