For this card, I pulled out MFT's Bitty Bears set.
I started by creating a circle mask using the same die that I used for my frame, after which I pencilled in some lines onto the mask so that I could use those to stamp the present image all around before stamping my bears with the help of an acrylic block with grid lines.
I used Polychromos pencils (thanks, Ineke!) to do my colouring, and blended the background and the bears using odourless mineral spirits. I did not blend out the red and green elements, because I liked the texture. I trimmed down my panel and adhered it to my light grey card base (SSS). I stamped the sentiment using Black Jack ink (CP Designs). Before adhering my circle frame, I added a little glitter to various elements using a glue pen an ultra fine glitter.
I'm entering my card into the Coloring Virtuoso category
of the MFT Card Design Superstar card contest
I'm also linking up my card at:
Penny Black and More - Animals
Colour Crazy - #37 Anything goes colouring
HLS Christmas - Anything goes
CAS on Friday - #164 Animals
52CCT - Bears