Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Lili of the Valley Christmas Bear
Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)
I finished off another Christmas card today which uses the same layout I have used for my last couple of cards - nice and easy for this time of year to have a "go to" layout when my brain is overloaded with a thousand things and I can't really think anymore!
The gorgeous teddy image is by Lili of the Valley (UK). I don't have the name to hand, but will update this post when I find out (plus the LOTV company is closed for Christmas so you can't see any of their stamps/stamp names on their website) *see below. When I bought the stamp, it came as unmounted rubber so there is no name on it like you get with wood-mounted stamps. I coloured the teddy with Prismacolor and Derwent Coloursoft pencils and OMS. I added some Polar White Flowersoft using Aleen's tacky glue to the teddy's hat, and fine red glitter using Designer Dries Clear adhesive glue to the presents.
Here is a little closeup. Poor teddy looks a little anaemic in the top photo but looks better in the closeup - I have no idea why!!
The green cardstock was embossed using my Cuttlebug Holly Berries embossing folder.
The sentiment was diecut with my Cuttlebug and one of the Tiny Tags dies, and I ran my Warm Red ink pad around the edges. I added the twine in 2 separate elements - I didn't need my Bow Easy to tie the bow as the twine ties very easily into a nice bow.
Whew - another Christmas card off my list!
Great news!! Fat Cat's Card Corner will be stocking the BOW EASY very soon - if you have never used one before and are bow-challenged like me, it is a fantastic product. I use mine all the time, and you can even tie bows with double or triple loops. Kaaren has a heading for the Bow Easy on the LHS menu on the front page of the website, so keep an eye out for when it comes into stock.
I am entering this card into the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #63 and this week's challenge is: "Your Choice" - and you get to pick one of your favourite past Challenges on their Blog - so I choose Challenge #60 which is "Christmas" (you know how I like making Christmas cards LOL!!).
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with another Christmas card.
*ETA: The name of the Teddy stamp is: Xmas Ted Presents S091
Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Xmas Ted Presents S091, Sentiment from Elzybells Mini Messages Christmas clear set 20-054 (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Colorbox Chalk Warm red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die set, Cuttlebug Holly Berries embossing folder, Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, twine, fine red glitter, Designer dries clear adhesive, Flowersoft Polar White, Aleen's tacky glue, Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, OMS, paper stumps, Cardstock: green, red, KW Doggett "Knight" white