Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kissing Penguins Christmas Card

I've been very lax with this blog .... started off with the best of intentions and then didn't post for an age.  I've made up my mind to post more often and try and get back into blogging, both here and my soaping blog at http://www.soaperstar.blogspot.com.  

I've been making some new cards recently and I'll be posting them on here.... so here's the first one to show off! This I'm calling Kissing Penguins. 

The background piece of card was cut with the pinked type die from the Femme Frames set from Mama Elephant.  I stamped the background with the Be Merry border stamp that you'll find in the Lawn Fawn Peace Love Joy stamp set; then I die cut the white tag from the small journalling die from the Lawn Fawn set, Stitched Journalling Card which I then stamped with some love hearts fromWplus9 Design Studio, Little Bits stamp set. The word Christmas comes from Simon Says Stamp set, Holiday Hellos, the love word stamp is from Lawn Fawn's Peace Love Joy stamp set (as linked above). 

Kissing Penguins, Glitter Heart Design

The penguins are digital stamps from Jane's Doodles, Penguins with Hat ... I simply rotated one of the penguins so they turned the other way around; both were coloured using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The Merry Kissmas stamp is from the Big Holiday Wishes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and was heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder on red cardstock from Papercutz, which had been die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Fishtail Dies.  I didn't want the actual fishtail end on the banner, so, once die cut, I turned the die around and recut it with the square end, ending up with a rectangular banner with that lovely pierced design all around it.  

The penguins were covered with a layer of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter and the hats glued using Ranger Glossy Accents.  I glued the background piece to the card base, popped up my penguins with foam tape and popped up the banner too.  Then I finished the card with a couple of glossy glittery gold enamel dots. 

Hope you like the card and that I've managed to describe the making of it and link to enough of the products.  I'd love to hear your feedback on the card, thank so much for reading!