Polar Bears ...

Good afternoon. I created a Holiday card to share today that was inspired by the Sunday Stamps Challenge #138 ~ Two Sides that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!

I pulled out the adorable Polar Bears (659-07) for today's card. Using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped these adorable bears on RN Watercolor Paper. I applied a couple Marvy LePlume Markers to my palette and colored the image with a paint brush and water. I stamped the small bear a second time to paper-piece him for a 3D effect.

Scor-Tape was used to secure the water-colored image to my DP and cardbase. Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink was applied sporadically around the bears, and Crystal Stickles for the snow. This was so fun to make, and I'm planning on making a set of these for a holiday gift.

Challenges entered ...
 - Sunday Stamps Challenge #138 ~ Two Sides (see sketch below)
 - Jingle Belles Challenge ~ While Shepherds Watched their Flocks (animals)
 - Amusing Challenges ~ Anything Goes
 - Christmas Card Challenge #46 ~ Anything Goes
 - Sisterhood of Snarky Challenge #71 ~ W is for Watercolor
 - AI Challenge #196 ~ Prep for Christmas

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!



Beautiful card and very lovely image.
Cheri Burry said…
Such a beautiful card! Love the red it sure pops and the added dimension of the polar bear is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!
SmilynStef said…
I love your glittery snow ... and the paper pieced bear is a great touch ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.
Jane Willis said…
Absolutely lovely - and you have actually managed to get the stickles to show up on your photo, bonus points for that! Thanks for joining us at SOSS
Dotty Jo said…
Gorgeous card, Ruza! So pretty and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x
stampwithamyk said…
So sweet! Love that image and your colors are just perfect. Great touches of sparkle too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!
Aileen said…
Such a beautiful card, love how you have coloured the bears. they are so cute.
lauren bergold said…
oh my goodness, those bears are so incredibly cuuuuuute, what a fabulous CAS card! thanks for joining our celebration of christmas critters at JINGLE BELLES! <3
This is adorable! I love those precious polar bears! Such a gorgeous background! Love the colorful scarf and the polka dot border! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX
Debbie said…
What a sweet card! I love the polar bears!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
Debbie (CCC DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That
Lindsey said…
Love this polar bear duo! Gorgeous colouring and sweet design. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
Chris Dring said…
Such a cute image and I love how you colored it! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
Monika Reeck said…
Oh Ruza
perfect used our sketch
and I love this Image
feel cold on your card
but great colors too
I adore your card Ruza
how are you are you in some DT Too
I am busy with 3 DTs
hope to see you some days again on my blog my teamie from HOC challenge
Many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
Lisa said…
This is just lovely! I love the image and how you used the sketch!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!
Donna said…
Fab card! Love the polar bears!
Thanks for watercolouring with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!
Karen R said…
Love the Polar bears! Great card.
Majo said…
The image is so cute! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Majo -DT ♥
Great card. Thanks for playing with your water and color with the sisterhood.