Wow, did this card take a lot of work! I am not sure that I am all that happy with it, but there was definitely a point of no return when I realized how many hours had been spent already. I don’t hate it, I just don’t love it, and I wanted to love it a lot more after spending so much time working on it. Why does it work that way?
I used Winter Penguin from Lawn Fawn for the main design on this card. I started by stamping my heart design and an outline of where my penguin was going to go and the embossing my heart. I then penciled in an outline of my pound and watercolored it (all of the colors I use are listed in the tools section below). I then stamped my snowflakes and embossed them and watercolored the sky over them. I also watercolored the ground, I wanted to give it a snowy look so went over it with a combination of Delicata WHITE SHIMMER and PICKET FENCE, but it didn’t really work 🙁 . I then topped my pond with glossy accents and a sprinkling of glitter to make it look like ice. I stamped, watercolored, and cut out my penguin and when my pond was dry affixed him in the spot that I had marked before. I cut my strip for my sentiment and then stamped and embossed it and affixed it to the front of my card. When that was all done I added everything to the front of my card base!
I am submitting this card to:
- Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Sketch #241
- I followed the sketch
- Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 18 – Emboss Resist
- I embossed in several different places on this card, I emboss resisted my snowflakes and my heart in the pond.
- Inspired By All the Little Things #75 Featuring Bobby Hagen
- I used the inspiration of the skates and even made the skates on my penguin blue!
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Icy
- I have think ice skating is icy!