Feel the Chill – Tutorial #442


I think the United States needs some chilly thought waves right about now.   I know here in Ohio it has been really hot and humid, yuck!  Anyway, heres to some cooler tempatures.   At least, this polar bear seems to be enjoying some in today’s card tutorial #442. 

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Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Zoo Review, Serene Snowflakes, Season of Joy
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen, River Rock Marker, Silver Brads, Label Punch, Versamark pad and Marker, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Post it notes
Techniques: Brayered Sky and Emboss Resist

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Stamped the polar bear from the Stampin’ Up! set Zoo Review on a 3.75″ x 5.25″ piece of Whisper White card stock by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping it.  Note:   you can use Basic Black Craft ink for this step also.

Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Added River Rock marker to the shadow areas of the bear.

Colored over the bear with a Versamark marker and then heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Note:   Your image should be glassy looking.

Ripped a couple of post it notes and used them to mask my snow area.

Brayered So Saffron ink at an angle at the bottom of the unmasked area.

Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at an angle, not covering the So Saffron ink entirely.

Using a paper towel, gently wiped the ink off of my embossed bear.  Note:   This should be done after each color that you brayer on.

Brayered Marina Mist ink at the top of the card stock at an angle.

Brayered Pacific Point ink at an angle at the top of the card stock, not covering the Marina Mist ink entirely.

Brayered Night of Navy ink at the top left hand corner at an angle.

Removed the snow masks and ripped a couple of clear post it notes and masked my first hills in the snow.

Sponged Marina Mist ink at the post it note edges.

Removed the post it note masks and added a new straight edged mask to cover the bear.  Sponged Marina Mist ink at the post it note edge to create a shadow for the bear.

Removed the mask, reused the ripped post it note mask to create some hills at the bottom of the card stock.  Sponged Marina mist ink at the post it note edges.

Stamped the flourish from the Stampin’ Up! set Season of Joy a couple of times using Marina Mist ink.  Wiped the ink off of the bear using a paper towel.

Stamped some snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! set Serene Snowflakes using Whisper White ink.   Note:  be sure that your sky is completely dry before stamping the snowflakes or the White ink will take on the sky colors.

Added White Gel pen to the flourishs and snowflakes to give them more depth.

Punched a Note Quite Navy Decorative Label and cut it in half.

Added the Decorative label halfs, a Pumkin Pie Panel, Marina Mist Panel, Not Quite Navy panel and 4 silver brads.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May your day be totally Kool.

Until my next post. . . .  .



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18 responses to “Feel the Chill – Tutorial #442

  1. Super Cool – I feel better already!!!! Love the Polar Bear – I’ll have to get that set. And of course, the card is gorgeous – thank you!

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  3. lovely card – really like the way you use the brayer, and the glow that you get in the sky- great!

  4. Ahhhh Refreshing. :) Thanks

  5. Ohhh….I LOVE this one Michelle!!
    I’ll have to consider this set……

  6. Awesome.

  7. Gorgeous scene, Michelle!! I put this Zoo Review stamp set on my wish list as soon as I looked at the new catalog. I can’t wait to see what you do with the other animals!

  8. Chantal 40 something

    I’ll be glad when falls comes around! Refreshing card indeed! Love it!

  9. Wow, looks like the aurora borealis (hope that’s spelled right) behind the bear. Awesome card.

  10. Another beautiful card. We don’t need any chill overhere. Today is the first fine day in a long time. We had so much rain during July.

  11. Bonnie aka raduse

    Wow! This is just beautiful as is all of your cards. Definitely need some chill here in California.

  12. Marvelous polar bear card!

  13. Every card you make is a piece of art. They are all gallery quality. Best, Curt

  14. Love this. The orange sunset is gorgeous against the blue. Love those snowflakes too.

  15. Pansy Fryman

    You are just going to force me to buy river rock ink aren’t you…….the cards with it are outstanding……Please enter me for the blog candy set. Thanks, pansy

  16. It’s such a treat to look at your blog, and it amazes me the way you pull stamps from various sets to make your cards. Thanks for the clear-cut instructions, too. Please enter me in the blog candy drawing. Tak!

  17. I SO love this… as a advocate of polar bears, this is perfect!!! And I love the cool blue at her feet. I see you are coming to Austin… I moved to Long Beach in Feb 2010 so will have to catch you a little farther south the next time for advanced brayer class. The intro I took In Dallas from you was SO INSTRUCTIONAL!!!

  18. Cute card. Love the colors. The card just pops.