As soon as I saw this die, I envisioned those adorable balloons filled with colorful confetti and glitter! It took a bit of time and patience to turn this Pooh Bear die into a “shaker” piece but soooo worth it!
The frame and insert would be adorable in a child’s room decorated with primary colors, but it could be made in any number of color combinations to match any décor and be given as a special gift for a new parent. How about the Pooh Bear outline cut from a faded butter yellow wearing a light sage top? Balloons filled with vintage German glass glitter and tiny white pearls? So many possibilities!
To create the filled balloons, I die cut five of my images out of white cardstock. I kept one complete image intact with BOTH Pooh Bear and balloons and then cut the balloons from the other four images. The four balloon sections would be what I would use to stack and glue in layers to create the depth needed to fill my balloons. This technique is detailed below:
1. I backed the bottom-most balloon section with white vellum, adhering with a thin bead of glue to keep the filler inside the balloons as I assembled them and trimmed the excess.
2. I continued to stack and glue three more balloon sections.
3. My filler- tiny bits of confetti and glitter- were added inside my four stacked balloon sections.
4. A thin sheet of clear acetate was placed on top of the stack and adhered with a tiny bead of craft glue. I trimmed off any excess acetate.
5. I covered the acetate with the fifth and final COMPLETE die cut of Pooh Bear and balloons and adhered it to the acetate with a tiny bead of glue.
I added foam mounting tape behind the red shirt to create the illusion of Pooh Bear floating through the air with his balloons.
I really do love how this turned out and can’t wait to experiment with more color combinations and balloon fillers! Want to give this a try? Share your creations with us in our gallery!
By Nancy Burke|2021-06-15T19:35:07-06:00June 15th, 2021|Comments Off on framed pooh bear by nancy burke
Nancy is the owner of Disney Creative Co. and Scraps & Ink Crafts. She visits Walt Disney World several times per year with family and friends where she finds endless inspiration for all her crafty endeavors. She's been known to run with scissors and colors outside the lines. Her favorite color is glitter.