so it’s the beginning of a long weekend Yaaaaaayyyyyy, and it is also Crazy4Challenges day. This weeks challenge was to create a shaped card. I actually have been meaning to try this for a while so I was I excited to give this a whirl. I decided to use My Scan n Cut to create a larger version of a die cut character that I have, and it worked great.
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Honey the Bear is the star of the show and he is a retired Karen Burniston Die set (possibly found on ebay) this technique can be used with any shape that you may have in your stash. The Cardstock is all from Stampin UP and the colours are listed below.
So when I started this card I really want to use Jinx the Monkey as the card base but I have been having issues with my Scan n Cut and I was having a hard time scanning in new images (I will have to try and update it) anyway I went into my prescanned saved images and I still had a images of Honey the Bear scanned from a previous project so that’s what I used.
The trick to using a character die is that you need to keep the pieces all to scale with each other. If you scan them separately it will be difficult to enlarge them and still make sure all the pieces fit together in the proper proportions to each other. So I scan all the images at the same time, far enough apart so that you can easily add cardstock in the different colours needed, but close enough that you have room to enlarge them, you will want to save them as as 1 file so when you increase (or decrease) the size all the pieces will stay in the proper proportion to each other.
The cardstock colours used are Early Espresso, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi.
While looking for a different greeting I found the “Baby Bear” stamp set that had the “love you beary much” greeting which was perfect, I also used the “Teeny Tiny Wishes” stamp set, both from Stampin Up. I used my Stamping Platform to get proper placement of the stamped images.
The card wasn’t standing properly so I decided to add an easel stand to the back so it will stand up on it’s own.
to see some other fun Characters in action, check these out.