I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day! I just realized that my photos are red, white, and blue...just fitting for today! LOL! Today I am sharing my card for this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!
This week's challenge is all about penguins and I had a ball adding all sorts to my card this week! We've done a few penguin challenges, but I think this is my favorite card so far!
This is one of those cards with quite a few steps and I really had to think things through before I got to work. To begin, I created masks out of post it notes for each of the letters that would spell SNOW. They are from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Alphabet, which I have used on another Christmas design similar to this! I just love how these letters look colored with copics, covered with crystal glaze, and sprinkled with red chunky giltter! After I had stamped and cut out the masks, I positioned them onto a piece of Bristol paper that had been die cut using the Postage Stamp sugarcut. I thought it gave it an extra special detail, like it is a postcard from the North Pole! LOL!
Once the masks were in place, I blended some Peacock Feathers distress ink onto the paper. I also stamped a few of the snowflakes from the Eskimo Kisses stamp set at full strength. I spritzed it with water and Frost Shimmer spray and set it aside to dry!
All of the penguins are from the Eskimo kisses stamp set as well. They are just so darn cute and I was happy to be able to implement ALL of the images onto one card! I normally wouldn't do that, but I thought that they worked nicely for this design!
I stamped all of the images using black ink, colored them with Copic markers, and then die cut them using the coordinating Eskimo Kisses Sugarcuts. The iceberg is stamped onto vellum and embossed using silver powder. I also added some wink of stella to all of the images, including the iceberg. I set these aside and got to work on the letters. I used my MISTI to stamp them in black. There was a faint outline around the "S" and the "W" from the masking I did on the first step. I was able to easily place them where they needed to go. I colored them with a red Copic marker, added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze and sprinkled some red chunky glitter. I added the penguins using foam squares. The "There's SNOW one like you" sentiment is also from the Eskimo Kisses set and is heat embossed using WOW Powder White Puff powder. I just love how it looks like snow!
I was going to add this little guy to the center of the "O" on the front, but it covered it a little too much and made the design even busier than it already is! LOL! So....I quickly stamped the "Happy Holidays" sentiment in black and added this little cutie using a foam square! Even though this card was time/step intensive, I really enjoyed creating it! I hope you'll join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!