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.