Wednesday, January 18

Heads Up!

I've been playing with the bear and hippo images again and wanted to share another fun technique with you. This could easily be used with other images you might have in your collection, just have a look for characters with fairly long necks or upper bodies that could be layered into a frame.

I used the snipping tool (built in to most PCs) to select the head, neck and some of the chest of both characters, then resized them so I'd have a large, medium and small image.

I coloured them all with copic markers, choosing different colours for the three bears, and different tones for each of the hippos. I fussy cut around each one leaving a small section of cardstock at the bottom, which I ended up colouring a little more.

Use dies to cut a rectangular frame. If you don't have dies, simply cut a rectangle of cardstock and use a craft knife to remove a portion from the centre, creating a frame. Make sure the frame is the right size to accommodate the three heads one on top of the other.

A few pieces of chipboard gave my bears a bit more dimension. I slipped the offcuts between the layers, securing them with a few spots of glue.

I used a larger die to cut a panel of cardstock in a contrasting colour. Before securing the bears I also brushed on a little bit of blue ink to simulate the sky and added a sentiment.

I secured a small, tent-fold card blank to the back of the image panel to complete my card.

If you were wondering what happened to the hippo heads... (not a phrase you hear too often)... here they are mounted separately into hexagonal frames.



  1. Love it Beccy, it’s such a great idea, never thought of using the snipping tool like that but it works a treat! Brilliant cards!
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X  

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz} {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


  3. I love this idea, Beccy! Sure wish my craft stuff wasn't all packed up. This is just adorable!

  4. Fabulous card and technique, thanks!

  5. Hello to you too!! Fantastic idea, love those peeking bears!!

  6. Oh, this is realy fun Beccy. Thanks for this great idea. I have never used this snipping tool, so this is a new challenge for me to try it out.