Tuesday 29 September 2015

penguins in paradise!!

  • my favourite things- penguins in paradise stamps and dies
  • lawn fawn- stitched squres and circles dies
  • SU! white Christmas
  • memento ink pad (tuxedo black)
  • copics (E1, C00,0,1, W7,8,9 Y35,38. E59,57,55 G14,05,17. R9,27,24 Y02,08,15)
  • tim holtz distress ink pads (tumbled glass + scattered straw)
  • wink of stella (clear)
i was asked to make a card to send to someone celebrating Christmas abroad and I knew I had the perfect stamp set !!

to make this card I first cut all my layers. I die cut 2 stitched squares to fit my 5" card blank (one for the front one for inside). I then die cut a circle in the centre of the front mat. I then used this to pencil mark the position of the hole to help line up the die to create the same aperture on my card blank. I also die cut a frame using the stitched circles to enhance the aperture. I embossed the front mat with a Christmas wording embossing folder (don't know the name as I have lost the packaging),and glued the frame onto my layer. I inked the card blank blue then stuck down my mat. i stamped, cut and coloured the penguins and glued these onto the front using silicone glue.

For the inside, I created a scene on the second matt which would show through the aperture. I stamped my word banner and made a mask to place over the top. I stamped a palm tree either side and made masks for these too. I created a pair of masks for the landscape, using the 1st half with a yellow ink pad and blending tool to create sand. i then used the coordinating mask protect the sand whilst i created the sky in the same way. i then removed all the masks and copic coloured the trees before adding glitter shadows to the banner. 

the final touch was some glitter onto the frame around the aperture... after all Christmas needs glitter whether you're home or abroad !!

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