February 20, 2010

Brrr, It's Cold!

We just can't seem to get away from winter this year! We've gotten so much snow that I thought this card was very appropriate. This little guy was made from Jackie Topa's instructions found here. He's made with several SU punches. I really enjoyed putting him together. To give the penguin a little highlight, I outlined him here and there with a white pencil color. The scarf is some gingham ribbon I had at home. I snipped the ends to make it look like the fringe of a scarf. For the background, I tore a piece of copy paper and masked off the ground area. I then used my home-made cloud pattern to sponge in the clouds and sky. I made my cloud pattern by using the round scallop punch to punch out 3 circles out of a clear window sheet. I taped them together and voila, a cloud bank. It's wonderful, because I can see through it and it helps me plan my sponging. Once the sky was done, I unmasked the ground, put a little glue on it here and there using my 2 way glue pen, then sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter. Isn't he cute?!

Thanks for stopping by.

The recipe:
Stamps: Like it a Latte (sentiment)
Paper: Tempting turquoise, black, white, pumpkin pie
Ink: Tempting turquoise, black
Accessories: Punches--wide oval, small oval, large oval, 1 1/4" circle, 5 petal flower, black brads, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, cloud template, sponge, ribbon, white pencil color, dimensionals, CB embossing folders, Nestability dies.

6 Responses to “Brrr, It’s Cold!”

Marie says:

February 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm (Edit)

I love penguins, and this is a cute one!! Love it!

Marlene says:

February 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm (Edit)

Your penguin is absolutely the cutest!!!

Sylvie says:

February 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm (Edit)

Very cute penguin! Send some snow and winter our way… it’s been too warm for us here and not enough snow to enjoy snowshoeing etc…

bonnierose says:

February 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm (Edit)

love that cloud bank.. perfection!

Sew-Ink says:

February 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm (Edit)

Very cute, love the clouds in the background!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) says:

February 19, 2010 at 1:23 am (Edit)

Terri, this card is too adorable! Great job with the clouds! And that penguin is just the cutest thing! I love that you embossed the oval behind him too, it adds some nice texture! Great card!


nitestamper said...

this is simply adorable!!!!what a cute idea!!!!

Alison said...

SO cute! Love the penguin!

Michelle Forrest said...

Love the penguin! Such a cute card!