Saturday, September 27, 2008

Christmas Hugs

The limited supplies challenge at SCS was Holy Jolly Critters. The goal was to make a Christmas themed card using an animal stamp. This little bear, from Melanie's set, Jumping For Joy, has always reminded me of Christmas, so I inked him up with Stazon.

I colored the bear with Koh-i-noor pencils, then cut him out. Next I rubbed him on a Versa Mark pad, then heat embossed him with clear embossing powder. The little Santa hat is hand drawn, colored with Bic markers and heat embossed also.

For the background I inked up a stamp from Lovely as a Tree (SU) with Versa Mark, then Not Quite Navy. I stamped the image, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next, I masked off the snow area and then sponged the sky with Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue. The snowflakes are from a white gel pen.

I used a glue pen and some glitter to make some snow drifts. In a happy accident, I noticed that the glitter stuck to the trees, so I heat set it in before I brushed away the glitter and it stuck in the embossed trees. It is hard to tell in the photos, but those trees really glisten.

The sentiment is from a new SU set called Heard from the Heart. I thought it was perfect for this card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is fantastic!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Card.

rebecca said...

this is a great card..

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh is he just too adorable in that hat!!! Awesome card!!

catdidit said...

How cute he is with his Santa hat! LOVE it! Love all the sparkly goodness to this card, and the trees do look fantastic with the glitter!

Shirley said...

Theresa, I love this card! It is not only cute, it's pretty too! I think the fur on the hat and the snow highlights are perfect and then the way you heat embossed the bear with clear EP. Very pretty card.

Melanie said...

This is so cute!! love his little winter wonderland! thanks for pulling he brar out and getting him inky, iO need to also!

BTW Your new pic is beautiful!! I had no idea how old were before, you're just young thing! :)

Jennifer Love said...

Too cute! Great scene card!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Theresa, this is just gorgeous!!!

And all that glitter pops! And that's some pretty slick spongin'!

TFS! Off to buy a banana recipe book ... thanks for that!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the Santa bear!! Your hand drawn hat is great!! Glitter is always a good choice!!

jeweledrabbit said...

I love the card too. :OD

Donna said...

this is SO cute! love it. and also love your pic, you're so beautiful & now I wonder why you've been hiding so long?

Bee said...

Oh I love this card, so cute the little bear with his Santa hat!! :-)