Fun With New Polar Bear Stamps and Dies!

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Come see another card that shows why our new polar bear stamps and dies are FLYING off the shelves!

When we decided to change up the style of our new polar bear stamps and dies, we suspected that they would be a hit but we weren’t totally prepared for how MUCH of a hit they are! We sure are glad we ordered extras!

Today, Carol is sharing another fabulous card using her awesome trick for custom color embossing paste and we just love all the variations in color and textures she is serving up. Carol says “you can make sure all your elements are perfectly coordinated by using Color Fuse inks and a re-inker.” Let’s dive right in and hear from Carol how she created this masterpiece that has us – even in this heat- reaching for a sweater!

How to make this fun polar bear card:

  • First cut a piece of glitter cardstock to A2 size.
  • Place the Snowflake Stencil over the panel and hold it in place with removable tape. (Or spray some Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil.)
  • I used Grit Paste Snowfall, but you can also use a regular opaque texture paste. Scoop the product out onto your craft mat.
  • Add just a drop of Sky Color Fuse Ink from Re-inker set #7.
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  • Use your palette knife to mix the ink into the paste, then spread it evenly onto the cardstock through the Snowfall stencil.
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  • Remove the stencil, set the panel aside to dry and GO wash the stencil and your tools! So important to clean up immediately so you’re not having to chisel the paste off–LOL!
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  • Next I chose a few stamps from the new and so adorable Polar Bear Friends set.
  • I stamped the polar bear with Copic safe black ink and used my markers to color him. (The markers I used are shown in the next photo.)
  • Use a white gel pen to add dots to his scarf and a few on his cheeks.
  • Die cut the bear with the coordinating die.
  • I stamped the wreath with Basil ink (Color Fuse set #10) and used a green Copic marker to fill in the open leaves.
  • Next I cut out the wreath with my scissors. Then I added dots of Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops and set it aside to dry.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  • I die cut the sentiment out with a Nested Circle Scallop die.
  • Die cut 80# Neenah with the second and third largest Nested Circle Scallop die.
  • Use an ink blending brush to ink Arctic ink around the edges of the largest circle.
  • Blend more Arctic ink onto part of the smaller circle so that the ink is just beyond the size of the bear.
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  • Now let’s assemble the card!
  • Die cut the dry stenciled panel with the largest Nested Rectangle Scallop die.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere the piece to an A2 card base.
  • Glue the smaller scallop circle to the larger one and adhere them to the center of the card with glue.
  • Add a narrow strip of foam tape to the back of the wreath. TIP: If you remove the backing from the foam tape, it will easily go around the circle shape of the wreath.
  • Add a small piece of foam tape to the back of the polar bear and the sentiment to adhere the elements to the card.
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Rubbernecker here again – isn’t this card AMAZING? We wish you could see it in real life because that background is so icy and frosty!

Here’s what Carol used today – remember – because we don’t offer bundles (so you only have to pay for what you really want), all new goodies are 15% off until midnight Wednesday (7/12):

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One of the things that we love about this card is that you can use this sentiment to send it to non-denominational celebrants, or can add a different, Christmas themed sentiment for others. You can even use any of the other winter sentiments from other sets and use it all season long. Either way, our new polar bear stamps and dies are going to be zipping through the mail this winter!

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