Saturday, January 29, 2022

Hello There Birthday

Hi everyone.  Here's a birthday card I made last month for another of my sweet friend (lots of friends have birthdays in December!).  :)  I met Cindy at work in 1994 and we have remained in touch.  We always have so much fun when we get together; she is hilarious! :)  

This is a CAS (clean and simple) winter birthday card and the sentiment on the inside says "Have a Beary good birthday". :)

I've seen this polar bear stamp set around for a while and thought it was so adorable; finally bought it (Polar Pals - My Favorite Things).  I started by masking the snow at the bottom of my panel and than sponging lightly above with Salvaged Patina (one of my favourite colours of inks) distress ink.  I added more of the same ink to the sky.  The polar bear was stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed.  I hadn't thought my design through before starting, so had the blue sponged snow right across my bear.  I took a small paint brush with the tiniest bit of bleach and applied until it disappeared.  I stamped the sentiment in black and heat embossed in clear and then splattered diluted white acrylic paint for falling snow.

Close-up ...
I should have photographed the inside, because I had the sentiment, plus the same bear, just partial of him off the left side so you could see his face and waving hand ... it turned out really cute!

Another NBUS stamp set used for this card, so heading over to join the NBUS #34 Challenge.  I hope they aren't sick of seeing me there! :)  
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Stamps:  Polar Pals (My Favorite Things)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Salvaged Patina, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger); post-it notes for masking, sponge brush, diluted white acrylic paint, splatter brush, paint brushes

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21 comments:

Pat said...

That's such a fresh and pretty card with the cute bear Loll, and no sign of the blue so the bleach did a great job! I adore the sky and shadows in the snow using the Salvaged Patina too, such a wonderful colour! Your friend will adore it. x

HilaryJane said...

Your bear is indeed very cute and what a great save with the bleach. Love the snow splatters xx

I Card Everyone said...

He's an oldie but goodie, Loll! You found a brilliant way to fix that little inky issue! He's so wonderful!
=]

Linda said...

He's so cute, I kove this stamp set! Great save too with the bleach xx

Susan said...

Lovely sponged sky and snowy hills - I must remember Salvaged Patina for snow banks. Adorable bear waving to say hello!

Christine Alexander said...

Adorable Loll, great winter birthday card ♥

Lisa Elton said...

I love this guy! Super cute card, Loll!

Marcia Hill said...

Cute, CUTE card using one of my all time favorite MFT sets Loll! Loving your wintry background too, even though I can see the exact same thing in real life right outside my window...I like your version on paper better!! Hope you are doing ok!! Hugs. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Cute and super adorable and your fabulous card made me smile Loll......Thank you x.

Brenda in IN said...

The bear is a cutie. How cool you were able to bleach out the ink and it looks great.

Linda said...

Such an adorable bear and fantastic card you created. Great save with the bleach. Hugs

Liz said...

Adorable card Loll, perfect for a winter birthday. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is one of my favorite bear stamp sets too, Loll! You did an amazing job of making a beautiful background for your cute bear by using only Salvaged Patina, and of bleaching out the sponged snow! I can't tell at all.
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

You can play as often as you can at NBUS, Lolly, and thank you for doing so! The more often you play, the more design inspiration and the more kudos for using new schtuff! This polar bear is a favorite and he will forever be a classic in card-making. I'm so glad you bleached his fur and saved this adorable card! Love, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

Hello there, Lolly....Love your sweet polar bear, sponged sky and snowbanks. Your falling snow looks great too. Thanks for sharing your sweet card and the close up, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Bobby said...

One of my favorite bears, Loll, and I love the landscape you gave him. Salvaged Patina was a great color to use for the sky and snow shadows.

TK said...

Agreed! This bear is so cute and cuddly, and it makes a perfect card. I LOVE that you stamped him on the inside or at least part of him -- haha

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous card Loll, and very clever work with the bleach :)
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

sweet card...one of my fav stamp sets.
xx Karen

Barb Ghig said...

This is one of my favorite Polar Bear stamp sets...I love how you colored his scarf and how you ink blended the sky and snow...Super cute birthday card! xx

BożenA said...

Another sweet card, Loll. I love the winter background scene you added to the card.
xx