Penguin at Christmas

Yes, this is a Christmas card! And that is because the theme over at the new Cute ‘N Crafty challenge is Christmas in July. Our sponsor is My Besties and I got to work with this cutie called Bestie Pengiun. The prize for the winner is 3 digis from the shop.

I created the card design in Silhouette Studio. The cardpanel is all one layer. I created a 4×5.5 rectangle and filled it with a digital paper from the Kelly’s Christmas Digital Paper collection by KHDigi. I lowered the opacity of the rectangle to soften the colors of the paper some. I added the digi to the rectangle and sized it accordingly. Then I created an oval behind the penguin and sized it so that the pom-poms and the end of the scarf were outside of it. I created a 0.5 inch offset from the first oval. Using the eyedropper tool, I filled the two with color from the digital paper and then printed the panel out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper.

I colored the penguin with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Once completed, I returned the page to my Silhouette to cut the rectangle out, making sure all other cutlines were turned off. Yes, I could cut a rectangle with my paper trimmer, but I find I get a more accurate cut with my Silhouette since I did create it there and the paper is a filled shape.

Using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club kit from November 2018, I cut the words Merry and Christmas from green cardstock. Then I embossed the words with clear embossing powder, putting 3 layers of embossing on it. That way my sentiment looks like epoxy letters. I glued the panel to a green cardbase and adhered the sentiment in place.
Cute ‘N Crafty challenges are now monthly and so you have more time to enter your Christmas themed projects this time. We look forward to seeing your makes.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
My Besties Penguin digi
KHDigi’s Christmas digital paper

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Recollections Green cardstock
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils

Versamark Ink

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Wagner Heat Gun

Stampendous clear embossing powder

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club sets
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

In line with new European Data Protection Laws (GDPR) by commenting you know that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of your personal information for this specific purpose.

Many thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!


Don't miss out...

I would love to have you subscribe to my new project posts. You will get one email a week with a link to my new posts.

I don't spam. Read my Privacy Policy

4 thoughts on “Penguin at Christmas”

  1. Your Silhuette allows you to develop your wings of imagination. Your cards are beautifully designed, and mastering prismacolor makes your paintings look so realistic.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top