Saturday, September 24, 2011

Christmas Across The Miles

Teddy Bo Postcard

Technique:  Papercrafting

Teddy Bo 128
Postcards from the Mini Holidays set by Tim Holtz

Pens, Inks & Colours:
Prismacolor pencils
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Kaisercraft Dec 25th Collection (Wish)
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Collection (Believe)

odorless solvent
paper blending stubs

The challenge at Winter Wonderland this week is to create a card to send to loved ones who live abroad, and further....  "Please be sure to show on your card with your sentiment that this card is going across the miles."

I chose an image from Teddy Bo that features little Bo holding a letter, and I added the sentiment in Gimp (the font is called A Little Pot).

Teddy Bo is coloured with Prismacolor pencils, and this is my very first attempt at trying to colour with these pencils and odorless solvent.  The Teddy Bo blog has a tutorial each week, and if you follow the tutorial and enter using a Teddy Bo image they send you another one free, so he's being popped over there, and a thankyou to Nicole Tietje for writing the tutorial on using Prismacolors.  I need a *lot* more practise but the variation and tone in colour I could get even with no skill was fantastic.

Teddy Bo Postcard

The card is made from a sheet called Wish from the Kaisercraft Dec 25th Collection.  This is the first time I have made a card without using a co-ordinating plain card to make mats, I have just used the front and back as the exterior and interior, this was partially as experimentation and partially to keep the weight of the card down for postage.  The postcard on the front is from Graphic 45, and the postcard inside was made from plain white card, stamped with a Tim Holtz postcard stamp and aged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Teddy Bo Postcard

A simple card, no bling or frou frou, I have several cards that need to go overseas and I wasn't sure whether this was going to be sent to a male or female so I wanted something with generic appeal, and I wanted something that would post well and not get damaged in transit with little fragile bits.


  1. wow morgan this is very cute and beautiful.
    love you bear and the card has that old fashion feeling.
    just beautiful.

    greetings karin

  2. He is fantastic first attempt I wish mine looked like that :c) - have an A star for your Teddy Bo homework
    Debbie xx

  3. Wow how cute is this card I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda xxx

  4. Gorgeous card - I just love Teddy Bo and the vintage feel you gave to this card. Thanks for joining in the 'Across the Miles' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  5. WOW...your card is just adorable...wonderful coloring you´ve made :0)))

    Hugs Nicole

  6. wow gorgeous creation across the miles xmas, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)