Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cute Penguin Fun

It is never too soon to start those Christmas cards.  Last month Sparkle N Sprinkle released several sets with a Christmas/Winter theme.  Today’s card features the sweet little penguin from the Under The Mistletoe set.


I stamped him with Memento ink and colored him with watercolor pencils.  After cutting him out, I added Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft to the hat and cuffs with Dimensional glue.  Then I used a glue pen to add Waterfall glitter to the ice and Gypsy Red velvet glitter to the berries on the mistletoe.
The image was popped up with dimensionals on a background designed for the theme of “circles”.  The main background was embossed with an embossing folder and layered on a blue piece of cardstock edged with 1/4 Double Sided Tear-ific Tape.  The remaining exposed adhesive was covered with Waterfall glitter.  Then Waterscape glitter was added to the raised little circles, using a glue pen.  The “igloo” is die cut with Spellbinders’ circle die and the bottom trimmed off.  After running through an embossing folder, the edges were inked, brushed with Dimensional glue, and covered with Diamond Dust.  A little Diamond Dust was also added to the top edge of several of the embossed squares.

All of this was added to the white card base and the sentiment from the Winter Swirl set was stamped with Distress ink.

Have a great week,

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge 141 - Like an EmBOSS" Wet or Dry Embossing
All Sorts Challenge Week 170 – Favorite Things (Glitter, Embossing Folders)
The House That Stamps Built Challenge DCC730 – Sparkle, Glitter, or Bling
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge - LTSCB #35 - Running In Circles!


Anne Temple said...

This is just too darn cute! Love that brick embossed background behind, Great card Marie.

Sandra H said...

Wow Marie your card is stunning x

Gail said...

Fabulous choices on this card. The ice under this little penguin is colored wonderfully...gives a great impression of cold. And then the embossed background...well, it looks like ice bricks to me! I think this is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. I hope you'll enter more of our upcoming challenges. Your art work is lovely. Hugs, Gail

paper fun said...

So beautiful. I love your glitter work.

Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Céline said...

so cute card, love all the stickles
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Planetsusie said...

Love your card and that little penguin is so sweet! I have a big smile on my face having seen him! What a brilliant idea for the igloo as well - genius. Love the tact that you have given the mistletoe red berries instead of white, they really stand out now.

Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

April said...

He is so cute! I love working with this image. Your card is so sparkly and lovely. Great job! xo

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card and I love all the sparkle!! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Donna Ellis said...

this is darling, Marie! Love the use of the circles for the snow, and the "igloo" feel of the icy back drop! Great card - just darling! Great Santy look with the mistletoe! hugs, de

Margaret said...

So adorable. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Karen McAlpine said...

Very "cool". Love all that glitter in the background. Thanks for sharing your fun project with us at Love to Scrap Challenge!!