Hello, today I have a card using the Bear Family set from Picket Fence Studios which I have accented to add more details. I’ve seen this technique used by multiple cardmaking artists using similar large critter border sets (here’s a fabulous example by Kristina Werner), so I certainly can’t take credit for this idea. However, when I got this set, I knew this was the direction I wanted to take it as the accents would bring colour to the scene with the white Polar Bears and I didn’t feel there was a need to reinvent the wheel. Oh and also this is my first Christmas card of the year! I totally missed the Christmas in July theme – late to the party as always LOL. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I stamped the large Bear Family border along the bottom of a piece of Neenah Solar White card in Intense Black ink. I then used a black Copic friendly marker to draw scarves, mittens, jumpers and hats onto the bears. I kept the illustration add-ons simple and accenting like this isn’t tricky – a scarf is two parallel lines horizontally and two vertically. I then coloured with Copic markers and accented the woolly accessories with a white gel pen.
I covered the front of a white A2 card with patterned paper from my stash, but as I write this, I can’t see it in stock, sorry. I then foam mounted the Bear Family border over the top.
For the sentiment, I cut a piece of patterned paper which had repeating words over it to include just a Merry Christmas greeting and then foam mounted this above the bears.
Finally, I accented with a trio of Glossy Dots from Pink & Main.
It’s been so dark and grey here recently, I’m certainly feeling the beginning of the changing seasons and my photographs are suffering the lack of light too at times. So I popped this card on my windowsill to get as much light as possible, and this photo probably reflects the bright, airy, happy, beary scene better!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Wow …the bears look cheerful with those colorful accessories.Loved the card and the BG too.
That is a really, really, really clever card! I love how you drew all the little sweaters and scarves! Thanks so much for sharing it!!
Great Debby, I love all the things you put on to the bears. It brightend up the whole card. Thank you for showing.
So fun and cute!!
Hi Debby, I haven’t seen this beat stamp image before but its great and I like how you have put your own personality onto it by adding scarves, hats and mittens on the bears. Love It! TFS :O) XXX
Such a fun stamp and card!
Awesome idea adding the sweaters/scarves/hats/mittens and all. Really changes up the awesome stamp. Love this idea. Thanks for showing.
Love the colors of the scarves, mittens and hats! What a difference this makes! The background is simple, yet striking and does not distract from the cute bears. Very playful and cheery. Thank you for sharing this idea!