I made the background by sticking a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to the back of the designer paper.
The igloo was created by cutting a piece of a circle out of watercolor paper using a Grand Circle die in the Tangerine and then dry embossing with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder.
The snow drifts were made in the same way with Impression Obsession Hills die and then dry embossed with Crafts Too Polka Dots embossing folder. The hills and the igloo were then applied with Moonstone Glimmer Paste. These were set aside to dry while I worked on the Penguin.
The Penguin was stamped in the Stamp Platform in Black Shadow Hybrid Ink. I then removed the top of the Stamp Platform, so I could work on my coloring desk while leaving the image in the same spot on the platform.
I used Aquaflow Watercolors and Nuvo Alcohol Markers with a Blending Pen to color the penguin. The Hybrid ink allows both mediums to be used! Once colored I put the stamp platform back together again and then stamped with Clear Mark ink and heat embossed with Clear Detail over the top of the image. He was then fussy cut with the 5" Mini Scissors.
Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew were applied to the beak, bell and feet for a glossy effect.
I cut out a window for the slider on the designer paper panel.
This was then mounted onto Cobalt Blue Mirror cardstock, leaving a space on the right side where the pull tab will move in and out.
The hills and igloo were mounted on to the card front. A strip of white cardstock was slipped into the slider space. The penguin was attached with mounting tape to the left hand side and a balsa wood arrow was covered with Clear Mark Ink and heat set with Cerulean. The arrow was attached with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
The sentiments for the stamp set were stamped in the Stamp Platform with Empire Blue Hybrid Ink. They were then die cut with Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders. The "Sending you" sentiment was layered on to the Cobalt Blue Mirror cardstock.
Snowflakes from the set were stamped in Clear Mark and embossed in White Detail on a strip of the Mirror Cardstock which would then be attached as the base of the easel card with the second sentiment centered on top.
The card base was made and then the card assembled. Here is the card before the penguin emerges!
... and here he is "sliding on by!"
Below is a list of the products used on my card today:
Dancing Penguin Stamp Set 913
Clear Embossing Powder (EP280)
Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you've enjoyed my share?