Summer Christmas Bear?

Hi everyone.  Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.

The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.

It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed.  Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.


The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.

For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.




I am playing in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #253 Bears
AAA Cards – Game#92 Resist Technique
Addicted to Stamps and More#247 Make Your Mark
CAS on Friday#110 Animals



Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!







12 thoughts on “Summer Christmas Bear?

  1. pretty darn cute and your camouflage words are amazing.. i’m going to have to look for some press-n-seal, I am always hunting for those tiny little pieces 🙂

  2. Trina, this card is adorable. I cooled off from the heat just looking at it. Love what you did with the snowflakes and your sentiment. the embossing and shimmer gives is a great wintery touch. Thanks for sharing this since I start my Christmas cards in July.

  3. Cute, cute card Trina! Your bear is just adorable and I love how you did die cut sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  4. Just don’t forget where you’ve put it when the time to send it out comes – I’m good at doing that! Super cute and super resist snowflakes too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Never too early to start on Christmas cards. This one is super sweet and I love those snowflakes. Thank you for playing with us at AAA Cards.

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