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‘Tis the Season Polar Bear Christmas Card

August 30, 2018

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances Byrne here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial. Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the new Polar Bear and Snowflakes die sets from the Joset Designs release that came out earlier this month.

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 – 

  • Using the 4 3/4 inch square from the Dashing Squares die set, cut a square from the snowflake patterned paper included in the ModaScrap It’s Christmas Time 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack.
  • Using the 5 inch square from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, cut a square from brown cardstock.
  • Cut red cardstock to 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and fold in half to create a 5 1/2 inch square top-fold card base.

Step 2 – 

  • Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Die cut the large and small snowflakes from the Snowflakes die set.
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover exposed adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter into the adhesive with your fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
  • Sponge blue ink around the edges of the snowflakes.

Step 3 – 

  • Using the Polar Bear die set, cut the following from White Velvet Adhesive Sheet: Head, Body, Front Legs, Paw Overlay, Snout
  • Die cut the solid back paws from grey cardstock
  • Die cut eyes and nose from black cardstock
  • Die cut inner ears from pink cardstock
Note: For more dimension, die cut the head, body, front legs. paw overlay and snout a second time from white cardstock and adhere the Velvet die cuts onto the white cardstock die cuts.
  •  Sponge blue ink around all body parts.
  • Assemble Polar Bear using foam tape for dimension between the body parts and glue for the eyes, nose and inner ears.
  • Add mouth detail to snout using black marker.

Step 4 – 

  • Adhere the small snowflake to the top right of the card using glue in the centre part of the snowflake.
  • Attach the large snowflake to the bottom left of the card using foam tape where the polar bear will be placed so tape won’t be seen.
  • Attach the polar bear to the large snowflake using foam tape.
Step 5 – 
  • Using black ink, stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set onto a strip of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim ends at an angle.
  • Sponge blue ink around edges of sentiment strip.
  • Attach over the small snowflake using foam tape.

Step 6 – Inside of Card:

  • Using the 4 3/4 inch square die from the Dashing Squares die set, cut a square from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Using the 4 3/4 inch square die from the Dashing Squares die set, cut the snowflake patterned paper included in the ModaScrap It’s Christmas Time 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack to create a 1 1/2 inch strip.
  • Adhere a strip of brown cardstock to the top of the snowflake patterned paper and then adhere this to the bottom of the white square.
  • Using the 5 inch square from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, cut a square from brown cardstock.
  • Layer squares to each other and adhere to inside of card.
Step 7 – 
  • Create a large snowflake as in step 2 for the front of the card. Adhere to the centre of the card.
  • Using the smallest circle from the Dashing Circles die set, cut a circle from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sponge around the edges using blue ink.
  • Stamp the “Be Merry” sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set using black ink. 
  • Stamp three snowflakes onto the sentiment panel using blue ink.
  • Adhere sentiment panel to centre of the snowflake.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Cardstock – Red & Brown
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
Blending Tool

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2 Comments

  • Reply Arlene August 31, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    So very cute. I’m glad you did a card with the polar bear as I purchased it and hadn’t gotten around to creating with it. You’ve given me lots of ideas and I do love the Xmas paper you built on.

  • Reply Connie Sue Larson August 30, 2018 at 7:32 am

    What an adorable bear and along with the background choices, this card is a winner!

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