Nov 16 2009

Cold and Cuddly TSSC96

Today is Mary Jo's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, TSSC96.  I like to do her challenges because it seems to get my creativity going for the week!  And, today's sketch WAS a little challenging…I wanted to make sure I got my greeting from Christmas Punch on there, too.  This also fits my Late Night Stampers Design Team challenge of "My Favorite Holiday".

I started my card my stamping the polar bear from Stampin' Up!'s Cold & Cuddly stamp set with Versamark on Bermuda Bay card stock, then embossing him with White Embossing Powder.  I used a mask of him, laid it on top, then stamped the ice float with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder, too. 

I added the little pole with the gift in his hand by stamping it with Craft Chocolate Chip Ink.  Then I stamped the gift again on Whisper White with Real Red and cut it out to adhere over the Chocolate Chip gift on the card.  I stamped the bowler hat in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out to adhere to his head.

I trimmed the Bermuda Bay card stock to the tag shape and layered it on Real Red card stock, trimming the ends to match the Bermuda Bay layer. 

I ran a layer of Whisper White card stock thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder, then wrapped some Real Red Striped Ribbon around the center, with the knot to the right edge.  I adhered the Polar Bear element to it, then layered it on Real Red card stock and on the base card of Bermuda Bay card stock.  Finally, I stamped "A gift for you" from Christmas Punch stamp set with Bermuda Bay Classic ink, removed the center flower color with the Blender Pen, added Real Red ink to the center with the Stampin' Write marker.  It was punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  It is adhered to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I think it is a FUN card!  Nice and cheerful!  Hope you have a wonderful week!  What about those Buckeyes…huh?  Squeaked out a win in the last minute!



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4 People have left comments on this post

Nov 16, 2009 - 12:11:15

Too cute Connie!

Nov 16, 2009 - 08:11:43
Rose Kerry said:

Very cute card, love your paper pieced polar bear and the background embossing.  Just too cute!

Nov 17, 2009 - 06:11:10

This really is adorable, I love his red hat! and paper pieced body.  Fabulous job with the sketch.  Thanks so much for playing along.

Nov 17, 2009 - 02:11:18
kim howard said:

The polar bear is darling!