Well, not exactly lions and tigers and bears....but how about a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' of POLAR BEARS OR PENGUINS! Everyone probably has one or the other, or both, in their Christmas stamp collection so I hope you'll pull them out and do a card for the challenge this month. I used a rubber stamp from Whimsy (art work by Crissy Armstrong) for my card. Isn't this just one of the cutest penguin stamps you've ever seen! My favorite colors are the shades of blue for any winter cards. I think blue is a cooling color and it just seems appropriate to use it whenever I see snow!
I used the Whimsy snowflake border die, the Memory Box snowflake corner die, and the nested dies around my image are by QuicKutz. The three postage stamp sentiments are from Whimsy. I used flat backed glittery half pearls for the centers of my snowflakes that I got at Michael's. And I went a little crazy with some new embossing glitter from Stampendous, too, covering my diecut snowflakes with it and on my QuickKutz die cuts. I used my glue pen and Cool Glitter Ritz for the snow on the mailbox and ground and a touch of Glossy Accents on my red lights for shine. The pompom on his hat is covered in White Glitter Ritz. I love my pearl paint pen and made some snow and then sprinkled some of that Cool Glitter Ritz on the wet paint.
The sponsor for this month's challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps. They have such fabulous stamps, rubber and digital, at their store!
The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' love making Christmas cards and have created awesome cards to inspire you. I hope you'll join us for the challenge of POLAR BEARS OR PENGUINS.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simply Paper Crafts, Morgan's Art World (I used 3 stamp sentiments), Pink Gems, Oddball Stamps, Fantasy Stampers, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge (S is for snowflakes, shine, stamps, stripes), Di's Digi Designs, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Christmas Card Challenges, Come and Get It, Robyn's Fetish, Crafting from the Heart, Creative Card Crew, Craft Your Passion, Creative Moments, Whimsy Inspires, ABC Christmas (P is for polka dots), Pile It On, Cut It Up, Animal Friends, Picture and Scrap, Christmas Cards All Year Round, Crafts Galore Encore, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Card Extra, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Emerald Faeries, Noor Design, Paper Creators Crafts, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Digi Choosday, Little Claire's Designs, Cas-ual Chic, Happy Little Stampers, Die Cut Divas, Crafting with an Attitude, Stamping Sensations, Moving Along with the Times, Scrappers Delights, Great Impressions, Not Just Cards, The Paper Nest Dolls, Dragonfly Dreams, 12 Months of Christmas, A Snowflake's Promise