I haven't been a very good blogger over the last year due to one thing and another but I have so enjoyed making cards with a combination dies and stamps and think I am slowly getting the hang of it.
I made some special cards for family , this one is for one of my nieces and her boyfriend I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it. I used a mixture of dies and stamps . The base is the fab poppystamps cottage garden base and gates , I just love how you can create a 3D card that folds flat in an envelope perfect when posting can cost so much these days.
I used this cute penguin stamp from I think sugar nellie I always get sugar nellie and lily of the valley stamps muddled as they both do such cute animal stamps. anyway these cute penguins are coloured with promarkers and some sparkle added with stickles. I then fussy cut them out and stuck them to the back fence of my card.
I completed the scene on my card by stamping this cute little conifer which was one of the first stamps I bought as I thought I could use it for guy cards, again I coloured with promarkers and fussy cut them out ,six in all. I added some gems in red and clear to look like fairy lights , well you have to have Christmas sparkle somewhere don't you?
I then added two to each side fence panel and one each side of my penguin couple. I completed the card with a die cut sentiment on the ground base of the card and done ready to fold flat and post.
I really love how it turned out.
I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017.
I would like to entr this card into the following challenges:-
Poppystamps challenges - oh Christmas tree
Inky chicks - Christmas cards in traditional colours
Unicorn -add some glitter
Passion for promarkers - use dies /punches
Dream valley challenges - Christmas
A gem of a challenge -anything Christmas
Alphabet challenge - use something red
I love Promarkers - hats