Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Color Inspiration 32

I've gotten a bit burned out on craft show creating, so I thought I'd take a day to create something that I want to make. Kristina's Color Inspiration got my mind in gear. While I love the elegant look you can achieve with red and black, I find that I don't gravitate towards red very much. My style tends to be a "cute" sort of thing, and red is a little harder to blend in with cute. So I really did enjoy doing this challenge today, it's nice to be pushed out of your comfort zone.



I started with the Package Packin Penguin from High Hopes Stamps. Painted his body and the package. Then I broke out my glitter gel pens for his clothing and a golden bow. I love the barely glitter glisten the gel pens give. Unfortunately my picture doesn't capture it well. :(
I then cut him out with my oval Nestabilities and added him to a scalloped oval Nestability that is dotted with white stickles. (They sure do look 'tall' in this pic.) I chose to emboss golden presents on the vanilla card stock, giving me my metallic without it taking over my card. Add a pretty ribbon, bow and gold embossed sentiment held in place by a white snowflake, and ta-da! A cutesy Christmas card.

You know, I just realized I'm in a lot of trouble once Christmas card season is done. That's like what all my stash is focused on! I need to expand!

13 comments:

  1. He is so cute. What a great card! TFS.

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  2. Love your card!! The colors and the penguin are so nice!!

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  3. So very cute...I love penguins....*Hugs*

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  4. oh I just want to hug him! LOL! ~Donna

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  5. Oh, he is just too adorable! I love it!!

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  6. this is so cute! It might sound odd, but I love the gold on vanilla... it's the perfect background - interesting but distracting

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  7. Wow! I am completely amazed at all the comments people have left for me. Thanks so much! I'll have to be sure to do these challenges more often! lol

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  8. Very cute. Love that stamp!

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  9. Cute card... like your embossed lil packages!

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