A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Merry Bear

Merry Monday's challenge is "Outdoor Activities":

I used a new stamp showing a bear skating, and CASEd my friend, Christine's card that she showed me recently but hasn't posted yet.  Here's Christine's card:

And here's my card:

To represent the ice, I used a leftover scrap from a background of brushos sprinkled and spritzed on coated cs and then left to dry with a piece of scrunched plastic wrap on top of it.  I trimmed it with a diamond-shaped die cut as that was all that would fit it!

The bear is coloured and lightly shaded with copics, except for his skate blades that are coloured with a silver gel pen.  Then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.

I sprinkled some blue Frantage embossing enamel above the bear for a sense of falling snow and a bit of sparkle.

Stamps - Ali Express bear, Old Island Stamp Co. sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - white cs, coated cs
Size - 4.25" square
Accessories - blue brushos, plastic wrap, Spellbinders diamond die cut, copics, silver gel pen, Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, foam tape


  1. This bear is adorable and your Brusho piece is perfect for the ice! What a fun card!

  2. He makes me smile, and I love bears. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday, great job.
    Leanne DT/MM

  3. So cute. The ice Brusho panel is fabulous. Love this bear stamp set.

  4. I love the way you used the Brusho to make the ice. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

  5. Love the soft shadows on your bear, Susan and he is just adorable! Love the background with Frantage too. Your ice came out beautifully! I love having a scrap box too!

  6. Love your "ice" ... just perfect. And such an adorable bear!! xx

  7. great bister skating pond for your cute bear :)

  8. OMG..you are sooo clever, Susan! I Love your Brushos "Ice" skating rink for your cute polar bear. TFS Hugs

  9. Love your creative design with the ice for the skating bear Susan!

  10. such a delight, I like the way you added the square ice detail, lovely.
    xx Karen


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