Hi and thanks for stopping in for a visit today. This card was made with the cutest Art Impression Polar Bear stamp sets that were new last year. I just got around to inking the cling stamp. The coloring was very easy, but I had a boo-boo with the red stripes bleeding, and each time I tried to clean up with the blender pen, it seemed to get worse. I tried for several days, dabbing & blending out, letting it dry well, trying again. Finally I decided to cut the image out, as the rest of it was ok. So, used my Snowflake embossing folder to create a background for the carolers, then tore a piece of green Bazzill to add to the bottom. After adding some Rock Candy Stickles along the torn edge of the Bazzill for a little glitter, I popped up the caroling bears. Found some rub ons that were lines & various size snowflakes. Used an exacto knife to cut off just the snowflakes, placed them around the embossing background. Then I decided to add a smidgen of stickles to the lamp glow, and a gold pearl to the top of the shade. I may add a Merry Christmas sticker on the front, or I may just stamp the sentiment inside. Haven't decided yet. Happy Day to you, and hugs a plenty.


  1. Mary, this is way to cute, love the singing Polar Bears!

    Chris Boldovici

  2. Lots of detailed work here. \you are a pro with that cutting lade!
    I like to tear paper at times and that glitter edge you gave your torn edge makes it look more "up to date" than it would look good with teh new frantage powders too.
    Love your little bears...I have had to cut things out that bled is a great solution!

  3. Great Card, Mary. The bears are cute - singing polar bears, whatever next :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my gift tag post. In answer to your question, I didn't use VersaMark this time, but that's not to say you couldn't - I've used it on a similar piece previously. You could equally use distress inks or Adirondacks - inks that stay wet long enough to brush with mica powder. No, this time I used gold ink. Perfect Pearls is perfect for this technique. I've used Interference Green and also Crafty Notions Light Gold powder. Hope this helps.

    Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  4. CAS and FABULOUS!!! Love the way you covered up the boo-boo on the red! A perfect little snowy scene and precious!

  5. I love this, Mary! Sometimes a boo boo turns into something even better!

  6. What a great card, they are so super cute! TFS!

  7. It is just so annoying when it bleeds but you have dealt with the problem admirably and your card looks wonderful, those bears are just the cutest ever. Hugs, Anne x

  8. I know how annoying it is when it bleeds Mary. But I would have never know it bleed if you hadn't said so and cut it out. Your coloring always looks so nice and awes me my friend. This card is adorable, I am so loving that embossing folder you got, has been looking awesome on all your cards!! Hugs!