5/03/2018

CAS Christmas Card May Challenge - merry christmas

Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) is hosting the challenge this month and the theme is Snowman.  
You're going to be inspired by all the lovely Snowman cards by our Design Team and a very talented Guest Designer, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations). 
Be sure to check out their beauties!



My snowman is a snow bear! Isn't he cute?



The card didn't have much of a fun feeling with only the window and the snowman at first, so I drew a smiley mouth and gave him snowballs to juggle.




Here's how I made the card:
The sky was sponged with Altenew inks. The window was die cut and popped up on the sky background. The snowman and the sentiment were stamped with black pigment ink and clear heat-embossed. I watercolored his muffler and a little of the shading with Zig markers. The white snowflakes were heat-embossed in the sky and on a piece of velum. I fussy-cut the vellum and added it to the snowman's hands.

You have until the 24th to play along. I'm looking forward to see YOUR snowman card in the gallery!




Stamp: Bear Ware 2 (Ellen Hutson), Embellished Events (Stampin' up!)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper (140 lb. Strathmore), Vellum

Ink:
Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko), Dye Ink (Starlight, Sea Glass - Altenew), Zig Clean Color Brush Marker (Carmine Red, Green, Light Pink, Light Gray, Light Blue - Kuretake), VersaMark (Tsukineko) 
Accessories:
Die-namics Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts), Foam Tape (3M), Clear Foam Tape (Kool Tak), Pigma Micron Pen (0.05 Archival Ink - Sakura)


17 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Clever, fun and fabulous, Hideko! Beautiful sky background and I love how you created the juggling snowflakes...Adorable card!

Loll said...

SUPER CUTE!! I LOVE your snow bear, Hideko!! Adorable design with your soft, pretty sponged sky and heat embossed snowflakes. Popping up the frame adds lots of dimension along with your fussy-cut bear. Adding the juggling snowballs is so creative! Love it! xx

Susan said...

Love the idea of a snow-bear!! And even better, love seeing him juggling the snowflakes! Such a clever card! Beautiful sponging and framing of the sky too!

Trina P. said...

Adorable snowbear, Hideko! The ombré inked background is so pretty... beautiful job. Fun idea to add a smile and have him juggling snowballs. xx

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Hideko! I love that this snow bear is juggling snowflakes and he looks so happy doing it! The frame on the snowy sky is a nice touch that adds great dimension!

nancy littrell said...

Your snowbear is adorable and how clever of you to add him juggling snow flakes:-) I wondered how you did the snowflakes embellishment..on vellum, what a great idea! A soft and wonderful CAS design, my friend. TFS Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Hideko , your snowbear is adorable. Love the framed sky and his clever juggling.

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty framed snowy sky Hideko - and I love your cute bear Frosty juggling the snowflakes! that's some tricky fussy cutting!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Hideko! This snowball-juggling-smiling Snowbear is just adorable! You surely made me smile - but you always do!
=]

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! A beary cute snowbear! Very clever how you added the snowflakes for him to juggle. The vellum was a great idea. Love your soft background, too.

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE your snowbear Hideko...he is absolutely adorable and love how he's juggling the snowflakes! Cute, CUTE card!!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Love the soft blending on the background and what a cute Snow Bear. Such a fun and adorable idea to give him snowballs to juggle. Such a beautiful card x

Ros Crawford said...

He's absolutely adorable!! What a beautiful card and so clean looking!

Kia Gibson-Clapper said...

Now this is just too cute for words ... love it!

Nance said...

Hideko this is so adorable and creative! I love that juggling snowman! Have a good weekend! Nance xx

Sue said...

I love your cute snow bear, Hideko! Such a beautiful design with the lovely sponged background and heat embossed snowflakes.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so charming, Hideko! I love the addition of the juggling snowballs (snowflakes?) and the smile means he's having fun!