Monday, September 14, 2009

My Bruin Bear

With football season upon us, how could I not make my little bear a football player? Afterall, a Bruin is a Bear ;) Isn't he a handsome guy? He looks pretty athletic, too! Maybe it's his UCLA jersey with the racing stripes. Here's a closer look at him and his throwing arm: He's got quite a grip on his custom made football. Here's a peek at how I made it using the 1" circle punch.
I first punched the circle and then slid the circle back through about 1/2 way on the punch and punched again. Then, I went back and ran the piece through the big shot small polka dot texturz plate. I sponged the edges with craft ink and drew in the stitching with the gel pen. Viola!
{Bruin Bear Card stats}
*Dies: SU Bear, Beary Essential; Stampin'Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz embossing plates
*Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Bliss Blue {retired}, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black
*Inks: Bliss Blue Classic Stamp Pad
*Accessories: Hemp twine, Signo White Gel pen
Looks like he's off to a strong season this year at the Rose Bowl. Let's wish him luck!

Since my hubby and I are cross-town rivals in the household, I will probably have to make an SC football player, too. But I'm ok with that from an overall Pac-10 perspective. I have to give credit where credit is due - I was inspired by Pamela Knox and her post on SCS. She made an awesome bear! For those of you that are big football fans, you too can make a customized bear for your fave team ;)


Patty Bennett said...

Ok, I'll admit he's REALLY REALLY cute... but I do root for the TROJANS ! :) Patty

Anonymous said...

What a cute little football bear!
I don't know much about college football, but I do like watching the NFL games. Go Patriots!
Take care!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip on how to make a football! ~:-)

Jane said...

too darn CUTE!!!

Ruth Norton said...

AWWW, He's so cute!!! Can't wait to make my own!!!

Aimee said...

You are just too darn creative...this is totally cute. I want to make a cheerleader...on the mile long to-do list.


Barbara V said...

Go Bruins!! What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! You are a constant inspiration...thank you! Cassie Collins (from Boise, ID)

Gail S. said...

Very cute bear!!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

All I have to say is IT IS ABOUT TIME TO SEE A BEAR IN THE good Ol' BLUE AND GOLD! My daughter is a Bruin (uh, Wilson Bruin which is in Cardinal and Gold...) someone had a weird sense of humor when they chose the Bruins as the mascot and the Cardinal and Gold as the shcool colors! LOL

monikastamp said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.
I made my bears in sleeping bags - you can see them on my blog. They are so much fun I feel like a kid again.
Monika Davis

Rochelle said...

How cute is this! What a great idea!