This card was inspired by those cute Coke commercials they always air during the holidays. I usually run out of the room during commercials, but I just love those cute polar bears. I guess those ad people know what they're doing!
This is also my entry in the MOJO111 Challenge over at Mojo Monday.
Here are the supplies I used:
Stamp sets: Cold & Cuddly, Holiday Mini Catalog, Pg. 18 #116523; Simple Snowflake, Pg. 208 #115554; Many Merry Messages, Pg. 33 #116586
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock (CS), Pg. 155 #100730; Bermuda Bay CS, Pg. 155 #115317
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pg. 155 #115655
Accessories: Printed Window Sheets, Holiday Mini Catalog, Pg. 27 #116805; Silver Cord, Holiday Mini Catalog, Pg. 27 #109866; Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Pg. 183 #114319; Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Pg. 186 #116628; Heat & Stick Powder, Pg. 180 #100625; Dazzling Diamonds, Pg. 180 #102023; VersaMark Pad, Pg. 190 #102283; Heat Tool, Pg. 188 #100005; Embossing buddy, Pg. 188 #103083; Clear Rhinestones, Pg. 179 #113144; Paper Piercing Tool, Pg. 191 #116631; Bone Folder, Pg. 188 #102300; Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pg. 191 #101049; Stampin' Dimensionals, Pg. 192 #104430; Snail Adhesive, Pg. 192 #104332; Sticky Strip, Pg. 192 #104294
Cut Whisper White CS 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and score at 4-1/4" to form the card base. Cut Bermuda Bay CS 5-1/4" x 4" for card front.
Cut Whisper White CS 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" and use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the bear image and sentiment. Stamp with Bermuda Bay ink. I guess I could have positioned my sentiment a little better, but of course I didn't notice that until I started writing my post. Oh well, as my friend Joni use to tell me when I first started machine quilting, "If you're going to worry about every little flaw, you're not going to enjoy this hobby very much." Of course, Joni's work is always flawless as far as I can tell. LOL
Layer the stamped CS on 3-7/16" x 2-7/16" Bermuda Bay. You could cut the Bermuda Bay mat 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" and it would look fine. You could also use a contrasting color, but I've been into this same-color layering lately.
Wrap Whisper White Organza Ribbon around the Bermuda Bay card front as shown and attach with tape to back. Layer the image piece over the ribbon and attach with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Cut the Window Sheet 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score at 4-1/4" to form the overlay. You may need to trim the card base to fit inside the overlay. I trimmed 1/8" from the bottom of my card base. Attach the card front to the card base with Snail, but don't attach the card to the overlay yet.
Dust Bermuda Bay CS with the Embossing Buddy and stamp the Simple Snowflake with VersaMark. Apply Heat & Stick Powder and tap off the excess.
Heat the image just until the Heat & Stick Powder turns shiny. Apply Dazzling Diamonds and tap off the excess. Heat again to set the glue. Be careful not to overheat---it only takes a second or two.
Punch the image out with the Jumbo Snowflake Punch.
Remove the card from the overlay and pierce a hole through the snowflake and overlay front. Insert a Clear Rhinestone Brad and attach. If you use the smallest rhinestone, you should be able to position the brad "wings" under the snowflake so they don't show.
Insert the card into the overlay. I used a little Sticky Strip on the back of the card to hold the overlay in place. Wrap Silver Cord around the top of the card and tie in a bow. Position the bow over the Whisper White Organza Ribbon as shown.
That's it. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Now I have to get busy preparing for tomorrow's workshop!