(2019 c4) Polar Bear Valentine

(2019 c4) HA Polar Bear Valentine.jpg

Stamps and Dies used:  HERO ARTS Polar GreetingsHero Arts Love Stamp & Cut SIZZIX Heart Ornamental Die .

The background was made by smooshing Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger onto my Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Matt CO723828 then spritzed it with water.  The clear heart was cut with SIZZIX Heart Ornamental Die.



Here is a closeup of the bear on the plastic heart and the brads. (I love how the bear seems to be looking right at you no matter how you angle the card)  I used a RE-PURPOSED piece of heavy, clear packaging plastic, doesn’t it make you think of an ice cave?   It was so thick that it cut through a few of the pieces, but not all, so I taped the Bear to the top of the heart with Score Tape and this will keep the pieces in tact.  I didn’t want glue or tape to show through, so I used heart brads to hold the outside boarder to the next inside layer.  And the brads started out red. So I applied Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Blue Tinsel Ranger Embossing Powder.  

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Crafter’s Choice

SimonSaysStamp:  (Monday) Recycle Something

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday (monthly on main blog) –  Try Something New 

CardChallenges:  (MFT) Sketch 420mft_wsc_420

TheCatsPajamas:  Chal. #353 – LOVE

KatsScrappiness:  Anything Goes

AAACard CAS #131 Sketch + Optional Twist Pastel colours


A2ZScrapbooking:  January 2019 – Anything Goes



  1. Verna Angerhofer

    Cute card design. Smart to use the brads.

  2. I love the idea of using plastic for the hearts so you can see through to that cute bear. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  3. Cindy C.

    Awesome up-cycling, and yes it sure looks like an ice cave! Well done! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  4. This is such a clever and adorable card! I love how you fully embraced the ice theme and made every element feel icy! But you kept it “heart-warming” (ha, ha) with how cute your bear is. You did so many creative things here and I’m so glad you took the time to share your delightful card with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. Beautiful background inking and I love the contrast of the darker stripes. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. Pretty card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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