Monday, 28 November 2016

Fa la la la ....

... Hi! I'm still in Christmas card mode! This morning I've a fun and cute Christmas card for you. The cue word at CASology - CAS#225 this week is SOFT. I had all sorts of ideas for this, but I was going through my stamp stash yesterday and came across this cute little teddy and decided to use him on my card:

Fa La La La - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Docrafts - Forever Friends 9062900G; Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Smoky Slate; Distress - Tumbled Glass
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Melon Mambo; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Zig Real Brushes; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear; Tim Holtz Stencil - Concerto THS067; Clear Embossing Powder


I started by stamping the sentiment in Versafine and heat embossing with clear powder. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the image and stamped it directly on the card using the sentiment to ground the bear. I then lightly stencilled a music pattern around the bear - echoing the musical sentiment. I stamped the image again on water colour card, coloured him with Zig Real Brushes and some copics. I added a touch of sparkle to his hat, scarf and the gift. I edged the image with a black marker and then attached it to the card. On the inside I cut a mat layer of design paper and added a simple greeting to the white panel. And the bear is peeking in at the bottom too!

Fa La La La inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsFa La La La sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Finishing this card brings my Christmas card total to 97 - I'm getting there. That's all for now - I really have to make a start on some housework!! See you soon.

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5 comments:

hazelspaperdesigns said...

He is a very cute, cuddly, soft-looking little bear, and the subtle background stenciling adds such beautiful dimension! I adore how you have coloured him too! SO lovely to have you join us at CASology this week, Deborah!

Judy1223 said...

97? Good for you! Wow, this is one cute Christmas card! That bear is squeezable soft and I love the softly stenciled music notes behind him! So glad you were able to add to your Christmas cards with this adorable fella...thanks for playing along at CASology!

Jeanne J. said...

Awww I love your sweet little bear Deborah, and the soft background is so pretty.. like snow!

Jen W. said...

That really is a particularly adorable teddy, Deborah. Love your gorgeous coloring and the soft background. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great interpretation of soft, Deborah! You soft stuffed bear is darling all decked out for Christmas!! Hugs, Darnell

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