Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pink and Grey Christmas card

Thank you for stopping by.  This is the first Christmas card I have made in 2017.  I took a month off of Christmas theme and now I am ready to try to make a few each month and be ready for the holiday  when it comes!


I colored my sweet penguin image with alcohol markers and framed him with a cute heart die using a dark grey cardstock.  I thought about punching a heart for the penguin to hold, and turning this into a Valentine, but I already felt committed to doing a Christmas theme.  


Textured paper was embossed with snowflakes and then I used a pale pink paper for the background. Nuvo Crystal Glitter drops were used as a subtle embellishment.  


Supplies:  Purple Onion Designs Frost stamp, Elle Studio Sentiment set, Memento and Versafine black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol makers, Spellbinders Heart Circles die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Embossing folder, Crate Paper Peppermint 6x6 paper pad.

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Rudolph Days - January
Cards in Envy - Pink and Grey
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

19 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Your first card in 2017 is AWESOME!! Love the dry-embossed details along with your superb coloring! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

*Vicki* said...

I absolutely ADORE this one Heidi!! That penguin has the cutest expression on his face!! I love your texture snowflake background too!! Awesome first Christmas card for the year! :) HUGS

Sandy Trefger said...

What a great idea to make at least one a month! You'll be ahead of the game for sure!! Love your cute little penguin with the pink scarf for our Pink & Gray challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Marina said...

Lovely design on this cute card.

Kathleen said...

Lovely sweet image and a lovely E.F.

Kath x

Carol L said...

What a darling image and he looks adorable within that pretty die! Congrats on your first 2017 Christmas card!

scrappymo! said...

This is an adorable card. The penguin is a sweetie pie and I love his wee scarf too! He is so nicely complimented by the snowflake embossed panel.

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is really cute. Love the sweet penguin and the embossed snowflakes really go well with him all wrapped up in his scarf.

baili said...

wow!!!
what beautiful card you made friend!
and how wise to making card each month for the event ,really wonderful!

Mac Mable said...

So very cute and so adorable...Love that image and the contrast of the white dry embossing x

Beth Norman said...

He's so cute I could pinch his cheeks. Wonderful card.

Viv said...

Great card Heidi, love that cute little penguin too ;) Viv xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet image and a great card.

CherylQuilts said...

What an adorable card, Heidi, and I love this little penguin! Beautifully colored and a great layout! Good for you for taking a break. We all need it...far more than we realize at times. Hugs, and keep warm! xoxo

Kathy S said...

Who doesn't just love penguins? They are so sweet and you've colored up this one so nicely. Thank you for joining the Pink & Grey challenge over at Cards In Envy. See you again soon!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Totally adorable!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a cute and adorable penguin, lovely layout too and thanks for joining us at January's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous little penguin he makes a great card.

Sue xx

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, such a cute little penguin, coloured beautifully, love the pink scarf and the modern Christmas colours you have used... have a wonderful week... Megan