Friday, October 24, 2014

Winter Cheer

I need Christmas cards. Lots of them. So...this week I decided to see if I could take the Color My Heart challenge colors of Thistle and Sunset from the Scaredy Cat paper pack and turn them into a Christmas card.

Kinda fun, huh?

The bears are from Polar Bear Holiday.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the tag and topper (p. 60).  The tag is 4" tall and the topper is 1' tall.  To color, I used Copic markers W00, W3 (bear bodies); YR12, YR18 (orange sweater); V0000, V12, V15 (purple sweater and scarf); and 0.  I created a color matching ribbon by using V15 on a white satin ribbon.

The background paper behind the tag is 2.25" x 4.25", and the top strip is however big it needed to be to get the pattern.

Except for the coloring, this was super simple to put together.  And even the coloring wasn't that time-consuming or difficult.  I could easily color these while watching TV then assemble the cards later.  I'm thinking ahead, people.  Seventy cards in a the ones I need to make for a friend as a wedding present.  She got married in May.  I'm a little late.

Just be advised that you will probably be seeing nothing but Christmas from now until the middle of December.

Until next time,


  1. I'm impressed! I never thought these colors could do it, but you did!!
    As for lots of Christmas cards, bring it on!!

  2. How fun is this?! Love using these colors for winter!

  3. Nice card - non-traditional colours for xmas but still festive. Great tip on colouring the white satin ribbon.

  4. What a great card! Love the tag and fabulous colouring job.

  5. I love that you used the polar bear with these non-traditional colors. It's an unexpected combo for winter, but it really works!


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