Monday, June 19, 2017

Merry Monday #253 - Bears

Hello friends.  This week at Merry Monday our hostess Linda is asking for us to use a BEAR on our Christmas cards.

Kinda hard not to love a challenge that involves something as cute as a bear, isn't it?!!  I still smile every time I pull out MFT's Polar Bear Pals stamp set...the faces on those bears just crack me up!

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped 3 of the Polar Bear images in Soft Suede ink (so technically they're not Polar Bears, but Brown Bears!), and then masked them off so I could stamp my trees.  (Deep Red - Winter Pines)  I used a few Copics to color the scarves (R29 & G05) and an E31 to do a little shading on the bears.  I used HA Unicorn Pigment Ink and a sponge to add some snow to the bottom of my panel and then mounted to a Cherry Cobbler and kraft card base.  Some bakers twine and a Tiny Tag (PTI) and also a few wooden stars (also PTI) finished off my card.

Check out the rest of the inspiration from the DT and then play along with us right HERE.  We'd love to see what you come up with using a BEAR image on your Christmas card!  And remember that Merry Monday will be taking a short break for the Summer (July & August), but will return the beginning of September.  So play along with us this week (and next!) and get a head start on those Christmas cards...December will be here before you know it and you'll be so glad you worked ahead!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)



  1. Oh my goodness, is this ever darling! I love the trio of bears. They make me think of a Papa, Mama and baby bear. You totally rocked this sweet challenge Marcia!

  2. What an adorable cards with your trio of bears. Beautiful wintry scene Marcia. Hope you have a great week.

  3. Just love your bear family, Marcia, & you colored it beautifully!! So fun on the inside too!!

  4. Cute bear card Marcia - fabulous family especially the baby clinging to mum

  5. Adorable winter scene, your trio of bears are very cute.

  6. Lovely sweet bears Marcia, beautiful scene and Christmas card.


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