Hi everyone. I'm so relieved ... it has finally cooled down a bit here. We've been going through a heat wave for the past couple of weeks (yes, weeks!). I have not been feeling well and really think that the heat made things worse, so I'm hoping now that it's cooler, I'll be feeling a lot better. My mojo returned yesterday after a couple of days of hiatus, so I took the opportunity to make a card. :) It was inspired by several challenges. :)
First up, Merry Monday (#166) wants penguins on our Christmas card ... then AAA Cards (#43) has an inspiration photo of a starry night. :) Plus, CAS on Sunday (#62) wants us to use Embossing . :) And last, but not least, ATS&M #152 - Make Your Mark --- perfect! :) They all came together into this one card. So fun! :)
I started by placing a star stencil over my card front and pouncing with Versamark Ink, and then embossed in silver. Next I printed off the digital image, cut out the bottom portion with a wavy line about 1/2 " above the sentiment to make my snow, and added some texture along the top edge. I coloured the penguins with Copics, added some white dots with my gel pen, more of the texture snow for the hat cuffs and pompoms, and glossy accents on the noses for a little shine. I fussy cut them out and popped them up over my starry background. :) I really had fun making this and love the red and blue colours.
I hope you'll check out these fun challenges and play along too.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Stamps: Simply for Christmas (DigiStampBoutique)
Ink: Versamark; Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers (Distress inks by Tim Holtz); Copics
Accessories & Tools: Star stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, silver embossing powder (Ranger), sponges, white gel pen, Sparkle Texture Effect (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents
AAA Cards #43 - Starry Night
CAS on Sunday #62 - Embossing
ATS&M #152 - Make Your Mark