Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today and I decided to dig in my stash and see what stamps I could use for Christmas that aren’t necessarily intended for that. I came across that bear from Happy Fall and thought he would be perfect to turn into a polar bear! So that’s what I did…twice! Because once was not enough with this cutie!
Isn’t he the sweetest ever??? I just love how these turned out. I stamped my bear from Happy Fall with a gray copic friendly ink and colored him with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to figure out what I was going to do with them.
For the first card I pulled out the great holly layering stencil and inked it up with some softer colors to match the tone I was looking for with this sweet bear. I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and, using my bear as a guide, stamped the sentiment from Stocking Stuffers in the same gray ink. Then I added foam tape to the back and popped it on a white card base. Next, I grabbed the wreath base 2 dies and cut the two types of branches out of white cardstock, white glitter cardstock and vellum and glued them around my bear to ground him. I added foam squares to the back of the bear and adhered it down.
Normally, I’m all about shine and glitter but the soft tone of this card made me want to leave it be just how it is. So it’s all finished now and I just love it! Let’s check out the second card I made next.
For this one, I used the new houndstooth embossing folder on a white panel and trimmed it down as well. I added foam tape to the back and popped it on another white card base. Then I cut strips from white cardstock, white glitter cardstock and vellum, trimmed the edges at an angle and adhered them down. I popped my bear up with foam squares over the strips and chose my sentiment. This one is from Christmouse and is also stamped in the same gray ink. I trimmed the sentiment down and popped it up as well.
These cards were effortless and so much fun to put together because I was just in love with the look of this sweet bear and how frosty cold all the white was looking. Isn’t it great?
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!