Monday, 8 September 2014

Merry Christmas --- Bearing Gifts

I've combined a few challenges for this card.  For one thing, I wanted to enter the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which is a simple sketch this time:
I also wanted to enter the Christmas Card Challenge which is "Think Skinny".  So the card would be longer and narrower than normal, with whichever dimensions one would wish to use.  Last of all, I wanted to enter the card into the CASology challenge which offered the cue card:  UNDER.

I hadn't used the new and super-cute stamp set, Bearing Gifts and so I knew I wanted to get that one inked up.  It was perfect for the CASology since the bear is under the children.  In keeping with its outdoorsy style, I thought that the tree-filled design from the Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper would be ideal as a background.  Since one of the colours in it is Soft Suede, that's the colour that I chose for my base cardstock.  

After stamping and colouring the stamped image, I cut it out using my Oval Framelits and then mounted it on a piece of Old Olive cardstock and cut around that, leaving a narrow border.  I also added some tiny snowflakes in Encore Silver to the scene and some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details "berries" to the wreath around the bear's neck.  

While that dried, I cut a piece of Soft Suede for my band and embossed it using my Delicate Designs embossing folder.  Before attaching that to the card, I added a strip of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon to run along the centre.  I also stamped the sentiment onto a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler using my Craft Whisper White ink and cut one end to be a banner.

On top of the band and over towards the right of the card, I attached the oval with Dimensionals.  Then I used glue dots to attach the narrow banner to the left, onto the Cherry Cobbler ribbon.


For more cards using this sketch, check out Freshly Made Sketches.

For more cards that "think skinny", check out Christmas Card Challenges.

For more cards that interpret the cue card "under", check out CASology.


16 comments:

  1. I love the added touch of the shiny little 'magic' stars! This is a super-cute image and will certainly bring a smile! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ardyth. I enjoyed making the card. :)

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  2. This is adorable! I love how you've colored this image, and I love it paired with this dsp. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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    1. Thank you very much, Amy. The DSP just seemed to be "right" for the image. I always enjoy the challenges at FMS.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely CAS crafting with us at CASology for the 'under' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

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    1. Thanks, Hazel. I enjoy the various challenges you have at CASology.

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  4. What a super fun card. I love that image. Thanks for sharing your skinny card with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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    1. Thank you very much, Alanna. That bear is priceless, isn't it? Such a happy image.

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  5. I got this stamp set too and must get it inked up too. I have an idea for it so I just have to do it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Ter. I'm bad for getting stamp sets and then becoming so involved with a few that others wind up being ignored. I've used most of my other sets since getting them from the Holiday Catalogue and finally forced myself to do this one with the Bearing Gifts. I discovered that I really do like the stamp so will probably use it more often now.

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  6. I love your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  7. super cute card and great image!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Christmas Card Challenges!!!

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  8. Very cute! Those kids are so happy riding that bear! Cute! Thanks so much for joining Christmas Card Challenges!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I'd be so happy riding that bear. :)

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