Can you believe that there will be ELEVEN stamp sets released this month!
Since I will now publicly admit, I have a *fear* of any stamped image that is supposed to be white! It always sends me in to a panic... so I figured this would be the perfect way to overcome my fear by placing these white bears into a colorful scene! I've added just a smidge of pink to their noses, and given some light shading with my W00 marker - but mostly they're white.
I'm loving the fun new trend of rolling hills made out of patterned paper! For anyone that's nervous about how to cut the hills, here's how I did it. I freehand cut my first hill, and then matched it up to a reverse side of another similar piece and cut the second hill. This way, they're nice and symmetrical. Then I stitched those two in place on top of the blue swirly sky paper.
After placing my stamped, colored and paper pieced bears into the scene, I then freehand cut my last hill and stitched across the top of the hill. I added the last hill in place using a few dimensional boosters to give some vertical dimension and then stitched my zig zag stitch all around the outer borders of the card.
You'll see I used my Apron Lace punch here again, I so adore that! When I use it close to a border like this, I *always* round off the corners of my card base. You'll see that I rounded the inner corners of the card too.
You'll be seeing lots of Polar Love from my pals on the MFT Team today, we're all using the same set for a little extra added fun! I can't wait to see what all the girls have done with these sweethearts. You'll find previews today from Amy, Barbara, Michele, Frances, Cindy, Jessie, Natalie and Susan.