Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by, I hope you are having a great day.
This year I'm behind. Behind in my card making, behind in my Christmas shopping, behind in the decorating and behind in my blog posting. Just behind.
I'd like to tell you that it's because I have some amazing things coming, or that it's because I've been super busy with family stuff or holiday stuff or any sort of stuff at all, but really it's not. Don't get me wrong the posts I have coming are pretty good (at least I think so), but mostly it's my hands.
I was injured in high school playing rugby, I had no movement in my right wrist for over a year and was told that I would have arthritis at a very young age. And while I usually have to put my pencil crayons away during the winter months for the past couple years; this year in particular has been exceptionally trying.
So enough of that, because really it isn't all that fun to think about or talk about. Thank you for being patient and for sticking with me. I really appreciate every click, like, comment and view.
To begin, I stamped the hat from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together set and masked that off. I then stamped the penguin and masked him off, and then stamped the ice from Critters in the Arctic and masked that off.
I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink to sponge a soft cool halo around the images. I then removed the masks and coloured the images with Copics. The greeting is stamped from #MFTstamps.
The next panel was embossed using a super fun penguin embossing folder that my Mom had in her stash. Had I known she had that last year I'm sure we would have seen far more penguins. I trimmed this panel down to 4x5 1/4".
I cut a piece of red cardstock to match the hat as my matting layer and then mounted everything on a standard A2 sized card base.
I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. Don't forget to follow me over on the right sidebar so you don't miss any future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you.
This card is for:
Lawnccaping Challenge #143
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge