Hello friends! I hope that you’ve had a great weekend and a great start to your week so far! I’m back to share another image from the November digital release at Whimsy Stamps.
This one is so sweet and makes me smile! This image is called Penguin Nativity by Crissy Armstrong. I really enjoyed coloring up this cute image for my card! I’ve used several Copic markers to fill the entire panel:
- Penguins bodies: C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, Y00, R00, Y17, Y15, Y11 (wings: C3, C1), (Halo: Y17, Y11, Y00 and finished with gold gel pen), (Gown: E84, E81)
- seal: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R00
- tree: W7, W5, W1, W0
- egg shell: E53, E51 (straw: YR24, YR21, Y15), (manger: E29, E27, E25, E23)
- Star: Y17, Y15, Y13 (finished with shimmer brush pen and gold gel pen)
- Ground: E21, E00, E000
- Sky: BG000, BG10, BG13, Y11, Y00, 0 blender
After I was finished with the coloring, I ripped it out along the edges and then went over the edges with some distress ink and swiped it with a gold ink pad.
I’ve also taken some digital papers from the November release called Christmas Traditions (namely the musical sheet paper) and printed it out and the also ripped along the edges and attached that to another piece of ripped up brown cardstock that was also swiped with a gold ink pad. I attached these panels to an A2 sized top folding brown cardstock base and then took an additional strip of the muscial sheet paper to add to the base of the card and took a white ink pad and sponged around the edges of the card base.
I took some natural twine and wrapped it around the musical sheet and ripped cardstock pieces before attaching it to the card base. I took an additional strip of brown cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Whimy Stamps Holiday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set and made a tag with it by punching a hole at the top and threading the twine through it. I made a bow and attached it to the card front panel. I then used my fingers to bend the tag a bit for a more natural feel of the design.
Lastly, I took some foam tape and added my colored image panel to the front of the card. I took some tiny confetti stars and glued them to random places in the sky.
Here in the close-up details of the image, you can see where I’ve added some shimmer touches with a gold gel pen and then the places where the animals are ‘glowing’ as well as the side of the tree, I’ve added some shimmer with a clear glitter brush pen. (Still not sure I was able to fully capture this in my photo.) I think the ‘glowing’ feature turned out nicely.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I’ll see you again soon! Thanks so much for stopping in!
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used for my card today: