Monday, January 27, 2020

Penguin Greetings

Hi, everybody!  I'm starting early on my winter holiday cards!  I plan to make at least two a month and hopefully more!  Fortunately I have Rudolph DayABC Christmas, and Christmas Kickstart every month to keep me on track!

Today's card features a cute penguin, marker colouring, ink blending, a gorgeous die, and the eclipse technique! 

In case you haven't heard, Scribbles Designs is celebrating their 7th birthday!  Congratulations to Sandy and her team!  They are having a challenge, flash freebies, and some fun games, so I wanted to join in!  I decided to go with a penguin-themed card - this little guy is Scribbles Designs Brrrnard with Star and he is also part of this set: Scribbles Designs Three B's Trio.  I coloured him with my markers, added Star Dust Stickles to his pompom, and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.


I made the background by ink blending Distress Oxides (Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Abandoned Coral) and then splattered some water to activate the Oxides. I die-cut the inked panel with a stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs) and then die-cut with STAMPlorations Holiday Words Plate Die - CUTplorations. I used the same die again on white craft foam so I could add dimension under the words for the eclipse technique (here's a video showing how to do this technique).  As for all the little bits and pieces that aren't part of the words, I paper-pieced them in place using the die as a guide. To finish off the card, I adhered a number of red and white snowflake sequins. This card was fun to make and I love how it turned out! 

I would like to support the following 8 challenges:
ABC Christmas A for Anything Goes UE:
Christmas Kickstart 27 Penguin Parade 2/3 C8;
Kat Scrappiness No Designer Paper UE;
Mod Squad Animal Image 2/3;
Rudolph Day January 1E C10;
Scribbles Designs Penguin Power (penguin-themed card - SD);
STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt January (I was inspired by the stamps and splatters theme) 3/6;
STAMPlorations Never-ending AG STAMPlorations UE


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

32 comments:

ionabunny said...

Very cute penguin and I love how you popped up the die cut. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

Fikreta said...

Love this card!
so cute!
these letters are so great!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! Your card looks just amazing with the eclipse technique for the big sentiment!! Love the warm colours and how they match very well the cute penguin! Wonderful design! Thanks so much for sharing, this card is so inspiring!!
Big hugs!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a fantastic effect that you have got on this card, I love the penguin too.

Sue xx

Donna said...

Fabulous card, beautiful background and like how you did the back of your words with white foam, and darling penguin!

Bunny said...

Cute card Kitty. Love the penguins and all the great sentiments popped up. I haven't heard of the Christmas Kickstart so I'll have to check it out. [Bunny]

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New Creations said...

So cool and happy creation Kitty! Made me smile, love the cute penguin image and sentiment die!
Hugs

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is adorable and LOVE your techniques. You are always doing something special and improving. I barely have time to stay on track, lol.

cotnob said...

A super card, a fun penguin and fabulous background, I love the holiday words.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute penguin. awesome background and fab. eclipse technique. Love your card!!!

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Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Kitty, love the background and the penguin.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Patti said...

OK! This is just plain adorable!!

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, so CUTE! I totally LOVE the Non-Traditional colors!!! And that penguin could not get any cuter!!! Awesome card!

Theresa

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Kitty. I love the background you have created & I adore the penguin.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Donna said...

Super cute. Brrrnatd looks awesome. This one is on my list to do as soon as I get home.

Michelle said...

This is absolutely stunning Kitty - love the background, the die and that adorable penguin - Michelle x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute penguin and I love that big sentiment die. I will have to check that big die out. That looks so cool on your card.

Alyson Mayo said...

Love this, Kitty. The eclipse technique is great and the colour blending is seamless. Wish I could get my act together and work on holiday cards this early... maybe someday.

Lena said...

I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one who makes Christmas cards all year 'round :-) Love this adorable card!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

scrappymo! said...

Not only was your card fun to make, I am pleased to tell you that seeing your card is fun too!
Loving the way you created the inked panel and then die cut your words die. It looks great. The penguin is a cutie too!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

pst said...

Fabulous card, I love the dimension you have added to the words and then even the third layer with Brrrnard. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

linda said...

oh, wow, kitty, such a fabulous Christmas card! I love how you incorporated different techniques - ombre with eclipse technique, which I've not yet tried and then you popped an adorable penguin. so cute! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days challenge!
Linda

Donna Ellis said...

You always find the bestest dies, Kitty! I love the way you've used this one in the "eclipse" style with your sweet penguin! Wonderful card! hugs, de

Chris Dring said...

Oooh! Love that eclipse technique you used on this terrific card! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge.

NickScrapShack said...

This card looks amazing! I love the technique for the background. So cool!
Thank you so much for playing along with as at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck with your entry! Nick DT