#SimpleStamping Saturday featuring Artic Bears. Happy weekend to you, today is Saturday, so it is time for #SmpleStamping Saturday and this week I am using the Artic Bears Stamp Set and Bundle.
This card is just so cute, and uses so few supplies, it would be a perfect project for someone starting their collection of Stampin’ Up! stash. Just the Artic Bears Stamp Set, a Smoky Slate Ink Pad and a pack of Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes.
As you will see in today’s video, all I did was slowly build up the images to form this picture. The keys to the Iceberg/Snow Banks is to remember that water doesn’t flow up hill, so you need to concentrate on stamping the water (which is on the right of both the images) so it is parallel to the bottom of the card.
I stamped the flap of the envelope with the baby Polar Bear and the snow humps, plus adding one of the longer sentiments on the inside of the Note Card.
Stepped Up Version
For my next version I added Balmy Blue and Basic White Card as well as the Silver Foil Specialty Card from the Mini Catalogue, oh and some ribbon and a hint of Clear Wink of Stella.
I built up the scene as before and then cut some masks from sticky notes, which is really easy, just by stamping on the sticky note and then cutting away the ‘outside’ of the image. Ideally you want to cut slightly inside the stamped edge and then add the mask to the image so the edge stamped image on the card is visible. This avoids a ‘halo’ around the image. Then just build up colour using Blending Brushes and Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Balmy Blue ink.
The Sentiment is stamped on a small piece of Balmy Blue card that I punched with the Banners Pick a Punch from the Annual Catalogue. Trapping a small length of White Cotton Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Combo, I stapled the sentiment to the top of the stamped layer. I layered this onto some silver foil (which I had ‘gutted’ by cutting away the middle of the foil to use on a different project) with Dimensionals. Oh, and I added an extra detail to the inside of the card. Can you see what it is??
Further Stepped Up Version
For my final version, I added some Heat Embossing, switched ribbon for the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon, but the main difference was to stamp on Snowy White card. This is wonderful for Polar Bears and Snowmen, as well as the front of a Penguin, adding a great flocked texture. It takes ink really well. I used this for the Polar Bears.
Because I was adding the Polar Bears with Dimensionals, I stuck the stamped layer straight onto the foil this time. Certainly in the UK, you can use standard Letter Postage for cards with just one layer of dimensional, which obviously helps save a little money.
I love how this final card turned out, especially as it is so tactile, it makes it such a fun card to receive.
I hope you enjoyed all of today’s cards. To see more, as well as step by step directions, remember to hop over to my YouTube Channel to watch me making the #SimpleStamping version.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (14 x 9.9cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5 x 3-3/4″
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