Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sweet Sunday Polar Bear

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC72. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

I deviated from Christmas cards these past couple of Sundays and it seems like a few of you missed my Christmas cards, so I've indulged you and created a Christmas card for today's sketch. I never realized just how much people actually enjoyed seeing Christmas cards in the heat of summer.  :)

For this card I pulled out my Cool Yule set (which is on sale in the Bubble Bin for the low low price of just $6.95!!!!!) from My Favorite Things and paired it with patterned papers from October Afternoon's Good Cheer 8x8 pad, along with baja blue, Prism blush red dark, and Choice Buttercream. The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and I popped both the snow and the bear on foam tape for dimension. I paper pieced his scarf...you'll notice the stripes on the scarf don't line up exactly and I did that on purpose because it looked too perfect otherwise, so I added an extra layer of paper piecing to the parts that are more "forward". I covered the bear with cotton ball Fun Flock so he's fuzzy IRL, then I added Diamond Stickles to the snow to make it all sparkly. The snowflake embellishment is anchored with ivory ribbon and I added some stitching too, cause I couldn't resist!

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation to Karen's blog. Now let's go see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers came up with for today's sketch.
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

chris said...

Aww Kareen such a cutie , its gorgeous.
hugs chris xx

Joanne B. said...

So sweet! I should follow your lead with Christmas.....

Kerry J. said...

Fabulous Karen!! I love how you made him fuzzy and the snow all sparkly!

Lynn said...

Adorable card!
Karen this shimmery fuzzy polar bear image is just too darn cute and perfect for the sketch!

Leslie said...

Yes, we love your Christmas cards! This little polar bear is super cute with his fuzziness!

Nancy Riley said...

OMG! Karen! This is so stinkin' CUTE!!! I love the paper piecing of the scarf, the glitter, and the pink snowflake! Awesome job!!!...I love it!

Dana White said...

cute, cute, cute - no "heat of summer" here though, but at least it doesn't feel like Christmas is around the corner anymore!!

Danni said...

Super cute!! Love that pink paper, so pretty!! I think he'd melt here today...only 108...blah! LOL!

Lisa H. said...

love this polar bear cutie! this looks great.

Vicki said...

This is just over the top adorable!!! Fabulous job as always Karen!!

Kathy Martin said...

What a great card and ADORABLE polar bear! Love the glitter and candy cane stripe scarf! :)

texasjodylynn said...

That is adorable!

Karen Giron said...

Soooo cute! Love the sentiment and all those wonderful dots!!

Ida said...

Well this is just adorably sweet and oh so cute.

Emily said...

Okay Karen, this card has taken over for my favorite Xmas card you've done so far this year! Love the sparkly stickles and that great candy cane scarf! I also spy a ghost snowflake in there, although I had to look closely to see it under the pink snowflake:))
Super cute!!!!

Joanne B. said...

LOVE that peppermint scarf!

Congratulations, your card is being featured as part of MFT's Our Favorite Finds today!