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Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Penguin

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This week we had a darling digital winter penguin to use in our craft.
It was so much fun to make a card with this cute image. I had seen a post about embossing cellophane and using it in a card design. I had all the young mothers, in my family, saving the larger pieces from their children's toys during the Christmas season. Now I have plenty of cellophane to play with :) I did experiment and find that the thicker plastic can not be used in most of the punches I have. I have not tried a die yet but I think that will also work. Here is my card, to share, for this week:

After embossing with a Cuttlebug snowflake die, I rubbed some gray pigment ink on the cellophane then wiped it off. Now you can easily see the design. It was easy to adhere the plastic using small glue dots in each of the four corners. I traced the snowflakes behind the penguin with a glitter gelly roll pen. A Spellbinder's die was used to cut out the scalloped circle then the background was distressed. I popped up the penguin to add dimension and used an orange gelly roll pen to make his beak brighter. You may notice the gentle shading of the image...not too clear in the photo. The silver snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbons are from Target.
Close up shot...

Side view so that you can see the layers.

The inside sentiment was computer generated, cut with a Spellbinder's die then distressed. The snowflake is a MS punch.

I hope that I have inspired you to be creative and challenged this week:) I would love for you to leave a comment, I read each one...and/or follow this blog.  Have a wonderful week. Stay warm!!
I am sharing this card with:
cupcake craft challenges: recycle: The cellophane behind the penguin is recycled from a toy package.
lollipop crafts: anything goes
make it monday: anything goes
stamp and create blog: anything goes
truly madly crafty challenges: anything goes
crafting when we can challenges: use something not intenced for crafting: Cellophane from toy packaging


  1. Fab recycling Barbara, many thanks for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.

    Warm hugs

  2. Fantastic card and well done on your recycling! Thanks for joining in the fun at CUPCAKE this week :) Donna x

  3. Fab card Barbara, love the cheeky looking penguin, makes a real happy card. Also like the effects you created on your backing paper, looks stunning. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

  4. This is adorably cute. I do love a penguin. Thanks so much for joining our recycle challenge at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

  5. What a great idea Barbara, I always keep the windows out of boxes but they are too scratched to use for boxes and have never known what else to do with them, now I know. Love the tip about the grey ink on the back to highlight the embossing and it makes a fab background for your cute penguin.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  6. oh i do love all that texture

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons
    jen xx

  7. Scrumptious project.Blue and white colors are fabulous. The cheeky looking penguin, makes a real happy card.

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  8. How fun is this card! All the dtail you put into it and the shadowing makes for a perfect card. I have never heard of using cellophane this way. It is so pretty. now I have to save all mine, lol