Sunday, December 17, 2017

Festive Penguins


Anja here. I can't believe how quickly this week went by. I'm still waiting for my new Cottage Cutz dies to come, so I used a few holiday dies and combined different pieces together to make a cute penguin card. It's so cool how different Cottage Cutz dies go so well together.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Penguin With Present, Snowglobe Friends, Vintage Holiday Car, Sweet Baby Lamb),
- Distress Oxides (Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Broken China) and Inks (Black Soot, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss),
- smooth watercolor paper for background (13x13 cm),
- white card base (14x14 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- black pen,
- Zig watercolor brush (pink shade),
- watercolor brush,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue.

First I colored the background. I used smooth watercolor paper which is great for coloring with Oxides. It allows you to blend the colors really well. I started with black and then went to light blue. I just circled around the paper with round blending tools. I prefer the round ones over the rectangular ones. When I had the color I wanted, I spritzed it with a few drops of water and dried it.

Then I die cut the  penguins from two different dies. I colored them with Distress Inks. I added eyes and cheeks with black and pink pen.

Instead of the skates I used another die to make penguin feet.

I die cut the wreath from Vintage Holiday Card die.

I used adhesive foam pads to add a bit of dimension.

And this is the finished card.

Have a peaceful Sunday.

Anja Z. 

Cottage Cutz dies I used: 


Lois said...

Your little penguins are just adorable. A very sweet card!

Mary Marsh said...

I love the look you achieved with these oxide distress inks- the background looks great for your cute little Christmas penguins

Janja said...

Lovely Christmas card, Anja.

Jeanne said...

Very nice card Anja! I love how you used the other die for the feet. And your background is beautiful.