This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Shoebox Penguin

Tomorrow I'm going to a shoebox swap at our LSS, Create IT Crafts. The theme is Christmas in July. This is the card that I'm taking to the swap. I used one of High Hope's penguin stamps. Isn't he cute? I stamped in onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copics. I then doodled around the edge of the image using the fine point on my SU Basic Black marker. The rest of the papers are from Stampin' Up...Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue and an old DP from a Christmas pack from a couple years ago. I embossed the DP in my Cuttlebug using the Snowflakes embossing folder.
The light blue grosgrain ribbon is from Michael's. I stamped the Merry Christmas image (from Bombshell Stamp's Holiday Accessories set) onto GP110 and punched it out using the medium oval punch from SU. I punched the scallop punch (also from SU) out of Always Artichoke and layered the white oval to the top of the scallop oval, then using pop dots, adhered the sentiment to the center of the ribbon.

It's a simple card but I don't know the levels of the stampers coming to this crop. I hope they like it. One note, though...when I take my supplies to the swap, I'll be taking SU markers for them to color the image with- no way am I taking my beloved Copic markers to let strangers mess them up! :) They'll just have to deal with it!

I'm hoping I'll be able to make some nice cards at the swap that I'll be able to use for Christmas this year! Here it is, mid-July and I only have 2 Christmas cards made!!!

16 comments:

  1. Love the embossed background! Have fun at your swap :)

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  2. This card is really cute! You did a wonderful job (:

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  3. Hi Mary! I love the card. The background is so cute and coloring is perfect!
    Have fun at the swap!!
    Maria

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  4. Love this precious holiday card with your sweet gift-giving penguin backed by these wonderfully embossed snowflakes!!

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  5. He is so cute! I love the CB folder with this one, and as always your coloring of the image is super fantastic.

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  6. mary!!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! and your terrific coloring is just fantastic!
    TFS this creation! its super!
    michelle.

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  7. Owww Christmas cards in July, this is just adorable.

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  8. That's so sweet! Great coloring!

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  9. This is a super card, Mary. Love the image and wonderful details. Your fellow swappers should love this adorable card. Have fun tomorrow!

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  10. This is great, I really like the blue with the green. I know what you mean about the Copics! I will share just about anything with anyone, but the Copics only with people that I know very well.

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  11. Wonderful card! Love the simplicity of it!

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  12. This is gorgeous Mary...I really love it!

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  13. I can vouch for how adorable this card is because I attended the swap as well and was one of the lucky ones who got to make it!

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  14. Adorable card. Love this cute image. I may have to get you to stamp off a few for me.

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