Today I’ve got a sweet little card made with some Simon Says Stamp goodies and I am also going to submit this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is ‘Anything Goes’. For a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a shop I frequent more often than I should (and tell my husband), why not??
One of my little presents for Christmas was the absolutely AH-dorable Picture Book Secret Penguin wafer die. I’ve done my usual thing of cutting out loads and making a whole herd of them, trying different colour combinations and just having fun. I used both coloured card stock and Copic markers to add colour to the various feet, beaks, cheeks, eyes and even bodies of some of them.
For the actual card, I only ended up using one so I have a spare 11 for other projects at a later date. Nothing like being prepared, right? You never know when you are going to need a penguin on short notice.
As it’s technically winter, although we have zero snow despite living in Poland and I gotta admit that I thought we might have to dig our way out of the house due to snow by now, I’ve created a wintery scene with the help of the SSS Snow Falling stencil and some white texture paste from Ranger ink. The falling snow texture paste I tinted with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold to add a subtle hint of shimmer. Snow can be so magical and I thought a bit of shimmer would add that magic to the card.
The background piece I added the falling snow to is a piece of Kraft stock, sized at 3.75”x5”. I also added some pure white texture paste to the bottom to make it look like the “ground” was covered in snow. This part I didn’t want to look too neat so I simply spread it around a bit with my spatula and wiped off the edges.
I absolutely adore the stamp and die set from SSS called Love, you can also get it in separates (clear stamp here and Wafer die here) and I used it for this card. I cut out the “shadow” part of Love in 3 pieces of black card stock as well as one in this gorgeous Brushed Gold card stock from MFT. I also cut out a background piece, 4.25”x5.5”, to add to a card base. The other part of the Love die, I cut out in black linen textured card stock. Using a liquid glue I glued all the pieces together and set aside. On a very thin strip of white card stock I stamped the sentiment ‘You to pieces’ from the clear stamp set, in black ink. When the card is finished it will read ‘Love you to pieces’.
Putting the card together was really quick once I had all the little bits and pieces ready (and dry!) and with the help of foam tape, it only took a minute or two before it was done but I thought it needed a little something else though (shocker, I know…!) so I added a small snowflake for the penguin to hold. This is from one of the very first die cut sets I got from Lawn Fawn, called Stitched Snowflakes. It looked really cute but STILL needed a little something-something. A single heart cut out of a lovely vivid red card stock, using the little heart dies in the MFT Deer Love Die-Namics was just the icing on the cake. And with that, I think it’s done. I’d better step away now before I start adding a little bit of this, and a little bit of that… I have been known for going overboard every now and again. On rare occasions.
That’s it from me today but I hope you have enjoyed this little post as much as I enjoyed making the card! None of the links in this post are affiliate links but I always want to enabl… I mean, being helpful (sounds much better, doesn’t it??) in locating the products I have used for my projects just in case you need/want/will perish without them.
Happy crafting and lots of love from Erica