This card is very similar to one I did a few weeks ago, but it has several differences.
I started by stamping out my little penguin. Then, I colored him in using my watercolor pencils. I usually like to wet a brush, and rub it on the tip of the pencil to pick up the color that way. I find that I get more saturation of color and less water seeping through my cardstock with that method. Unless you are using a very heavy cardstock or a watercolor paper, too much water can make your cardstock warp and pill. After he was colored, I added some Stickled and a few dots with my white gel pen to his hat and set him aside.
For my background, I took some Distress Inks and blended them to get this ombre sky. I started with Tumbled Glass, then Broken China, and finally some Faded Jeans. I always go from lightest color to darkest. I figure you can always go darker, but can't go lighter! Over the Distress Ink I used my Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil and white gel pen to create the circles that look like snow. I took some more Stickles and filled in the circles. Gotta have some glimmer!
For my sentiment I stamped and embossed "Christmas" in white. Then, I cut "merry" three times with my Cricut and adhered them together to make them look like chipboard. I added Stickles to the top of my letters, as well.
Finally, I tore a piece of white cardstock, glued it along the bottom and (you guessed it), added more Stickles! Then I just adhered the penguin with foam adhesive and glued on the "merry" letters. It ended up being a pretty simple, yet fun card!
I'm linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge!! The throwback challenge Im doing is the Ombre one. I felt it was so fun and a great way to use my Distress Inks!
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