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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Hmmm...has anyone else out there procrastinated about their Christmas cards this year?  Me, me...ooh, pick me!  Yeah, I'm guilty.  *sigh*  So there I was...wondering what in the heck I was going to do and whatever it was, it needed to be quick!  So I started digging through my stamps and this little guy from OCL's Penguin Fun set just jumped out at me.  This is what I came up with...what do you think?  I wish I could have captured all the glittery sparkles in the pics.  Not too bad for the last minute though, huh?  Now to duplicate it...that will be the fun part!

To make this card, two different sized circles were cut out with Spellbinders dies and Neenah card stock (two each = four circles total).  I've only used Black Soot Distress Ink when coloring with Copics but a couple friends suggested I try Memento Tuxedo Black so I did.  I haven't decided which I like better (I'll know after my cards are finished).  Stay tuned...  The penguin was stamped with Memento on one of the small circles, colored with Copics then sponged with Baja Breeze.  Daiquiri Ice Crafty Sparkles (one of the new colors) was glued on the puff ball and brim of the hat with a 2-way Glue Pen.  Looks great, huh?  One of the large circles was also sponged with Baja Breeze before removing it from the die.  The circles were layered with Dimensionals.  I used a tear edger (looks like a ruler but has two different tear edges for those of us that are "tear challenged" ha!) to rip both of the remaining circles to the size I wanted.  A 2-way Glue Pen was used on the very edge of the ripped card stock then dipped in Cosmo Crystal Crafty Sparkles.

The circles were layered with Dimensionals and Pop Dots.  This is what it looks like from the side.  The post office is going to love me!

The background Neenah layer was dry embossed with a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.  Two snowflakes were cut from a Sizzix decorative strip, one in Baja Breeze and the other Neenah.  A 2-way Glue Pen was used to glue the edge of the Neenah snowflake before it was dipped in Cosmo Crystal Crafty Sparkles.  The snowflakes were taped together, popped up on a Dimensional and a Glue Dot was used to attach the button.  Two different size tag punches were used to make the tag.  The sentiment was from OCL's No Peeking! set and the snowflake was from Penguin Fun.  A bow completes the card.

Copic Coloring:

Hat and scarf:  BG13, BG11, BG10  Cheeks:  R11, R00, 0  Beak:  YR14, Y38  Body:  N6, N4, N2

This card includes the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Christmas Card
Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ Last Minute Christmas
Cards for Men ~ Male Cards With a Christmas Theme
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Creative Belli Blog ~ Christmas Embellishments/Papers
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes Christmas
Critter Sketch challenge ~ No Pattern Paper
Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Non-traditional Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges ~ Wish Upon a Star and/or Christmas/Winter
Frosted Designs ~ Use Ribbon
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge ~ Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Let's Ink It Up ~ Christmas - Twist...Add Sparkle/Bling
Lots To Do ~ Glitz
Pear Tree Designs ~ Christmas
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ White Christmas
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges ~ Christmas Something or an Otter
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Christmas Inspired Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!   

STAMPS:  OCL Penguin Fun, No Peeking!
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Baja Breeze
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small and Large, Big Scalloped Circles Small; tear edger; Sizzix Northern Frost Decorative Strip, snowflake embossing folder; SU Tag Punches Small and Large; sponge; 2-way Glue Pen; OCL Daiquiri Ice Sparkly Fluff, Cosmo Crystal Crafty Sparkes; Dimensionals; Pop Dots; Glue Dots; button, embroidery thread and ribbon from my stash


Susie said...

Beautiful card, love the image and the glitter! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

marsha said...

Your card is just beautiful and so wintry lookiing! Love the penguin and that icy blue with the sparkles. Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again for our next challenge!

Michele said...

Fabulous card! I love the sparkle and the snowflakes. The sponging on the circles are perfect. Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge.

CraftyGirl said...

Adorable card!! It is filled with frosty, wintery fun!! Great job with all the layering! Thanks for taking on our ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Patricia St Martin said...

That is one darling card. Love the colors and the layout. It is soooo cute. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men Blog hop. I hope you enjoyed yourself. Good luck on the challenge and all the wonderful prizes.

Jill said...

Gorgeous image and I love that snowflake! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this time and hope to see you again soon. Jill

Julye said...

What a cute wee guy and love the button on the snowflake too, thanks for jouining us at Penny's and merry christmas.

Debs said...

Oh how super cute is this???
Thanks for taking on my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous card, I loooove the colour combo, the snowflakes and the cute little penguin, oh well you might as well say I love it all. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

what a cute penguin!! Loving the colours. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic.
Helen & Elle DT
x x x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and a really gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge and bloghop. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

He looks fab, I just love the snow effect & the sparkle!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Mummylade said...

this is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Sandra said...

Beautiful that cute penguin and a great take on our theme....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft...

Take care
Happy Christmas
San x

Zoechaos said...

Super cute card, love the snowball effect with the nesties. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Audrey said...

Super cute! I love that penguin. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

joey said...

Hi Tammie

gorgeous card love the added detail you added to the image, thanks for joining us at pollycraft, wishing you a lovely christmas

Joey x

scrapperjulia said...

I love this cute little penguin and all of the dimensions! Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

Suzi said...

This is so so cute, love the image and the colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Suzi x

Min said...

Wow, this is just FABULOUS!! Just love the layering on this card. What an adorable card!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug "Winter Wonderland" Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Rae Anne said...

I love the way your layered the two white circles and sponged them - What a fabulous effect! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Winter Wonderland challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Squirrel x said...

Oh this is just so gorgeous hunny, and so wonderfully snowy! Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Sxx

clare said...

Thanks for joining us @ PTD. Merry Christmas. x

Liza said...

Fabulous work, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Heather said...

Super cute!! Love all the circles!!

Sue said...

Tammy, this is beautiful. Love the Penguin image colored beautifully and the layout and the color comob is striking. Thanks for sharing this card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.

Hugs, Sue

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful little card, love the detail on te hpenguins hat. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

ruth said...

Wow! What a super cute card! I love how you did the soft background color behind the frames it so nice & soft. Terrific job!

Thanks for taking the challenge at Frosted Designs! :)

Angela said...

fabulous! love the layering and the subtle colouring too! thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs this week!

Colleen said...

I love this! Gorgeous card:) The penguin scene is too neat! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Vee said...

This is a beautiful Christmas design. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday.
xx Vee

Courtney said...

This is super cute Tammie! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Debs said...

I love it, your circles are fabulous and the image is too cute, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT and wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season

Ruthie said...

Love that image and you have coloured it wonderfully!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Maria Matter said...

oh Tammie, this is so adorable and so beautifully done! love the fuzzy parts! lol
Merry Christmas!

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous card Tam just love that penguin! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this time.
Carol Ann xx

Ingrid said...

Ah, what a cute little friend! Love your "cold" card ;-) Thanks for playing along with us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy place.
Hugs Ingrid

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! Fabulous layout.
Thank you for joining the Ellephantastic challenge! :)

Emma said...

Such an adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

ona_i_ja said...

Cute card.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time and good luck.

Milliesmarvels said...

This is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

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