It’s the fifth Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for our Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday! For my project I decided to pull out the Simon Says Stamp January card kit and create a wintry Valentine’s card.
I began by stamping a sentiment and the large penguin from the Snow Much stamp set onto a piece of watercolour paper. I then masked off the penguin and a strip at the base of the panel for ground, and began ink-blending across the entire panel. I started with Spun Sugar Distress ink, then bought in some Milled Lavender and just a touch of Seedless Preserves for the very bottom.
Leaving my masks in place I then added some heat embossing. I used each of the snowflakes from the stamp set and embossed with WOW! Cloud 9 Glitter embossing powder. Once I’d finished the embossing I removed the masks and restamped the penguin and sentiment. I used a couple of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to quickly colour the penguin’s beak before going in with a glitter gel pen to add tiny snowflakes all over the panel.
I used my markers again to colour in three snippet strips of patterned paper, one in pink and one each in dark and light grey. I trimmed the strips down and cut banner tails into the end of each.
All that was left to do was to adhere everything together. I layered the pink and dark grey banner pieces together and adhered them flat to the cardbase with double-sided tape, before using foam adhesive to add the focal panel. I overlapped the remaining banner across the panel, using double-sided tape where it met the panel, and foam tape for the area that overhangs.
This Valentine’s card is so cute and I think the soft colour palette works well. It’s not the traditional wintry, snowy colours, but I think it’s still clear that it is a winter sky. I really like the adorable penguin, and I’m sure I’ll have lots of fun with this stamp set. I do think maybe I should have removed the mask prior to adding at least some of the snowflakes as it would have made sense to allow some to be falling in front of the penguin. That’s just a minor complaint though. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the design.
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: Winter Fun
Fusion Card Challenge – Sketch and Image
Kat Scrappiness Challenge – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
MFT Color Challenge – Color Palette
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Animals
TCP Tuesday Challenge – Love
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)