Thursday, October 13, 2016

A White Sparkly Christmas



We have another fabulous set to show you from The Cat’s Pajamas today, it’s called Penguin Joy and there’s some pretty adorable winter penguin images in it...but I decided to go a bit of a different direction with this design, giving it a cool elegant look.  



I took the pretty snowflakes that are in the set and embossed them in white and silver on watercolour paper, as well as embossing the “Let It Snow sentiment".  Next I took some reinker ink (Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Taken with Teal) and washed in some icy colour.  After it dried,  I spritzed some shimmery spray overtop to really get that sparkly-ice look.  Super shimmery in person.


Next I added a pretty vellum panel with the sentiment done in a fish-tale banner, topping it off with another of our TCP CutUps, Holiday Toppers, sewing it on.  This helps hold the vellum in place without having any adhesive show.  



A few sprinkles of rhinestones and sequins and a shimmery ribbon tucked under the vellum finish it off.  
Here’s a peek at this cute set....see what I mean about adorable penguins?  





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Brenda Nakandakari
Christine Okken (you are here)
Jessica Rone
Nancy Thomas
Wendy McGaffey
Guest Designer - Anita Madden
and Alma at the TCP Blog!

18 comments:

Brenda said...

Another beauty, Christine! Love that you put the focus on the wonderful sentiment.

Julie Masse said...

It's just atunming Christine! Every detail is perfect!

Joan V said...

What an elegant card. Love what you did with the elements from the stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant Christine
Gr Karin

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a beautiful job highlighting the pretty snowflakes and sentiment of this fun set! Love the soft peaceful color palette you used too!

Nancy Thomas said...

I adore that gorgeous wintry background - this card could not get any more perfect.

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the stitched topper your added. Fabulous card Christine.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love the snowflake Holiday Topper you used to attach the vellum panel! Awesome background with such beautiful colors and a pretty effect with the lovely snowflakes!

Deborah said...

Christine as much as I adore those penguin images I also love that you were able to think outside the box on this one. Your card is stunning! It is so helpful to see an example of a set being used in such an unexpected way. Well done tfs

D.Ann C said...

What a stunningly gorgeous background!!

Linsey R said...

Oh Christine! This is such a gorgeous card! You've achieved such a beautiful and peaceful feel with it and I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing your always unique and wonderful inspiration!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a great way to showcase the snowflakes in this set! I LOVE snowflakes - can't seem to get enough of them! Your card is gorgeous!

Cindy Major said...

Very clever, focusing your design on the beautiful sentiment like that! I like how you stitched the vellum in place as well - adds an interesting element to the card while solving the adhesive problem :) TFS!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely, snowy background and like how you have stitched that border on!!

Indy's Designs said...

This is beautiful Love the colors!

Jean said...

Such a great background!

Sue said...

Christine, your card looks like a winter wonderland!! Love the colors and beautiful snowflakes!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I started to do a card with a vellum panel this year but, when I put what I thought was white vellum against the background, it looked greyish. I've had it awhile... did it turn color? Or do you have a bright background? Mine was pale pastels.