Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beary Merry Christmas

Hi Friends!

I am so far behind on creating Christmas cards for this year (I normally try to create approx. ten each month so I am not behind when it I time to mail) so I decided to use the CAS(E) This Sketch #226 Sketch Challenge along with the Merry Monday #253 “Bears” Challenge and the Happy Little Stampers June 2017 “Anything Goes” Christmas Challenge for the design of this card.

I have not inked this retired Stampin’ Up! Beary Merry Christmas (2000) in years and since I collect Boyd’s stuffed bears, I love this sweet image of the bear on his rocking horse.

 If you have not had a chance to check out the challenge sites yet, I hope you will take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from the Design Teams as well as the galleries!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Beary Merry Christmas image and sentiment using archival black ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.

2). Color the image with watercolor pencils, water soluble graphite pencil and Stampin’ Write Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler markers using an AquaPainter™ to blend the colors.

3). Trim the bear on the rocking horse image, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.

4). Die cut the sentiment using the Circle Framelits™ and mount onto an Early Espresso circle die cut from the same size framelit™.

5). Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the Tim Holtz™ Poinsettia Knit Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto Early Espresso cardstock, trim and mount onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock before adhering to the white card base.

6). Mount the bear image along with the sentiment using dimensional foam and apply a bit of shimmer to the mane, tail and saddle of the image using a clear glitter pen.

Stamp Sets: Beary Merry Christmas (Stampin’ Up!- retired 2000)

Ink/Mediums: Archival Black Ink. Derwent™ and Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils, Water-Soluble Graphic Pencil, Stampin’ Write Markers- Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler;  Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Accessories: Big Shot™, Tim Holtz™ Poinsettia Knit Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a fantastic week!  


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling teddy on the rocking horse, Julie! Just love it over the textured background too!

Cindy C. said...

Beautifully done, fun sentiment!!

Linda said...

This is so adorable and beautifully water colored. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous 'bear' card Julie, love that you embossed the background

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, this image is darling. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on the win at Merry Monday with this darling card, Julie!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What an adorable creation! I love that sweet image, and you have colored it beautifully. The embossed background gives it wonderful interest and texture. Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge.

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