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!