I love so many of the free coloring pages that Elizabeth O. Dulemba, who is an children’s book illustrator, regularly offers on her blog. This “Sledding Bear!” has such glee that I couldn’t resist coloring him up. I decided that the movement in the image would be a perfect background for some shaker cards.
I started the background using the snowflakes from the “tinsel& twig” stamp set from the girls’ paperie with Tsukineko VersaMark Clear Ink and white embossing powder. The embossed snowflakes create a resist. I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and Tsukineko Artnic baby blue ink in a circular motion using finger daubers, and the embossed snowflakes were left crisp and white (if you have residual ink, you can dab that off with a tissue or a baby wipe). I then colored up the digi with the following Copic colors, using a dotting technique to mimic boucle wool for the wooly parts:
Bear: W1 and W3
Scarf and hat trim: BG 10 and BG45
Hat and sled: RV52 and RV 55
I used Mod Podge to glue on the fussy cut digi onto the snowy background to create a seamless backing for the shaker pieces to move on.
I made the top part of the shaker with a piece of upcycled plastic packaging. I first dry embossed a piece of white card stock using a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. Then I used an X-ACTO Knife to cut out an opening for the plastic packaging to fit through. I filled the container area with a fun mix of white and silver sequins, tiny pearls, snowflake sequins, and sequin hearts. I wanted to add the little hearts to signify all the “love in the air” that the bear is zooming through. LOL I used Glossy Accents to adhere the plastic packaging to the embossed white top piece as well as the base background.
For finishing touches I added a little organza ribbon with white polka dots to the bottom of the embossed top panel, and tied it in a pretty bow. I hot glued a little flat back pearl heart on the center of the bow to highlight the love theme of the card, which I was afraid might get lost in this fun, interactive card. This card is joining the batch of cards I am creating for children at St. Jude’s to use for their Valentines.
The following is a video share of this card:
This card is also being entered into the following challenges:
Raisin Boat Love is in the Air Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Winter Stamping Challenge
CARDZ TV Any Occasion Challenge
The Pink Elephant Love Challenge
IBSIC #90 Hearts Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! WOOF
EEK! This is SO totally darling! LOVE the sweet image and fabulous shaker fillings! Thank you for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂 Mynn xx
PS: I hope you link this up with us at Great Impressions, House of Cards, and Paper Sweeties, too! HUGS!
This is such a beautiful card. The image and embossed background are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 🙂
What a beautiful shaker card!! Love the pretty embossing!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!
This card super cute and fun. Love the shaker window and the colours you used to colour the cutie in. Very pretty embossing too 🙂
Thanks for playing along with us at CardzTV.
Lena – Cardz TV DT
Love this card too! So pretty!!! 🙂
So fun! I love the sequins. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Oh my this is so so cute. Thank you for sharing it with Raisin Boat in this months challenge.