Hello! Today I’m with Chalk n Stock Challenge for the start of another anything goes challenge. This month I’ve chosen to use a wintery penguin image from Bugaboo.

After printing my image, I colored the penguin with multiple brands of alcohol markers. I also printed two sheets of matching blue digital snowflake patterned paper to use in my design.

I wanted to keep this card fairly simple but that idea evaporated fairly quickly. I had decided to use my generic set of banner dies but quickly discovered using the dies alone left too much space between the layers for my liking. I cut the penguin image with a smaller die and cut another white banner with a larger die from the set. I cut two intermediate sized banners by hand, using the snowflake patterned papers. I gave them a similar look to the banner die set by using a Lawn Fawn cross stitched border die that added matching edges to my hand cut banners.

I layered and glued the four banners, setting them aside to dry while I worked on the background. I then cut a piece of the darker snowflake paper to add as my background panel and glued it into place on a 5″×7″ card base. I drew along the edge of the paper with a blue Sakura Glitter pen.

I glued the banner stack onto the card and decided to add a few snowflakes, die cut from silver glitter card. I also cut a greeting from the same glitter card, using Paper Smooches Merry Christmas word die. Before gluing the sentiment into place, I added a strip of blue glitter washi tape across the bottom of the card, just to add a little more bling. After all, what’s Christmas without lots of sparkle?

Thanks so much for spending time with me today. I look forward to next time…😊


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