Thursday, December 25, 2014

Cozy Bear Christmas

This is the card that I made for Christmas this year.  This polar bear makes me laugh and it's fun to dress him in different sweaters!  I like using acetate and it gave this card a 3-D look that I really like.  I used white acrylic paint to put dots on the acetate and on the dark blue card on the back.  There is about an inch between the two pieces that give this card a lot of depth and makes it look like the funny bear is standing outside in the snow!

It was tricky to take a photo that showed the 3-D effect.  I hope you can see it in this one!

I wanted the cocoa cup to be popped out so I stamped his hands, cut them out and then glued them on with a piece of foam tape behind the cup so it could be rounded. 

Here's a close up...

Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: Cougar Opaque white, SU Night of Navy, acetate
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cool Day, Stampin' Up - Festival of Trees, Purple Onion - Joy to the World
Inks: Momento-Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up-Handsome Hunter
Copics: sorry, I forgot to write them down
Miscellaneous: White acrylic paint, glitter, foam tape, pink chalk

I'm glad you took the time to visit!


  1. What an wonderfully effective card! Love the polar bear with his mug of cocoa, layering his hand and mug really works brilliantly. The paint spots of snow look great, how did you get them perfectly round? It's a brilliant card design Janet. Belated Happy Christmas and have a wonderful New Year! Debra x

  2. Hi Debra, Happy New Year!! Thanks for your sweet comments. I made the spots using acrylic paint. I used to be a Tole painter and I learned them there...they are called Tutti Dots! You dip the handle of a paint brush into a puddle of paint and then tap it onto your surface. You get round little dots every time!

  3. Wow such a gorgeous card, that polar bear wasn't on my list but he is now. Love the paper pieced look and so effective on him. The cup makes the whole look pop and is something I might try. It was lovely to meet you today, I hope we can meet again. Hugs, Amanda x