Thursday, November 17, 2011

A colorful sketch ...





Today I went shopping and out to lunch with my best friend.  I found a great bargain and couldn't wait to get home and use it.  While at a craft store, I found a Sizzix package with 2 embossing folders and a die for $8.52 ... walk out the door price!  Woo hoo ... I love a a good deal!  I was already working on a card for Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players and knew my new embossing folder would work perfectly.  


This is the sketch ...

This is the color challenge ...



Put the two together and I got this ...

Stamps:  Cold & Cuddly, Penguin Pals
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, White
DSP:  River Rock
Ink:  River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
Accessories:  corner rounder, sponge dauber, pop dots, Prisma Color pencil, Nestabilities oval and square dies, Sizzix snowflake embossing folder
All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
  • I attached the Always Artichoke and Riding Hood Red cardstock to the River Rock DSP.  I then put it in the snowflake embossing folder and embossed it as one piece.
  • The polar bear looked lonely sitting on his iceberg, so I added some snowflakes.
  • If you click on the card, you can see the embossed snowflakes a little better.  It looks much sharper in real life.
Thanks for stopping by and ...

Have a great day,

Pam~

25 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

You were absolutely right - those embossing folders were perfect for this card! That polar bear is adorable - love the hat! This is such a cute winter card!

Nance Leedy said...

I adore this polar bear, Pam! He looks so cute sitting there with his Christmas hat on! Great find on the EFs too! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!!

Tui Nathan said...

What a super card ... how cute is that polar bear sitting there on his iceberg! And the inlaid embossing technique is a great effect combining all three layers ... great job!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Pam! I LOVE that snowflake embossing folder! Your card is adorable and you did a great job with the colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Lauri Ingram said...

The embossing is a great addition to the cute little polar bear! love how you used the PP color challenge too...thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Pam this is ADORABLE! Love your colors, texture, the double embossing is fabulous. He looks so cute holding his hot cocoa and the snowflakes are the finishing touch. Just love,love the whole thing!
PS: I LOVE this little guy... in fact. I bought the set last year AFTER the holiday, or when ever it was going to retire... and I NEVER used it! You just inspired me to dig him out! I totally forgot I had it.
Hugs.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your cute image Pam and the sentiment you chose, lovely card. Thanks' for playing at The Paper Players this week.

Mary Fish said...

Very cute! Love his little hat.

Hugs, M

LeAnne said...

This is really, really cute, Pam! You have more patience than I do! Thanks for playing with my color challenge this week!

Julie Marshall said...

Love all the texture you've created on this card! It's perfect for this cutie and his cup of cocoa. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Rhonda Langley said...

I love a bargain!!! Cute image! Great idea embossing the entire piece!

Christy Q said...

Wowza, Pam! What a great bargain and the embossed background is fantastic for this guy sitting on the ice floe. Love that polar bear stamp! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Anne Marie said...

Ok, Pam...wish we lived closer, because I would be a fun shopping buddy, too! Lol! I love a good deal and it sounds like you sure got one! *jealous* This is such a fun card! Love that little guy in his striped hat. All of the embossing adds such fun dimension to your card, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

gale said...

awww what a cute little guy he is! Great card!

Benzi said...

Oh, this is so cute, Pam. You really have a lot of good texture going on and great colors.
Sounds like a good find at the craft store..good for you.

Hey, I know how your son feels about his football ticket this weekend. We are about to leave for our game and I must say it is probably not going to be the most exciting one of the season. But, then, who knows? Glad you get to spend a weekend with your son.

Lesley said...

Look at you combining the challenges Pam! Great card, love the sweet bear! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

The Mama Monkey said...

Killer deal!! And I was happy I got the Copic airbrush for $28 with a coupon! LOL This is such a cute card and so perfect for me in Alaska...-38 today. Yes, negative.

Jen said...

Way to score cool new stuff at the craft store! The snowflake embossing folder is perfect for your adorable polar bear. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy said...

I love that image, Pam! Such an adorable card and I love your new finds! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Joannna Munster said...

Sweet, sweet Christmas Card! I love all the details and embossing! Great job!!!

Jen Timko said...

Fantastic! Love the embossing! You use of the challenges is great. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Becky said...

This is so cute, love the colors and embossing.

Margaret Moody said...

This is so pretty, Pam! I love your cute polar bear! Love the embossing too! Always fun to find a great deal on papercrafting supplies! Hugs to you!

Donna Heber said...

Adorable card with great colors! What a deal you received on those embossing folders.

Linda Fisher said...

Oh my goodness this looks like me in the mornings with my Java!!! lol
I love it, you brought smiles to my face this morning!! Great Job! as always!!!