Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Polar bear and northern lights

When I first saw Wplus9's Happy Mail stamp from their June release I fell in love with the bear. He made me think of a polar bear and I knew that I wanted to make a card with him in a polar setting. I figured the best way to create the an Aurora Borealis background was with water colors or distress inks.

For my snow I used white glitter fun foam to add dimension and to give a glittering snow effect. My polar bear was colored with Copics and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed and so were the stripes on the dove grey card stock that was used to mat the polar scene. I really love to mix and match different companies. I have things from Wplus9, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, My Favorite things, and Simon Says Stamp all on this card. (see the supply list.)

I am going to enter this card in Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday challenge. I think I really worked it on this card, I took a idea in my head and got it to come together on my card and had fun.

I appreciate anyone who takes the time to leave me some feedback and input on the cards I pour my heart into to create.

Supply list:
110 lbs white card base and 65 lbs white card stock
Wplus 9 Dove grey card stock and Happy Mail stamp
Artist loft 140lbs water color paper
MFT diagonal stripes background stamp
Wow ultra fine silver embossing powder
Mama Elephant stitched border die
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die
Versafine Black onyx ink
Hero Arts ultra fine clear embossing powder
White glitter fun foam (I bought in a multi color pack at walmart)
Tim Holtz distress inks: shaded lilac, cracked pistachio, picked raspberry, and mermaid lagoon
Gansai Tambi  pearl white water color paint
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins
Copic markers
Ranger multi medium matte


  1. Beautiful colored background! Love your card! Super cute bear, I love that stamp set as well!