I’m back with another post featuring Flora & Fauna! I really adore their sets and love working with them. Today my project is featuring a very cute set called Arctic Starry Night. Those polar bears are so cute and I really love the extra background images that comes with the set that makes it great for creating some scenes. And well, I love making scene cards!
I also love to use some untraditional colors when creating holiday cards. As much as I love rockin’ the green and red colors, I love to dive into some unexpected combos! Seeing the constellation imates in the stamp set, I immediately knew I wanted to create a night sky and I did so by blending Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch distress inks. (I still love distress inks over oxides!) I added some opaque white watercolor splatter onto the sky to create a snow-like effect. I then heat embossed the stars and the sentiment ‘happy holidays’ in white.
Next, I stamped the trees repetitively across the card in black hybrid ink, and colored them with copic markers with 4 alternating colors. I also stamped the polar bears in black hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. I then fussy cut them out individually.
I blended on just a touch of Tumbled Glass distress ink from the bottom up in my designated snow area. I heat embossed a secondary sentiment ‘let it snow’ on a pink cardstock I was able to match as closely as possible to the polar bear’s scarf. I trimmed it down and cut one side at an edge.
I assembled my polar crew onto the card with foam tape and the sentiment right below the sitting one to the left. So cuuuute! As I’m writing this, I also just realized, I should add some glitter to that snow. A little sparkle makes everything better!