Sunday, 5 April 2015

Mama Elephant 'Bear Hugs' Christmas card





I'd like to wish you and your families a very Happy Easter, and I hope that you were lucky enough to be visited by the Easter Bunny bearing some chocolate goodies. Spring is finally here in my neck of the woods and the magnificent magnolia tree that I can see from my desk is now more or less in full bloom. I'm just hoping that we get a week or two to enjoy it before the winds come back and blow the flowers off the tree again! 

Welcome to another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This time we have a beautiful photo to inspire us and I came up with this card:-



I have a really sweet new stamp set from Mama Elephant called Bear Hugs, and I chose to make them polar bears rather than brown bears. I cut a panel using the MFT Diagonal Stitched Dies and stamped the bears and the moon. I then made  masks for the bears, moon and a snowbank before stamping and embossing the snow with clear embossing powder. I took several colours of distress ink and created the sky before removing the masks, and colouring the bears. To finish it off, I added the sentiments, and matted the panel onto some navy card before placing it on the shaped base card.

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Remember that the colours and photos above are just for inspiration and you can enter any kind of Christmas card you like.


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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your chocolate.
Hugs
Carol x

22 comments:

Sarah said...

This is lovely Carol, the card is such a great shape too xx

Käthe said...

Happy Easter for You and your family.
Enjoy the day
Käthe

Nataliascraft said...

Fabulous Christmas card and beautiful design. Happy Easter! x

Nora Noll said...

This is so sweet!! I love the distressed ink background and how you left the bears white. Adorable card!! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Th's is fabulous Carol, love how you have created the background and I really like that 'stitched' die, looks really effective! Hope you're having a lovely day too. :)

Nat said...

just want to pop in and wish you a very beautiful Easter. Love your card, very magical and the blue tones are very calming.

Unknown said...

This is lovely!! I adore that background! Have a very Happy Easter!

joy said...

Hi, Carol! This card is so pretty - blue and white is my favorite color combo. Love that unique shape of the card, too.

Joyce said...

Happy Easter. Love this card, and those bears are perfect as Polar Bears. Your inked sky is just fantastic.

Sue said...

Carol, this is a beautiful card, I love the fact you made the bears into polar bears and your inked sky looks gorgeous...just a perfect card...
Sue
xxx

cm said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful and heart-warming...the sky, the snow, the sweet bears...absolutely delightful! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery.
~c

KimCreate said...

Oh My, your card is gorgeous!

Tanja said...

love your pretty winter night sky and the bears are just too cute - thanks for sharing your adorable card at ATSM this week

Sue said...

The bears are adorable and your background is so pretty! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Pam said...

I just adore this sweet card! The bears are so sweet and your sky is gorgeous.

mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely.

Thanks for sharing at CASS.

Susan

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Carol. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Carol! I love how you created the sky and the bears are just darling! Love the font on your sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Wei Wei said...

Super cute ! Love this sweet and adorable image, and your background inking is stunning! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

michele said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity, Gorgeous card! hugs x

Jenna ♥ said...

Carol, this is a wonderful winter card!!!

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