Saturday, 17 February 2018

Skatin' by Christmas

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made for four different challenges - CAS(E) This Sketch, Merry Monday, the Freestyle challenge at MFT's Creative Olympics and The Male Room.


On a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock I blended a mix of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks in an ombre fashion.  Once that was done, I went over the panel again - this time with the Drifts & Hills stencil and the Mini Cloud Edges stencil.  I then spritzed some water over the panel and set it aside to dry.



The polar bear was stamped onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copics.  After die-cutting it, I arranged it with a white-embossed sentiment and adhered it with foam tape onto the sponged panel.  Both layers were then added to a white top-folding card base.



Thanks for visiting.





Products used:

Stamps:  Polar Bear Pals, Snow Globe Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Bristol Smooth, X-Press It, Black
Dies:  Polar Bear Pals, Slanted Sentiment Strips (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Copics, Drifts & Hills Stencil, Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at CAS(E) This Skeetch

13 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Susan Joyce said...

Great way to use the stencils Karren, wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Cathy Frailey said...

Nice ombre background - I like how the skate peeks over the banner! Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room Challenge Blog!

Maaike Huisman said...

Nice ard, I love that polar bear on skates.

Linda Callahan said...

OH that inky background.....gorgeous!

Stef Perry said...

Love that cute bear and gorgeous inked sky on the vertical panel. Terrific card Karren!

Barb Ghig said...

You do such an amazing job combining challenges, Karren! I love your stenciled panel with this really fun bear...especially how you hooked his ice skates over the sentiment...so clever and fun! LOVE this card!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is absolutely darling! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

donna mikasa said...

Love your take on the sketch using my fave polar bear!
Congrats on your HM shout out at CTS!

m-h said...

Adorable~ The colours are so soft and delicate, just like a winter snowscape!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love the inked background and that guy skating (I fall over!!). Thanks so much for playing along with our Winter Olympics/Sports theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

Lady Joyful said...

This is so cute! I love the polar bear, and that background is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made :-)) Great skater.
Thank you for sharing with us at The Male Room.