Monday, September 23, 2013

Joyous Penguin!

I decided it was time to test some Christmas cards for the coming Holiday Season. It will be here before you know it, and I want to be prepared.

So, what do you think? Do you like this fella? He's one of my favorites. I entered this card into a challenge at Gina K Designs where we were to use both types of embossing -- dry embossing and heat embossing. I used dry embossing for the dotted background that I thought might give an appearance of snow. Then, I used VersaMark Black Ink for the penguin and heat embossed that. You can't tell very well from the pictures, but that fella is smooth as stone! He's adorable! I colored his ear muffs, scarf and skates with Copic markers, then outlined in a very light blue for a glowing effect. I love the light blue paper for the background. That's one of my favorites. Good thing, since I have a whole pack! Hate to admit it, but that wonderful paper is going fast. Anyway, I felt it was good to give the feeling of a cold winter and it's close to the same color I used to outline.

Thanks for looking. I know it's a little early for some of you to be looking at Christmas cards, but for those of us who create our own, it's time to begin creating cards to celebrate the special season! Please don't leave without leaving a comment. I'd really like to know what you think of this card, because if it's popular, I might make more. Thank you!


  1. What is there to not absolutely love about this little cutie?? You should definitely make more

  2. Who could possibly not like this card, Sharon! EVERYONE loves penguins and the whole layout and the sediment are uplifting! You can't ask for a nicer wish on a card!! And good for you for getting a start on Christmas. Here we are almost at the end of September, so Christmas will be here before we turn around! Thanks for the visit to me - good luck with the decluttering!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Sharon - thanks for the comment on my Insider Class submission. I am shocked that you have not entered anything into the gallery? I must admit, making these types of cards does take awhile.


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