06 July 2020

Christmas Penguin Slider Card

Christmas Penguin Slider Card

I hope you have all recovered nicely from the 4th of July festivities because it is Christmas in July, at least for me! I thought I would take advantage of all this extra crafting time to get started on some of my 2020 one-of-a-kind Christmas cards. The first one for the month is this cute little penguin who is enjoying the great outdoors as he skates over a snow-covered hill. Doesn't he look like he is having fun?  

I colored Mr. Penguin using alcohol markers, and he is from Lawn Fawn's Winter Penguin stamp set.  I used Lawn Fawn's Large Slimeline with Sliders dies as well. The background is made using Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire and a blending brush. The snowflakes are from the same stamp set, and I did a combination of Versa Mark and embossing powder and also stamped with Hero Hues pigment ink in Unicorn.  

Interior of card

I like to think of my creations as Cards to be Displayed, which means I decorate each panel. When I send the cards, I include a separate insert in the envelope with a hand-written message. 

The fire stamp is from the Light My Fire digital stamp collection by PrettyCuteStamps on Etsy. As you have probably learned by now, I purchase a lot of digital stamps. They are so convenient and easy to resize to my needs. 

For the hillsides, I used a Cricut Access file that I resized to fit the slimline card. It was easy to modify. If you are a Cricut Design Studio beginner do not be intimated! You will catch on quickly.  

As we take a closer look at the inside, you will see that I have highlighted the trees with Sakura's Stardust gelly roller pen in clear to give it that sparkly frosted look. I did the same with the snowflakes. 

Let's take a closer look...

A closer look at the interior

I wanted to point out the Christmas lights in this photo. They are cute, but they lack a little luster. Look at the difference in the next photo...

Christmas lights

See how they shine and stand out now? A little Ranger's Glossy Accents makes all the difference! It takes it up a notch and really makes the lights festive. It is the small details that can make a big difference in a card.  You can also see in this picture how well the Stardust pen works. It applies the glitter nicely, and the rest is clear, just as promised.   

If you would like to see the slider in action, please watch the short 31-second video below:

Another week, another card! We are moving right along, and the blog is finally starting to take shape. I want to thank all of you who have joined me on this journey from the beginning, and I look forward to meeting all our new visitors moving forward. 

If you have any questions or comments, please don't forget to say hello in the comment section below. 

I look forward to seeing you next week!  

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