Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Penguin Pals

Hi and welcome!  It's time for another Christmas card courtesy of Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.  This week, our hostess is Wendy and she wants to see a penguin on our cards.


For my card, I chose to use Polar Pals from Mama Elephant.  I combined that with the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the dots/spots theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


I created a snowy night sky by blending Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky ink onto a panel of white cardstock.  Then I used the SSS Falling Snow stencil and some embossing paste to create my "snow".  Once that was dry, I die cut the curve at the bottom with a die from the Stitched Slopes and Hills set.

The sentiment comes from Clearly Besotted's Hanging Around set and was stamped onto the card base before adhering the sky with foam tape.

My little penguins were stamped and colored with Copics.  I gave them orange tummies just for something different - I'm pretty sure real penguins don't have orange tummies!  But then again, real penguins don't usually have top hats and scarves either :)


Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful penguin cards to inspire you, so be sure to check them out.  Note that for July and August, our challenges will stay open for two weeks, in light of the Northern Hemisphere's summer.


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Products used:

Stamps:  Polar Pals (Mama Elephant), Hanging Around (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky (Distress)
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Accessories:  Polar Pals dies, Stitched Slopes and Hills die (SSS), Falling Snow stencil (SSS), Embossing Paste, Copics

Cheers
Karren

22 comments:

Hannelie said...

Your snowy sky looks amazing Karren!
So glad our sketch inspired you to make this beautiful card!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so CUTE!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling penguin pair - I love how you colored them and the background looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling penguin pair - I love how you colored them and the background looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday!

samanthadesigns said...

Great job on the card! Love your coloring of the penguins.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Karren, a super design and fabulous blended background along with the falling snow stencil..........your lovely coloured little penguins are just adorable !!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Bonnie said...

Your penguins are adorable, Karren! And I love the snowy hill and sky! Hope you have a happy, creative week!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Adorable card and terrific background!

Sue Fisher said...

Lovely card, Karren! Fun, and the snowy background is awesome! :)

Teresa Kline said...

hello Karren...suer sweet..luv this! I am giving away simon says stamp gift cards on my blog all month, stop by to comment for your chance at winning.

I am so glad you played along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

SonjaK said...

This is SO cute! Love your snowy background.

Maria A. said...

Hello Karren: I love your sweet penguin couple, they look so cozy and warm. I love how you created the snowy hill and that falling snow in the background, fabulous job, thank you for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!

Wendy said...

I just adore the scene you created here, Karren! Your penguins are so cute and I love their orange tummies! Glad you had fun with this challenge! Have a fabulous week! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this scene you created here, Karren! The penguins are adorable. Have a great week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the snowy background to go with your penguins!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the snowy background to go with your penguins!

Linda said...

Such cute little penguins. Adorable card.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, I just adore the background you created and those sweet little penguins -- fabulous!! Hope you're having a super week!

Katie Melhus said...

Absolutely fantastic, Karren! They are too cute and the background is great! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Super cute wintery scene, I love it.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I just love their little tummies - super duper adorable!!!

Deanne :)