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Under the Stars: Flying Bear!

OK - ever since Brent Steele demonstrated the "Flying Bear" card at the 2008 Convention, I've been wanting to do it at one of my Technique Tuesday classes.  I've been trying to figure it out.  But I just couldn't wrap my head around the concept as he described it.  So I stopped trying and just made it work.


Here are the steps I used to create the card - hope it makes sense!

Step #1


Start with stamping the bear three times(from Under the Stars stamp set #111556, $29.95). 

Step #2:

Cut out the "full bear" without the arms.  Then cut out each arm (make the arms longer as shown in the picture below). 


Step #3:

You'll need a "stick".  I used leftover chipboard.  Attach both of the arms to the stick with a brad.


Step #4:

Stamp the bear onto the front of your card (WITHOUT the arms).  At his mouth, make a "slit" wide enough to slide the stick into.


Step #5:

Use brads to attach each arm to the card.


Step #6:

Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back side.  NOTICE: the dimensionals on either side of the stick.  TIP:  notice the half circle punch-out at the bottom of the card - (this is so you can grab the stick to move up and down).


Step #7:

Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back side of the bear that was cut out from Step #2.  TIP:  Use 2 stacked dimensionals at the top of the head and the bottom of the body.  (This is so the stick has room to move up and down). 


Step #8: 

Adhere the bear to the front of the card.


Step #9:  Make your bear fly by moving the stick up and down. 


Supplies:  Under the Stars stamp set, Summer Sun, Confetti White, Basic Brown, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Ink, 3/4" Circle Punch, Chipboard, Brads, AquaPainter, Hemp Twine, Star Designer Brads.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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