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Waving Penguins Card Set

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is first set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in set one

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The vertical cards

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The horizontal cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

 I dry embossed the snowflakes into each background first. I added some ink blending using Distress Inks.  I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out the penguins. I used colored pencils that were a close match to the colors of Distress Inks to make the cards feel like part of a set. I white heat embossed the sentiments on some dark grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered all of the pieces together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Mermaid For You

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp ink in Slate

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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