I feel like I am visiting an old friend, reading back through my past posts. I cannot believe over a year has passed since I last posted. I must thank all of you who visited my site and requested a tutorial. This was one of the reasons I started a blog, to share my love of crafts with others. Well I have to say I would have liked to have been able to get this tutorial up right away, but I am in the middle of my night shifts so I am stealing moments and getting the tutorial done bit by bit.
I have been wanting to make templates of all of my punches for some time now, and that is how I started out. I punched out a bunch of tags and then proceeded to punch out a negative of every punch I have, including edge punches. I then took my laminator that I purchased about 3 or 4 years ago, because I just had to have it, and used it for the first time to laminate each tag to make it sturdier. Then I punched a hole in the corner and placed them collectively on a key ring. Now when I want to know what punch works best with a stamp I can lay it over and decide ahead of time. Also when deciding what punches I used on a punch art piece I can lay the template over top to find what matches.
So that is how I decided what punches I used for my Care Bears.
Ok, on to what you came for..............
Head - full heart punch
I used a corner rounder on the end to smooth it out
Ears - 3/4 inch circle punch and 1/2 inch circle punch in white for inside of ears
Muzzle - 3/4 inch circle punch in white with the heart from the 2-step owl punch in the color of your bear for the nose
Body - 1 3/4 inch circle with 1 3/8 inch circle in white for the belly
Feet - 3/4 inch circle punch with small hearts in the center, I used a darker shade of the bear color for the hearts
Arms - the large oval 1 3/4 x 7/8 inch punch
Next I chose a shade darker and sponged around all of the edges. This really adds dimension to the punched out shapes.
Then google search for different Care Bears and their body colors and belly shapes.
Not sure what center for the purple bear, but I just went through my paper stash and picked out different colors to use.
I have been having a difficult time deciding how to make draw the faces on, and found bear eye shapes that you can download and cut out on The Beary Scrap website. I think they might work. http://thebearyscrap.com/pages/printables.htm
Sorry it took me so long to get this tutorial up but I ended up working 2 shifts of overtime and today is my first day off. Hope you enjoy!
Happy Crafting, Tina