Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tis the Season....

I know it just seems wrong to some people, but we are starting to see people popping by Crafty Capers to see what we have for Christmas stamps. There are quite a few organized types out there who do their Christmas cards and projects months in advance and then sit back and laugh at us (me) who are running around in a panic at the last minute! Never fear, I have NOT changed my ways I usually make a few Christmas cards this time of year then feel all smug because I am "well on my way to getting my cards done" then do no more until December 15!
These penguins are by Stampendous and came in a couple of weeks ago. I have a bit of a penguin thing so knew I would be buying them when I got a few spare minutes.
This card is based on a sketch over at the Merry Monday Challenge blog and the card came together very quickly. I colored the penguins with my Prisma pencil crayons and used the penguin mask that is included with penguin stamp set to sponge Distress inks around the outside of the penguins without getting my penguins inky. I cut the penguins out using a Spellbinder ornament die, used a Stampendous sentiment, Stampendous Fun Flock (white and green). I added Glossy Accents to the penguin's beaks and feet for some extra interest. I made the snow they are standing on glittery by adding some Stickles Glitter Glue.
The snowflake background is also a stamp by Stampendous included with the penguins.
My teaching schedule is a bit lighter at the moment so hopefully I will have some more time to get some playing done!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps used: Jumbo Penguin Snow & Tis the Season clear set both sets by Stampendous
Inks: Versafine Onyx black & Distresss Tumbled Glass & Weathered Wood
Other Supplies: Fun Flock, gems, ribbon, Glossy Accents, Crystal Stickles & Prima Pencil Crayons


Sherry Eckblad said...

This is just too cute! Love the penguins. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card, your penguins are adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday

Bonnie said...

These penguins are so cute in their own ornament! Great job on coloring and I love the sponging around the edges! Thanks, Victoria, for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so fun and so adorable, Victoria! Congratulations on the HM honor at MM!!