Guest Designer: Amanda Wilcox & Have an Ice Day Skating Bear

Thanks for joining me today. I’m so honored to be guest designing for Trinity Stamps with this fun, interactive Have an Ice Day card.
Interactive cards are my favorite to create. I love giving them to people even more than making them! It’s so cool to see their response when a thing I made from paper moves and interacts. When I saw this polar bear, I just knew I had to make him skate on ice, at least once. 😉
So I set to work and stamped, colored and die cut him in order to plan out the rest of my card. I’m really partial to the cup of cocoa but I used that last time and decided to change it up with the package this time.
This is the card front when the pull tab is closed. (You can see it on the left side.) I wanted to make a darker starry and snowy sky so the polar bear wouldn’t get lost. I did this by blending salty ocean, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and black soot distress inks. Then spritzed it with water and then flicks of gold and pearl watercolor.
And here is it will the pull tab open. He’s just so cute! I played with it for a ridiculous amount of time after it all came together. He skates back and forth so perfectly!
I stamped my sentiment and cut it in a flag, then popped it up with foam squares. I added white gel pen accents throughout the images and then Wink of Stella glitter brush to all the red accents on the bear and package.
I also added glossy accents to the bear’s nose and skates and the star on the package. And the last thing I decided to do was add a few cream vanilla heart sprinkles to the background. I love adding lots of texture and dimension to cards. 
If you’d like to follow more of my craft adventures, you can find me at the following places:
Facebook: @twiddlersnook
Instagram: @twiddlersnook
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!