Saturday 21 January 2023

Celebration card with Cozy Winter bear by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second inspirational project that I made for our January challenge on the Country View Challenges blog. The theme is TIME and the lovely Evelyn is your host this month. 

Like the first time, I used Weathered Clock as the background. But the first project had Gladys in front of the clock, and now this cute Cozy Winter bear. This card can be used for birthday, anniversary or Valentine's Day.

And here is the tutorial. I took a square panel and painted with Salvaged Patina. Then I stamped the numbers (Perspective) here and there onto the panel with Vintage Photo Archival ink.

Then I muted the colours with diluted white paint. I also spattered a little with this watered white paint. I added Forget-Me-Not Archival ink to the edges and Vintage Photo as well.

The bear was  made exactly the same like here. (I used the same tutorial here too.)

The scarf was coloured first with Squeezed Lemonade, then I added Mustard Seed to the edges, then Fossilized Amber. 

The hearts were coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress marker.

The little flower is part of the Funky Foliage die set. I coloured it with Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn Distress markers.

The little hearts are from two sets, the tiny one is from the Cozy Winter and the little bigger ones are from the Stacked Tiles, Hearts set.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter (665574)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Foliage (663087)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Tiles, Hearts (665858)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate (660215)

Sizzix Bigz die, Weathered Clock (657190)

Stampers Anonymous, Perspective (CMS213)

Idea-Ology Chitchat sticker book (TH92998)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Vintage Photo)

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 4 Legged Animals


  1. I love this one as much as the one with Gladys! Such a great design, Monika. x

  2. So very beautiful, Monika! I never would have combined the grungy weathered clock and the cute cozy winter bear, but it looks so perfect! Amazing colours too!
    Evelyn xxx

  3. This is gorgeous Monika, the Winter bear is such fun! Take care and have a great week, Sue xx

  4. What a fabulous valentine's card! That bear looks so adorable with his flower and I love the fresh colours - perfect 😊. . I hope you're having a fab January! Take care, hugs Jo x


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