Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A sketch and two words

Managed to combine Less is More's Week 230 Sketch...........
 
I used:

- DL white card blank

- a piece of white card, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder. To do this I needed to emboss from the top and bottom of the long piece of card, just making sure the dots lined up and taking care not to run right to the edge of the folder as this would create a line (hope that makes sense!). Trimmed the embossed piece of card down and stuck it to the front of the card blank using Collall All Purpose glue

- the image is by Hobby Art called 'Ski Bear', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink. I then did just a teeny bit of colouring using Whispers markers. I know I mention these Whispers 'Strokes' markers fairly often, they come with a 'brush tip' at one end and a very fine tip at the other (much like those 'click on' Pro Marker Ultra Fine Tips). I do use them quite often and the caddy of 36 markers sits permanently on the desk here - they aren't as blendable as Pro Markers/Copics - but are great for adding quick touches of colour to an image. The little penguin never stamps very solidly but was easy to 'tickle up' with a black Whispers marker - I swear I heard him quietly giggling as I tickled :)

- then die cut the image using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die before using a Stampendous Cling 'Snow Swirl' stamp and a silver ink pad to stamp above the bear's head :)

- the sentiment is by Woodware 'FRH003 Merry Christmas, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and die cut with a smaller Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die

- both panels were added to the card using thin sticky pads

And whilst at it, I made another two cards, exactly the same - tee, hee. So, that means I just managed to squeak in before the very end of June to reach my target of 72 cards to date (12 per month throughout the year).

Ahem, bit of halo polishing going on here right now :)

Oh, and of course I'd like to add this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June.

Di
x

33 comments:

Nicky said...

Love this card and the fact that you have now made 72 cards Christmas cards definitely deserve that halo polishing - lol

Carol L said...

And in two words of my own - FUN card! LOL This is super super cute Di! Well done!

jimlynn said...

Cute and pretty. Love the little bear and just the right amount of coloring. Great card for Christmas!
Lynn

Sarah Mabery said...

I am so impressed with your ability to line up the dots. I tend to just make sure I'm using a piece that is the size of the folder.

That image is so adorable. And I really like the snowflake swirl at the top.

Glennis said...

Your card is lovely Di, another to add to your pile!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm reaching out with my polishing cloth, too, Di, as I'll help you! You deserve it! I've made (cough) percent of what my goal was so I won't be needing my rag over here!! I love what you did with the sketch!! Hugs, Darnell

Jane Willis said...

72 cards already! Well done! Definitely halo-worthy. And with such a lovely card too. Swiss Dots was (probably like everybody else) the very first embossing folder I bought - and I STLL haven't mastered lining up those blooming dots. I think you deserve an extra polish of the halo for that.

Pippa said...

Great card Di, love the little penguin, I can just see him thinking 'Show off' as that polar bear flies past!

Kath said...

A fab card Di and well done on reaching your 72 card total.
Kath x

Susan (rainy) said...

What an adorable card! The penguin made me smile... such a cute design.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

so so cute, well done

SARN said...

72 cards is VERY impressive. This is such a jolly looking polar bear and friend out enjoying the snow. Love the extra touch of snowflake at the top too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Your halo is in danger of strangling you!...Hehe.........good on you for being ahead of the game. This card is fun...love the tiny penguin in danger of being beheaded by the fast polar bear!............great card.

Annie said...

love your festive ski bear card!
hugs, annie x

Pat said...

Oh dear I only need about forty or so cards but I am nowhere near! This bear is cute Di and I love his red scarf and the silver snow swirl is just right, and the pretty Swiss Dots embossing like falling snow in the background. Perfect!! x

Kathyk said...

Oh My! This is just sooooo cute, Di

Kathyk

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful fun card! Love the ski bear and how you interpreted the sketch. Your design is fabulous!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh how wonderful this is love the CAS style design, the embossed background and the fab, fun image thank you for joining the challenge at CHNC Extra
hugs
lorraine x

Jean said...

A fabulous snowy card Di, love the cute little bear and the lovely swirly snowflake.
72 Christmas cards already !! that's amazing . Well done.
Jean x

susan Brannan said...

This is lovely, a fab idea for a christmas card, X

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous, totally brilliant card, great image and I love the swirly greeting.
I take it this would not be a good time to tell you that I have made 70 Christmas cards this week.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

You should polish your halo, Di! 72 Christmas card halfway through the year is fantastic! Love this skiing bear!

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous! xx

Linby said...

Great take on the challenge and a lovely card too. 72!!!!!!! halo you need a medal!
Linbyx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love your fun Christmas card Di and a fab challenge combo card.
Great take on this weeks sketch and thanks as always for playing along.
Sarah ;-)
Less is More

Lindsey said...

Fan image x

KandA said...

Super fun christmas card and clever you with the embossing trick xx

Loll said...

Sweet! Great use of the sketch Di!! xx

Elizabeth said...

Love this card, Di. It's a fab interpretation of the sketch. I would have just sat and looked at that sketch and wouldn't have come up with anything so good as this :( Love the Woodware sentiment - another great font. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Neets B said...

Total cuteness, what a happy little polar bear and penguin! Well done on your Chrimbo card count! I didn't set a goal, I'm now beginning to wish I had as I have about.....er.....10 cards! haha
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Anne said...

Oh what a cutie Di! Fab and fun take on our sketch
Thanks for joining us this week
Anne
Less is More

Hazel said...

Love that cute image, Di. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

scrappymo! said...

A fabulous Xmas card. You are doing so well with your total cards! I feel lazy in comparison...better get my skates on!