Both the penguin and the polar bear from Zoo Review are fabulous for Christmas cards and they lend themselves well to emboss-resist scenes. I used two stamps from Gorgeous Grunge for the background, stamping with versamark and heat-embossing with clear embossing powder. The penguin was stamped and I masked off the ground and inked around it with Pool Party ink. Once the excess ink was wiped off, it gave a very snowy effect.
The penguin was coloured with markers and I used my new chalk marker to add subtle detail to his front and to the ground. The scene was cut out using my 2 1/2" circle punch and I pierced a border round it for added detail. I wanted the penguin to be looking at the sentiment so I flipped the sketch, adding a banner with one of the fabulous candy dots.
Here's Jen's sketch from LiM that I used today - you can see that I turned it upside down.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Zoo Review, Gorgeous Grunge, Remember Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, candy dots, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Essentials piercing kit Chalk marker, stamp-a-majig
And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.
While other couples enjoyed their Friday evening eating out perhaps or enjoying drinks and nibbles with friends, my hubby and I went to Ikea! As we entered the shop via the escalator, we saw an artistic display of children's toy cookers which had been attached one above another up a wall. "Bit dangerous for the kiddies," remarked my husband.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back on Monday.