I was feeling a little down today due to some health issues with my Mom, so I needed a little pick me up. I saw that the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge wanted a card using penguins this week. I absolutely love my little penguin stamp from SugarPea Designs - (Tee-Rific stamp set) so, a fun thought popped into my head and I went straight to my happy place---my craft room! I had so much fun creating this card and it certainly made me smile! I hope you smile, too!
I stamped the penguin on Neenah Solar White paper and colored it with Copic Markers. I fussy cut him and then stamped another hat on a matching sheet of the papers from the Santa & Friends paper pack from Paper Studios. (Sorry, I can't find a link for it online. It may be retired.) I used my favorite Marvy Snow Pen on his hat to create the fur. I just love it! I stamped a candy cane in Strawberry Slush and heat embossed it in clear powder and added it in his hand. I sat him aside while I worked on my card.
Papers were selected from the Santa & Friends Paper Pack and a large rectangle was cut using my stitched dies for the front of the card. I used a strip of polka dots across the card. Another rectangle was cut and the corners rounded for the next panel. I cut a white panel and added my sentiment with black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed in clear powder. Using Garden Green ink, I stamped off a few trees and sponged some Soft Sky for the background. Both the trees and sentiment are retired Stampin' Up sets that I have in my stash. A few snowflakes were added with the Soft Sky ink. Wink of Stella was added to the penguin, candy cane and the trees for a pop of shine. I also added Glossy Accents to the candy cane. It looks real now!
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