Hello friends! I hope you’re having a great week so far! Many thanks for the kind thoughts about my post yesterday and the video tutorial. I think I get a bit nervous thinking I’m going to mess up instructions, but perhaps I’ll get the hang of it! 🙂
Today starts a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday! This week it’s all about “embossing“! Now there are a few different ways to emboss and I happen to love them all! So you could do heat embossing, “dry” embossing with an embossing folder or even maybe do some embossing paste! However you emboss it, we look forward to seeing what you come up with! Here’s the card I made for the challenge:
TRICK OR TREATS?!! Oh my word now how stinkin’ cute are these penguins?! Don’t they look like they just rang your door bell for Halloween?! LOL! That penguin image that I’ve used here is from an August Digital Release (previously released in red rubber) from Whimsy Stamps called Penguin Trick or Treaters and oh were they fun to color!
I was inspired to create with them for this embossing challenge, so I took a piece of Bristol Smooth Watercolor Paper and stamped the stars from the Whimsy Stamps Basic Christmas Backgrounds clear stamp set with a pigment black ink. I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set them. Then I went over the stars with some distress inks (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet & Blueprint Sktech) and ink foam blending tool. I also spritzed some water over it for the water dropplet look.
All of the panels including the card base were cut from the Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares die set. So I took the finished colored panel and attached it over a black die cut panel and then I took a piece of orange cardstock that was die cut and ran an embossing folder over it. (We Are Memory Keepers-Next Level Gemstones) I rubbed a white ink pad over it to pop out the details in the embossing and then I mounted it over the die cut black card base.
After coloring the penguins, they were fussy cut out and popped up with foam tape over the colored panel. I had an older Halloween set of dies that I couldn’t part with from Whimsy Stamps and I cut out some bats from black cardstock and attached those to the starry background. I also added some drops with some Tonic Studios Silver Glitter Accents for a bit of sparkle.
Here’s a closer look at these cute little trick-or-treaters and how I’ve colored them up. I have used the following Copic markers to color them with. CLICK HERE to view/purchase Copics from Whimsy Stamps or click numbers below for specific colors:
- Penguin bodies – C8, C3, C1, 0blender, R00, YR27, YR24, Y35, White gel pen
- Pumpkin – YR27, YR18, YR14, YR21, R20, YG67, YG63, YG61
- Candy Bag – E33, E31, E30, wrote letters with Copic liner
- Sherrif Costume – E89, E87, E84, E81, W5, W3, W1, Silver gel pen
- Pirate Costume – R39, R37, R35, R32
- Witch Costume – V17, V15, V12, YR07, YR04, Silver gel pen
I think these look like a fun group to go trick-or-treating with, don’t you?! 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed my fun Halloween card today and were inspired in some way! Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday blog and have a look at the inspiration and come play along with us this week! Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products I’ve used on my card today with affliate links: