I am dedicating this post to Lorraine, who chose the "Cute Christmas" theme for this fortnight.
I am so glad we will be all making such cute and cheery cards as Lorraine has left us...hopefully, only for a short time. Hope you see these posts Lorraine and have a wee smile at the barrage of cuteness!
Around the middle of January 2013, my local scrapbook store had a 75% off Christmas sale. I picked up a set of stamps and matching dies. This little fellow was one of them! I thought he would look cute on a card or a tag.
I had some snippets of Studio Calico Take Note that looked like the pattern of an igloo and some other random snippets in the colours of the March Moodboard at Two Peas in a Bucket. So I decided to stick with that colour scheme for my card. It was fun as it helped speed up the selection process....sometimes I can get bogged down choosing. lol
I inked up the edges of the DP with some black ink, and then added a snippet of Prima Devine to which I added a K&Co black glittered border (leftover from a wedding album I made last year). I placed my stamped and diecut penguin over the border and tucked the sentiment up in the top right.
I had some 3D tree cut out from a RAK I won. I used them to tie in the green shades from the moodboard. They are a bit brighter than the moodboard but they work for me. I balance the card with a flurry of snowflakes from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped them with versamark and embossed them with a silver EP. I felt like it looked bare so I looped some fine silver card and glued it on top of the snowflake image. A K&Co snowflake from my stash, hid the glue.
I used a bunch of varying colours and sizes of blue diamonds to highlight here and there.
Here is a photo of the inside...
Card base and envelope - from my stash
DP - snippets of Studio Calico Take Note from my stash, and a thin strip of Prima Devine for the bit under the border. Green dotted paper is an unknown snippet
Border - K&Co black glittered border
Bling - blue diamonds from my stash
Cord - fine silver cord from my stash
Stamps - Iinkadinkadoo Snowflakes; Sizzix Penguin stamp
Die cut- Sizzix Penguin, Spellbinders snowflake (inside)
Sentiment chalkboard - Heidi Swap
3D tree stickers - Doodlebug
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas, anything goesl
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card front with paper
4. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
5. Two Peas In A Bucket - March Moodboard Challenge
6.. Christmas Card Club - Cute Christmas