Sunday, November 15, 2009

SKATING BY







This is the card I made for the "There's Magic In The Air" challenge today.  This week's  challenge is to use Nina Mays cute penguin design, "Skating By" and  some type of reflective material on your card. 

Be sure to go over to the TMITA blog to see my other card as well as cards by all the other TMITA designers, to get lots of inspiration and download your copy of this FREE digital image.  

As soon as I saw this little penguin, I knew how I wanted to design my card.   There is only one penguin, but because it is digital,  I was able to create three different size penguins  so it looks like they are having a  "penguin party" out on the ice.  It is so fun to work with digital images because you can print them  out any size you want.   My card fits into a business size envelope. 

After printing off the design, I stamped a scene in the back.  The penguins were colored with Copic markers.  I wanted to make it look like they are on ice, so I used a VersaMark Pen and Pad to apply ink, then used Irridescent Ice embossing powder to give it some glitter across the "pond".  

Can you tell what I did over the design?  I wanted it to look like it was snowing so I used a piece of acetate and embossed the top 2/3 of it with the  Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The acetate sits a little above the design because I filled it with some "snow" glitter that moves around inside the card.  A piece of Shiny Silver card stock was cut out to make a frame.  I used ScorTape completly around the edges to hold each piece together so the glitter won't fall out.    A piece of shiny braided ribbon was added around the opening using very narrow ScorTape.  Four Shiny snowflake rhinestones were added to each corner.  The greeting is from GinaK's "Holiday Greetings".  Isn't it perfect for this scene!

I had so much fun creating this card.  I hope you enjoyed it. 

16 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Oh WOW!!!! this is so awesome, not only are the images cute as can be, the scene and how it came together! You hve just blown my mind this AM!This is fantastic!

Judy Covey said...

Selma, this card is absolutely adorable, I just love it! You design such wonderful cards and have the neatest ideas, this is another one that I'm going to have to try out.

Danielle said...

Stunning card Selma! I love your creativity in this scene and including 3 penguins is awesome! Gorgeous work!
Hugs, Danielle

berg4 said...

I love this card - especially the extra penguins, and the acetate with "snowflakes". Great design - TFS!

redwasher1 said...

Selma I love, love, love this! Maybe I will give this a try. Gorgeous!!

Patti said...

So cuuuute! I love how you created the snow and re-sized the penguins! Your so creative!

Kym Weber said...

Fabulous card, Selma! What an awesome winter scene with those adorable penguins!

Brenda said...

What an adorable card. Those penguins are so cute. Great job on making such a fun wintery scene.

Deanna C said...

OHG!!! This is adorable! I love, love, love this penguin and your card is priceless. I love the acetate on top and the background is great too. Wow! what a fantastic job!!!

valken said...

Yes I really liked your card and I am glad you shared how you did it. Thanks.

Nilla said...

Wow, Selma this is gorgeous, what a fabulous idea! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Joan Fricker said...

Selma,
What a cute card. You are so very creative and talented.
Joan

Payne Holler Cards said...

watching how you use the digi's and thinkin maybe I will try them...love this one!

Betty Benton said...

I like your "penguin party"! Looks like they're having a blast out on the ice! You have designed a wonderful snowy scene here!

Nina said...

Selma! I soo wish I could hold and touch this card and see it in real life! the snow affect with the acetate really peaks my interest and I am sure the photograph does not do it justice, as they never do! I printed off a printe with 3 penguins too, but never got around to coloring and using it!! I am so glad you did this though, I love showing people that digital stamps are so much fun and have a wide range of use in sizing and this card certainly reflects just that! This sence is just fun fun fun with the trees and the ice... beautiful as always!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh this is So clever Selma - LOVE the acetate snow - perfect effect! darling work with the penguins - rockin along!

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