Warm and Toasty Reindeer and Polar Bear

by Joanne James26. October 2020 19:30

Happy Monday everyone! I've had a super busy and productive day and am finally getting to today's blog post! Today I've a couple of cards to share with you for a couple of challenges, both featuring the Warm and Toasty stamp set. My first card features this week's Color Throwdown colours:

 

And the first animal to feature is the reindeer, resplendent with his red bow:

I've coloured the reindeer in the challenge colours with my Stampin' Blends and my card also features a couple of sneak peeks: the sentiment is from a new stamp set called 'Curvy Christmas' and is paired with a fabulous die from the Curvy Die set, both of which will be available to customers from the 1st November as a special release - exciting stuff! I couldn't resist adding a large red enamel dot to christen my reindeer Rudolf:

 

My second card uses the polar bear from the 'Warm and Toasty' stamp set, this time using this week's CAS Colours and Sketches colour palette:

 

I've seen some great examples of sponging recently, so wanted to have a go at creating a sponged background and decided that the blues would make a great backdrop for my iceskating polar bear:

 

I added a snow drift using my Freezin' Friends Dies and cut an ice rink freehand from vellum and coated it with a liberal dose of clear Wink of Stella for an icy sparkle, before adding my polar bear to the finished scene.

 

I did a little extra stamping on the inside of this one too:

 

So what do you think? I think creating sponged backgrounds, whilst messy, is also quite addictive; and to that end, I have another one for you tomorrow!

Here are the visual summaries of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:

 

And for the second one:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used - Card 1:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used - Card 2:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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LEANNE M PUGLIESE
LEANNE M PUGLIESEUnited States
10/27/2020 12:51:18 AM #

This set did nothing for me in the catalog...but you have brought these cute little critters to life!  Adorable!

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Holly Lau
Holly LauUnited States
10/27/2020 6:45:04 AM #

Cute cards and love these! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S!

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Julie Peddicord
Julie PeddicordUnited States
10/27/2020 9:58:51 PM #

Beautiful sky!  and I love the bear's scarf done up in the challenge colors.  Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&S...and good luck to you!!!

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Shannon Lorenz-Hatch
Shannon Lorenz-HatchUnited States
10/28/2020 7:25:22 PM #

I am loving this new Curvy Bundle! What a great card you have created with the dies and Warm Hugs Stamp set. Very happy to see you have entered the Design Team Member challenge, wishing you the best of luck. Thanks for sharing with us at CC&S

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/29/2020 8:50:33 PM #

What a pair of cuties! Great way to use the curved die too.

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Bernadette Bliss
Bernadette BlissUnited States
10/30/2020 7:43:40 PM #

Just one adorable card, and a  deserving Weekly Winner!

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