September 14, 2007

A PENGUIN CHRISTMAS CARD

Happy Friday to all of you! I am fully recovered from my two-day shopping spree (although my wallet is not -LOL!). And yep, I made yet another Christmas card - sorry! I love Christmas and I got such cute sets from SU! fall/winter collection that I just cannot help myself. So, if you are tired of my Christmas cards, I promise to post something different tomorrow *wink* BUT for now, here it is! This one is made in the traditional card size - I know, not square! I wanted something bright again as I love those colors for Christmas so the base of my card is Garden Green cardstock. I layered this with Dashing DP, isn't this paper yummy??!! I of course used my corner ticket punch and then faux stitched using my mat stack. All the stitching on my card is highlighted using my stampin write markers. I often wonder what I would be doing if I had not discovered this fun tool??? But, gettin' back on track....For the main image I used three pieces of paper - Real Red cardstock, Dashing DP, and then Garden Green cardstock on which I background stamped little snowflakes from the Punch Pals stamp set in the same color. I used my corner ticket punch again and faux stitched the bottom two layers. I added Real Red brads to each corner and then stamped the little penguin (isn't he dang cute??) from the Punch Pals set onto Whisper White cardstock and colored him with my Stampin Write Markers. I popped him up on dimensionals and then adhered all three layers to the main card. The scallop circles are done using my two larger circle scallop punches from Marvy and my new small scallop circle punch from SU! . These are done in Real Red, Dashing DP, and Garden Green paper as well. I pierced the two larger scallops along the edges and then used the Tis the Season Stamp from Punch Pals on my smaller scallop as it fits perfectly - I love that! I popped the two top scallops up on dimensionals which gives this card a really neat 3d look that is hard to see in the picture. I added a small piece of red and green Xmas polka dot ribbon that I got in the $1 bin at Joanns because it matches my DP perfectly. I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you all like it! Have a fabulous weekend - I am off to work on Beate's latest sketch challenge!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the traditional red and green together. Very cute penguin. Great Christmas card!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

My Paper World said...

Awwwwwwwwww! such a cutie! I love the penguin and the dotty paper!

Marlou said...

well this looks great, love it xx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CUTE penguin card! I love all the layers!

Kathy said...

Now he is just too too cute. Just love it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a cute card, Alex! LOVE that penguin!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh now I can't wait to get my next order! Wanted this set and so glad I got it...your card is awesome! I, too, LOVE Christmas! I love winter cards too....NOT winter itself though....LOL

Vicki said...

Beautiful card. You know I love that penguin. Who are you fooling, recovered, roflol. Ask her what she was doing this afternoon, lol. Can't wait to see the next card you do.

Sharon said...

OMG! What a great idea! SHOP HOP.
I'm game but I'm not so sure my wallet is ready for a little traveling. This Christmas card is really cute. Now you better get busy, you know we are all watching to see what you come up with with all these goodies.

Debby Winters said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my card! You have a great site here...love you lil penguin. Great card...lots of detail that all go together so well!

Shannon McGann said...

Aww! So cute! Great colours, and I love the little penguin and the faux stitching.

Deborah said...

These little guys are the best! This card is fantastic! I LOVE all of your scallop layers! Just my style! The DP is pefect!
Check out my DD penquin card over at: http://craftyincalgary.blogspot.comTFS- Deb

Heather P. said...

Oh Alex, this is just too cute for words! Love that little guy! :)

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Awww so sweet!! I love this card!!

Stamping Moments said...

I just love this set, you did a great job. jenny x

Nikki said...

I could never get sick of your christmas cards! This looks great!!! TFS {smiles}

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH MY!!!...LOVE the DOTS...& I gotta get that penguin!!Thanks for visiting my blog, too!!

dasimonds said...

Too cute..Love the colors.
Love the Penquin stamp.
Love the layering and the faux stitching.
Great Card!

Rose Ann said...

Adorable card! I *love* that penguin and the fun papers you've used!

Nancy Riley said...

Very cute card!

Crystal said...

Love Love this card! The colors are fantastic and the penguin is too cute. I came across your blog at another stampin blog and I just love your work! Mahalo for sharing!

Je@net said...

Oooh, what a cutie!