Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Sporty Penguins

This week's card on our main Inky site, created by Michelle Pearson, features 11004MC Sporty Penguins Clear Set:

These playful little guys would be a delightful addition to your holiday and winter cards. For a fun twist, you can use a non-traditional shape, like this one created by Marie Oberg:

Marie raised the light silver snowflake panel with foam tape, and she added Glossy Accents on the sides of the ice. She applied ultrafine glitter to the top of the ice and edges of the dark blue piece (which she'd stamped with snowflakes and embossed using sparkly white powder). Shiny rhinestones encircle the penguin and accent the edges of the word strips for a pretty finishing touch!

I think this card would also make a beautiful ornament, just by looping metallic cord at the top. You could leave it as is, or add a second card to the back and make it double-sided.

Marie used the same 0544G Sliding Penguin image on the inside of this card:

If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you may be able to spot the clear cardstock "ice." Marie die cut an oval from the lower portion of the card, adhered the clear cardstock over the opening, and then addded a torn paper panel (dry embossed in swirls, inked in powder blue, and glittered to resemble snow) on top.

Not only that, but she stamped the ice with tiny snowflakes using StazOn, sponged clouds for the card background, and decorated the landscape with torn paper pine trees.

My favorite part of this card is how she positioned 0548H Skating Penguin at the top of the ice so there was room to handwrite "Merry Christmas" inside and have it show through (in a swirly skating pattern, of course). How clever is that!

You can see how it looks from the inside, along with that other penguin I mentioned earlier:

Thanks to Michelle and Marie for sharing their "cool" ideas!


Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

How fun this image is-love the inspiration

Dee in N.H. said...

Both are great! The first one would definitely be a beautiful ornament and I love the way the second card has the skating lines as the greeting!

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Thanks for your nice comments, ladies. :-)