Friday, October 16, 2020

Polar Opposites

Happy Friday Cottage Cutz fans!  It’s Jeanne today with a card featuring one of the dies from Part 3 of the new Christmas release; however this is not a Christmas card!  I found this sentiment and knew it would be perfect for the Polar Friends die.

I have always found it amusing that every (it seems) card maker puts polar bears and penguins together, but in real life one is an Arctic animal and the other lives in the Antarctic.  This sentiment brings both  together and it all makes sense!

Wouldn't this make a cute anniversary card for someone married in the winter?  (I may give it to my husband for his birthday which is coming up quickly.)

To begin I made the background.  I heat embossed the snowfall using white embossing powder and a stencil.

I stopped the stencil about an inch from the bottom so I would have a smooth area for my sentiment.

Next, I used blending brushes to create the background.  Since this is not a Christmas card I chose a light violet and two blues.  If this were for Christmas, I would not have used the violet.

I cut my bear, penguin and iceberg from white cardstock and colored using Distress Oxide inks and Copic markers.  I did cut the penguin body from black so it would be a nice solid color.  I used the large iceberg from the Seal & Walrus Pals die.

I cut a strip of white cardstock 3/4 x 4 inches and stamped my sentiment.  Then I cut a strip 1 x 4 inches from lavender glitter paper to frame the sentiment strip.

After using scissors to point the left ends and gluing them together,  I adhered them to the card front about 1/4 inch from the bottom.

I snipped off the part overhanging the right side of the card. 

To adhere the image I used used foam dots. 

Finally I added a few snowflake shaped sequins for sparkle and interest.

Dies used:


I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Be sure to stop by the online store where the new release is on sale for a limited time!  The new Christmas dies are super cute!

I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Sukie said...

Very cute card! The background you created looks amazing with the sweet die cuts!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the sentiment great way to use the Christmas dies in a different way!

Mary Marsh said...

This is a great card Jeanne - and you created a beautiful background and a perfect sentiment to go with the images