Card How-to, Cardmaking, Holiday Card Series

Day Nine: Polar Bear Friend Card

Holiday Card Series

Hello crafty friend and welcome to the Ninth Day of my Holiday Card Series. I am sharing a card using the Polar Hugs stamp set from Sweet ‘N’ Sassy Designs. I have to say, this is probably my favorite card of this year. The sweet images are the stars of this project.

I started by masking off a dome shape using some regular printing paper. I made the mask by partial die cut a dome using an arch die. I die cut the top portion but not the bottom because it was too long. Instead, I die cut it to the height I needed and then bent back the cut portion so that it revealed the shape I needed. I placed the mask over my card panel, securing it with washi tape, and then traced a black line around the opening of the mask so that I could see the area I’d be working on more easily through my stencil. I placed a snowfall stencil over the panel and then spread Stickles glitter paste in the color Moon Dust over the area.

My original plan was to create a tone on tone look for this card. However, once the glitter paste dried, I felt the design was too subtle. I added color with some ink blending over the area. I placed the same mask over the panel and added Distress Oxide Ink in the colors Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch.

I stamped my images in Intense Black Ink from Simon Says Stamp and then colored them using Copic markers. I also created a small hill for my Polar Bears to sit on using a piece of scrap cardstock. For the sentiment, I used “Winter Hugs & Warm Wishes” included in the set and stamped in on a red cardstock banner. I changed the layout of the sentiment using a masking method so that it appeared on one line instead of multiple. When I had everything ready, I attached all my card elements using foam tape and finally mounted the card onto a red card base.

To see how I created this card, you can watch the video here:

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