Sunday, 19 July 2015

Christmas Card Challenge Penguin card



Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges where we have a penguin photo challenge theme going


I came up with this card




Straight up I have to 'fess up that the stamp set I used has been in my stash for years without being used and that I have lost the packaging for it so I don't even know where it is from! Well I started by making masks for both penguins and for a snowbank. I stamped the baby penguin first and then applied the mask before stamping the Papa penguin about halfway across it. I then applied the Papa penguin mask and the snowbank mask before stamping and clear embossing the MFT Snowfall background stamp. I inked over the background with 3 colours of distress ink and then removed all the masks and let it dry. I was pleased with how the baby was now cuddled into Papa, and I then cut a stitched rectangle from the panel so I could pop it up on foam pads and add it back in a kind of spotlight technique. To finish it off, I restamped the baby penguin and cut out his little hands and sign to give it a little more dimension, and I then added some glitter to Papa's hat and scarf, and along the snowline.

Why not pop over to the Christmas Card Challenge Blog to see what inspiration my talented Team Mates have to show you, and why not join in with us this time. Remember that our theme is just for inspiration, and you can actually enter any kind of Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

I'd like to play along with

Daring Cardmakers - Christmas in July

Merry Monday Challenge - Penguins

Addicted to Stamps and More - Holidays

Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July

18 comments:

  1. I love the background effects you've achieved on this lovely card.

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  2. Love those penguins Carol and that gorgeous inked background! Great design! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

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  3. Yay,for NBUB stamps! Love the sky on this adorable card Carol!

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  4. This is wonderful Carol. What a great find and the background is perfect xx

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  5. WOW!! The background on this ROCKS. I love everything about it. The inking is perfect!! AS for the NBUS and not knowing-been there. I have a lot of stamps sets that still need ink. And I am trying my hardest not to buy MORE when I really want to!!

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  6. What a fun card! Love your penguins and the snowy scene you created! Terrific card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  7. Darling papa with baby penguin - so pretty in those colors! So glad you could play along at Merry Monday!

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  8. This is amazing, Carol! I love how the baby is snuggled up to the papa and the snowy sky and snow drift! So much thought and artistry went into this! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. You did a beautiful job of masking, stamping and inking on this darling card, Carol. I'm glad you came to play at ATSM this week.

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  10. Totally delightful! Fabulous, Christmas card, love every design detail. Thanks for sharing at Merry \Monday.

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  11. Fabulous card! Love the way you spotlighted part of it with the stitched rectangle. Great sky and snow too!

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  12. Carol, this is not only cute, but beautiful!

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  13. Gorgeous cute Christmas card, Love the technique you have used, I am sure these penguins will see the light of day again soon. Hugs Gail xx

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  14. All that blue and white is spectacular! Such a beautiful, CAS card and you did your stamping and masking perfectly. So very glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

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  15. Pretty card Carol. I love the way you did the penguins and great background.

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  16. Beautiful card. Love the clean look of it. Gorgeous background!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  17. Oooooh, they are adorable!! Love the black and white with the strong blue winter sky. Thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  18. Totally adorable! Love how the baby snuggles into papa. Great masking to create this sweet wintery scene, Carol! xx

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