Friday, February 7, 2020

Beary Good Birthday

Hello and welcome back!  I have a fun card to share that I made for our great nephew's upcoming 6th birthday!  He's learning to ski, so I thought he might get a kick out of this little group of polar bears in their snowy environment.   I'm joining the current challenge at Seize the Birthday where the "toppings" option  is creatures great and small.  Perfect!

I started my card by creating a sky on a Bristol panel with Shaded Lilac distress ink, a cloud stencil and a blending brush.  I apologize for the lighting in the photos, it's a bit on the dark side even after photo editing.  We've had some cloudy days so it can be tricky to get the right timing to photograph!  Someday I may break down and get a light tent but most of the time it's not an issue.

After die cutting some snowy hills from white card stock, I blended a bit of Mermaid Lagoon on the tops, which was a mistake because the color didn't look right to me. So then I went over it with the lilac color and ended up with a bit darker color than originally planned for, but it helps the bears in the forefront stand out more (she rationalizes to herself ha, ha).

The sentiment was stamped on the front snowbank then both were adhered to the Bristol panel, with foam tape under the front one.  I fussy cut the bears then positioned them in the scene, with the seated bear popped up on foam tape.  Lots of dimension on this card, good thing it will be hand delivered!

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!


Stamps: Polar Bear Pals (MFT)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Gina K Jet Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Shaded Lilac and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks
Other:  Stitched Hillside Borders die (Lawn Fawn), Mini Cloud stencil (MFT)
Copics:  YG01, 07, B02, 00, C3, 0


Nora Noll said...

This is so cute!! I love the shading of the clouds and your cute little bears. Great design!

Darnell said...

This makes me feel chilly and happy at the same time, Stef! You really brought out the iciness with the way you shaded the hill tops - note to self!! And these frolicking bears are my favs! Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Gorgeous snowbank scene for these adorable bears, beautifully coloured. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Barbara said...

Adorable card for a chilly birthday. I think that you really gave a cool look to this scene. Love the sweet bears waving. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.
Barbara DT