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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Snowman Season, Penguin Playmates, Stitched Snowflakes, Christmas Card

I LIKE IT!!!  Not too often do I finish a card and immediately like it.  They often have to grow on me or wait until I start writing my post with it on my screen to really "see" the card.  But this one I liked right away and still like it.  I've made plenty of "Polaroid" technique cards but this one is one I just REALLY like!  Ok, now let me tell you how I made it so you can make one too!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock and taped it to the front of the card.

Then the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package was cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and taped to onto the Misty Moonlight card stock. 

For the Polaroid technique you just cut the Basic White piece at 3" x 3-3/4".  I like to add a layer behind mine so it stands out better. That piece is Misty Moonlight and was cut at 3-1/8" x 3-7/8".  I set these pieces aside. I needed to stamp on them.

For the center of the Polaroid piece, I cut a piece of Misty Moonlight card stock at 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".  Then I cut the DSP at 2-3/8" x 2-3/8".  I taped the two pieces together.

I die cut a snowflake from the "Stitched Snowflakes" die set using Basic White card stock.

Then I die cut the penguin using the 1-1/8" circle die from the Circle Dies set. I wanted a border behind it but the next larger size circle was too big, so I grabbed the smallest scalloped circle and used that. I die cut it from a scrap piece of Misty Moonlight card stock.  I taped the two circles together.

I set the squares on top of the "Polaroid" piece so I could see where the words would go. I wanted some long words, something that would fill up that area.  The "Merry Christmas" from the "Snowman Season" set did just that, with just a bit of room to spare! I stamped them using Misty Moonlight ink.

Next I taped the square in place on top of the "Polaroid" piece. Then I taped the snowflake in place. I just added tape to the center of it. It's not going to show.  Dimensionals were added to the back of the cute penguin circle layers and I centered it as much as I could over the snowflake.

The Polaroid piece was set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make and once again, I REALLY like it! I love the colors and the layout!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

No "grow time" on this card......IT IS PERFECT!