Hi everyone! I’m Michele Boyer and so excited to be here on the SCT Blog for Card Café Thursday!  The card I’m sharing today features an interactive bear with a cowboy hat that tips up and down in true "howdy" form.

Howdy Photo 1


Supplies: Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals, Noggin Toppers and Notebook Paper 2 stamps; Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals dies; My Favorite Things Black Licorice hybrid ink and Tiny Triangles stencil; Copic markers (E40, E42, E43, R01, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG07, 0.3 black Multi-Liner, R85 Various Ink); Natural hemp cord; Wendy Vecchio Embossing Paste; Gold Wink of Luna pen; Mini brad; Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins; Crochet Trim; X-Press It ¼” foam tape; Kool Tak clear foam squares; WRMK Corner Chomper

It’s easy to  include a small moving part with just one brad and a bit of foam tape.

Howdy Photo 2

After stamping, coloring and die-cutting the bear, stamp the hat twice, cut out each and color (1). Using a paper piercer or large needle, poke a hole in the bear’s hand as well as the left side of one of the hats (2). 

Howdy Photo 3

Insert a small brad through the hat and then the bear and close the prongs (3). Apply two thin strips of foam tape to hat.

Howdy Photo 4

Remove adhesive paper from tape, align and adhere second hat (5). Hat should easily tip up and down (6).

Howdy Photo 5

To create the background, I mixed a bit of pink Copic Various Ink into a quarter-size dollop of embossing paste and spread it over a triangle stencil. Once dried, I used a gold Wink of Luna brush to add a border to two sides of each triangle.

Howdy Photo 6

To adhere the bear to the background, determine the bear’s placement and poke a hole to align with the brad. Open the brad prongs, insert through the background paper and close prongs. Place a bit of adhesive behind the bear to anchor him/her to the paper. By adhering the brad through the background paper, the bear and hat are a bit more stable with the hat remaining free to tip easily up and down.

I hope you’ll give this easy interactive technique a try.  Thanks for joining me today! 🙂

~ Michele Boyer


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