Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Christmas Card for Three Challenges

Good evening.
Here is a card for the following challenges: Cards for Men Challenge #23 - Animals, Sketch and Stash Challenge #48 and Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight Dry Embossing. See the links at the end of the blog.
For the animals we have penguins, for the dry embossing we have the snow flake background and the card is made to the sketch with the new stash being a Snowflake Impressibility and snow flake Shapeabilities to revitalise plain white card.
This is based on a dark blue A5 size card. Plain white card was embossed using the Impressability and my Cuttlebug. On the debossed side, three colours of blue Distress ink were applied very gently using the blending tool to tint the raised portions. A quickie glue pen was used to highlight the snowflakes with Glamour Dust which is more subtle then glitter. This was then trimmed and attached to a piece of Silver Mirror card. The trimmings were used to make the two arrow shaped pointers which were also matted onto silver mirror card.
The snow flakes were cut out using some Shapeabilites from white card. These were tinged with blue ink and and over sprayed with silver glitter varnish from Crafter's Companion.
For the main image: The penguin stamp from Encaustic Arts International was stamped onto glossy card and thoroughly dried with a heat gun. A moon shape was cut from a Post-It note and some roughly shaped mountains were torn out of paper. The moon and mountains were positioned onto the card and ink was applied with a brayer to give the sky. More mountains were added using the paper and a make-up sponge to dab the ink into place. Snow was added in the form of a snow writer which had Glamour Dust added whilst it was still wet to add just a touch of sparkle.
I hope that you like my challenge entry. Here are the links to the challenge pages:


  1. beautiful card and a fabulous image,very classy indeedy:)

    thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  2. Hi Shirl, brilliant card love penquins and my eldest is nuts on them.
    Im so glad you managed to get the linking sorted, well done its worth it as they work a treat. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. Im so glad you managed it as it certainly does help with commenting on cards, anyway Ive found a fabulous site for showing you all the challenges out there here it is you will need to highlight it and pop it in your search bar as the links dont work in this comment box.


    with love and hugs Shirleyxx

  4. A Lovely card,the penguins are fab and I love the background...Thanks for playing along with us at Cards for Men...
    Mandy xx

  5. Hi Shirl

    Lovely creation and wintery colours, love your backdrop x

    Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

  6. Such a fabulous card and great icy colours.
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
    Cathy xx

  7. What a fantastic animal card! Love that clever inked background. Good luck in the draw at CFM.
    Hugs, Alison x


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