Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friendship Warms The Heart

Yesterday, I walked into my studio determined to straighten it up.  I thought the clutter hampered my ability to be creative.  While putting tools and supplies back into place, I decided to turn on the Cricut and cut some images for a stamp set that debuts in the new Annual Inspiration Idea Book on August 1st.  Once the blade stopped and I removed the images, the creative juices began to flow.  The resulting card made me so happy!

I instantly fell in love with the new Snowhaven paper pack when I received my Idea Book, and I knew the Polar Bear Holiday stamp set would be the perfect match.  I colored the polar bear image using our ink pads and the alcohol blending pen.

The Cricut-cut banner shape is stamped using the coordinating new Bodacious Banners stamp set in Glacier ink, then over-stamped with the sentiment in black.  I used 3-D foam tape to raise the polar bear image up for dimension.

You'll find a few new ribbon selections in the new Idea Book as well.  For this card, I used the Black Striped Twill Ribbon.  The ribbon has an off-white background with two black stripes. The off-white color clashed with the white base of my card.  I colored the ribbon with Glacier ink, cut the width in half to make it narrower, and tied it to my popped up image.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my card!

Supplies Used:
C1557 Polar Bear Holiday
*D1607 Bodacious Banners
*X7188B Snowhaven Paper Pack
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z2172 Whisper Stamp Pad
Z2116 Cranberry stamp Pad
*Z2641 Glacier Stamp Pad
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Pen (retiring July 31, 2014)
X254 White Daisy Cards and Envelopes
*Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z11513-D Foam Tape
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
9042 Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2
* Items with an asterisk will be available in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book on August 1, 2014


  1. Beautiful! And you've already got a start on your Christmas cards now as well. Good idea to color the ribbon.

  2. I LOVE this card. You made me finally buy this stamp set! Love what you did with the ribbon. Didn't recognize it at first. I thought how lucky she happened to have some ribbon that matched that paper!