Hi and happy Monday!
When I saw this fab polar bear stamp by Woodware for the first time, I fell in love immediately! When I took a closer look, I thought, oh my, it is a really HUGE stamp! And then I had the idea that the polar bear should absolutely use his huge paws to hold something - so I came up with the idea for a gift card holder. Ranger Distress Oxides Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans, then sprinkled with water and white Dylusions Paint to achieve the look of fallling snow. I stamped the bear with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers, then I embellished his nose with clear Wink of Stella and Ranger Glossy Accents.The sentiment was created with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I fussy-cut the ice bear, glued him diagonally onto the background, then cut along the edges of the background panel. I glued the background panel onto some blue double-folded card and placed the paw with foam tape over the edge.
For the inside, I followed exactly the same steps as for the front panel, but this time I placed the bear in the center of the page and cut two semi-circular slits about 1.5 cm from the lower edge (you can easily cut these slits with the help of a penny). The I placed both paws with foam tape as if they were holding the gift card.
I punched mini tags from light and dark blue cardstock with the and stamped the sentiment on the light blue one with Memento Tuxedo Black, then tied the two mini tags together with some baker's twine and attached them with a staple.
Finally I glued the panel on the inside of my double-folded card and put the gift card into the slits - there you are.
So what are you going to put into the ice bear's paws?