This is my first week as a guest designer for Paper Cupcakes! I'm excited to be working with the sweet digital images that Nina has created! This week I chose to play with "Skating By". A cute little penguin that looks like he's really speeding on his ice skates. You can check out the shop of cute and sweet images here at Nina's store "Paper Cupcakes", and also make a visit to the challenge blog "There's Magic in the Air" here for some terrific inspiration and to join in on the challenges weekly on Mondays. Here is the card I designed for this challenge. "Make a Christmas card with snowflakes on it." I couldn't resist this little guy. He's so darned cute! I saw this card "style" on You Tube one day when I was browsing around on the internet. It swings open with the brad at the side of the card. I used a piece of acetate for the ice float that the guys are skating on. I scratched the ice up a little to make it look like they were skating in a circle. The snowflakes are punched on shiny silver paper with a Marvy punch. The circle sentiment and the gems are from Stampin Up. I used stickles on the edges of the ice float. The stars are punched out of "pearl paper" and little flat blings were put in the center of each star for more shine.
I printed the penguin twice in 2 sizes for this. I colored them with my Photoshop Elements program. I put glitter gel pen on their skates. The background was created with a sponge and different shades of blue ink. I sponged silver ink around the black edge of the card. This is how the card looks as it's being opened to view the sentiment, which is from Stampin Up. I left space above to write a note of holiday cheer to the recipient. Thanks for checking out my latest blog entry. Have a great day!