Hi there and a very healthy and happy New Year to everyone! I've unfortunately not started off on a good note - having come down with a very minor case of Covid last week. Anyway, hopefully that will be it for me going forward. Kind of glad I did get it, as the Omicrom variant is rampant around here in New Jersey, just now.
My January header is American Witch hazel. A cheery addition to the backyard when nothing else is blooming at this time of the year!
So on to my card for the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge, which is always "anything goes". I had picked up the Reflections snowflake background stamp and thought to team it up with the two cute Hampton Arts penguins!
I started with stamping the background stamp on to a white card base with Versafine Clair Paradise ink and heat embossing with Clear Detail ink.
The two different penguins were stamped on to white cardstock in Versafine Nocturne ink and heat embossed with clear detail. They were colored with Copics and die cut using the die included in the Hampton Art set.
I found the cute sentiment in an old Sparkle n' Sprinkle set, called Holiday Penguins. This was stamped in the same Paradise ink and then heat embossed. I cut the sentiment out with an old Spellbinders Classic Diamonds die and then edged it with Paradise ink, quite heavily in places and then heat embossed that with the Clear Detail powder - it gave a lovely shiny appearance!
The sentiment and penguins were then added to the front with foam pads and a blue organdy ribbon finished off my card for today!
Hampton Art Penguin Set and die SC0665
Recollections Christmas Noel
Holiday Penguins (Sparkle N Sprinkle)
Spellbinders Classic Diamonds dies
Versafine Clair Paradise Ink
Versafine Clair Nocturne ink
Clear embossing powder
Blue Organdy ribbon