Ice-Skating Penguins: Collage

Hello everyone! Continuing to get into the holiday spirit, I used another penguin stamp set (can you tell that I love penguins?) and turned it into a Christmas card:

For this card, I stamped some penguins from Mama Elephant‘s stamp set Arctic Penguins on white cardstock and brought in a bit of colour using coloured pencils. I, then, die-cut them with their co-ordinating dies.

I took the Stitched Collage Frame by My Favorite Things and die-cut it from white cardstock and two sheets of 6×6 inch pattern paper (Lawn Fawn‘s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow and Knit Picky). I decided for the frame to be white and placed the pattern paper in the free spaces inside.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Merry Messages by Lawn Fawn. I inked it with Versamark ink, applied white embossing powder and heat embossed it. The frame and the inside pieces are glued with liquid glue on a card panel. As a finishing touch I added some sequins to the card.

I think that the Stitched Collage Frame makes a nice frame for a shaker card, so I decided to make a second card using this frame and the penguins: (by the way, this is my second attempt at a shaker card – my first can be found here)

The frame is die-cut from a pattern paper pack by Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid Winter). And the images and sentiment are stamped directly onto the card panel (I used the frame as a guide as to where to stamp the images).

On a piece of white craft foam, I die-cut the frame and adhered it with liquid glue onto the card panel (in retrospect, I should have used double-sided tape, so that the glue does not ooze out at the sides and I could have avoided some sequins to get stuck there…). I filled the compartments with some white and blue sequins to match the frame. I cut an acetate sheet to size and glued it onto the craft foam. At last, I adhered the frame cut from pattern paper on top of the acetate sheet.

Here are some close-ups of the shaker card:

This finishes my shaker card. I like how it turned out. I hope you like it too.


Penguin Carolers

Hello everyone! To get into the holiday spirit, I have been playing with my holiday stamp sets. Today I want to show you a very simple one-layer card:

On a piece of scrap paper I die-cut one of the Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Hillside Borders and used this as a mask on my card panel.

I then took my Distress Ink in colour: Broken China and my ink blending tool to create a blue sky. After removing the mask, I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go A-Waddling and Winter Village to create a winter scene. I coloured the images with my Copic Marker. The colours I used are:
N6 – penguins
Y35 – penguins’ beaks and feet; window
BG72 – house; music notebook; hats and earmuffs
R24 – roof; scarves and hat
YG17 – tree;┬áhat and earmuffs
E25 – door; tree
R20 – rosy cheeks for the penguins
BG10 – the path on the right hand-side and also as the “ground” for the images to stand on

For the snow and the hearts that come out of the chimney, I used a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Toboggan Together and was stamped in Lawn Fawn’s Peacock ink. To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen to create some sparkle in the snow.

Here are some close-up photos of the card:

As I said it was a very simple card to make. I hope you like it.
See you soon!

Merry Making: Die-Cut Camouflage

Hello! Today will post about another card that I submitted earlier this month for Online Card Classes: Merry Making via my Flickr page:

I made the background by using my blending tool and my Distress Oxide Inks (colours: Iced Spruce and Peacock Feathers). With a clean paintbrush and some water, I painted some circles to create a Bokeh effect. After it had dried, I took the letter dies Quinn’s ABCs by Lawn Fawn, spelled the word “holidays” on the card and ran the whole panel through my die-cutting machine. I made sure that all insert pieces were saved.

I stamped one of the “Happy” sentiments from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy above the die-cut “holidays” with Versamark ink, poured Lawn Fawn Silver embossing powder over it and heat embossed it with my heat tool. I adhered the panel onto a white cardbase.

I die-cut the word “holidays” from regular white cardstock about four or five times and stacked the resepctive letters on top of each other – this way I can create some dimension for the letters. On the very top of each letter, I put the letter that was die-cut from the panel.

I nested the stacked letters with liquid glue into the corresponding openings of the panel. The insert pieces were carefully adhered using a glue pen.

This card is actually quite simple to make, yet looks so elaborate and very elegant.
I hope you like it. Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!