I made this card for the SCS 'Free for All Friday' F4A105 challenge of: Cards with Character - where you are to add a little character to your card eg: people, critters etc. See this link for the deets on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t549077.html
I stamped the CUTE little Penny Black teddy onto 140lb hot-pressed watercolour paper and coloured him with Lyra watercolour pencils and a paintbrush and added lots of Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the balloon and the wings on the bees. I paper-pieced teddy's bow tie then punched some tiny hearts with my EK Success Arrows border punch (they are the leftover punchies which look like tiny hearts) and added them around the balloon and glittered them too. I chalked around the image with Kaisercolour blue chalk. Can't you just imagine teddy saying "Wheeeeeee!!" as he flies across the sky? Doesn't he look just so happy?!
I struggled to find a matching ribbon in my stash so dyed some white seam binding with Jo Sonja Textile Medium mixed 50/50 with Aqua + Colony Blue Jo Sonja acrylic paint to get a light teal kind of colour. The Textile Medium changes the paint into fabric paint - very handy!! I attached the ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I sewed the button onto the bow then glued the bow on with fabric glue.
The tag was diecut with my Cuttlebug and one of the Cuttlebug Tiny Tags dies. I added the same tiny little hearts as around the balloon and glittered them too. Lastly, I added the lovely pearly brads to the top RHS.