Baby it’s Cold Outside

Sketch Challenge

For this card I really had to think hard on how to get the background piece as I don’t have any large background dies that have a patterned edge. For the penguins, Santa hat and the flourish I used 3 different stamp sets, one by LawnFawn, one Hero Arts and the last by the Cat’s Pajama’s. Sentiment came from the latter set. I wanted the card to look cold and found the PP among my Reminisce stash from last year. I got clever with the background layer as I have a small die set that I believe is from either Spellbinders or Sissix that I purchased in a discount sale. At the time I didn’t know enough to keep the packaging name so cannot attribute some of my items for this reason. Anyway the largest die is a square with the scalloped edging and to make this fit the card front I cut 2 and played a little to get them to fit together seamlessly. It worked like a charm and I am thrilled with the result. With the layered piece on top you would never know that the background is 2 pieces. I also got the look I was going for, as to me this looks cold.

The image panel was done using the flourish stamp and Speckled Egg ink which I heat embossed clear. Then I added the other inks over the top. Spritzed it a little and once dry it was ready to add the penguins and sentiment. The images were coloured using some Sakura pens and InkTense pencils and I used a glitter pen over the sentiment as well. Finally I added a few sparkly snowflake sequins.

14 thoughts on “Baby it’s Cold Outside

  1. Your card does look very cold with the background and the penguins. Great job of matching up the squares to make the background layer. It looks like it might be a Spellbinders die from the early Nestie days. The name might be Beaded Squares – I have a set called Beaded Circles and the edge is very similar.

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    1. Thanks for the info on the die set Judy. I shall make a note as what you mention kind of rings a bell in my head. Maybe I’ll just call it this in the future. Glad you like my effort.


  2. You did a BEAUTIFUL job! Don’t feel bad, I struggled with this one myself but we crafters persevere and come up with a solution don’t we! LOL This is just adorable with these cute penguins! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Love this fun card Johanna! It definitely gives the feeling of cold. Your background is fantastic and I never would have known it was 2 pieces. Can’t tell even though you said it was.

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