Monday, September 16, 2013

Another Christmas Card

   It has been SO hot the past few days that I thought if I worked on Christmas cards it would at least FEEL a little cooler.
   I picked up this really cute penguin image (Penguin Cocoa) from Imagine That Digi Stamps (they are offering it free this month so that you can hop into the monthly progressive challenge . . . that is, play along this month and get a free image to use in next month's challenge and so on).

I didn't use the traditional "penguin" colors (black and white). I wanted a softer look so I opted to go with greys.  I added  Crystal Snow to the whipped topping to give a "fluffy" appearance. And I "dotted" the color on his cap so it would look more like a knit cap ~ at least that was the look I was aiming for . . . it's all in the eye of the beholder {smile}.
I carried the layout theme to the inside as well and decided to add an second sentiment to balance it all out.  OK . . . OK . . . so the font and color don't match on the 2 sentiments;  I'm hoping the recipient will be in such AWE of my handmade card that they won't even notice.

Even though the weather hasn't gotten any cooler ~ and it doesn't look like it will for at least another week ~ I had fun creating this card. I hope you enjoyed it also.

Keep Crafting,
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
~ Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #33: Cute and cuddly (I think the penguin looks C&C)
~ Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #142: Cut it out (punches and die cuts were used)
~ Christmas Challenges {with Sketches} #90: Use the following sketch
Card Recipe:
 ~ White and red cardstock
 ~ Red grosgrain ribbon
 ~ Green DP (Boquet de Fleur by DCWV)
 ~ Striped DP (Vintage Ornament digipaper by Doodle Pantry)
 ~ Outside Sentiment computer generated
 ~ Inside Sentiment (Holiday Greetings Digistamp by Doodle Pantry)
 ~ Labels Two Die by Spellbinders ~ outside
 ~ Designer Labels 4 by Die-namics (mftstamps) ~ inside
 ~ Oval and scalloped oval punch by SU
 ~ Stampendous Crystal Snow
 ~ Copics & Sharpies
 ~ Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy & Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass


  1. WOW Heather, super cute card, inside & out!! Love your dotty coloring on his hat and the rest too. Great layout and papers--LOVE IT!! *Ü* Thanks so much for playing along this month at Imagine That! Progressive Freebie Challenges xkri

  2. Adorable image. LOVE the papers. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.


  3. Beautiful card, love that image and color!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  4. Ah this is sooo cute, I love that penguin. And your colouring is fab. Thank you for joining us at CCWS. Luv, Wilma

  5. Lovely card, your stamp is so very cute!! Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at CCWS.

  6. This is very cute! Love the layout and how you carried it to the inside, too. This little guy looks fab in gray and I do like the fluffy whipped cream. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  7. What a cutie! Darling hat and such fun. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!!!

  8. What a cutie. Love the penguin! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.


  9. Wonderful card ,many thanks for joining us at Imagine That Hugs Tania (DT)

  10. What a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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