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Creative Crafting magazine began in August/September 2009, when a group of crafting friends on the Creative Connections network decided that it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the crafting community. From this point they started work and the first issue of Creative Crafting was published in October 2009 and are still publishing today.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Wooly Bears Santa Card

Published in Issue 20, December 2012
Written by Clare from Thread Bare

Wooly Bears Santa Card

What you will need

Wooly Bears Santa Bear Stamp by Kanban
Ann’s Paper Art Pattern a391
White Pearlescent Card
6x6 White Card
Holly & Snowflake Papers from Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas 6x6 Paper Pack - Vintage
Impress Ink Pad Black
Paper Pricking Tool
Foam Mat
Red, Green & Gold Embroidery Thread
Promarkers : Hat -Berry Red, Poppy, Red
Bear - Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tan, Cool Grey 1
Ranger Ice Stickles – Silver Ice

What to do

Step 1. Using your Paper Pricker, transfer the pattern onto your pearlescent card. Then, using your red thread, stitch the spiral patterns. You will need to come up at hole 1, down hole 5. Up hole 6, down hole 2, etc.

Step 2. Next, using Green, stitch the inner & outer circles.

Step 3. Then lastly, stitch with the gold. Tidy up the back of your stitching. Place some strips of sellotape across to stop the ends from moving.

Step 4. Ink up your stamp & stamp onto white paper. Colour in using Promarkers.

Step 5. To create your base card, take a 6x6 plain white card. Trim down the holly paper so a white border shows around the card. Cut the snowflake paper to 12x12cms.

Step 6. Using a circle cutter, cut around your stitching, making sure you leave a 5mm border. This is to prevent the holes being cut into. Layer your pieces onto your base card.

Step 7. Carefully cut round your bear, cutting off his legs so he sits within the circle. Place him in the inner circle with his hat slightly over the edge. Add Silver Ice Stickles to his hat & pompom.

Step 8. To finish the card off use Flowers & a Sentiment, all highlighted with the Stickles.

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