I hope you are all well. Today I am back to share a Christmas card with you. I am quite a slow cardmaker and therefore I have to start my Christmas cards early, particularly as most of them take me between 1-2 hours! So here is today’s card.
I began by blending Distress Inks and Distress Oxides over an A2 panel of white cardstock. I went for a bit of a funky background colour – I love lots of colour on a card. I then took some texture paste and mixed in a little bit of white gouache in an attempt to make it stay whiter (it has a tendency to sometimes look a bit creamy or sometimes picks up the colour behind it). By and large I think this worked better but it’s still not as white as I would like. Maybe I just need a different paste. I applied the paste through the SSS Falling Snow stencil and set it aside to try.
Next I took my MFT Snow Drifts dies and die cut three snow banks. The penguins were actually coloured with Copics about two years ago (!) and had not been used, so I die cut those and then it was time to assemble the card.
The background panel was die cut with a Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle – you could trim it with a trimmer, but the die gives a really nice finish to the panel. It was adhered to my base card with DST. I then took the snow banks and adhered the first with DST and the other two layers with foam tape so that there is some dimension and I can slot my penguins in amongst them.
The penguins were then either adhered with foam tape or wet adhesive depending on their final resting place :). The greeting was double stamped onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and trimmed to size. This was then adhered with foam tape.
I added some shimmer to their bellies and that finished the card. Penguins are a great option for Christmas cards as they don’t require much colouring, so expect to see more of them!
I hope you are getting some crafting time in and I wish you all a fabulous week and weekend ahead.
Copics used: Y02, YR16
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