Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Card A Day: Christmas Animals and Mojo Monday 314

It's my turn again to post a card for the Card A Day blog.  This week's theme is Christmas animals.  I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I found I had to focus on Christmas "animals".  I had a Christmas tree set of cards all planned out!  Hopefully, I'll get to make them someday soon.  All in all though I think my creation turned out pretty darn cute..well  I'll let you be the judge..

I looked to Mojo Monday's recent sketch #314 as a starting point!  I just love that I don't have to think about placement of elements by using these wonderful sketches.  This is the hardest part of putting together a card for me! Thanks Julee for this awesome sketch! I wasn't in the mood to do a traditional red/green card so I pulled out some My Mind's Eye paper (I think) and pulled a bright color scheme from the background paper.  My little penguin from my penguin tic tac holder file was the perfect focal point.  I even added some of my homemade colored fluff (see tutorial on how to make it here) to add some texture to the scarf and hat.


The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Bells and Boughs stamp set.  That greeting makes this card work not only for Christmas but also for New Year's...just in case I'm late mailing my cards this year!  I made that baker's twine by inserting a cup hook into a Dremel tool and twisting several strands of embroidery floss and crochet yarn (white)  into my own baker's twine.  Snowflake shaped sequins finish off the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your week!  Please come back!





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4 comments:

kathy serrahn said...

love the card.
like the idea of making your own fluff.

Tina Campbell said...

that is the cutest little penguin! Well done

Shelley Bordeleau said...

I love the colors you chose, and how they made the card come together. Great job!

Shelley Bordeleau said...

I love the colors you chose, and how they made the card come together. Great job!