Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Penguin Presents

It's another Christmas card today I'm afraid..but this simple looking little card took me so long to make (I had a couple of accidents along the way...) that I wanted to blog it before anything else went wrong! The cute little penguin is called 'Penguin Presents by Lili of the Valley...I coloured him using watercolour pencils then fussy cut him out. I had originally intended to use him on my shaker card, but once I had got this far, I realised that he was too big for the largest aperture that I could cut using a die...and my two attempts at cutting a square aperture using a craft knife ended up wonky and in the bin...so it was back to the drawing board! I saved him, and thought that I'd make a quick card using another piece of 'smooshed' watercolour paper (Distress Inks used: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon & Chipped Sapphire). So, I heat embossed my Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' stamp in WOW 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder, and simply added my penguin on top, after stamping my sentiment (from the Tim Holtz 'Scribbly Christmas' set for Stampers Anonymous) on the bottom of the snowy ground that he was standing on. Then, once I had assembled the card I managed to drop my black Versamrk inkpad on the white 'snow' section at the bottom of the card as I was tidying up...so off came the penguin...I cut off the ground that he was standing on which was originally part of the stamped image...and I cut  new piece using one of my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Border' dies...stamping the sentiment as before...this time keeping the inkpad well away from the card! As I went to reassemble the card, I discovered more black ink on the snowy background, but I managed to cover most of the splodge with the penguin...although I can see not entirely now I look at the photo! Anyway, I decided to cut my losses and photograph the card quickly before I could do any more damage!


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19 comments:

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 291 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

Jane Willis said...

What an adorable card, that penguin is so sweet and the background is gorgeous
Jane

Pat said...

This is such a pretty card Helen and you would never know that you had any problems with it at all. The background looks great with that beautiful blue sky and embossed falling snow and the colouring on that sweet penguin is lovely, also the stitched slope which you added fits in perfectly. Thank you for joining us for the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh dear what a lot of mishpas but what a fab card you turned out, love this image and that background is fab

Lin said...

Helen, this is adorable - and I feel cooler just looking at it! That's the sweetest little penguin! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jeanie Ellis said...

What a great card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
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Tina Z. said...

super cute!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the beautiful image you've used on the gorgeous card.

Sue xx

KandA said...

Love this super Rudolph Days card. He's a fabulous penguin and looks perfect against the great background xx

Sandy said...

As always - so well done and cute!!!
Sandy xx

scrappymo! said...

A fabulous save...as I really like this lovely card. The inky background is wonderful and the falling snow embossing stamp looks perfect here. You have created a sweet scene with the addition of the stitched hill.
Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

This is a fabulous card, gorgeous sweet image and a lovely background, despite all the errors it has turned out spot on.

Kath x

Rema said...

Adorable image and beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing along at CCC.

laurigami said...

So Adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs
laurigami

Patricia Alvarez said...

This is so cute!!!! I love the scene. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Mandy LaCroix said...

Haha! This is so cute! I love how you designed and colored this! :)
Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

Megan J said...

Hi Helen, love the background you created behind the penguin which is so sweet... have a great week... Megan

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fabulous card. Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fabulous card. Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT