Sunday, 26 November 2017

Polars Apart



I always enjoy seeing those 'one stamp, two ways' articles, so here I've done one myself, using this bear stamp from Hobby Art.

For the first card I stamped and embossed him in gold , masked him and used a Tim Holtz stencil . I coloured him with Zig Clean Colour markers and decided not to use a sentiment . (I think it's pretty clear that it's a Christmas card!) 

For the second card I wanted to do some paper-piecing with some scraps from a Cosmo Cricket set - my first instinct was to paper-piece the scarf but I decided to paper-piece the bear and colur the scarf with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter:

First card (red and green) 
Retro Rubber  don't know how old stamp is but I definitely used it on cards two years ago
Winter Wonderland  red and green
Moving Along with the Times  Christmas animals 

Second Card (paper-pieced) 
The Holly and Ivy  anything goes 
Come and Get It  animals 

19 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Marina,
what very wonderful cards and your designs are fab.
Love the wonderful stamped Christmas Animals.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Dotty Jo x said...

Two lovely cards! Jo x

Dana Johnson said...

Really cute cards!! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Moving Along with the Times.
Janis, Design Team Member

Jan Clothier said...

I think your embossed bear looks awesome against that lovely, slightly icy-looking, stencilled background. It is completely clear that it's a Christmas card, I think because of his so-very Christmassy scarf. I think the paper-pieced bear is just plain funky! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

Mac Mable said...

Amazing how you've stamped the cute image and it looks so different...love them x

Carol S. said...

Two brilliant cards and love the one you have entered into our challenge at Winter Wonderland. Hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

Claire said...

It's amazing how different the two cards are, I'm especially loving the paper pieced polar bear and I like the background you created on the first. Great cards x

Mimi said...

I LOVE THESE... Both are so modern and appealing! I can't even pick my fave!

Wendy L said...

Great job on both, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, how I love that polar bear! He definitely looks like he is ready to celebrate the holidays. The paper pieced PB is adorable as well. Wonderful inspiration for us who are still contemplating our holiday cards! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery again soon.

Sue - said...

Two fabulous ca4ds!

Sue - said...

Cards!

maria f. said...

Yay for you - always clever to produce multiples when you take the time to create one, right? But who remembers to do that! Love that red/green scarf as a bright spot against the winter sky.

Heidi Stamps said...

Super cute! I like both ways!

Karen D. said...

I agree...super cute!
:) Karen

Claire Grantham said...

Love these, the first one is awesome, love that background. And the Bear stamp is fantastic. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Fun, fun, fun! I really like both versions of your cute bear image! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

Craft buddy said...

Such sweet bears! Fun piecing. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! x Jessie