Monday, May 29, 2023

A Penguin Christmas

Simon Says Stamp | Holiday Sparkle Release

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Hi there!

Today I’m sharing this sweet holiday card featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Playful Penguin Layering die set and the Christmas Star background stamp.  This card also uses the black Pawsitively Velvet cardstock, which I’ve managed to fall in love with <3 !

Plus… Who doesn’t love a penguin?!?

To make this card, I started by die cutting the penguin from both the black velvet cardstock and 100# white cardstock.  I added a bit of orange to the chest, beak, and feet, then put the different layers of the penguin together.  

I then stamped the Christmas Star background stamp with Versamark on white cardstock, heat embossed it in white, and then cut it out using a wonky circle die.  I used some ink blending to create a night sky.

I cut 2 more circles – one out of white cardstock and the other out of vellum.  For each of them, I used the My Favorite Things Ocean Motion die to create waves so my penguin would have some water to swim in. 

I added the waves to the background circle using foam adhesive and then tucked my penguin in amongst the waves.

Before adhering my assembled circle to my card front, I heat embossed my sentiment in black on the bottom.

I added a few Pink Fresh Studio Champagne Glitter Drops to the card front for a bit of sparkle.

I hope you like this card and that you’ll check out these products in the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle release! 

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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