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!

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This is the sketch I used on this project:

These are the tools I used on this project:


  1. Darnell Jean Knauss

    I’m so glad you didn’t give up, Gina, because this turned out to be an adorable card! I love that you were inspired by the skates! Thank you for playing at Inspired By! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Leigh Penner

    Super cute take on the inspiration photo!

  3. Sheri Gilson

    Super cute take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things this week!

  4. Christine Miller

    Such a sweet little penguin and fun way to use the sketch! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.
    DT member

  5. Macarena

    Cute scene and I see this penguin so happy! Thank you for joining our Icy theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  6. Lisa bzibziak

    So sweet! I love it if that helps!…lol…Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic hearts!

  7. Alicia

    I love this card but I get how you feel when you work so hard and it is still not exactly the idea you had in your head. It is very cute and I want to thank you for using our sketch over at Atlantic Hearts!

  8. foleysfriend

    I think the card is lovely. Proud of you for not giving up on the card. Thanks for joining us at The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  9. Samantha Mann

    wow – this is awesome! that scene is incredible!! wow! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! 🙂

  10. Jenn Shurkus

    such an adorable and creative scene 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge!


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