My first card uses this adorable penguin from the Penguins on Ice stamp set.
Directions for Penguin Card:
1. Cut olive card stock to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", fold in half to make 4-1/4" x 5-1/2 side folded card.
2. Trim red print paper to 4" x 5-1/4", adhere to card front.
3. Use Labels 22 die to cut gold card stock layer. Stamp penguin onto white card stock with Memento black ink and use smaller size Labels 22 die to cut out. Stamp Merry Christmas onto a scrap of white card stock with Olive Green Pastel chalk ink.
5. Trim stamped sentiment with a straight ruler, then use decorative edge scissors to trim both sides. Edge with Vintage Photo distress ink and adhere to card front below focal image.
6. Punch 8-9 holly leaves from the green print paper. Edge with Peeled Paint distress ink and glue beneath pop dotted focal image in upper right and lower left corners.
7. Add Crystal glitter glue to hat and snowflakes.
Directions for Vintage girl holding blank sign:
7. I adhered all pieces together, and offset the green print framed piece over the white framed piece before attaching to the front.
8. Punch three snowflakes from gold vellum and stamp one of the small snowflakes in the center with Emerald Green StazOn ink.
9. Make a double bow with the gold rayon seam binding and adhere around the top of the frame, adding one of the snowflakes to the center of the bow.
10. Adhere the two remaining snowflakes to the lower left side of the frame, pop dotting only one snowflake for dimension.
Sin City Stamps: Penguins on Ice
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two; Lea'bilities frame oval curves
DCWV Christmas Made paper stack
Card stock: Olive Green; Cherry Red; Gold Vellum, White
Copic Markers: R37, R39, YG21, YG 23, E71,
Snowflake punch (Emaginations)
Fiskars decorative corner punch
Holly leaf punch (McGill)
Ink Pads: Olive Green Pastel Chalk; Memento Cottage Ivy, Black; Blue Hawaii and Emerald Green StazOn; Vintage Photo distress
Stickles Crystal glitter glue
Ruby red glitter Liner
Krylon gold leaf pen
Colored pencils: black, white, flesh
Gold seam binding
Whether you are making 1, 10, or 100 Christmas cards this year, both of these cards can be made very quickly. I hope you enjoyed my project today and that I have inspired you to get busy on your card making for the holidays.
So be sure to stop by the Sin City Stamps online store for all your seasonal stamps, and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team on the SCS Blog.