A Nordic Polar Bear Christmas
by Rachel Duong
Hi, it's Rachel here with an adorable, frosty Christmas card. The Poppystamps "Nordic Bears" and "Heavy Branching Trees" dies displayed over a watercolor background with a silver embossed sentiment is all it takes to make this!
I began with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Ink dripped on watercolor paper. I watered down the ink many times until I thought it looked just right. After it was dry, I cut a cardfront slightly smaller than an A2 size. (4" x 5.25")
I stamped a few sentiments from the "Christmas Sparkle" stamp set on two panels and embossed them in silver. I made two because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!
Next I die cut the "Nordic Bears" from heavy white cardstock. I die cut the shadow outline in icy blue from the Memory Box "Ocean Blue" pack. I also cut the lavender sweater underlayers from the same paper pack. The fancy top layers are from the Memory Box "Glitzy Glitter Pad". I chose rich blue and purple hues. Then I cut the "Heavy Branching Trees" in two shades of purple from the same paper pack.
I assembled and adhered the pieces onto a white cardbase. Finally, I dotted the sky with liquid glue and sprinkled fine, iridescent glitter over the top. Fantastic!
I just love the glittery sweaters and trees, the silver embossed sentiment and the sparkling iridescent snow!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you love this refreshingly chilly creation and find something in my card that inspires you to get crafty. Please check out the Poppystamps Christmas release. It is absolutely full of gorgeous, coordinating dies.
Have a beautiful day, stay warm and cozy!