Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! It’s getting closer to the big day now! Only 11 more days until Christmas! If you’re like me, then you wait until the last possible minute to mail out all of your Christmas cards! So guess what MY plans are this weekend?! LOL! Have you got all of your Christmas done and ready to go? I keep telling myself that NEXT year I will be prepared! LOL!
To help inspire those that are still looking for a fun and simple Christmas card, I have a cute one to share with you today using a Pairables set from Digi Doodle Studios:
You probably remember not too long ago the fun tags I made on THIS POST. I’ve used that same Pairables Wintertime Penguins digital set that I’m using on my card today! I love that you can get a whole set of digital stamps that coordinate together so that you can use them to create fun scenes or have them doing different things! Do you recognize the sled that this penguin is pulling full of gifts? I took that same sled image and used it as “ice skates” for the penguins feet on my tags in the previous post! That’s how fun and versatile this set can be!
This time my card is really simple. I just arranged the images how I wanted them on my computer and printed it out. I printed it again over some masking paper so that I could mask off the images to create my background.
To create the background, I ripped a piece of the masking paper to go along the bottom of the die cut panel after I masked off the images. I used ink blending for the background and then spritzed with water and dried it with a towel. I then took watered down white paint and splattered it for the snow effect.
Once it was dry, I removed the masks and colored up the images, made the sentiment (also from this same digital set) banner and mounted both pieces with some red cardstock which was mounted over an A2 sized white card base. I added some glitter to the snow ground at the bottom and on the penguin’s hat. Topped it off with some twine and a snowflake rhinestone.
Here’s a closer look at the coloring details of the penguin and his sleigh full of gifts. I used a white gel pen for dots on the one present and his cheeks. I also took some pencils for a few highlights.
I kept this card flat except for the sentiment banner so that I can mail it better. You could even leave it more flat than that if you prefer.
If you know me, then you know how much I love penguins. I have a special collection of stamps and will probably always keep them around.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and perhaps this little cutie has brought you some joy too!
Please be sure to stop on over at the Digi Doodle Studios store and check out all of the really adorable images! There’s a brand new WINTER COLLECTION in the store for you to check out and I will be using a few of those later on…so stay tuned in! Please be sure to join us over at the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Group for inspiration and challenges! Don’t forget that there is still time to join the Christmas Collaboration ‘Crafty Friends’ Blog Hop! Check out my post below or CLICK HERE to start from the beginning!
Thanks so much for stopping in today friends! See you soon!
- Arty Divas – Anything Goes
- Tales From the Craft Room – It’s Christmas!
- Penny’s Paper Crafty– Anything Goes
- Cardz for Galz – Cute Christmas
- CRAFT – Christmas Present
- Let’s Craft and Create – Anything Goes with optional: “Let it Snow!”
- Crafting With an Attitude – Anything Goes (scroll to second linky)
- Winter Wonderland– Anything Christmas Goes