The cold weather outside has made me think about outdoor activities.  Living in New Mexico we didn’t have cold enough weather or large ponds that would ice over so that you could ice skate on them.  It was something I always wanted to do growing up!  We didn’t even have an indoor ice skating rink when I was young.  So I am making a card to remind of a childhood dream.  For this card I used the Warm & Toasty Stamp set by Stampin Up®.  I also used the Feels Like Frost Designer Series paper which I though added a great touch to the card.  I did do a video for this card so if you’d like to watch it just click on the link below and you’ll be taken to my facebook page!

Cut Instructions:

Card Base and Cuts – (DSP = Designer Series Paper)

Card Base = Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Layer 1 = Water Color Paper – 4 x 5 1/4

Layer 2 = Feels Like Frost DSP – 2 x 4

Layer 3 = Whisper White – 1 1/2 x 2 1/2

Layer 4 = Night of Navy – 2 x 3

Layer 5 = Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4


  1. Layer 1 – Using Staz On Black ink stamp the skating bear image on the left side of the sheet about 1/2″ from bottom Edge. 
    • Next using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack pick out the Balmy Blue pencil and color in the hat and scarf as shown.
    • Then using the same color draw in your pond around your Bear and color in the pond. (Note: press harder for areas that you want to be darker)
    • Next using the Water painters, starting with the thinnest one dampen the end then blend in the Balmy Blue on the hat and scarf.  Also blend in the darker areas of the pond and the the edges of the pond with the thinnest water painter.
    • Switch to the largest Water painter and continue to blend in the color on the pond. Set aside to dry
    • Using the snowflake stamp and Night of Navy ink stamp a few snowflakes around the Bear above the pond as shown. 
    • Once it is completely dry, using the fine tip glue pen spread the glue over the pond area making sure to smooth out any bubbles as you go.  I did go over the ice skates but not the shoes. (This will use quick a bit of glue). Set aside to dry.
    2.  Layer 2 – One pond is dry then adhere to Layer 1 on the right side of the sheet keeping bottom,               top and right edges flush.
    •  Then lay down ribbon to measure where you will need to add snow. (DO NOT ADHERE THE RIBBON)
    • Using Shimmery White Embossing Paste and the Palette Knives stir up the paste then carefully add the paste around the edge of the pond.  Make sure not to put snow where the ribbon where lay.  (Note: if you are wanting to mail this card then you may want to push the paste down so that it won’t cost extra to mail it but I think it looks better with piles).  Set aside to dry.
    • Once it’s dry then add the ribbon as shown. 
    • Adhere Layer 1 and 2 to the card front.              
   3.  Layer 3 – Using Night of Navy ink stamp the sentiment then cut out using the Layering Ovals                  dies.
   4.  Layer 4 – Using the Layering Ovals dies cut out a scalloped Oval.
  • Adhere Layer 3 to Layer 4 then adhere both to the card front as shown using Stampin Dimensionals. 

   5.  Layer 5 – Using Night of Navy ink stamp the sentiment in the center and the snowflakes down                the right side.  Adhere to the inside of the card.  

   6.  Last using a silicone mat, pour a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid glue onto it and add a                  couple drops of water.  Mix together with Water Painter (I used an old Aqua Painter)

  • Then brush on the glue to the card front where you will want to add sparkle. (I added a couple strips on the pond, on the booty of the bear, on the white parts of the scarf and hat and the center of the snowflakes)Very Important: when adding the glue be careful when touching any of the inked images as they will run if you add to much glue.
  • Cover the glue with Dazzling Diamonds (Note: Stampin Up does not sell this anymore so if you do not have any you can use a very fine glitter)
This was such a fun card!  It is not hard to do just a little time consuming because you have to let it dry between a few of the steps.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Please don’t forget to leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of this card.  
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