A Polar Bear Slimline
by Janet Katz

Polar Bear PS 1
The Whittle Polar Bears die is another of the amazing Christmas releases for 2022. I wanted to create a night sky that had more "movement" than solid cardstock. I started with a piece of 140lb watercolor paper that was 3.5" x 8.5", the typical measurements for a slimline card. I used Distress Spray Stain in Uncharted Mariner on some watercolor paper, spritzing and drying between layers and using a little water to thin out color in a few places.
Polar bear PS background
After my background was finished (and my fingers were dark blue), I used both the polar bears die and the new Proper Merry Christmas die with 110lb white cardstock. I only used the outline portion of the Merry Christmas. I had some aqua-colored extra-fine glitter paper and hand cut an ice floe (different than an iceberg) for my bears to sit on. I lightly inked the bottom of the two bears with a pale aqua ink. I tried a variety of different papers to stand in for the ocean - navy with hand-drawn white caps, black glitter, white, light blue - and finally decided on a dusty navy blue.
Polar bear CU
I cut a 1" x 8.5" piece and glued it to the bottom of my watercolor panel. I glued my ice floe on top and then adhered the bears with foam adhesive. I adhered the Merry Christmas outline directly to the watercolor piece, and finished the card with Poppystamps' Pastel Jewels.
Here's to enjoying a starry night with someone you love.
Janet Floral Signature copy



Hi Janet, I love your spritzed background and the finished CAS card is lovely and very effecrtive.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Super cute! Love the glitter and amazing background that bring the scene to life!

Such a great card! You inspired me to purchase these polar bears and try my hand at a night sky. I love the creative way you made your ice flow as well.

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