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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Merry Monday Penguins

The theme of this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is penguins and the Jingle Belles want to see some embossing, so I broke out my favorite penguin stamp set and made a card using this Freshly Made sketch:

I stamped the penguin and sentiment with pigment inks and heat embossed them with clear detail powder and then used a Staedtler marker to add a pop of red to the penguin.  I made the frame using two Nestabilities circle dies.  Before removing the paper from the dies I ran it through my Cuttlebug again with a tan embossing mat to get the ring around the middle.  To give the striped strip definition I lightly pressed to edges perpendicularly into a black ink pad.  Here is the inside:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used:
Paper:  Black and White Daisy cardstock, Live Beautifully by Close to My Heart
Stamps:  Wintry Wishes, Very Merry Christmas, Merriest Christmas by Close to My Heart
Ink:  Black Versafine ink, Cranberry dye and pigment inks from Close to My Heart, Red Staedtler marker
Embellishments:  Snowflake punch by Marvy Uchida, Embossing frolder by Darice, Stampendous Clear Detail powder, White Nuvo drops


  1. This is lovely, that embossing folder is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  2. This card is too cute! I love the design

  3. Just so sweet! Love this little penguin. So glad you joined us at FMS!!

  4. I love all the detail on your card. And that penguin is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Oh how cute! This little guy is just adorable - you've created such a sweet Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  6. what a gorgeous CAS holiday card and a truly awesome use of the perfect snowy embossing folder! so pleased you could join the 'embossible dream" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥