This is my last card for 2016! Why not end the year with something awesome!?! I love Mama Elephant’s Arctic Penguins. It was actually one of the first stamp sets I bought when I wasn’t sure if I’d like card making but figured I would buy a few things and give it a try. Lo and behold, I LOVE IT!
This past year, I’ve been playing around with different techniques and really trying to find something that’s my niche. I’ve had an overwhelming response for my box pop up cards. Thank you to everyone that contributed to helping me figure out what I should do more of next year! Designing more box pop up cards, learning how to improve upon my watercolour painting, and becoming proficient with brush calligraphy are on my list for next year!
For this card, I started out by making the box base. You can find those instructions here. UPDATE MARCH 13, 2017>>> or watch my Youtube video below.
Next, I stamped and coloured the penguins and ice with Copic markers, then die cut them with their coordinating dies. I did a mirror image stamp of the large ice using MFT’s Mirror Image Clear Stamp. Basically, I put it in my MISTI tool and stamped the ice three times in the same spot on the mirror image stamp with Onyx Black Versafine Ink, then stamped the mirror image block on my piece of paper. The ink transferred well onto the paper and I just cut the image out with scissors.
I also stamped and coloured a tree from the Reindeer Games stamp set and used the “Season’s Greetings”, sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Christmas Scene stamp set. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder Liquid Platinum.
I die cut a few other things too while I had my Cuttlebug out. I’ll just list them so it’s easier to read…
Hills: Mama Elephant Landscape Trio
Mountains: Mama Elephant Snow Capped Mountains Creative Cuts
Clouds: Rainbow High Creative Cuts
Sun: Wplus9 Sunshine layers die set
Sentiment housing: the second smallest scalloped circle from MFT’s Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax Die-namics
I adhered everything onto the card and finished the card by brushing my
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay Pen on the penguin accessories and ice to give it a nice shimmer. If you’ve been following me for the last few months, you might have noticed that I use this pen on like every card! It’s because I love it that much! The subtle shimmer just gives cards an extra little something special.
You can see it in action here:
Last Christmas card of the year with these awesome penguins <3. With my excitement of finishing it, I forgot to film the card opening, so I got my friend to do it :D. #mamaelephant #simonsaysstamp #boxcard #popupcard #interactivecard #cardmaking #handmadecards #diycards #papercraft #copicmarkers #diecutting #christmascard #yeglocal #madeincanada #sssmchallenge #ssswchallenge
Anyways, that’s all from me for this year. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season! I’ll be back in the new year with some new awesome stuff!