Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Wonderland ~ Thinking of You

Isn't this polar bear just adorable!?  I knew I had to have this stamp set as soon as I saw it - it's perfect for any occasion cards and what better occasion than thinking of you?  I made this card for my last design team project with Stinkin' Inkers.  I'm sad that I have to leave but I've gotten a new job and one of my design teams had to go, and since I've been with Stinkin' Inkers since the beginning, I decided that my post for the December challenge, Winter Wonderland, would be my last.  I want to thank Terri and all of my teamies for a wonderful experience and I will miss you all! 

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Glitter Card
White Scrap
My Favorite Things BB Polar Bear Pals stamp set
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens, Stardust set
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

I have to give a shout out to Cut Card Stock.  They have some awesome $1.99 specials and beautiful card stock.  I even got a handwritten thank you note in my order!  I wasn't aware of the extensive collection of card stock, papers and other goodies that they carry so you might want to consider taking a look at them the next time you are in need of some card stock.  In any case, my order from Cut Card Stock helped this card come to fruition.  I had an idea how I wanted it to look and when I saw the Stardream Coral A2 cards in person, I instantly knew how I was going to make it happen!  I began by stamping the bear on white card, die cutting him {why a him? I don't know, looks like a him to me!} and coloring the scarf with gel pens.  Then I cut the hillside out of white glitter card, trimmed off the frame piece so all I had were the hills, cut the
Another Peek
snowfall backdrop, and attached all of that to the coral card base.  I added the snowfall backdrop first and then the hills over that.  The subtle pink of the coral is just a shade different than the white glitter card so the snowflakes stand out a little bit.  

Next I stamped the sentiment onto scrap white card and die cut that with a banner die, attached that to the top left of the card, and put the polar bear on one of the hills.  I wish you could see how sparkly this card is in person.  All the metallic and glitter papers really make the entire card pop!  Even the sparkle of the scarf adds to the Winter Wonderland theme.  I wanted to create a wonderful, wintry place for the polar bear to be sitting while he was thinking of you, and I think I did just that.  Blue and white is one of my very favorite color combinations; something about it just looks so crisp to me.  Now it's your turn to enter your Winter Wonderland cards in the December Stinkin' Inkers challenge; maybe my polar bear can visit your wonderland?  I do hope you will enter as we just love seeing all your creations!  Thank you to the Stinkin' Inkers team for a wonderful design team and to you for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Fondly, Christi

I am Entering my Thinking of You card in the following challenges:
TioT - Winter Wonderland
Muse Card Challenge - #293, Any Card Can be Linked
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - "B" is for. . . BEAR
The Paper Girls - #165, Die Cuts
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #21, Anything Goes with a Critter
Die Cut Divas - Winter Theme
CARDZ TV - #76, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Work It Wednesday - Ho Ho Holidays
Stamping Sensations - M, Winter Sparkle
Path of Positivity - #64, Anything Goes, OPTION: Silver, Gold, Metallics


  1. A fantatsic card! So beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

  2. A simple, but very effective snowy design. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us at TIOT this week.

    Cath x

  3. I love your metallic papers, and you're right-that polar bear is pretty neat! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  4. You already know how much I love this polar bear but I had to stop by to let you know how much I adore the fact that you are playing along in our challenge at 2 Craft Critter Crazies. :-D Welcome, thanks, and good luck.

  5. Loving this cute polar bear! Great layout too. Thanks for sharing with us at our Glitter and Sparkle challenge this month at Stamping Sensations!

  6. A lovely card

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  7. Hi Christi! Such lovely cardstock, and a nice recommendation, too. Your colors and shine are amazing, and such an endearingly beautiful card! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  8. Beautifully CAS and that little bear is absolutely adorable. Thank you for joining us in our 'Winter Sparkle' theme challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Warm Winter Wishes, Sandra x

  9. Wow, this is beautiful! Love all the sparkle in the metallic paper and that polar bear is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  10. Love your sparkly winter scene! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  11. So cute! Love all the shimmer, too! Thanks for joining us at Muse!

  12. I love the sky that is full of snow with that cute little polar bear. Great card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.


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