Whoa – where have I been? Well, we had some insane storms roll through last Wednesday and unfortunately, the Almighty Zeus decided to throw a lightning bolt at our cable line. We had a few casualties. Namely, our modem, router, cable box, and surround sound receiver. Hubby was not pleased but at least we didn’t lose more. So, needless to say, I was without internet for a few days and it was just awful. Thank goodness for smart phones.
You know what I realized though? When you don’t have internet OR cable, you sure do have a lot of idle time… And, I got to crafting!
Today, I’m going to share a piece I recently finished for the nursery – a whimsical bear silhouette using scrapbook paper. You know how I roll. I love me some inexpensive crafts! Better yet, this piece is 100% customizable. Here is this finished result. Read on for more information!
Now, this is corny but I always tease my husband and call him my “bear”. What can I say? He’s a big and cuddly guy. (I know y’all have pet names for your significant others, too!) And, so I’ve come to call our soon-to-be son, my little bear. Thus, I chose to use a bear for this piece.
Start off by searching for whatever figure you’d like to highlight and add “silhouette”. For example, I searched for “bear silhouette”. You need a picture with a solid outline of your figure and a blank background. Here is what I chose:
Figure out what size you’d like your piece to be. My frame has an 8 X 10 opening. Print out your silhouette and cut out your figure. You will use this cut-out to trace on your scrapbook paper. I chose to print on cardstock to give the cut-out a bit more weight.
Pick out some fun scrapbook paper and place your cut-out on the back of your paper in a reversed position. For instance, my bear is walking towards the right and I quite like that. If I were to trace him in that same right-walking position on my scrapbook paper, once I flipped it over, he’d be walking to the left. Of course, if you trace the figure on the front/pretty side of the scrapbook paper, you wouldn’t need to worry about that.
Line up your figure where you like on your scrapbook paper, trace, and cut-out.
I chose to add a bit more whimsy to my piece with some stick-on letters which can be found in the scrapbook aisle(s) of any craft store. But, choose what works best for you – the possibilities are endless!
I’m off to one of my best friend’s baby shower this afternoon. I hope to share a project I did for her later on this week!