There is a new sketch challenge site in the blogosphere called Freshly Made Sketches. Their first sketch is a great one and I just had to play along.
I had seen some examples of the cute little penguin you can make from the owl punch and I had wanted to give it a try. I thought he would be perfect on a Christmas card.
I used some things I wasn’t meant to on this card. My sister bought me Tiny Tags for my birthday (which is not for a few days) but I knew it would work so perfectly on the penguin’s present that I just had to use it. Hopefully she won’t mind :) The designer printed brads are from my eldest daughter and she said I was very naughty to have used them early. But when I showed her the card she totally understood why and was happy that I did because she thought it was so cute :)
Stamps : confetti, tiny tags
Card : pool party, island indigo, crumb cake, white, black, peach parfait, brights dsp stack
Ink : white, stazon
Other : designer printed brad, ribbon (ret.), tag punch, owl punch, white brads, big shot, polka dot ef.
I stamped the confetti snowflakes in white and also rubbed the white pad over the top of the polka dot embossed piece.
I cut the fish shape free-hand, everyone was amazed that it wasn’t a punch or a die. ha ha :) There was some debate about the fish in my house though! My idea was that the penguin got a present from Santa and it was a fish wrapped up in xmas paper and you could tell what it was because obviously a fish would be hard to wrap!!!!! But some in my family just saw it as a cute red striped fish! Oh well!
I printed up a little letter to Santa on whisper white using the chiller font in Word.
You might be surprised to know that owls and penguins have the same handwriting! :)