Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Winds or....


Bearly Winter!  Hope you like my titles!  I am so challenged when I go to write them!!  We have only had winter weather since AFTER Christmas and I'm so over it already!! But, this card (and all winter cards) are fun to make!
Here's the scoop on why I made this card!



Welcome to the first ever I Brake For Stamps Blog Hop!! Today, we are hopping in honor of a BRAND NEW release from Rick St. Dennis. These Rick St. Dennis Exclusive stamps are now available in the I Brake For Stamps store!   Please go HERE to see the others! You'll want them all! You can use the code SAVE10CHERYL for 10% off!)
If you haven’t started the hop from the I Brake For Stamps blog, you’re going to want to do so. We are offering a $15 IBFS Gift Certificate to a random hopper. In order to qualify, you must leave a comment on each designer’s blog including the IBFS blog. Tell us which bear is your favorite AND anything else that might make our crafty hearts smile J
You’ll also have your chance at winning a bear of your choice when you participate in the current challenge over on the IBFS Challenge Blog.    Our current challenge is Fancy Fold cards. Please see the Challenge Blog for all of the details.
 Now to a bit about my card, in case you're interested.  I used a Pink Pirouette card base, then a layer of navy.  The frame layer is PTI's card stock with a glimmer to it.  The bear is stamped on xpress it blending card and colored with copics. YOu're not surprised at that, are you?
I used pool party and baja breeze with a stencil brush to give the snow and sky color around my bear. Bordering blue and an old SU snowflake stamp is how I did the sparkly snowflakes around him.
My bear is colored in E42, E33, 35 and then some darker E ( I don't remember!)
  The pinks are once again R81, 83 and 85. The blues are B23,45,26 and 37. 
The swirl die is from Cheery Lynn designs (fanciful flourish).  I cut the leaves off and placed punched snowflakes on top and around the.  It's the swirls that remind me of the winter winds!  I didn't add stickles to the snowflakes (are you shocked?) because they are also punched from shimmer paper.  I thought the pink gems were a nice touch to the centers!  The frame is raised on dimensionals, as you can probably see.
I'm going to also enter this is the Pretty Palette color challenge for the week-Navy, pink and white!  They are so great together!!
Thanks for coming by my cottage!  If you'd like the chance to win some 'blog candy' you can check out (and leave a comment) on the post I made on Monday, Jan 16 below.  Picking a winner on Saturday morning!
And , please leave a comment here for a chance to win from I Brake for Stamps! 
Now, please continue hopping to see what else has been created with these exclusive Rick St. Dennis winter bears!!  Head over to wonderful Chrissy's Blog  and see her beautiful work of heart!
Have a fun Friday and great weekend, but remember I'll be back tomorrow!
Cheryl

33 comments:

Francy said...

Wow this card is stunning, I love the window that you create for the stamp.
Great job.
Francy

Becky said...

This is just fabulous! Wonderful design and gorgeous colors.

Jane Bosi said...

Cheryl, this is a beautiful card!!!Nicely done!

Unheard said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the window and how its decorated! My favorite bear is the one that is snow boarding! Its to cute! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Gorgeous Cheryl! Love the colors you've used and the little swirls just add the perfect touch. =)

Susan said...

Wow, I love the card... you are so talented.
Susan

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my this is so darn pretty, love the cute bear image and the swirls with the bling.... Awesome... I'm also your newest follower...

Boxofcolours said...

My goodness, this is a fantastic card - wow, it's beautiful.
Hugs
Jane

JeanFB said...

Love all the details on your card, especially those wonderful swirls and snowflakes! Such a cute bear theme, too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This card is a winter delight. I love the image so much as it is the cutest thing ever but the way you framed it and added the extra decor really makes it a fantastic design!

I Brake For Stamps said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl!

cropqueen said...

My favorite Bear design is the Bear you used on the sleigh. Neat card.

RuthAnn said...

Great card, these bears are so lovable. Thanks for sharing. Take care. RuthAnn

Candy said...

Amazing card, Cheryl !!
Hugs, Candy

April said...

Your card is fab! This bear is so happy! I love the swirls, snowflakes and glitter on your card. Your coloring is great too! I think this bear is my favorite after looking at the set. The snowboard bear is a close second!

Holly said...

Cheryl, this is beautiful!!! Love the swirly snowflakes!

Sheila Rose R said...

Very cute !

Sheila Rose R said...

Very cute !

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

This is the cutest image, and oh! love your card it is beautiful! Hugs! Leah Ann

Kim said...

Your card is so cute Cheryl!! Love the colors you chose and the way you have embellished it too, love the swirlies!! Hugs, Kim

Frea said...

Hi Cheryl, wow love this card, the image really stands out against all that white, looks brilliant! Hugs, Frea

Passionforstamping said...

I love this card. Your colouring is awesome, Cheryl.

Sherri said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I've seen in a long time. I love everything about it!

Chrissy D said...

Such PRETTY coloring and design! LOVELY Cheryl! What a CUTE bear - reminds me of my children today!

Pat Garvin said...

This is adorable. I love the expression on his face.

nancyparker55 said...

Oh my goodness Cheryl! This is absolutely beautiful.

Pat Moore said...

So cute and classy.

itzamitzi said...

Cheryl, I love the snow flurries on your card and that sledding bear is soooooo cute!

Peg Coombes - pegcraftalot said...

Very talented, love what you have created

Lisa Kind said...

Oh Cheryl, this is just so pretty! I love those flourishes and the addition of the snowflakes! And your card looks fab in the Pretty Palette colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us! I sent you a message via SCS. Please take a look at it! Thanks!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my this is so pretty! I love how you used focused on the colors within your image!! Beautifully colored and the flourish are a great finishing accent. Thanks for playing with us in this week's Pretty Palette Challenge!

Dottie said...

what a beautiful card ! it is just fantastic. such wonderful talent.
God Bless
Hugs
Dottie

Anonymous said...

Love your bear card. Keep up the good work.

Linda

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