Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Brings Out The Kid In Us All

Today's card was created for the latest Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. The challenge was to create a fun winter theme. I realized after I saw the inspiration photo that I'd not used my Recollections Polar Pals stamp set all year to create a single card and thought this challenge would be the perfect excuse to remedy that. I started by prepping a piece of white cardstock with my EK Success anti-static tool and stamped the snowflakes from the stamp set using Versamark clear ink and then heat embossed them using some Recollections embossing powder in snow white. I then inked the panel to create a sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in broken china. I die cut a snowy slope using a Paper Smooches edge die and some more white cardstock. I stamped the polar bear and the snowman onto Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out leaving a white border around the outer edges. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the snowy bank, adhered the snowman behind it using my Zig 2-way glue pen. Using my Copic BG10 marker I created a small lake onto the snowy bank and popped my polar bear up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I love how adorable this card turned out and hope you like it too!


9 comments:

OH Babs said...

This is a very cute image and card.

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a cute monochromatic card and the stamped images are so cute! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us this week!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful take on the inspiration photo.

Lisa said...

This is cute Celeste and so much fun!!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous scene!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a beautiful card! Love the background and your coloring!

Nikki C said...

Adorable card please pop by Limited Runs to claim your prize :) CONGRATS
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.ca/
hugs Nikki

Team Clark said...

I absolutely LOVE this! The stamps are amazing and you've colored, shaded, and assembled things to perfection! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Leigh Penner said...

Very fun! Merry Christmas, Celeste!