Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Simple Penguin Card


I wanted to use some of the cute holiday papers I've had for since last year and the year before.  So I grabbed a stack called Peppermint Forrest that came out at Joanns - I think last year.  I really loved this paper that has tons of cute penguins, snowmen, and polar bears on it.

So, I decided to make one of the penguins the focal point.  I just cut him out with an oval shaped Nestability.  I layered him on top of a scalloped oval Nestability cut in a sparkly red paper.

He's up on pop dots for a little dimension.

The snowflake paper is from the same stack.  Cut at 4 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches and then all the corners are rounded on a 1/4 inch setting.

The card base is black, with the same 1/4 inch rounded corners and lots of white gel pen stitching.

Along the bottom of the card I added a strip of white cardstock that had been punched with the Martha Stewart Icicle border punch.  I covered the icicles with Stickles and then added a sheer purple ribbon.
 
I think I may try cutting more things out of my patterned paper this way.  Faster than stamping or die cutting the main image, and way cheaper than purchasing a pre-made sticker or die cut.  Another option at least.  I love purchasing huge paper stacks, and sometimes it's hard to use them all up - so now I have one more way to try and use some of them up.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

so cute

Amanda said...

Wow Amber, your card is absolutely adorable!! I love the colors and icicles with stickles..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)

Pat N. said...

Very cute and so fast and easy! Great idea to use one of the images from the paper! I like it! Thanks for the inspiration, Amber!--Pat N.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the pink with your adorable penguin, sweet card :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Look at how sweet this is!!! Adorable. :)

Missy said...

Your paper & penguin are fabulous---and I love the added icicle at the bottom!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, what a sweet little penquin!!! Your card is toooo adorable and I love that you broke away from the traditional colors!!! The pink looks just too adorable for that little penquin!!!

Manuela said...

Amber do you know taht I'm crazy for penguin and pink??? do you want to kill me????!!

Cindy said...

This is sooo ADORABLE Amber!SUPER SUPER job with it,I LOVE the cute little penguin and great background paper.Have a SUPER day my friend!!:)

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
This card turned out so cute, I love how you did the bottom
Hugs, Stacy

Michelle said...

Cute :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute! Great icicles!

cricutalltime said...

very cute.I love all the pink.really cute border.the shimmer standsout beautifully.tfs

scrappinC said...

Super cute card. Love the penguins. I agree it is fun to cut out cute patterns from the paper stacks. There are some really cute things.
TFS!
Cindy Lou

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