Friday, January 17, 2020

Polar Birthday

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a birthday card using two dies from the Arctic Animals release.  I always need birthday cards, especially masculine ones.  These dies are great because they can be used for both men and women!
For my basic design I used a sketch from Splitcoaststampers.  Although I changed the proportions of the elements of the sketch the basic layout is there.
I cut all the pieces from white cardstock and then used gray, mint and blue ink to shade the pieces.
I used two shades of purple to blend a panel for the background, then dry embossed the "snowfall".
I took some white craft ink and lightly went over the raised dots to make them more snow-like.
I cut my three panels - the bottom layer 5.5 x 4.25 inches, the snow panel 3.375 x 4.25 inches and the purple panel 4 x 3 inches.  The bottom striped paper is double sided and in the end I decided to use the dotted side as I thought it emphasized the snow theme of the card.
The sentiment is heat embossed in white. Although I intend to use this as a birthday card, the sentiment could be used for a variety of reasons.
I glued all elements to an A2 card base but popped the polar bear up using foam.  I use A LOT of foam when I pop something off a card.  I like it to feel solid underneath and not bend.
Finally I added a few snowflake sequins.  I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  I had fun making it.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have an enjoyable and creative weekend!


Sukie said...

Adorable card! Such a great color combination and the polar bear is adorable!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the purples! Such a cute card!