It was fun creating this polar bear Christmas card and I used some of my favourite die cuts and techniques to create this snowy wonderland. It looked so cold that I dressed the polar bear in a red scarf to keep him warm (grin!).
I started by creating a master board for the background by applying a thick layer of Navy, Swedish Blue and white acrylic paints onto a piece of mixed media paper and then placing some scrunched up cling film (plastic food wrap) over the top. I moved the cling film around to disperse the paints and then I left it to dry. When I peeled the cling film off it left some wonderful patterns and texture which formed my snowy winter wonderland background. I used a Snowflake stencil from Ranger to stencil some snowflakes over the master board using Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink too.
Next I cut a panel from the master board to fit the greetings card. Then I cut some snowflakes from white tissue paper using a Tonic Studios die cut set and stuck them onto the card using Liquitex matte gel medium. I love how the tissue paper and gel medium made the snowflakes look transparent.
The polar bear was created using a Theodore Thinlits set from Tim Holtz which is one of my favourites. The pieces were cut from white card stock, white and cream linen textured card stock and black card stock, edged with a Cold Grey Faber-Castell marker and then layered together. His ears were coloured with a Putty Promarker and I created his scarf using a piece of red felt. To finish, I added some silver glitter stickers which reads “Let it snow”.
This card reminded me of this beautiful little polar bear Christmas decoration which also lights up and changes colour (grin!).
I hope that you’re all stay safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this card:
- Daler-Rowney Mixed Media Paper
- Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Navy, Swedish Blue)
- Art Discount Acrylic (White)
- Cling film
- Ranger Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Stencil (Snowflake – Large DYS63742)
- Tsukineko Brilliance Ink (Platinum Planet)
- White Tissue Paper
- Tonic Studios Christmas Trio Die Set (Falling Snowflakes 1792e)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Craft Sensations (Luxury Linen Textured Cardstock)
- White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Theodore 664410)
- Winsor & Newton Promarker (Putty 0618)
- Pritt Stick
- Red Felt
- Stix2 glue dots
- Poundland (Christmas Glitter Stickers)
I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, as they provide me with inspiration and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:
I’m pleased to join LTSCB #140 – Winter Wonderland challenge over at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my polar bear walking in his snowy winter wonderland.
I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything Christmas challenge with my polar bear Christmas card.
I’m also pleased to join the Let It Snow challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my Let it Snow Christmas card.
I’m happy to join the # 119 Non-Traditional Christmas Colours challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge with the blues, white and red colours that I used to create this polar bear card too.
As I used a couple of my favourite techniques to create the snowy background for this card, I’m also pleased to join the Favourite Technique challenge over at Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
I’m also pleased to join the Merry Little Christmas Challenge and their MLCCB #28 – December Anything Christmas Goes with my fun polar bear Christmas card too.
I’m also joining Paperbabe Stamps and their #134 – Anything Goes challenge with my Christmas card.