Monday, December 4, 2017

Winter Penguin Card

Hello friends! I hope you had a good weekend! We did a lot of things this weekend: went to two Christmas markets, decorated for Christmas and got a tree, took photos for the Christmas cards (a little late since we had been waiting for snow, but we had to do it without snow this year), and also took a really nice walk. 



We have a photo inspired challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog this week, and our theme is Icy Photo Inspiration. I was inspired by all the snow on the photos to create a winter scene card.


It is the first Monday of a new month, and as always on that day, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge team showcases products from a specific company or designer. This time it is Paper Artsy, which has a wide range of stamps and fun coloring products. If you have any of their products, it is fun if yo use them, but you don't need to in order to join the challenge.

Don't miss the gorgeous project by our December guest designer Valarie-Jael, with her blog Bastelmania

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Paper Artsy Infusions

Have you seen all the new DieCember dies released by SSS just before the weekend? There are so many stunning dies, and here I used one of them, the Picture Book Hugging Penguin. Is she not adorable? I love the effects you can get with Paper Arty's Infusions Coloured Stains, and I used them to create my the icy background for this card.

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Paper Artsy Infusions

I started out with a sheet of watercolor paper. On the half to the left, I misted the paper with water first and then sprinkled in the Infusions - A Bit Jaded and In The Navy. On the half to the right, I sprinkled the Infusions first and then misted with water. You only need a tiny amount of powder. I added more water to the side on the left too, and dabbed some of the color away. I like both the more fluid and smooth effect, and the more speckled and textured effect to the right.

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Paper Artsy Infusions

I cut a piece that was 11 x 22 cm and folded that into a square card. I like the look of the color continuing onto the back of the card. When it was dry, I stamped it with a small flower stamps from the Paper Artsy Eclectica3 Lin Brown 22 set, which works just as well as a snowflake.

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Simon Says Stamp Hugging Penguin

The penguin was die cut from watercolor paper and watercolored with Distress Inks. Yesterday, I posted another card with this penguin die, for the SSS DieCember blog hop, and then the penguin was die cut with wool felt.

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Paper Artsy Infusions

Snowy layers were created by tearing vellum and embossing it in the Tiny Dots folder. I also used a fun sentiment from Tim Holtz Christmas Clippings stickers.

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Paper Artsy Infusions

I also glued a whole bunch of sequins to the background, from the SSS Frosted pack. Here you can see the cool effect of the Infusions and all the different shades of blue, turquoise and brown.

Layers of ink - Winter Penguin Card by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Paper Artsy Infusions

The stamped flowers look even more like snowflakes with a sequin in the center.

I hope you will join us this week in our Icy Photo Inspiration challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

Paper Artsy ECLECTICA3 LIN BROWN 22
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Paper Artsy IN THE NAVY Infusions Colored Stain
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Paper Artsy A BIT JADED Infusions Colored Stain
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK HUGGING PENGUIN
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Simon Says Stamp FROSTED Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM
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Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY DOTS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Clippings
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival FORGET-ME-NOT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK TRIO CLEAR ACRYLIC
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18 comments:

  1. Super cute card Anna-Karin :-) the little penguin is adorable and I love the background, the watery colours with the embossed vellum are beautiful! The whole design is gorgeous :-)

    Your weekend sounded lovely! I am sure the Christmas markets were beautiful and well done on getting your decorations up! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. So Cute. I love the penguin and your background is beautiful.

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  3. This is adorable, Anna-Karin! Your Infusion background turned out amazing and the embossed torn vellum is awesome. Love this!

    Cathie ♥

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  4. Gorgeous piece, love the cool colours. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. This is ADORABLE! Your background is so gorgeous and icy! I have got to add those Infusions to my wish list! Hugs!

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  6. Oh my goodness Anna-Karin the background colours you used on this are gorgeous and I love the penguin.... Super adorable!

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  7. The infusions sky and vellum dotted snowy layers are so lovely. I like the colors of your background and the little penguin is so cute. Hugs! Marzena

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  8. Absolutely beautiful ! Your background is so great !

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  9. Love, love, love this card! The background is beautiful and the vellum makes such a great place for the little penguin. The bit of sparkle from the sequins is perfect. I don't know where you find the time to create all these great projects but so glad you do.
    Thank you so much for sharing this sweet creation! :)

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  10. This is both stunning and adorable! The effect you created on the background is amazing and I would've never thought to use Infusions to create an icy look. Really gorgeous!

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  11. I love this Anna-Karin! Your background is amazing, full of sparkle and light! Awesome use of the Infusions and glitter and sequins, and your penguin is oh, so cute! hugs Maura

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  12. Oh Anna-Karin! That background is positively STUNNING!! I love the texture and color combo! WOWEE!! The sweet penguin is the perfect accent : )

    *mwah*
    Steph
    SImon Says Stamp!

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  13. your card is amaziing Anna-Karin, love that gorgeous background, the dotty vellum and that penquin is so adorable...enjoy your weekend, hugs kath xxx

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  14. Oh wow.. This is such a stunning holiday card! Anna-Karin. The texture and colors on the background you cerated are amazing. :)

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  15. Wow, the icy background texture and colours with the sequins is amazing and the penguin is adorable - stunning! I enjoyed seeing how you created it too 😁. Have a great day! J 😊

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  16. What a sweet card, Anna-Karin! The little penguin is so cute, love the dotted snowhills and the gorgeous background! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. wow the background is AMAZING!!!! i am literally "eating" the screen with my eyes, love every single detail!!

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  18. The background is gorgeous! I love the embossed vellum layers too. Did you just use the two colors of Infusions? It looks like there is some brown in there too.

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